Amusement Parks:   uc  
Antique Malls in the Midwest:   
Antique Malls in the Northeast:   
Antique Malls in the South:     
Antique Malls in the West:   uc  
Bookstores of the Midwest:   
Bookstores of the Northeast:   
Bookstores of the South:   
Bookstores of the West:   
Caves & Caverns:   
Covered Bridges:   
For Foodies       
Professional Sports    
Roadtripping some selected designated highways    
Scenic Drives and Road Trips:   
Shopping Destinations in the Midwest:   
Shopping Destinations in the North East:   
Shopping Destinations in the South:   
Shopping Destinations in the West:   UC
Souvenirs   UC

Ideas to search out on your own:   AKC Dog Shows, Birding, Board Walks, Boating, Cider Mills in the fall, City
Markets, Civil War Re-enactments, County Fairs, County Parks, Craft Shows, Cycling, Dinner Trains, Factory Tours,
Fall Color Tours, Farm Markets, Fine Art Shows, Fishing, Fishing Piers, Geocaching, Great Architecture, Great Lakes
Charter Fishing, Hiking Trails, Historical Reenactments, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Live Theater, Local Festivals, Malls,
Micro Breweries, National Parks, Nature Centers, Ocean Charter Fishing, Old Fashioned General Stores, Pawn Shops,
Picking/Antiquing, Presidential Museums, Public Gardens, Rafting, Renaissance Fairs, River Walks, Skiing, Spelunking,
State Capitol Buildings, State Fairs, State Parks, TICA Cat shows, Tourist Railroads, Vineyards and Wine Tasting,
Waterfalls, Zoos   ...and on and on   

The Gregarious Roadtripper
My second favorite of my various hobbies is roadtripping.  My interest in roadtripping started when I would take my
kids ‘exploring’ in the car on Saturday mornings. This would serve at least two purposes, to give my wife a respite
from caring for them all week, and to teach them not to be ‘couch potatoes’.  Back then we had a few rules:
1. NO GAMEBOYS or electronic toys.
2. Stay off Interstate highways.
3. No fast food or chain restaurants
4. Stop and investigate anything that might be interesting.
5. Have fun.
These rules served me well and taught the kids patience and a love for investigating the wide world.
Now that I’m retired, I still find roadtripping to be enjoyable. The rules are pretty much the same, however as I
wander farther afield from my home in West Michigan, I find that I must use the Interstate Highway System to get
to new places in a timely fashion. I, in essence just move my starting point farther from home.  One of the joys of
roadtripping is finding what’s around the next corner and as there is frequently nothing around the next corner, you
learn to just ‘enjoy the ride.’  I continue to learn patience and a love for investigating the wide world.  I have
created these pages for my own enjoyment, but maybe you will enjoy them too

Roadtripping dovetails great with railfanning and some evidence of that shows up on my railfan location pages in my
choice of restaurants and occasional listing of other interesting stuff, in my descriptions. If trains are slow or I've had
enough waiting in the hot sun, there's alway an antique shop, a pawn shop, a small town museum, a great little ma
& pa diner, a decent pub or dive bar to cool down in.
My US Google map of Roadtrip POIs   (This map is being revised and mostly replaced by a wide variety of special interest
maps. See link to map appendix below)
I would welcome comments, suggestions, additions, or corrections to this page (or any road trip page).  New info will
be credited on the page. E-mail me at
“There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting destination; the only thing
that can exist is an uninterested person.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton (paraphrased)