Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Theme Reveal

Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Theme Reveal

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Cities and Towns, Cross Country Road Trips, Less Beaten Paths Books, Place Names, Post Offices, Selfies, Town Names, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Places, Welcome Signs
Traveling across the United States (and even other places) is eye-opening and fun.  There are an abundance of quirky roadside attractions, great touristy places to spend money on trinkets and unusual stuff and then there are the places you actually go to. Back in 2017 I wrote and published my first book -- Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names.  The book featured a number of unique, funny and quirky town names I had visited over the years. Since publishing that book, I have come across many more unique town names in my travels, such that I wanted to share them in posts. The Blogging from A to Z Challenge provides a perfect format for doing this.  I have participated in this challenge for five years running now and enjoy…
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Less Beaten Paths Books hit Top 3 in Amazon today

Less Beaten Paths Books hit Top 3 in Amazon today

Back Roads, Books, Bucket List Trips, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Less Beaten Paths Books, Peter Wolf Toth, Place Names, Roadside Attractions, Whispering Giants, Whispering Giants
Beginning July 4 I set the Kindle versions of my first three books to be FREE downloads for the week. In less than 11 hours, the three books jumped up to the TOP THREE on three Amazon US Travel Charts for Free Kindle Downloads. I think this is a first to be in the Top Three. And, as of this writing, the books are also sitting #3-#5 on the Amazon Travel Food, Lodging and Transportation List.  I am currently working on Book Four, titled "8154." (See below for more details)  You can download the first three books at https://www.amazon.com/David-Kravetz/e/B0784XVGSW. They are yours to keep! ENJOY THE READ and ENJOY THE RIDE! WATCH FOR MY NEW BOOK "8154" -- COMING SOON TO AMAZON I am currently working on my FOURTH book,…
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Everywhere a Sign – Some G Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

Everywhere a Sign – Some G Signs From 2018 #AtoZChallenge

A to Z Challenge, Arkansas, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Burger Joints, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Family Travel, Kansas, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Missouri, Offbeat Places, Place Names, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, South Dakota, Texas, Town Names, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, US Highway 20, US Highway 49, Vintage Neon, Washington
(Editor's Note:  For  my  2019  posts,  I will be posting photos from my travels in 2018.  I visited 26 states and drive over 13,000 miles in 2018.  These posts will feature of few of the road signs and business signs I came across, as well as some stories behind them.  Enjoy the Read and Enjoy the Ride!) It is always a GOOD thing when I am on the road, looking at the Great scenery, the Grandeur of the mountains and the Garish signs and road markers.  Here are a few G signs that I saw during my 2018 travels across 26 states.  Enjoy the Read.  Enjoy the Ride. Gold Bar, Washington [caption id="attachment_20030" align="alignnone" width="525"] Discover Gold Bar in Washington[/caption] [caption id="attachment_20086" align="alignnone" width="525"] Welcome to Gold Bar, Gateway to…
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2019 April Blogging From A to Z Challenge: Theme Reveal  #AtoZChallenge

2019 April Blogging From A to Z Challenge: Theme Reveal #AtoZChallenge

A to Z Challenge, Adventure, Back Roads, Books, Cross Country Road Trips, Offbeat Places, Oklahoma, Place Names, Post Offices, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, Texas, Town Names, Unique Places
Its that time of the year again.  Yes,  the A to Z challenge! Today is the day to reveal my 2019 Theme. During 2018 I traveled through 26 states and over 12,000 miles.  Along the way I passed through many towns and, of course, each town has their signs. So, my Theme for 2019 is "Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign."  I will be including road signs and others that may fit the theme this year.  It will be a fun ride for all of you!  Enjoy the Read and Enjoy the Ride! [caption id="attachment_21354" align="aligncenter" width="525"] IXL Oklahoma[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21279" align="aligncenter" width="525"] Telephone, Texas[/caption] Looking for a unique and fun gift for yourself or  your traveler friends? How about a book about offbeat and quirky places to take on your…
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Get an Amazon Gift Card for Christmas? Try Out My New Book!

