Lap Around America

Celebrating Extraordinary People, Places, & Things As We Rediscover America
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People, Places, & Things

Lap Around America is a celebration of the extraordinary people, places, and things we find as we travel the country and rediscover America.

We enjoy spending time on the road making new friends, supporting local businesses, volunteering at great nonprofit organizations, and sharing our favorite adventures.

We’re proud to partner with a growing number of consumer brands who provide us with samples, discounts, and deals on products and services that we pass along to the people we meet.

We hope you will follow us on social media and say hello if you ever meet us on the road.

People, Places, Things, & Ideas

Places We Go
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Savannah, Georgia

In 1994, John Berendt’s non-fiction novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil turned the New York Times Bestseller List’s readers’ minds toward Savannah.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Once upon a time, Santa Fe functioned as a gateway to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where science was turned to its most destructive uses

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Bend, Oregon

Somewhere between Oregon’s Cascade Mountains and the high desert lies Bend. Once upon a time, it was called Farewell Bend, because here the pioneers on

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Chicago, Illinois

Like many an American city, Chicago began as a settlement on the far reaches of the frontier. Unlike most other American cities, Chicago’s explosive growth

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Liberty Island, New York

By the end of the year 1865, much that had been foggy for America had become crystal clear. More than 600,000 Americans had fallen in

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Through a curious mixture of spontaneity and careful planning, Carmel-by-the-Sea became – and remains – something that is increasingly hard to come by in a

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Williamsburg, Virginia

Williamsburg, Virginia is part of the Historic Triangle, which also includes Jamestown and Yorktown. What began as a tiny New World outpost in the 17th

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Moab, Utah

In Moab, Utah, you can explore sites straight out of a Martian landscape. And Moab boasts a variety of ways to explore this red planet

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Boise, Idaho

In 1862, Thomas and Frank Davis traveled West to the Idaho Territory. They were two of many drawn to the Boise area by rumors of

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New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans’ long and vibrant history, combined with a lively set of present-day attractions, has put it at the top of many a traveler’s bucket

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

You might have trouble finding a city brimming with more history than Philadelphia. Besides being home to many of the nation’s “firsts”, including the first

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Pensacola, Florida

In the age of sailing ships, the Spanish colonists of northwest Florida were battered by a series of storms and misfortunes so fierce that they

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Mobile, Alabama

Even in a country with a past life as a colony of one or more European imperial powers, Mobile stands out. (No, its nickname “The

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Everglades National Park

The southern tip of Florida sustains a truly astonishing array of flora and fauna. A unique set of conditions supports both freshwater and marine life

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Albuquerque, New Mexico

In 1972, 13 hot air balloons took flight from Albuquerque, New Mexico. What began as a bid for increased publicity around a local radio station’s

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Mel’s Toffee

Mel’s Toffee is a family-owned business based in Michigan. “Mel” is an acronym for Michelle, Erin, and Lauren, the three ladies behind the business. Michelle’s

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Big Bend National Park

Among the national parks, Big Bend is something special. Located in west Texas and named for a large bend in the Rio Grande, the park

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Duluth, Minnesota

For a city like Duluth, Minnesota, a title like “The Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas” doesn’t seem too lofty. Part of what makes Duluth

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San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is one of those places whose story has become legend. We all learned in school the most famous battle cry in American history,

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Cody, Wyoming

If you are looking for a celebration of the American West, Cody, Wyoming is the place you’ll want to visit. Founded by Buffalo Bill himself,

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Nashville, Tennessee

Founded in 1779, Nashville took its name from Francis Nash, a general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. But the Civil War was

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Despite its size, Chapel Hill has somehow managed to combine college town attractions with small town charm. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Yellowstone National Park

The area that became Yellowstone National Park is a place of such strange and spectacular beauty that the first explorers to bring back reports of

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Glacier National Park

The mountains and lakes of Glacier National Park were carved by glaciers long ago. Most of those glaciers are gone, but thanks to its national

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