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Chris Epting

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Don’t change the channel! Visit three famous TV sites and re-live your favorites

All over the country, but especially in California, you can add some fun to any road trip by visiting some legendary TV sites. These...

The Gabby Petito murder and what it means to a road tripper

By this point you’re probably familiar with the disappearance, and now confirmed murder, of Gabby Petito. This week, instead of focusing on little-known escapes...

The history of the cheeseburger: Almost as satisfying as a burger itself!

Over the course of the next couple of weeks, we’ll be tracing some food origins, starting with an all-American classic, the cheeseburger. Believe it or...

Death Valley isn’t dead: The magic of the life inside our great national park

I think that it's time to rename Death Valley. Yes, I know the moniker has all that great foreboding mystique. Yes, the name itself...

The magic of road trips

I wrote this essay almost twenty years ago. Now that the kids are grown, I've been reflecting on the magic of road trips, especially...

This road-trip road should be number one on your bucket list

If there is a bucket list for roads, Highway 1 on the California coast must certainly place near the top of the list, if...

Three amazing women, three amazing landmarks worth a stop

There are so many interesting and important landmarks around the country that were inspired by and/or dedicated to famed female legends. I thought I...

Meteor showers. Magic far above. Schedule of upcoming “shows”

One of the great benefits of traveling by RV is the ability to find wide-open spaces away from city lights so you can truly...

“The Fire Hydrant Capital of the World,” and other weird “world capitals”

Because of their proud self-proclamation, "world capitals" often offer the traveler a chance to experience interesting regional quirks, traditions, lore, and history. Remember that...

Born in the USA: Famous things and where they started

Some birthplaces of people inspire great monuments and a flood of tourist traffic. When it's the birth of an idea, a product, or a...

Roadside Attractions: A strange, hidden landmark at a gas station

There’s a strange landmark in Huntington Beach, CA: a black granite tombstone at Springdale Street and Warner Avenue, in the bushes behind the ARCO...

For baseball and history fans, this museum is not to be missed

If you’re on the road in the Denver area this summer and you love baseball history, there is but one place to visit: the...

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