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Austin Coop

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Why does one of America’s most famous bridges have a giant bend in it?

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Learn how San Diego’s famed Coronado Bridge ended up with its completely unique bend…

See why Petrified Forest National Park is a magical detour from I-40

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With beautiful landscapes and fascinating history, a drive through Petrified Forest National Park is a welcome break from the monotony of I-40…

Threading the “Needle’s Eye” on South Dakota’s Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway

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If you like twisty roads, beautiful views, and a good measure of patriotic flair, the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway of South Dakota is the only way to get to Mount Rushmore…

A totally retro way to beat the heat: the Kansas Soda Fountain Road Trip

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Looking for an excuse to take a little Kansas road trip? How about trying 9 of the state’s very coolest old-fashioned soda fountains?

Stumble off Duval Street and into Grunt’s Bar and Garbo’s Grill, 2 Key West hidden gems

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Just steps from the madness of Key West’s Duval Street you’ll find another world of laid-back vibes and tasty grub at Garbo’s Grill and Grunt’s Bar…

Peek inside the Iowa State Capitol, quite possibly the midwest’s most beautiful building

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Gorgeous architecture and beautifully restored art make the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines, IA a must-see for anyone passing through the Hawkeye State…

66 Diner: Albuquerque’s phenomenal Route 66 blast from the past

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Retro styling, hand-dipped milkshakes, and a jukebox set to the oldies come together to make the 66 Diner in Albuquerque, NM a Route 66 classic…

Step aboard Air Force One at the National Museum of the US Air Force

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You don’t need to be a political powerhouse to tour an Air Force One. Just head to the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the US Air Force…

Take the baseball lover’s ultimate spring training road trip

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Enjoy the best baseball, beers, and food Florida has to offer on this Sunshine State spring training road trip…

Nicolas Cage was right! There is a secret room at Mt. Rushmore

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Yes, there absolutely is a secret, hidden room inaccessible to visitors at famed Mt. Rushmore. But what’s in it, and why is it off-limits?