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The Enchanted Highway

Enchanted Highway Catfish

These will be the vacation snapshots you go back to time and again. Exotic beaches, yawn; metal sculptures in North Dakota, yeah!

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Muffler Men Marketing

Imagine yourself flying along Interstate 40 and seeing a billboard advertising a hot dog stand. How un-compelling is that? Now, same scenario with a Muffler Man holding a hot dog--irresistible!

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Celebrating Outlaws

Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum

I entered the Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum with a breezy attitude, looking forward to seeing the place where colorful outlaws paid their public debts. I emerged a very different person. Here's why.

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Corn Palace and Creativity

Mitchell Corn Palace humor

It’s an ingenious concept really. Imagine a game show that challenges contestants to use make scenes from twelve colors of corn.

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Burros and Consequences

Tamela with Oatman jenny burro

On the late June day we hit Oatman, the mercury hit 115?, so not even the reptiles were stirring. Why would we take a detour to see a tourist trap on such a hot day? To see the Oatman burros, of course.

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Reverb10, Day 13: Action

Prompt:  When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?

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Piracy on The Ohio: Cave In Rock, Illinois

The outlaw Jesse James holed up there. A quick internet search revealed that he wasn't the nastiest villain to do so. Why do we celebrate rogues and gangsters?

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Kickin’ Kansas

Beautiful Sunset With Keeper Of The Plains In Wichita Kansas

Any motorcyclist will tell you to GET OFF the interstates to find the soul of a place and I did that whenever possible. Using my trusty Roadside America I found plenty to do along Highway 36 after leaving Colorado, beginning with They Also Ran, also known as the "Gallery of Presidential Also-Rans. "

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Awesome Idaho

One of the Conga founders, a Canadian named Flo Fuhr, told me something that I took to heart. “Tam, the people who ride with you are doing it because they want to take care of you. Let them do that -- let them take care of you.” And take care of me, they did.

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Feeding That Hungry Media Machine

Watch my NBC-affiliate interview with Larry Sprinkle and listen to my HOUR with WBT's Keith Larson here.

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