Mark Zuckerberg is considerably better at New Year’s resolutions than you are—last year, he built his own home AI, voiced by Morgan Freeman, and ran all over the world. This year, Zuck’s New Year’s resolution is more noble, more selfless. He wants to get offline and immerse himself in the nitty-gritty land of IRL. The…
The weird thing about the road trip of the future is that it’s much more like the road trips we used to take in our past than anything else. My coworkers and I just did 1400-odd miles in an electric Tesla Model S that could also drive itself. It wasn’t just the trip of the future. It was the way things used to be,…
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.
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.
To celebrate David Lynch’s birthday, here's your guide to the real-life Twin Peaks, Lynch's groundbreaking, mind-bending, life-altering cult hit. If you find yourself lost in a trans-dimensional vortex in the Pacific Northwest, don't miss these iconic Twin Peaks filming locations.
For decades, a small city in New York has been the subject of some very bizarre rumors. Locals have long whispered that if you visit at just the right time, a certain area in their neighborhood park will disappear you into thin air. Now the town has officially acknowledged the strange anomaly.
Not ready to let go of Breaking Bad? You don’t have to with this insanely cool timelapse pilgrimage to the show’s most iconic filming locations. Our resident photographer (and die-hard Walter White fan) wasn’t ready to say goodbye. So he hopped in his van and drove 1,365 miles from Vancouver to Albuquerque.
GTA 5 is so much more than an epic crime game. It's also a pretty badass road trip quest. Next time you're driving down the Pacific Coast, hit up some of the real-life locations from Grand Theft Auto V's Los Santos. A word of caution: Skip the hookers and don't plow through pedestrians.
October 5th marks the 20th anniversary of a little-known festival that takes place at North Carolina's abandoned Land of Oz theme park. The derelict park opens its doors to the public just once a year for "Autumn at Oz," where former employees and past visitors reminisce about this weird little amusement park.
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!
This past week, a testicle-eating fish was caught in Third Ward Park, only 10 miles from NYC. It's a type of fish commonly referred to as "pacu". It's a freshwater, omnivorous species from South America. It's a relative of the Piranha...and it enjoys munching on balls.
It's called the "Gentle Giant of the Rockies." It's one of Canada's largest and oldest national parks and home to one of the planet's largest dark-sky preserves. This timelapse of Jasper National Park will make you wanna hop in the car and not stop driving til you reach the crown jewel of the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy.
Ghost sightings, KKK meetings, witches, and even Druidic ceremonies? Named for the mysteriously-vanished settlement of Clinton, Clinton Road in West Milford, Passaic County, New Jersey has scared the hell out of people for decades. It is, quite possibly, the most terrifying road in America.
Today's date has been frightening the superstitious since the 19th century, but it wasn't until 1980 when a bloody knife and a quaint New Jersey campground carved Friday the 13th into American pop culture forever. Now, for the second time ever, you can not only visit the iconic setting.. but own part of it.
There was a time when gas stations were things of beauty or roadside novelty. Sure, today some are designed to be visually stunning like this Agro-crag looking fuel stop, but most are not. Here are some of the most eye-popping gas stations to ever dot the American road. (Some are still operational!)
Amidst the sounds of rocket-propelled grenades, IEDs and terrified civilian screams you'd think you're in Fallujah instead of California. Since WWII, the National Training Center at Fort Irwin has provided simulated combat training on war torn streets of fake towns, built from shipping containers.
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.
Similar to the biker gangs in Mad Max, there's a whole cult of moped-ers all across America, and starting August 30th, these die-hard moped enthusiasts will embark on the journey of a lifetime. The Pinball Run is a nine-day tour that's sure to annoy anyone trying to drive at full-speed along their route.
It's an acoustically-perfect, parabolic dome, nestled deep in the Mojave Desert. It was built on a powerful geomagnetic vortex and functions as an "energy machine." Extraterrestrials allegedy assisted in its construction, telepathically. It's called the Integratron and it was originally designed to be a time machine.