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

Adventure, Alabama, Alberta, Amish Country, Antsy McClain, Arizona, Arkansas, Books, California, Colorado, Cross Country Road Trips, Eateries, Family Travel, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Less Beaten Paths Books, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Offbeat Places, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Place Names, Post Offices, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, South Dakota, Staycations, Television Shows, Tennessee, Texas, Town Names, Travel Blogging, Travel with grandchildren, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, Virginia, Wanderlust, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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 more! See more at http://amzn.to/2ks6fQZ
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My new book – Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names now available in Print

My new book – Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names now available in Print

Alberta, Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Less Beaten Paths Books
I am so excited today!  My first book is now available in print and for sale on Amazon.  I decided to run an EARLY BIRD Special for $9.99 through December 15,  just in time for Christmas.  If you ware with Amazon Prime the shipping is free and you also get a Free Kindle download if you want it. You can get the book on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Less-Beaten-Paths-America-Unique/dp/1975917960/
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Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names now available for Kindle!

Antsy McClain, Books, Family Travel, Less Beaten Paths Books, Offbeat Places, Place Names, Post Offices, Selfies, Town Names, Unique Places
The book is finally completed and I am offering a preorder of the Kindle version for only $3.99 through December 15.  The PRINT version should be available on December 15 and the Kindle version will come free with that. CHECK IT OUT HERE [caption id="attachment_18642" align="aligncenter" width="525"] The Full Cover of the Print Edition - designed by Antsy McClain[/caption]
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New Book Update! Sample Chapter Included

Back Roads, Backroads Discoveries, Books, Bucket List Trips, Family Travel, Mississippi, Offbeat Places, Place Names, Post Offices, Quirky Things, Roadside Attractions, Roadsigns, Selfies, Town Names, Unique Places
New Book Update!!! For those of you interested in my forthcoming book “Less Beaten Paths of America: Unique Town Names,” here are some updates! The chapters are all done - 22 of them. I am making some final edits, doing the acknowledgements, and a few other things. It has more than 100 pages and covers more than 35 unique places. I am attaching a sample Chapter on Alligator, MS so you can see the format. Please make sure to send me an email at lessbeatenpaths@gmail.com to get on the mailing list for more updates.
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A to Z Challenge: The C Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge: The C Towns #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge, Amish Country, Backroads Discoveries, Bucket List Trips, Caves and Caverns, Cross Country Road Trips, Dream Highways, Eateries, Found Metal Sculptures, Giant Things, Graffiti Walls, Illinois, Kentucky, Large Statues, Lighthouses, Maine, Missouri, Montana, Mountains, Murals, Museums, National Parks, Ohio, Ontario, Place Names, prairie dogs, Roadside Attractions, Rocky Mountains, Selfies, South Dakota, Texas, Unexpected Discoveries, Unique Eatery, Unique Places, US Highway 1, US Highway 89, Vintage Neon, Wall Art
During the month of April I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April , except Sundays. My blog is number 1337 out of 1670 participating blogs. This year my A to Z posts will take you across the back roads of America to many unique towns, some known for their names, other for unique sites in town. To see what other bloggers will be posting about, check out the link: A to Z Theme Reveal List for 2016 The C Towns Cactus Flat, South Dakota [caption id="attachment_4015" align="alignnone" width="225"] Sumoflam with the Giant Prairie Dog - Cactus Flat, SD[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3953" align="alignnone" width="194"] Prairie…
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The 2016 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal #atozchallenge

The 2016 A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal #atozchallenge

A to Z Challenge, Alberta, Backroads Discoveries, Cross Country Road Trips, Family Travel, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Town Names
Participating in the 2016 A to Z Challenge! Beginning this year, I will participate in the exciting Blogging from A to Z Challenge which has been going on since 2010.  The challenge has each blogger select a theme and then do a post thematically from A to Z during each day of April , except Sunday. My blog is number 1337 out of 1670 participating blogs. What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge? Every April, bloggers from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too! To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can. This is…
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