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Art-guarding lions

Art-guarding lions

This museum is home to one of the best and most diverse art collections in the world, including George Seurat’s enormous “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.” Be sure to see Marc Chagall’s breathtaking “America Windows”(tribute to America’s bicentennial), as well…

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Union Station – Route 66 meets Amtrak

Union Station – Route 66 meets Amtrak

You may remember the famous baby carriage on the stairs scene in “The Untouchables.” The magnificent Union Station is located between westbound and eastbound Route 66. Originally designed by famed architect Daniel Burnham, (”Make no small plans, they have no magic to stir men’s blood.”)…

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Begin your Route 66 adventure here.

Begin your Route 66 adventure here.

Welcome to Illinois 66! Currently Adams Street at Michigan Avenue is marked as the starting point, Route 66 never officially departed from there. The start of Route 66 has moved a few times. First, Route 66 began on Jackson Blvd. at Michigan Ave. In 1933,…

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Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

View gallery Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. Best in Travel 2013 already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf…

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Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

Missouri folk artist, Bob Smithy, sculptures for sale

I recently heard from Chris Roush, grandson of Missouri folk artist Bob Smithy, who is interested in selling the remaining sculptures at his grandfather’s house in Plevna, Missouri. (Bob passed away on May 18, 2012.) Bob Smithy, born in 1930, has worked as a trucker…

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Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

Ronald Manolio, Eggshelland creator, passes away

(Story and photos courtesy of Fred Scruton) For over 50 years Ron Manolio cheerfully hand-painted the (real) eggshells for Betty Manolio’s Eggshelland graph paper designs.  I’ve truly never met a person who exuded such giddy delight over bringing pleasure to other people. The immense regional…

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KC Fox 4’s app of the week

KC Fox 4’s app of the week

Kansas City’s Fox 4 Morning Show picked Best Road Trip as their top app of the week. Road Trip! They can make for great memories, especially if you find those great, off-beat, out-of-the-way attractions that make for great stories! Kansas City-native Kelly Ludwig told us…

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Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota

Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota

Montrose, S.D., sculpture park puts one man’s fertile imagination on display The Associated Press IF YOU GO … Porter Sculpture Park: 25700 451st Ave., Montrose, S.D., 1/2 mile south of Exit 374 on Interstate 90; portersculpturepark.com. Open daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day….

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SXSW bound!

SXSW bound!

It is a rare road trip that I “make good time,” it’s more about having a good time. And this that kinda trip. Sure – there is a “point” to all of this – SXSW Interactive starts this week – making this a bit of…

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Branding 10,000 lakes

Branding 10,000 lakes

One Minnesota lake. One logo. Everyday. Beautiful lake logo project for MN 10,000 lakes by Nicole Meyer. http://branding10000lakes.com/index Nicole Meyer figures it will take only 27 years to complete her project and as of today she has 214 completes and only 9786 to go.

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