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Hidden Trout Fisherman Statue, a roadside attraction in Niles/Des Plaines, Illinois

Trout Fisherman Statue in Des Plaines, Illinois

This trout fish and trout fisherman statue were found tucked away behind a fence and some overgrown greenery on the side of the road in Des Plaines, Illinois. Driving down Golf Road, they’d be easy to miss. The fisherman and trout flank a sign that simply proclaims “trout fishing” and originally stood at Golf Road Trout Farm, a local attraction that...

Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture - a roadside attraction in Kansas City, Kansas

Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture in Kansas City, Kansas

Here’s a large old-fashioned iron sculpture found in Kansas City, Kansas! It sits in a little park that divides the roads. It’s a PRESSING matter that you see this roadside attraction! So iron out the details and hit the road! Site: Large Old-Fashioned Iron Sculpture Location: Central Ave and Wilson Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas Cost: Free to see. Hours:...

Hey Cow! ? Road Trip Car Game

When taking a road trip, car games are always a fun way to help pass the time! Flopsy the Jackalope, our Silly America mascot, just loves to play games, so he put together some of his favorites just for you! Download and print these tried and true travel games to play on your next trip! Today I’m featuring my all time favorite road trip game: Hey cow! Read on...

License Plate Game - Road Trip Car Games! Free downloadable sheets.

License Plate Game – Road Trip Car Games

While taking a road trip, games are always a fun way to help pass the time! Flopsy the Jackalope, our Silly America mascot, just loves to play games, so he put together some of his favorite road trip games and car travel games just for you! He’ll be sharing a new game a day for the rest of this week. Download and print these tried and true travel games to play...

Road Sign Bingo - Road Trip Car Games! Free downloadable sheets.

Road Sign Bingo – Road Trip Car Games!

While taking a road trip, games are always a fun way to help pass the time! Flopsy the Jackalope, our Silly America mascot, just loves to play road trip games, so he put together some of his favorites just for you! He’ll be sharing a new game a day for the rest of this week. Download and print these tried and true travel games to play on your next trip...

Ten Top Tips for Road Trips

Ten Top Tips for Road Trips

Planning a road trip can be a fun, but difficult, process. You have to figure out when to go, where to go, who you’re going with, and, most importantly, what crazy stops you’ll stop at along the way! As someone who loves to get in her car and go go go I’ve gathered quite a bit of proficiency over the years. Here are some of my top tips for road...

Hello Kitty Statues at the Lever House Art Collection in New York City.

Hello Kitty Statues in New York City

My number one travel rule (OK, general rule of life) is to always have a camera on hand. Always. Granted I am a little obsessed with taking photos and capturing moments and capturing everything I see. But you just don't ever want to be caught without one when you really want/need/have to have one.

Walruses on the Arctic Building in Seattle, Washington

The Arctic Building Walrus Heads in Seattle, Washington

I’m sure you’ve all seen buildings dressed with gargoyle accouterments…but how about walruses? The exterior of the Arctic Building in Seattle, Washington is a dotted with twenty-five walrus heads! The Arctic Building was built to excess for people who had excess: those that returned to Seattle after striking it rich in the Klondike Gold Rush. In...

Angie's Umbrella, a sculpture of an upturned umbrella, in Seattle, Washington

Angie’s Umbrella Sculpture in Seattle, Washington

Aside from grunge and the Space Needle and coffee there’s another thing Seattle is famous for: rain. The city gets about 37 inches of waterfall a year and some 200 cloudy days. While some might shy away from a dreary day, others, like myself, relish in it. To me, there is nothing like a day where you can sip a mocha and wrap yourself in a sweatshirt and watch...

Young Woman, Girl, Mother and Child - a statue by Akio Takamori outside of a Whole Foods in Seattle, Washington.

Akio Takamori’s Young Woman, Girl, Mother and Child

I stumbled upon these statues on my first day vacationing in Seattle. While meticulously following my map from my hotel room in Seattle Center to Capitol Hill, I passed these sculptures and couldn’t help but stop for a moment to check them out. Standing outside of a Whole Foods store there were three seven-foot statues depicting a rosy-cheeked Asian family...