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Off the Beaten Path: Mounds Abound in Ohio

Off The Beaten Path: Mounds Abound in Ohio

As Europeans moved westward across the North American continent they found a variety of artifacts left behind by earlier cultures.  Even more have been discovered in recent times.  Think petroglyphs,…

Off The Beaten Path: East Coast Elephant Fun

Once in a while, exploring out-of-the-way places puts us on the path of a much greater adventure – checking out Cincinnati’s painted pigs, Lexington’s painted horses, and Fort Wayne’s painted…

Off the Beaten Path: Big South Fork

We’ve often spent time at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area on the border between Kentucky and Tennessee. The Green River, which runs through the park (see…

Off the Beaten Path: Green River, Utah

Off the Beaten Path: Green River, Utah

As you drive along Interstate-70 in Utah, it’s easy to put on a music playlist and blow through without looking left or right.  If you do, you’ll lose out.  For…

Off The Beaten Path: Leg Sundial

Off the Beaten Path: Giant Leg Sundial

We were on our trip with our 20-something niece headed for Madison, WI, and after 325 hard, fast mils we needed a break. “Hey!” I said, “Here’s a 16-foot high…

Off the Beaten Path: Junkyard Art in Michigan

A  trip took us to the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan’s upper peninsula. Our way home took us along M-28, on the southern shore of Lake Superior, where we passed a…

Off the Beaten Path: Leominster, Mass.

By Anna Burkett New England towns have plenty of vestigial British references. One of these is the suffix minster, as in Westminster, which designates a town with a monastic center or…

Off the Beaten Path Near Acadia National Park

Acadia, in Maine, is one of the top 10 national parks in the U.S., with more than 2.5 million visitors annually. Come summer, it’s wall to wall people from Ellsworth…

OTBP: Hubbell Trading Post

Off the Beaten Path: Hubbell Trading Post

When you’re driving around the country, you often see the brown signs that mark some sort of historic site.  We often stop for these, even though they’re nothing we’ve ever…

Off the Beaten Path: Bats in Texas!

Roadtrekers traversing the U.S. will probably end up in Austin, Texas sooner or later.    When you do, be sure not to miss out on one of the country’s greatest…

Off the Beaten Path: Blair, Nebraska

Off the Beaten Path: Blair, Nebraska

If you’re familiar with historical Native American figures beyond Crazy Horse and Osceola, you’ve likely heard of Black Elk. He was born to the Oglala Sioux on Wyoming’s Powder River…

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…

OTBP: WOOLAROC

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…