Tags : off the beaten path

Barrier Islands Offer a Delightful Stop for RVers

If you’ve ever been to visit Assateague, Chincoteague, and other barrier islands in Virginia, you’ve spent some time on U.S. Highway 13.   By Tom & Patti Burkett We were here in the early spring to see the waterfowl migration, and it was spectacular. Headed south toward Norfolk, we passed through Wachapreague and Nassawadox, and […]Read More

Bats You Gotta See Now Off the Beaten Path in Florida

Don't let this creep you out but this off the beaten path report is about bats — the kind with wings. There are a number of places across the U.S. where you can see mass flyouts of these nocturnal mammals, and we encourage you to make time for one or all of them. Some are in […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: RV Podcast Trip to the world of carnivorous plants

By Tom & Patti Burkett RV Podcast Off the Beaten Path Reporters This spring our rhubarb plant went out of control.  It sprouted three huge flowering stalks which bent from their own weight and then grew sideways and then up again reminding us of nothing so much as Audrey 2 from the Little Shop of Horrors.  “Feed […]Read More

6 Charming U.S. Streets to Visit While RVing

Looking for some charming streets to visit? From coast-to-coast, our RV Lifestyle Fellow Travelers know that the U.S. is second-to-none when it comes to our downtown districts.  Sure, there is the Honky Tonk Highway on Lower Broadway in Nashville, Bourbon Street in New Orleans' French Quarter, and a lot more that are pretty well known, […]Read More

Every place has a story

Our guests this week are Tom and Patti Burkett, who share with us how they find all those fascinating off-the-beaten-path stories Show Notes for Episode #276 Jan. 15, 2019 of The RV Podcast: WHAT MIKE AND JENNIFER ARE UP TO THIS WEEK We’re recording this podcast at Tahquamenon Falls State Park in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path: Asheville’s Pinball Museum

By Tom and Patty Burkett We recently saw “Rocketman,” the Elton John biopic, and in one of the grand scenes he’s sitting at the the piano on a rotating stage playing Pinball Wizard.  Bells were dinging and that characteristic sound of metal balls bouncing off electric bumpers was everywhere when we stepped into the Pinball Museum in Asheville, […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path – Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

By Tom and Patti Burkett The first time we pulled into the Blue Heron Visitor Center the place was buzzing.  Food tents were up, children were chasing big metal and wooden hoops down the road, women were walking around in dresses from the early 1900s, and a bluegrass band was picking away to accompany it all.  It […]Read More

Southern Illinois and the echos of a dying town

Southern Illinois is nestled between two of the biggest rivers on the continent.  Historically, regular floods of both the Ohio and the Mississippi left the region covered deep in silt, fantastically fertile soil.  Until the early twentieth century, most of our country’s wheat was grown here.   Settlers arrived here early, brought in by the rivers and the […]Read More

Off the Beaten Path” The Sound of Music in Vermont

Do you remember that scene when Maria runs across the mountain meadow singing “the hills are alive?”  We never knew the Sound of Music was based on a true story.  When the von Trapps left Austria in 1939, they were assisted by their family priest who helped them organize a singing tour, first in the US, then […]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

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