THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE released the 2012 dates for free admission to all US national parks. This weekend (Jan. 14th-16th) … Continue reading Visit US National Parks for Free
Ali Kimbrough and Daniel Becker put the pedal to the metal in search of the best craft breweries in the … Continue reading Drinking and Driving with Tasteless Beer Snobs
Allie Bombach and Red Reel Video have created one of the most in-depth looks at people who choose to live a mobile lifestyle (often living in their cars, trucks or converted school buses) to be closer to the locations of their outdoor passions.
Bombach, a filmmaker specializing in the outdoors, lives the life herself, in a 23-foot Airstream trailer. She is currently on the film’s release tour, showing the film on a make-shift screen mounted to the side of her Airstream. Check her FaceBook page for updates on where she’s going to be. The DVD will be released this fall.
Last week marked the ten-year anniversary of the book’s first publication. Here are six essential locations to seek out so you can live Shadow’s journey.
I have obscured the location of several of the places in this book: the town of Lakeside, for example, and the farm with the ash tree an hour south of Blacksburg. You may look for them if you wish. You might even find them.” —Neil Gaiman American Gods
1. House on the Rock, Spring Green, WI. The first major stop in American Gods—the stop that solidified to the reader that Shadow is caught between two worlds—is House on the Rock, outside of Spring Green. This dizzying roadside attraction makes it easy to believe there are multiple realities layered atop one another, with dioramas, music machines, and architecture jumbled and smashed together. Continue reading “American Gods Roadtrip”
Mount Washington looms over coastal New England. At 6,288 feet, it is visible from the Atlantic Ocean, 80 miles away. The highest windspeed ever recorded was clocked here on April 12th, 1934 at 231 mph. The “home of the worst weather on Earth” is accessible by a winding toll-road, but (for once) I decide to leave the car behind and take the historic cog railway allowing me to sit back and enjoy the ride as it claws its way straight up the mountain.