See America!
September 22, 2003 9:54 AM   Subscribe

I have to travel the highways and byways of America by car and train a great deal, and its much more fun if you actually see America on the way. Two of my favorite sites for finding offbeat attractions and tasty eats are By The Way Magazine and Roadside America.
posted by anastasiav (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Tacky looking website, tacky title, tacky cover, but is an invaluable resource (both the site and the book).
posted by dvdg at 10:51 AM on September 22, 2003

Umm, that link disappeared into the void. Let's try that again.

Eccentric America.
posted by dvdg at 10:52 AM on September 22, 2003

My S.O. and I wrote a column for a couple of years about destinations such as these. The Incidental Tourist had to be the most fun I've had in a long time. Well, except for each deadline day. I don't believe I ever put this in a column, but at the end of the day we'd often (mis)quote A.C. Clarke -- "Not only is the road stranger than you imagine, it's stranger than you can imagine."

(This isn't a self-link because the company is out of business. And there's no link.)
posted by ?! at 11:14 AM on September 22, 2003

Mmm, I love Roadside America - I check it whenever I'm going somewhere new. Have to take a look at those others.

Another good (and amazingly comprehensive) one in this vein is Jaime Jensen's Road Trip USA (disclaimer: I update the Virginia section and wrote part of the Southwest spinoff, but already considered it one of the best offbeat guides out there)

What an amazing country this is, politics aside.
posted by gottabefunky at 11:57 AM on September 22, 2003

Great links - thanks anastasiav.
posted by plep at 10:06 AM on September 23, 2003

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