Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

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OTBP: Great River Road

Off the Beaten Path: Great River Road

We love river drives, especially on the big rivers of the Midwest.  They’re dotted with cities and small towns, and their long tenure as transportation corridors means they’re full of…


Off the Beaten Path: Woolaroc, OK

Remember Phillips 66 gas stations? Well, Frank Phillips made his money in the oil business and he thought about building a big east coast mansion like his friends the Rockefellers…

OTBP: Angel Oak

Off the Beaten Path: Angel Oak

Charleston, South Carolina is full of bloody history, low country folklore, and pirate tales, so us finding such a thing there was maybe not a surprise. John’s Island, a bit south…