July 2012

Get Weird

Road Trip Tool #31

Date July 19, 2012

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You’re probably already texting your friends to see who wants to join you on this weekend’s adventure, but before you go, add another planning tool to the mix to make sure your journey takes you to the fringe:

Close Encounters of the Weird Kind — A road trip just isn’t complete without a brush with America’s oddball underbelly. Fortunately, there’s the Roadside America Map Tool. You can find delightful derangements by city and by state, and their site has a bevy of featured destinations worth a quick stop and a Facebook photo. Your friends will die laughing when you pull off the highway and explain you’re all stopping at The World’s Largest Armadillo (Granbury, Texas) or the Giant Apple Core in Dunbar, Pennsylvania. Be sure to download their iPhone app before you depart.

Big Pumpkin Pimpin'



Sooner or later you must move down an unknown road that leads beyond the range of the imagination, and the only certainty is that the trip has to be made.

Bruce Catton

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Like Father, Like Son

Road Trippin’ With Muscle

Racing As A Family Affair

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare

Road Trip Tool #30

Girls On SUP

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It is not down in any map; true places never are.

Herman Melville
Mom and Baby In The Mountains

Too Young To Camp?

The wise man travels
to discover himself.

James Russell Lowell

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

John Muir

Road Trip Tool #29

Freedom On The Water

Finding New Freedom