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Old 08-05-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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very cool stuff. thanks for all the recommends. it is funny becauise i have tried to make conversation with local residence when i travel but i dont have very good luck. i was once in a hotel bar in hutchinson, kansas a few years back trying to start up exactly one of these conversations......i just got this look of dumbfoundedness from this local girl bartender. it honestly looked as if she was shocked someone was talking to her.
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:53 AM
 
Location: Mauriceville, Texas
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I recommend checking out Oatman, Arizona! It is a hole in the wall place and I have NO idea how to get there (it is somewhere around Lake Havasu) I just know my parents took me every summer as a kid and I LOVED it. The whole town is like owned by donkey's or something and theres gun fight show things, its just a neat little place, or it was anyways!
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: IN
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The Connecticut Lakes region and Lake Umbagog are off the beaten path in NH. It is a good way to get the Canadian flavor without having leave the US.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Valley City, ND
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C91, my husband and I have been traveling the country since Labor Day, and he's keeping a weblog of the trip. The url is listed as my profile home page. I also have albums of some of the places we've been in two of my profile albums. You are welcome to check out both, to give you some ideas of places you might like to include in your plans.

It's been quite a journey, and we've still got at least a year to go, so feel free to let us know if you have any questions, comments, or want to compare notes.

Bon voyage!

Looks like fun! Give a holler if you make it over here to ND! I can give you a list of things to see & do for our state.
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Valley City, ND
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i would love some feedback on areas accross the US that would be considered "off the beaten path". i will visit anywhere, if you think the place sucks, has some interesting culture, cool scenery, nice people, horrible people, etc.....i am interested in it all. because i was born and raised and live in the mostly plastic locale of south orange county, ca, seeing some other ways people live in this country is something i love to do. what do you think?

I think most anywhere in North Dakota would qualify, as well as most of Minnesota outside of the Twin Cities, tho even there there's a lot you might enjoy.
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Old 08-14-2009, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Desert Southwest
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I recommend checking out Oatman, Arizona! It is a hole in the wall place and I have NO idea how to get there (it is somewhere around Lake Havasu) I just know my parents took me every summer as a kid and I LOVED it. The whole town is like owned by donkey's or something and theres gun fight show things, its just a neat little place, or it was anyways!
Oatman is on old route 66 between Kingman, AZ and the California border.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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I recommend checking out Oatman, Arizona! It is a hole in the wall place and I have NO idea how to get there (it is somewhere around Lake Havasu) I just know my parents took me every summer as a kid and I LOVED it. The whole town is like owned by donkey's or something and theres gun fight show things, its just a neat little place, or it was anyways!
now this is funny, i just got back from a trip that took me thru oatman. it is a cool town and it is a lot more scenic then i had remembered.
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Try going through Upstate NY or depending on the time, start in Philadelphia Pa. Go through the upstate area of Quakers and you will see beautiful barns and scenery. Then cross in to NY around Elmira (I think as it has been a long time) where Samuel Adams is buried, traverse through to the Finger Lakes region and then end at either Buffalo or continue north to the Canadian Border around Mesena. It is absolutely breath taking.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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I prefer the DeLorme state atlases until I can get the Benchmark maps for the Western US. There is an "Off the Beaten Path" book series for several states.

I'll agree that western, central and northern NY is stunning. Northern New England just as well. There was an article on touring eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island
In the Road Runner motorcycle touring magazine in this issue.

I suggest picking a destination and drawing a straight line on a suitable map and then trying to stay as close as possible to the line. You get to see some really interesting places.



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Old 09-29-2009, 11:07 AM
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Location: Caribou, Me.
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I live in The County, as it's called. In northern Maine. Its official name is Aroostook...........the biggest county east of the Mississippi. You have to want to go there, because it's not really on the way to any where else. That's a good thing.............
It's our own little corner of the country (literallY), and it's very, very hard to describe.
But if you are looking for somewhere that's different, this place is very different.
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