Sunday, June 7, 2009

Just In Time For Those Summer Roadtrips...

Like to travel? Into kitsch? The fun never ends at this site highlighting the little known weird & wacky attractions lurking along our country's highways and byways.

This from their About page: " is a caramel-coated-nutbag-full of odd and hilarious travel destinations -- over 8,000 places -- ready for exploration." The books (there are two of them so far) and the site are authored by Doug Kirby, Ken Smith, and Mike Wilkins.

Here you will find interactive maps, tips, a blog, nifty videos and a free tool called My Sights that will help you select and save places you've read about on to visit on your own trips. You can plan out a whole trip, then print a route or export POI data for your GPS device. (These guys are obviously serious about sharing their passion for things wonderfully tacky!)

There is also the Sight of the Week, New Field Reports, Popular Themes and a newsletter you can sign up for. There is a search bar on the top right of each page where you can search by attraction, town and state.

(I think Miss Bun has found a new hobby!)

A Wee Warning from the Website: "Trip Planning Caution: offers maps, directions and tourist attraction details as a convenience to our users, providing all information as is. Attraction status, hours and prices can change without notice, so call ahead before driving 100 miles and ruining your day."

(BTW, that's Lucy the Elephant on the right. She can be found in Margate City, NJ and is one of Miss Bun's favorites!)

1 comment:

  1. Ah, now you're in my old stomping grounds. Dee - I have photos from two summers ago of my family visiting Lucy the Elephant in her restored glory. However, as a child, seeing the aging Lucy in disrepair each season was an eerie summer delight! I remember when they started the restoration!