Roadside America is a giant 3/8-to-the-inch scale model of bygone Americana, fleshed out with animated scenes that trace a typical day in the life of the country—circa 1930s.

Roadside America Miniature Village

Built by Reading native Laurence Gieringer, Roadside America is a giant 3/8-to-the-inch scale model of bygone Americana, fleshed out with animated scenes that trace a typical day in the life of the country—circa 1930s, when Roadside America first opened to the public.

If you want to stand in line for a bacon maple bar, the original Voodoo Doughnut is at 22 SW 3rd Avenue.

As Seen in Portlandia

A recent 12-year-old visitor said that he wanted to see two places in Portland: Voodoo Doughnut and the feminist bookstore. Like many others, his view of the Rose City had been shaped by the popular IFC series, Portlandia. Here’s a brief rundown on visiting businesses and parks used as sets in the TV show.

A summer evening in Cleveland.

Enjoying Summertime in Cleveland

Cleveland is blessed both with dreamy summertime weather and the outdoor recreational pursuits to lure folks out into it. Learn about all there is to do in the city during the summer.

View of the lamp at the Currituck Beach Lighthouse. Photo © Kenneth Keifer/123rf.

Historic Lighthouses of North Carolina

North Caroline’s historic lighthouses—some still in operation—are popular destinations for visitors. Most are open for climbing and offer fantastic views. The following are some of the state’s favorites.