The classic American road trip is one of the best ways to explore the country, especially when combined with bizarre and quirky roadside attractions. In this installment of Weird Travel, Patrick and Matt explore this fun travel style and its downright strange history.
A great road trip is my favorite way to explore any destination, but especially my own country – the U.S. Given our size and diversity of terrain, America lends herself to exploration by car. This week we delve a little deeper into the history of the road trip, why we as a nation love this travel style so much and the very strange legion of roadside attractions that have popped up in seemingly every corner of the nation.
Weird Travel is a podcast within a podcast and my effort to chronicle and share some of travel’s fun mysteries and odd places. Helping me on this journey of discovery is Patrick Kozicky, a fellow podcaster and good friend.
Patrick Kozicky lives in Minneapolis, MN. He is an Ensemble Member with DalekoArts, a theater company based in Minnesota. He is also co-host and co-producer of Gays Do the D, a Disney podcast with an LGBTQ+ point of view. He loves traveling, reading, dogs and popcorn. Passions include, volunteerism, social justice, and arts education. When he’s not busy saving the world (or at least saving the world from himself) he loves reading up on mysteries or true crime, and staying up late, watching horror movies. (with popcorn of course).