Things to do in Indianapolis-downtown
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Beyond the 500: Unique things to do in Indianapolis

From guest writer Mark (an Indy native)~ Headed to Indianapolis for the Indy 500 or a conference? Looking for something else to do besides sit through another boring PowerPoint presentation? If you’re looking for other activities in town…
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Waking a sleeping lion in Africa

Normally Michael doesn’t shriek like a tween girl who just found out One Direction was breaking up. But he was this day. Being up close to the open jaws of a lion will do that to you. We had arrived in Africa a few days earlier for a safari…
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The time we almost drove off a cliff in Ireland

Driving on a fog-moistened slippery dirt road, perched precariously on the side of a mountain, is not everyone’s notion of the ideal vacation. Nor is it ours either. Yet for some reason here we were doing just that, while driving the Ring…
Tucker prototype Swigart Museum
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Classic Car Museums in Pennsylvania

During the two years I spent driving around the country visiting car museums for my new book, the Roadster Guide to America's Classic Car Museums & Attractions, I was pleased to see the high number of car museums in Pennsylvania,…
Nevada's Loneliest Road: a desolate but beautiful 2-lane highway that passes through 7 mountain ranges and high desert plateaus
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Driving the Loneliest Road in America

When we first heard about driving the Loneliest Road in America—otherwise known as U.S. Highway 50—that crosses the barren hinterlands of central Nevada, we were intrigued. In a 1986 article for Life Magazine, the American Automobile…
Little Bighorn Deep ravine trail

Little Bighorn: Two sides to the story of Custer’s Last Stand

The expression that there are two sides to every story is never truer than at the Battle of Little Bighorn, the site of Custer’s famous Last Stand. Even the site has had two names; it was originally named after the vanquished George Armstrong…
Burlington Arcade beadles

7 rather odd hidden sights in London

London is a fascinating city filled with history. From its official naming in the Roman era to its bustling streets today, the city has always been important to England.. We've already written about free things to do in London, and are now…
slicing pizza in Old Forge, Pa
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Review of Old Forge pizza: Is it the pizza capital of the world?

When we think of places for the best pizza in the world our thoughts normally drift to New York or Italy. But the town of Old Forge, Pennsylvania claims that it is the “Pizza Capital of the World.” Those are pretty big words for such a small…
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Is California City a ghost town?

As we've been driving around the country seeking ghost towns we came across one that was unusual; the California City ghost town has a population of over 14,000 people so why would it be considered a ghost town? A bit of background first.…
Transfagarasan Highway
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A twisted drive on the Transfagarasan Highway

Brakes? Check. Map? Check. No fear? Check.  We were about to drive on the  Transfăgărășan Highway, made legendary by the BBC program Top Gear as one of the world’s great road trips. The winding, twisting road carries intrepid…
Surf Ballroom Buddy Holly final concert
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Buddy Holly’s final show: Visiting the Surf Ballroom

In Don McLean’s song American Pie, he refers to the death of rock-and-roll star Buddy Holly on February 3, 1959 due to a plane crash in an Iowa cornfield as “the day the music died.” Earlier Holly had played a concert at the Surf…
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Quirky America: Visiting Carhenge in Nebraska

We've taken road trips all over the world but still love driving around America the most due to the wide variety of unusual roadside attractions in the United States. One of the more off-beat highlights of our autumn road trip across America was…
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Trailing the Ghost of Elvis through Memphis

Memphis is a city oozing with musical spirits, with the ghost of Elvis Presley topping the list. Although most people know Memphis as Elvis’ home at the peak of his career, it’s also the city where he grew up. Perched on a bluff high above…
wende museum cold war los angeles
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Cars, stars and guitars: 12 free things to do in Los Angeles

With guest writer Sofie ~ Los Angeles is chock full of  amusement parks, fancy restaurants and trendy night clubs. But these things all cost money. Visiting Los Angeles doesn't have to be expensive, though. Here are a few hidden gems…
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Road Trip Tales: A one-lane twist on Route 66

There is no better classic American road trip than a drive on Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica, California. Although much of the road has been replaced by interstates, there are still plenty of spots to drive on the old rutted concrete…
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Secrets hidden in the fog of Dartmoor, England

We sought a break from the bustle of London at a remote cottage perched on the edge of Dartmoor; the legendary, perhaps haunted, bog in southwest England that achieved fame in novels such as The Hound of the Baskervilles. Our visions of long…
Picher Oklahoma abandoned church
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Picher Oklahoma: A modern American ghost town

Picher, Oklahoma is a harsh example of the effects mining can have on an area. Once a major producer of lead and zinc, the town is now a ghost town as the lead came back to haunt them.  The air, soil and water around Picher became contaminated…
Vintage Studebaker Uruguay
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Photos of colorful vintage cars of South America

We first noticed it on the drive from the airport. Buenos Aires is a city full of vintage cars. Not the pre-Castro cars that have become a moving historic landmark in Cuba, but solid American cars from the 60s and 70s, particularly Ford Falcons.…