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Off the Beaten Path: Oak Ridge, TN

Recently we saw a copy of a letter posted on the wall of a museum.  It was dated November third.  The letter said. “The federal government is taking your land…

OTBP: Piper Aviation Museum

Off the Beaten Path: Piper Aviation Museum

One of the reasons we love our Roadtrek RV is that it’s useful for so many things beyond traveling. We’ve used it to haul lumber home for a project, and…

OTBP: Symmes Chapel

Off the Beaten Path: Symmes Chapel

We’d like to clue you in to one of our favorite mountain sights that you’re unlikely to find on a map.  Near Cleveland, South Carolina (see interactive map below) you’ll…

Off the Beaten Path in The Smokies

Having been to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park any number of times, and given that it’s the most visited of all our parks, we didn’t expect it to generate…

Off the Beaten Path: Shelburne Falls, Mass.

Boston and Cape Cod certainly have their attractions–think lobster, beaches, history—but Massachusetts doesn’t end at the shore. Head west into the mountains, and there’s a completely different landscape to explore. …

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…