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OTBP: Capitol Reef National Park

Off the Beaten Path: Capitol Reef National Park

Utah is legend for the sights you can see there—arches, hoodoos, swirling stone landscapes, cliffs and canyons. Visit in season and you’ll definitely be on the beaten path. But there…

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…

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…

The Tape Measure to your RV Dreams

I’m far from being a RV salesman. But sometimes, as Jennifer and I meet with folks around North America, we feel like ambassadors for the RV Lifestyle. We also like to…