Our Story

On the surface, Lap Around America might look like just another travel blog.  And it’s true.  We do love sharing stories about some of the people, places, and things we discover as we travel the country… with a purpose.

You see, at our core, we are a retail company.  A retail company that celebrates America’s smallest product manufacturers, by helping consumers discover their new favorite things.

Lap Around America was founded by close friends who grew up together professionally while in their 20s, and working for the world’s largest retailer.

Now in their 50’s, the founders love discovering locally made products as they travel with friends and family, curating their very favorites on the shelves of their retail store in Branson, Missouri.

We help the makers of these little-known brands grow, when our customers make a purchase, fall in love with the product, and visit our website for information about buying more (direct from the maker).

We also leverage our many contacts in the industry to help the very best of these products get onto the shelves of Walmart and other major retailers.