Roadside Attractions

A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio

A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio

It’s Christmas time once again, and you know what that means…yes, the tree is decorated, the presents are wrapped, the cookies are out, Norad Santa tracker is running non-stop, and 24 hours of A Christmas Story is rerunning on my TV. I find that every year I can fall asleep to...

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

The Venetian Gondola Rides in Las Vegas

True story: A Las Vegas gondola ride is more relaxing than a gondola ride through Venice. I speak the truth here, I swear. And I highly recommend the Venetian gondola rides as a diversion from the hustle and bustle of daily Vegas life. Like many hotel/casinos in Las Vegas, The Venetian is...

Wigwam Village Inn #2 teepee shaped motel in Cave City, Kentucky

Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City, Kentucky

On a road trip between Chicago, Illinois and Chattanooga, Tennessee, my friends and I took a detour into Cave City, Kentucky. Cave City is a crazy anomaly of a town, full of American wonders. They had everything from Big Mike’s Mystery House (a fun house full of optimal illusions)...

Welcome to my America.

I never called the circular road in my home town of Brookfield, Illinois a roundabout until well after the internet was popularized and MapQuest defined it as such. The roundabout was always called “eight-corners” or “the circle” (although, technically...