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Left Turns


As I was perusing the shelves at Barnes and Noble in preparation for our impending adventure, I came across the greatest travel book of all time.

In Progressive Nation: A Travel Guide with 400+ Inspiring Landmarks and Left Turns, author and NPR commentator Jerome Pohlen takes his readers across America through the experiences of activists and idealists of decades and centuries past. It includes everything from Hull House, to the Divine Lorraine Hotel, to Biowillie’s Biodiesal Depot, to one of my favorites, Alice’s Restaurant (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice’s_Restaurant).

I bought it both to help plan the itinerary for this summer, and to get a jump start in planning family vacations in the (far distant) future. What can I say? Ever the planner…

Check it out – if only to find your way to the International Peace Garden in Dunseith, North Dakota.

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One response to “Left Turns

  1. brent June 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    “jump start on planning family vacations!”Wow. My wife starts a blog and is making plans without me;) What’s next!?

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