Sit on a couch with the Simpson Family, a promotional tie-in for The Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons Family on their Couch (Temporary Movie Promotion)

Yesterday I showcased the awesometacularness that was the limited-edition turnover of 7-Elevens into Kwik-E-Marts from The Simpsons Movie. Today I’m featuring a still-limited edition, but more widespread tie-in for the movie that came out back in 2007: The Simpsons family on their signature couch. This (slightly bigger than) life-size plastic couch was in just about …

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The Simpsons Kwik E Mart 7-11 in Chicago, Illinois

The Simpsons 7-Eleven Kwik-E-Mart in Chicago, Illinois (Gone)

Do you love The Simpsons? Come on you HAVE to love the Simpsons! The television show is now celebrating its 20th anniversary and I have been a huge fan since day #1. And by that I mean I used to watch them on the Tracey Ullman show back before they even had their own primetime …

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Volo Auto Museum at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show

Volo Auto Museum at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show

Don’t you love old cars? The cool colors, the fun lines, the unique angles! Despite all the retro throwbacks that have come on the market in recent years (my absolute favorite being the new Dodge Challenger) they certainly don’t make them like they used to! Each year at The 2009 Chicago Auto Show (going on …

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Giant Volkswagen beetle spider in Avoca, Iowa. | Iowa Roadside Attractions.

Giant Volkswagen Beetle Spider in Avoca, Iowa

What do you get when you mix a spider with a beetle? A giant Volkswagen Beetle Spider, of course! Like this one in Avoca, Iowa. I’m not sure this car/arachnid hybrid is quite what you normally think of when you think Volkswagen bug…but, this Iowa roadside attraction stands heads and shoulders… and eight giant legs… …

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Las Vegas Strip

Las Vegas Strip

Happy New Year silly Americans! Welcome to 2009! I have tons of plans for the year, both for developing the website and for traveling the country. So stay tuned for some awesome things coming up around here. When the new year comes it is a time to reflect on the past and prepare for the …

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Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass, Illinois

Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass, Illinois

Bald Knob Cross of Peace I apologize for the horrible quality of the photos today. But…for every bad picture there is an amazing story to go with it… So…you kind of know you’re in trouble when it’s dark, 9oclock at night, and you realize that you next destination is truly in the middle of nowhere, …

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Cross at the Crossroads - The World's Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois

Cross at the Crossroads ✝ America’s Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois

In honor of Christmas coming up next week I thought I’d feature a couple of blessed Midwestern roadside attractions. First up is an Illinois roadside attraction most Illinoisans can recognize from (almost literally) a mile away: the Cross at the Crossroads – America’s Largest Cross in Effingham, Illinois. This huge cross is made of over …

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Leaning Tower of Niles in Niles, Illinois

The Leaning Tower of Niles in Niles, Illinois

The Leaning Tower of Niles is about a half-size replica of its sister structure: the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Pisa, Italy. It combines roadside attraction with historic Italia…and that, my silly American friends, is worth a drive from anywhere (maybe even Rome, Illinois or Florence, Illinois…). This Leaning Tower of Pisa replica was constructed …

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Cherry Street Inn - Groundhog Day Movie Filming Locations in Woodstock, Illinois

Groundhog Day Filming Locations in Woodstock, Illinois

Have you ever watched a movie and wondered where it was filmed? I don’t blame you, most movies feature picture-perfect locations that seem too good to be true. And many of those locations aren’t exactly where they claim to be. Take for instance the 1993 holiday classic Groundhog Day. The movie takes place in the …

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Sissy the Cow in DeForest, Wisconsin - Giant Fiberglass cow - roadside attractions in Wisconsin

Sissy the Cow in DeForest, Wisconsin

Speaking of large fiberglass cows (such as Bessie The Cow In Janesville, Wisconsin)… Just down the street from the Pinkie the Pink Elephant in Glasses tourist attraction is another large fiberglass animal: Sissy the Cow at Ehlenbach’s Cheese Chalet in DeForest, Wisconsin. Sissy cow is a two-ton black and white Holstein that stands at 19 …

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The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book - Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip! By Valerie Bromann

The Road Trip Journal & Activity Book

Everything You Need to Have and Record an Epic Road Trip!

BY Valerie Bromann

Enjoy fun games and challenges to pass the time on your next road trip and have a keepsake to look back on for years to come with this entertaining must-have for your next vacation.

The road trip you’ve been dreaming of starts here! Journal about your stops and get to know your fellow passengers with activities and exercises designed to pass the time and bring you closer together. Instead of “Are we there yet?” you’ll find yourself asking, “We’re there already?”. Complete with prompts you can turn to while driving between locations, this journal will one day be a memento of your life-changing trip.