Humble Rest Stops Are Endangered Monuments of America's Highways

All along America's open highways are the sight of rest stops—lonesome, and often odd, miniature roadside parks that dot the landscape. Photographer Ryann Ford is on a mission to document these architectural emblems. » 12/11/14 5:33pm 12/11/14 5:33pm

You'll Want to Download Roadtrippers' Excellent New Trip-Planning App

For anyone who's ever wanted to hit the open road and explore the ol' U S of A, this bud's for you. The friends of Gizmodo and all-around cool guys from Roadtrippers just released a big update to their iOS app. Go download it now. » 11/24/14 5:12pm 11/24/14 5:12pm

These Iconic Road Trips Make You Want To Grab a Camera and Just Drive

The road trip is one of the great American photographic traditions. Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, a new book published by Aperture, revisits the journeys of 18 influential photographers as they set out in search of weird, beautiful, and unknown things to point their cameras at. » 11/10/14 4:39pm 11/10/14 4:39pm

These Former Uranium Mines Claim They Can Cure Chronic Illness

Screw gluten-free diets, homeopathy and aromatherapy! Sufferers seeking relief for arthritis, lupus, asthma and other chronic illnesses are all about radioactive byproduct therapy these days. Alternative medicine aficionados are flocking in droves to these former uranium mines! » 9/26/13 8:36pm 9/26/13 8:36pm

Riding the intergalactic highway is closer than you think

This is the world's first commercial Spaceport. It has a 12,000-foot runway, called a "spaceway", that will handle the takeoffs and landings of its first tenant space airline, Virgin Galactic. The galactic airport is over 18,000 acres and it's getting ready to open shop. » 9/11/13 9:07pm 9/11/13 9:07pm

Meet the One-Hit-Wonder of 1960s Architectural Utopianism

Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in 1968, the Futuro home was once hailed as a defining moment in '60s utopian architectural design. Now, they're mainly used as kitschy novelty houses or lay abandoned, rotting away throughout America. We've hunted down a few of the best. » 7/31/13 3:08am 7/31/13 3:08am

Colorado: The Space Warfare Capital of America!

The Rocky Mountain State is home to delicious craft beer and wonderful scenic ski slopes. Thankfully though, it also has the largest concentration of Space Warfare facilities in America, because skiing is for pussies and space-nukes are cool. » 7/29/13 8:21pm 7/29/13 8:21pm

Prepare to be Anal Probed Along America's Extraterrestrial Highway

Astrophysicist (and massive sex symbol) Neil Degrasse Tyson recently questioned whether human beings were too stupid for aliens to contact. While he may have a point, if Neil's interested in finding intelligent life on Earth, he should road trip down the Extraterrestrial Highway, it's loaded with tiny gray men. » 7/23/13 11:26am 7/23/13 11:26am

Roadtrippers: Plan Your Next Cross-Country Trek

Back before smartphones came along and made our lives easier, when we hit the open road we had to—hahahahaha—print out directions. Sometimes, if you can believe it, we used physical maps made of paper. Now that epic road trip you take is even easier to plan and execute with Roadtripper's iPhone app. » 11/19/12 6:00pm 11/19/12 6:00pm

Griffin iTrip Universal Puts Your MP3s On the Radio

These days, there's a better than decent chance that your car can play MP3s on its own just fine, thank you very much. But for those of us not blessed with Sync or similar, the Griffin iTrip does the trick. » 12/16/10 7:40pm 12/16/10 7:40pm

Sundance Teardrop is Stylish, but Still a Trailer

More than just a glorified tin can on wheels, the Teardrop trailer from Sundance is a little pocket of retro heaven - provided your pockets are deep enough to afford the wonga needed to snap one of these up. With an aluminum exterior and maple interior, the 1,000-lb trailer has a whole heap of things inside -… » 7/10/07 3:45am 7/10/07 3:45am