Unusual Destinations: Big Brutus

Jun 25, 2020 View Comments by

A giant lurks near West Mineral, Kansas. Not far from town riders can catch first sight of him, towering above the surrounding tree line. His dimensions are massive: 16 stories tall, a boom that’s 150 feet long, and weighing in at 11 million pounds. He’s known simply as Big Brutus and you wouldn’t want to […]

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Unusual Destinations: Mantle Rock, Kentucky

Apr 20, 2020 View Comments by

Mantle Rock, located in Western Kentucky near the Ohio River, is the largest freestanding, naturally formed stone arch east of the Mississippi River. The 188-foot-long formation rises to 30 feet above ground level. Some retellings of the Cherokee Trail of Tears saga suggest that the Cherokee, who were being force-marched to Indian Territory, took refuge […]

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Destinations: RailsWest Railroad Museum

Jan 03, 2018 View Comments by

Attraction: If you’re traveling the Loess Hills National Scenic Byway and happen to be a rail fan, there’s a stop in Council Bluffs, IA that you may want to check out: RailsWest Railroad Museum. The Chicago Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Passenger Depot was constructed in 1899 and is today operated as a museum and […]

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Folkston, Georgia Shamrock Tour®: Sand in the Swamp

Nov 19, 2016 View Comments by

Stretching across the Florida-Georgia border lies an impenetrable wall of stoic old oaks draped with Spanish moss and rooted in the dark, murky waters of the Okefenokee Swamp. With rumors of unexplained and supernatural phenomena, the swamp is full of secrets to be discovered.

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Weekend for Two: Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Jun 15, 2014 View Comments by

Mountain Riding and Relaxation Known as “The Little Switzerland of America,” Eureka Springs, AR, offers the perfect escape for couples looking for a romantic getaway to another time. The town gets its name, and much of its history, from a nearby spring that was reputed to hold special healing powers. When word spread about the […]

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Touring Tip: Spring Forward

Apr 11, 2014 View Comments by

Although it’s still snowing in some parts of the U.S., it’s technically spring, we’re on daylight savings time, and we need to get serious about planning our 2014 riding season. Last month I talked about using the digital cache of tours on RoadRUNNER’s website (www.roadrunner.travel) to plan a trip. Once a touring destination has been […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Americade Events

May 27, 2013 View Comments by

The Americade Rally is just around the corner. Don’t forget to register and sign up for RoadRUNNER’s special events. You won’t want to miss our unguided Mount Equinox lunch tour, which traverses the steepest and longest privately owned toll road in the country to the mountain’s peak, and features a group lunch at the New […]

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“Haunted” Marietta

Apr 30, 2013 View Comments by

Word count requirements are a reality of writing, and although I’d rather trim words than add them, sometimes the cuts are deeper than I’d like. Such was the case in my recent Haunted Ohio article. After submitting what I felt was the minimum of necessary information, I still needed to ax well over a thousand […]

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