At least, thats the message that American Road magazine conveys in its quarterly road-loving issues. The publication is in its fourth year and specializes in discovering the weird open roads of America, including where to find tacky tourist attractions in small towns.
For example, the current issue features roads like the Extra Terrestrial Highway around Area 51 in Nevada; and the mysterious Rip Van Winkle Trail in the Catskill Mountains in New York which is supposedly still haunted by the legendary sleeper.
Editors Thomas and Becky Repp have been going on road trips for decades and use their jobs as professional wanderers to find attractions like the Worlds Largest Penguin in Cut Bank, Montana; and Carhenge, an auto-oriented replica of Stonehenge that can be found in Alliance, Nebraska.
The Repps say that although they are experienced road travelers, they have admittedly gotten lost a few times on the road. In fact, Becky jokes, We now have a compass on our dashboard all the time.
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