Roadside America collects roadside attractions from North America’s highways and byways.

Whether it’s the world’s largest catfish or a replica of the Stanley Cup made out of bacon, Roadside America is a user-generated database of some of the weirdest roadside attractions to be found anywhere in America (and Canada). Check it out before your next road trip.

http://www.roadsideamerica.com

Video: Experience Yellowstone in less than two minutes


There’s a reason Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park is so popular. This video only starts to show why.

Photos: Amazing views of America

In honour of America’s July 4th birthday, here are some of the photos I’ve taken from my past few visits. I always enjoy my time visiting the United States. It’s a shame that the Canadian dollar is doing so poorly these days that it’s keeping Canadians from travelling there like they once did.

Nice view from the archives of the Empire State Building in #Manhattan.

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The #Chicago #skyline at #sunset. #100likes

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Stopped by the #Shinola store in #Detroit. It was #Hipster Heaven!

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Admiring the Space Needle in #Seattle. #roadtrip #travel #usa #architecture

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Mail a coconut from Hawaii

Even if you never send postcards, you will want to send one when you get to Molokai, Hawaii’s fifth-largest island. That’s because you can mail a coconut from the Hoolehua Post Office to anywhere in the world with a personalized message on it. The coconut is free, but postage isn’t.

Video: Adirondack Mountains camping

The Adirondacks are just over the border in upstate New York, so I’ve been there many a time. The terrain and scenery is reminiscent of Quebec’s own Laurentian Mountains where I spend a lot of time in the summer which might be why I found this video so appealing. There isn’t much to it, but it captures the mood of getting away from the city to enjoy simpler times in the country.

Retro Road Map charts vintage destinations from all over the USA

If your travel tastes run towards motels with neon signs and visiting roller derby rinks, then Retro Road Map is the place for you to chart your vintage holiday while travelling across the USA.

http://retroroadmap.com/

 

If you want to only sleep in new or newly-renovated hotels in the U.S., check out NewSleeps.

Need a hotel? Head to Vegas.

Las Vegas has more hotel rooms than any other city in the world with more than 150,000 of them. Fortunately, they fill more rooms per night, on average, than any other destination in North America.

Trainspotting is not just a British thing. Railfanlocations if for American railway fans.

The one-syllable state

There is only one state in the United States with a one-syllable name: Maine.