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2013 calendar of cool events. Plan your road trips, now!

2013 calendar of cool events. Plan your road trips, now!

It’s cold. Days are short, and slowly getting longer. A perfect time to start planning your road trips!  I am plotting a spring getaway, and started to get a bit side-tracked. Hopefully, you will benefit from my google meanderings. And of course, be sure to…

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Narrow Larry’s Watts Towers model is on exhibit

Narrow Larry’s Watts Towers model is on exhibit

Never-seen-in-public architectural model of the folk art masterpiece,Watts Towers by Simon Rodia. Finally, after 15 years, “Narrow” Larry Harris’ Watts Towers model is on public view.   FARFETCHED  
MAD SCIENCE, FRINGE ARCHITECTURE AND VISIONARY ENGINEERING Gregg Museum of Art and Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh,…

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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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10 Jaw-Dropping Sights You Can Only See In Nevada

10 Jaw-Dropping Sights You Can Only See In Nevada

(courtesy of BuzzFeed) The vast state of Nevada has much more to see than just bright lights and the open road. Here are some incredible sights you will only see when you Travel Nevada. 1. Enormous Ward Charcoal Ovens (White Pine County) Via: parks.nv.gov 2. A…

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Bud Goldstone (Watts Towers engineer) dies at 89

Bud Goldstone (Watts Towers engineer) dies at 89

his has been a tough few months for the folk art world, Mr. Imagination, Ronald Manolio (Eggshelland), Ronald Cooper, Rev. Dennis (Margaret’s Grocery), and now NJ “Bud” Goldstone – the engineer who fought city hall to save Simon Rodia’s Towers in Watts (Los Angeles, CA)….

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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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Electric Pencil documentary needs funding

Electric Pencil documentary needs funding

Five years ago, New York based artist and art dealer, Harris Diamant, discovered an extraordinary hand made album containing 283 drawings done on ledger sheets from State Lunatic Asylum No. 3, in Nevada MO. The unknown artist was given the name THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, based…

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The Electric Pencil

The Electric Pencil

THE ELECTRIC PENCIL, the story of Outsider Artist James Edward Deeds Jr. Committed for Life at the tender age of 17 to Lunatic Asylum No.3, Nevada, MO in 1925. Heavily subjected to psychotropic drugs and electric shock treatment, his is a tale of the need…

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The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain

The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain | KPBS.org Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Photo by Angela Carone / KPBS Above: Salvation Mountain, with the moon rising. By Angela Carone The Future Of Salvation Mountain Uncertain Aired 12/20/11 The creator of a desert artwork known as Salvation Mountain has been…

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Wandering wind-whipped Wyoming …and wienies…

Wandering wind-whipped Wyoming …and wienies…

The trick to a great road trip lies in stopping for the sights on the way home as well. Sure, I could breeze along the interstates and be home in 2 medium-drive days (9 hrs each) or lolligag along the back roads as well and…

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