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Roadside stop: Marilyn Monroe was once California’s “Artichoke Queen”

It was in the 1953 film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, that Marilyn Monroe dazzled moviegoers with her version of the song, “Diamonds are a Girl’s...

In memory of Martin Luther King Jr.—A historic site tells an important story

I love museums that feature “on-site” history. That is to say, something happened there, and that’s why it’s a museum. I think that’s why...

Theodore Roosevelt’s Palm Tree: A growing piece of history

I love historic trees. Something about the silent status they bring to history: their presence and, in many cases, actual historic purpose. Recently, while driving...

Part one: Visit these real-life places from your favorite holiday movies

As we enter the holiday season, I thought it might be fun to visit some locations where you can actually experience authentic cinematic landmarks...

A Scream-ing lesson in Norway: Don’t be afraid to explore; you never know what you’ll find

What do you hunt for when you travel? Experiences, people, souvenirs? I hunt for places. Today, we leave our traditional RV terrain for a slightly...

Historic places to stop and give thanks

Spend Turkey Day where the Pilgrims did and mix historic sites, parades, and festivals with your cranberry sauce and stuffing! Thanksgiving is a time for...

Journaling on the road: Why writing a few sentences every day is so important

I know you probably take a lot of pictures when you ride the trip. But do you write at all? I’m sure you’re sending...

Visit where a screen idol died, and other historic places along the road

From time to time I like to pull out some old photos of places you might just pass by while on the road. Small...

They’re the “The Greatest Rock and Roll band in the World” and you can follow in their footsteps

They first came to America in 1964, quickly becoming "accidental tourists" as they barreled around the country in station wagons, vans and small prop...

Baseball season doesn’t have to be over. Here are four places to celebrate its history

As the baseball season comes to an end, there are still some places out on the road to celebrate baseball history. These are a...

Historic markers along the road: Standing where Teddy Roosevelt got inspired

“Historic marker, 500 feet.” You know the feeling, right? No matter what it is, you sort of have to stop. It’s almost as if,...

Personal landmarks are important to visit; remember the best parts of your life

I love visiting historic landmarks. But as I get older I have also started visiting some "personal" landmarks that have helped shape my life. You...