Brad Herzog has been RVing for the past 11 summers with his family,
traveled through 48 states, logged over 110,000 miles since 1996, and
has also somehow found time to write three travel memoirs and maintain a
blog on GoRving.com. Suffice it to say that he knows his stuff when it comes to RVing.
As part if the 100th anniversary of the RV industry this year, Herzog
has compiled several top-100 humorous and enlightening road travel lists
that highlight some of the most entertaining pop culture references and
geographic locations associated with life on the road.
Continued from newsletter…
Top-five road songs:
- On the Road Again (Willie Nelson)
- Me and Bobby McGee (Janis Joplin)
- Born to be Wild (Steppenwolf)
- Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen)
- King of the Road (Roger Miller)
Top-five movies featuring RVs:
- RV (2006)
- Lost in America (1985)
- The Long, Long Trailer (1953)
- Independence Day (1996)
- Stripes (1981)
Top-five most scenic drives:
- Big Sur Coast Highway (Hwy 1, California)
- San Juan Skyway (Hwy 550/145/62, Colorado)
- Blue Ridge Parkway (Virginia/North Carolina)
- Columbia River Highway (Hwy 84, Oregon)
- Beartooth Highway (Hwy 212, Wyoming/Montana)
Top-five small-town slogans:
- Gettysburg, S.D.: Where the battle wasn’t
- Hooker, Okla.: It’s a location, not a vocation
- Linesville, Pa.: Where the ducks walk on the fish
- Jewell, Iowa: A gem in a friendly setting
- Livonia, N.Y.: Some bigger, none better
Top-five goofiest town names:
- Eek, Alaska
- Monkey’s Eyebrow, Ky.
- Hell, Mich.
- Cheesequake, N.J.
- Little Hope, Pa.
Top-five quirkiest museums:
- Frog Fantasies Museum (Eureka Springs, Ark.)
- Museum of Questionable Medical Devices (Minneapolis, Minn.)
- National Museum of Funeral History (Houston)
- Museum of Bad Art (Dedham, Mass.)
- Barbed Wire Museum (La Crosse, Kan.)