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Parade Magazine: Handy Links

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Sunday’s Parade magazine selected a list of “American Originals” they discovered on — fun roadside landmarks for their readers to visit this summer. Here are the links: 1. Seattle, Wash. World’s Largest Cowboy Hat and Boots 2. Crescent, Ore. Giant Grizzly Bear With Salmon 3. Inglewood, Calif. Giant Donut 4. Blackfoot, Idaho World’s Largest […]

iPhone App: Explore

Monday, January 18th, 2010

In a recent shared nightmare, a huge purple devil head with glowing red eyes chased the Team, shrieking: “The App is not a web site — it’s a focused tool designed to take advantage of the small screen, network availability, smart phone interactive capabilities and geo-location awareness.” When we awoke, everything the head said […]

My Sights 2.0: E-Z Trip Planning

Monday, March 16th, 2009 introduces My Sights 2.0, for speedier, even more wonderful road trip planning and mapping. Here’s what we were thinking.

Tip Criteria, Pt. 1: Food, Trains, Beauty

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

We receive hundreds of tip submissions on tourist attractions every week. Many are simple eyewitness acknowledgments of the continued operation or existence of a place already well documented. More substantial updates, with new info and a photo or two, may be added to the site. And then there are the new places, which are always […]

Hello from’s Blog

Monday, March 24th, 2008

It’s a blog. Trunkations is where we’ll post our musings and rants — because, honestly, there’s so much more to say than we already have, in 12+ years of writing about strange tourist attractions on The blog will give us a convenient spot to jaw about odd projects we think you really need to […]

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