Road Culture
May 7, 2021

UFOs, Elvis, and truckloads of junk: Abita Mystery House draws the curious to southeastern Louisiana

John Preble—a part-time artist and full-time eccentric—displays his 'unusual collections and miniatures' in a former gas station

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‘Driving feels like home’: Author Randa Jarrar on finding joy and strength on the road

‘Driving feels like home’: Author Randa Jarrar on finding joy and strength on the road

Jarrar's new book 'Love is an Ex-Country' is about a cross-country road trip on the precipice of the 2016 election

Kansas is a fossil hunter’s paradise—here’s how and where to explore it

Kansas is a fossil hunter’s paradise—here’s how and where to explore it

If you know where to look, the remains of prehistoric creatures from millions of years ago can be found all over the Midwest

Southern Louisiana’s Courir de Mardi Gras is a colorful—and sometimes creepy—Cajun tradition

Southern Louisiana’s Courir de Mardi Gras is a colorful—and sometimes creepy—Cajun tradition

The carnival involves going door to door begging for ingredients for gumbo, chasing a live chicken, and sharing a communal stew

The Walmart parking lot: How a symbol of capitalism became an oasis for RVers and van dwellers

The Walmart parking lot: How a symbol of capitalism became an oasis for RVers and van dwellers

By providing free overnight parking, the mega-chain functions as a modern commons for nomads looking for community on the road

Kitsch, thrills, and disappointment: A solo honeymoon in search of a heart-shaped tub

Kitsch, thrills, and disappointment: A solo honeymoon in search of a heart-shaped tub

There are still several places around the country where it’s possible to experience the Poconos' iconic contribution to the lexicon of love