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The Country's Biggest Tourist Trap: South of the Border

The Country's Biggest Tourist Trap: South of the Border Jul 15th, 2011 at 9:30AM: There is a tourist trap in South Carolina called South of the Border. A combination truck stop, motel, roadside attraction, carnival and snack stand, it's high kitsch of the first order, bordering on exploitative with its stereotypically Mexican "mascot" Pedro. A couple days before the Fourth of July, when I drove through, it's also a bonanza for fireworks, all manner of which are legal in...

Bigger is better: scout these mega-sized attractions on a cross-country trip

Bigger is better: scout these mega-sized attractions on a cross-country trip May 27th, 2011 at 11:30AM: Taking to the roads this long weekend or on a summer road trip? Don't miss these larger-than-life tourist attractions. World's Largest Rooftop Farm New York City Brooklyn Grange, is 40,000 square foot elevated garden is located on top of a six-story warehouse, and grows everything from tomatoes to peppers to fennel to salad greens and much, much more. Check out Inhabitat for more info...

Top 5 favorite roadside stores and attractions

Top 5 favorite roadside stores and attractions Jul 2nd, 2009 at 2:30PM: There are roadside stores and attractions that are worth driving to. In some cases towns wouldn't exist unless it wasn't for the store. With the bounties of kitsch, confections, food, and often an array of items that offer endless possibilities of items to buy--or wonder who in his or her right mind would buy such a thing, some places are hard to resist. According to the reader survey conducted...

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