Offbeat Attractions

Get an Amazon Gift Card for Christmas? Try Out My New Book!

Get an Amazon Gift Card for Christmas? Try Out My New Book!

Looking for something fun to use that Amazon gift card on? How about a fun travel book? Read some of my first hand experiences visiting America’s Unique Named Towns!  Visit places like Tightwad, Uncertain, Boring, Oddville, Cool, Earth, Prosperity and many…

Roadside America Celebrates 20 Years on the Web today

Roadside America Celebrates 20 Years on the Web today

My friends at Roadside America (www.roadsideamerica.com) are celebrating 20 years on the World Wide Web today (September 1, 2016.) I have actually been using their site since the beginning and over the years have submitted stories, updates and photographs from…

A 5 Day Midwest Adventure – Day 3: Hanging around Nebraska City, NE

A 5 Day Midwest Adventure – Day 3: Hanging around Nebraska City, NE

After two days of hard driving with three children, we were ready for a brief break.  Marissa’s friends live near Nebraska City, so we stayed here for a couple of nights.  After a good night’s rest, I took them over…

Sumoflam’s Guide to Planning an Offbeat Road Trip

Sumoflam’s Guide to Planning an Offbeat Road Trip

I love to travel the back roads of America. I also love to see Offbeat Attractions. Of course, I must drop by those strange named towns (see photo above). But, I also want to visit historical sites, National Parks, scenic…

Road Trip: Dallas to Lexington, KY via Branson, MO

Road Trip: Dallas to Lexington, KY via Branson, MO

After being gone for nearly a month in Idaho and then a few days in Dallas for work in mid June (2013), I took the final leg of this adventure and a two day trip to return home to Lexington…

Sumoflam Flashback: JFK the Twine Ball Man of Lake Nebagamon, WI

In this Flashback Edition of Less Beaten Paths, I take you back to August 2007 when I visited with James Frank Kotera in the town of Highlands, near Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin.  Kotera, who just refers to himself as JFK —…