Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California

Rock City and The Legendary View from Mt. Diablo, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. Here’s what happened. (Beware the travel story that starts with “Here’s what happened.”) One morning, I hear a guy on NPR say that if you stand on top of Mt. Diablo, you can see more of the earth’s surface than...
September 30th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Funky Signs: Our Church is Like…

Funky Signs: Our Church is Like…
From guest contributor Leah of Leah Travels. Photo Copyright © Leah. This photo was taken in or near Lake Charles, Louisiana by ardent traveler Leah during her current road trip. That same day, she tweeted: Famous trees of Oak Valley Plantation, and Nottoway Plantation . . . the Old South harkens. #Louisiana...
September 26th, 2011 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Funky Signs: Mr. Bacon in Jail Alley

Funky Signs: Mr. Bacon in Jail Alley
Photos Copyright © Patrick Ross. Captions by Patrick Ross. My friend Patrick Ross from The Artist’s Road blog recently returned from a family vacation in central and western Virginia. Throughout the trip his travel companion, Mr. Bacon, seized every opportunity to upstage the local signage. Feature...
September 2nd, 2011 | FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum

Arcata, California: Marching to the Beat of Its Own Drum
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. I’VE BEEN PUZZLING over what to say about Arcata, California, which is where I’ve stayed both times I visited Humboldt County, about 300 miles north of San Francisco. I could call it a university town and that would...
August 26th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Caboose Motel

Caboose Motel
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE CABOOSE MOTEL is a popular tourist attraction in Titusville, Pennsylvania. And not just because different-colored, rustic cabooses all strung together make for a cute motel idea. Titusville is home of the Drake Well Museum, highlighting...
May 30th, 2011 | STAFF, HOTELS & MOTELS, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You

Funky Signs: Exit Only or the Empire Will Crush You
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Brian Williams. THAT DARTH VADAR gets around. Here he is policing traffic at a drive-through liquor store attached to Mike’s Circle Grocery in Deerfield, Ohio. Mike’s is right on the roundabout in the middle of town. It’s tricky enough pulling...
May 18th, 2011 | STAFF, FUNKY SIGNS | Read More

Balm Beach Sunset

Balm Beach Sunset
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © 2010 Brian Williams & Milli Thornton IT WAS OUR last night of a fabulous B&B getaway on Georgian Bay (Ontario, Canada). We wanted a low-key, low-budget way to round off our 4th of July long weekend trip, so we asked our Beacon Shore B&B hosts...
July 25th, 2010 | Beaches, ONTARIO, TRAVEL BUMMERS | Read More