Nutrition student drops out of college in pursuit of permaculture, personal growth, and cross-country rides Bailey Swan told her parents that she was miserable in college. Even as an excelling nutrition student at Indiana University, she vented how … Continue reading Bailey Swan: 8500 Miles to Feed the Body and Soul
Who doesn’t love gazing up at a starry night sky? It’s always a race to see who can find the Big Dipper first or arguing over which star is actaully true the North Star. What’s … Continue reading One of the Darkest Places on Earth
The date was New Year’s Eve, 1880, when Thomas Edison’s first electric street lamps illuminated the sidewalks of Menlo Park, New Jersey. Flash forward more than 100 years and well, Edison would be surprised to see the many … Continue reading Polebridge, Montana: The No Power Mountain Town
In the 1930s, one hungry Wisconsinite, named Lawrence Frank, traveled to Beverly Hills, California. He packed only his desire and determination to open a fine dining restaurant that would be available to all social classes. … Continue reading The History of Supper Clubs: Bringing Families Together for Dinner
Ask anyone who lived during the Great Depression, and they’ll share the toll it took on the health and heart. The sudden halt of the economy, which struck on October 19, 1929, — forever known … Continue reading The Hobo Code: The Secret Language of America’s Working Class
With automobiles becoming more available, and roads better able to carry them, roadside attractions were all the rage for travelers in the 1940s and ’50s. And with the construction of intersecting highways, two being the Dixie Highway … Continue reading Wigwam Village: Have You Slept In A Wigwam Lately?
What do an American picker and a country music star have in common? They’re both backroad buffs and amazing storytellers. When the cameras aren’t rolling, but the miles of highway are, Mike likes to blast good ol’ … Continue reading David Nail: From Small Town to Center Stage
By 1913, about 180,000 Americans were registered to drive automobiles, but had nowhere to drive them safely. Driving surfaces were mucky. Wooden boards were thrown across pot holes as a temporary fix and then forgotten. … Continue reading Lincoln Highway: The Birth of American Adventure