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Austin Coop

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This epic road trip takes you to North Carolina’s best barbecue restaurants

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The North Carolina BBQ Trail is one insane road trip to 23 of the state’s very best barbeque restaurants. Are you up for it?

Rest in retro style at these remarkable Route 66 motels and hotels

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A state-by-state guide to the very best and very coolest Route 66 hotels and motels…

Warm up at the 10 best small-town coffeeshops in all Wisconsin

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These local Wisconsin coffeeshops can take away even the harshest winter chill…

Maid-Rite: a sandwich so good you’ll drive for hours to taste it

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The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe in Greenville, OH may be a local favorite, but it’s also well-worth a road trip just to taste their amazing little sandwiches…

Experience a different kind of California at The Groves on 41

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Relax and recharge at The Groves on 41, a sublime central California olive grove just minutes from Paso Robles, CA…

Captain Tony’s of Key West: Florida’s most notorious saloon

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Captain Tony’s is famous for hosting Jimmy Buffett and Hemingway, but it has a dark, infamous past full ghosts, dead bodies, and even a hanging tree…

The history of the Mother Road comes alive at the Oklahoma Route 66 Museum

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Experience decades of Route 66 history in only an hour or so at the perfectly-done Oklahoma Route 66 Museum of Clinton, OK…

These 5 Ohio museums will transport you from earth to outer space

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Explore the final frontier from the comfort of Ohio at these space exploration hotspots…

Atlanta, IL: This little Route 66 town packs a big punch with the Palms Grill Cafe

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Fun photo ops and the best darn pie you’ve ever tasted at the Palms Grill Cafe make Atlanta, IL an excellent Route 66 destination or even a quick I-55 detour…

Headed to the Chili Bowl? Grab a bowl of chili at Tulsa’s best chili parlors

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The Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Nationals is world famous. So are some of Tulsa’s tastiest chili restaurants…