Tags : off beaten path

Stunning French Lick, IN – Off the Beaten Path

Exploring French Link, IN By Tom and Patti Burkett We heard from Tom’s sister that the West Baden Spa Hotel in French Lick, Indiana was something to see, so when we were in the area, we detoured to have a look.  The original hotel, the Mile Lick Inn, was built before the Civil War.  The area’s mineral […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path in Lindsborg, Kansas

By Tom and Patti Burkett We were looking forward to a stop in Lindsborg, Kansas.  Many of Tom's ancestors are Swedish, and we maintain a number of Swedish traditions, especially around holidays.  There are a number of Scandinavian heritage towns in the Midwest, and this is one of the most enthusiastic.  It was clear from the moment we […]Read More

Small towns off the beaten path enrich us all

By Tom & Patti Burkett Off the beaten path travel is all about small towns. The last generation highways and two-lane roads that wind through every state go right down the main street of every county seat, shipping terminal, and stringtown strip built since we began to travel on four wheels. Transportation, too, has had […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: The Biscuit Museum of Terre Haute

We spent a lot of our early years driving back and forth on Interstate 70–Philadelphia, Columbus, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Denver. It’s one of the unsexiest roads in America: ragged pavement, relentless trucks, miles of urban and industrial sprawl. Because the road is so disagreeable, we've blown through the stretch from Columbus to St. Louis more […]Read More

Off the beaten path: Boondocking in National Forests

If you're someone who enjoys boondocking, you're sure to have discovered the treasures to be found in the US National Forests. Some of these tracts are huge, and most of them include at least some variety of campsites. The Wayne National Forest, in our home state of Ohio, is small compared to some of the […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Kentucky Byways

On your way South, many RVers may well be going through Kentucky. You can enjoy the Kentucky Horse Park and the Bourbon Trail if you like, stop in to see the original Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin and, if you're lucky, see the moonbow at Cumberland Falls. But if you want to get off the […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Mermaids in Great Falls

September was cold in the Montana mountains, and we’d just enjoyed an afternoon soak in the hot springs at White Sulphur Springs.  We debated spending the night.  After all, it was hunting season, and there was live music at the local hangout.  There were a few other things to poke into around town, too, including […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path in New Haven, Connecticut

New Haven Connecticut is probably best known as he home of Yale University, and if you go there, you would certainly enjoy a walk around that iconic campus.  But New Haven has some other things to offer that are not quite as obvious. Connecticut is nicknamed the nutmeg state.  Early ship captains, and some industrious […]Read More

An Off the Beaten Path Encounter with Paint Ball Mike

When Mike Carmichel was twelve years old, he accidentally dropped a baseball in a bucket of paint.  “Interesting,” he said to himself, and kept dipping it. Then he wrapped a wire around it to use as a handle and invited his friends to help.  That was the beginning of this story.  It continues when Mike […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Oak Ridge TN

Patti and Tom Burkett Recently we saw a copy of a letter posted on the wall of a museum.  It was dated November third.  The letter said. “The federal government is taking your land for a project of vital national importance.  We’re going to pay you fair value for it, and you have to be […]Read More

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