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Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County

When The Bridges of Madison County came out in 1995, I remember thinking how awesome it was that covered bridges still existed. I was born in Detroit and lived in large cities most of my life, and had assumed that covered bridges were a thing of the past. Imagine my surprise when I found out that there were a few covered bridges right here in the county that I currently live, Erie Pennsylvania. And that some of them were still in use. I was even more surprised to find out that in neighboring Ashtabula County, Ohio, they boast 19 Covered Bridges and a Covered Bridge Festival held the 2nd weekend in October. In fact, Ashtabula County claims that they have both the shortest and...

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Alaska Trip Must Haves

What are the items that you MUST have when you travel to Alaska? Here are my suggestions. To access links to the products, just click here:  https://vanlifetoday.com/blogs/news/alaska-items-to-purchase-on-amazon 1) The Milepost - Some people use older versions since they believe that not much changes from year to year. But for such an important trip, where you are already investing thousands of dollars, I say that buying the current year's Milepost is an investment that you can't afford to not make. And if you buy it on Amazon, you can purchase the latest copy for less than $27 if you are a Prime member. This book is kept up to date by several employees that travel the roads each year, (we met...

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A Trip Into Bob Dylan Country...

Searching for Bob Dylan... Northern Minnesota isn't just Viking territory. It's Bob Dylan country. And what even some of the more prominent Dylan fans out there might not be aware of, is that each year the towns of Duluth and Hibbing Minnesota, both of which hold claim to be Bob Dylan's childhood hometown (he was born in Duluth and moved to Hibbing later...) put on a week-long, dual-city fan-celebration on the week of Bob Dylan's birthday: The Duluth Dylan Fest! A quieter celebration, the Duluth Dylan Fest is a means for both cities to not just celebrate, but showcase and educate locals and fans from near and abroad alike about the place where one of the most prominent songwriters, lyricists, poets,...

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It's GROUNDHOG DAY!

It's GROUNDHOG DAY!!! But not in Punxsutawney, PA. It is Groundhog Day in Woodstock, IL where the famous movie was actually filmed!  

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Stealth Camping

Stay inconspicuous when you aren't spending the night in a campground. And check out some of these spots for stealth camping.

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