AAA Predicts Slightly More Holiday Driving, Slightly Less Holiday Self Loathing

Every holiday the AAA, which is a quasi-governmental agency more powerful than the FRC but slightly less powerful that the pentaverate, puts out the results of a nationwide survey that tells them how many people will be hitting the roads. According to their survey, this year slightly less people (about 0.3%) will by… »12/21/07 3:30pm12/21/07 3:30pm

Thanksgiving Day Travel... It's Snowy Out There

A lot of our readers will be hitting the highways in an effort to ignore their family for football and clog their arteries with gravy (I can't wait for gravy), so as a continuation of our earlier attempt at public service we've created this easy-to-read travel map based on the latest weather conditions forecast by the… »11/21/07 10:30am11/21/07 10:30am

Around the Nation in 80 Days: Terence's Small-Town Roadtrip

There was nothing for Terence in Belfast. The Pound was so old it was a pity. Okay, there was the Trident in Bangor, and then he'd walk back to the city. So he left Ulster and came to New York, and now he's taking 80 days to drive around the US in a Mini, along the way visiting the smallest town in every state.… »11/13/06 11:00pm11/13/06 11:00pm

Sure Am Low On Plaster of Paris, Sure Am Low On Gasoline: What Is this Salton Sea Relic?

We've been fascinated by the Salton Sea ever since we first saw it on a map as a little kid. What was this odd lake out in the vast wastes of Southeastern California? But we've never been. When the Hot Snakes released Automatic Midnight in 1999, featuring the track "Salton City," with its haunting "Give us a kiss!"… »10/27/06 5:00pm10/27/06 5:00pm

This World is Big, And So Are We: Trans-Americas Journey

When Ray and Austin crashed the parade in Indy and ended up in a car with Karen Catchpole and her husband Eric Mohl, the masterminds behind Transamericas Journey, for some reason, it didn't click. And then in some sort of delayed reaction, we hear from the mighty Lew last night, saying "Karen Catchpole!" And it still… »6/10/06 12:28am6/10/06 12:28am