ABOUT THE SHOW:
Chris is your tour guide each week through some interesting and unique places out there in the world: those places he’s heard about in the whispers of local communities that might not be found in a book or were accidentally stumbled on the way to someplace else. Think theatre of the mind…. Or better yet, road trip of the mind.
He will also have a guest on each week discussing some facet of travelling – whether they are a travel agent, or an expert on national parks, or someone who has experienced something through vacationing that has given them interesting stories to share.
Chris says, “If I can inspire people to get outside and discover hidden gems for themselves – then mission accomplished!” Escape, experience something outside of your everyday world and explore those places OFF THE BEATEN PATH with Chris Hulse.
YOUR HOST, CHRIS HULSE
Chris Hulse has been doing road trips his whole life. He has crossed the country coast-to-coast in his car 7 times. He’s been to all 50 states (a dream he has been pursuing since his grandfather promised to take him to Alaska when he was 12). He currently has entered 2500 U.S. counties which includes every county in 29 states. He belongs to numerous travel-related organizations – he is currently Vice President of the Extra Miler Club (member since 1997), and is a member of the Road Maps Collectors Association and the All Fifty States Club.
Chris is a Distinguished Toastmaster as well, (which means he gives public speeches for fun!) and he’s working on his first book. He also enjoys climbing lighthouses, collecting road maps and road signs, and visiting river headwaters and confluences and of course, documenting his trips through the almost 300,000 pictures on his phones!
Episode 0 - "Pennsylvania"
Mount Davis - South Wolf Rock Rd, Fort Hill, PA 15540
Read Between the Signs - 18492 Smock Hwy, Meadville, PA 16335
Kinzua Skywalk - 296 Viaduct Rd, Mt Jewett, PA 16740
Big Mac Museum - 9061 Lincoln Hwy, North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Pennsylvania Paper & Supply Company - 215 Vine St, Scranton, PA 18501
Rail Park - 1150 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19123
Episode 1 - "Headwaters"
Headwaters of the Mississippi River - go beyond 16859 N Entrance Dr, Lake Itasca, MN 56470
Headwaters of the Potomac River - end of Fairfax Stone Rd, Eglon, WV 26716
Headwaters of the Susquehanna River - Council Rock Park, 11 River St, Cooperstown, NY 13326
Episode 2 - "Extremes"
Southernmost Point of the Continental U.S.A. - 1400 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
US 1 End - 501 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
West Quoddy Head Light - 973 S Lubec Rd, Lubec, ME 04652
Badwater Basin - Death Valley National Park, Badwater Rd, Death Velley, CA 92328
Mount Whitney - Whitney Portal Rd, Lone Pine, CA 93545
Point Roberts - 50 Tyee Dr, Point Roberts, WA 98281
Northernmost Point of the Contigous US - 7600 Young's Bay Dr NW, Angle Inlet, MN 56711
Episode 3 - "The Long Drive"
Northern End of Skyline Drive - 17065 Skyline Dr, Front Royal, VA 22630
Southern End of Skyline Drive/Northern End of Blue Ridge Parkway - 282 Skyline Dr, Waynesboro, VA 22980
Southern End of Blue Ridge Parkway - 20 US-19, Cherokee, NC 28719
Southern End of Natchez Trace - 8-12 Natchez Trace Pkwy, Natchez, MS 39120
Northern End of Natchez Trace - a little beyond 8456 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221
Episode 4 - "Mall Madness"
West Edmonton Mall - 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2, Canada
Mall of America - 60 E Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425
King of Prussia Plaza - 160 N Gulph Rd, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Episode 5 - "Vegas"
Hoover Dam - 81 Hoover Dam Access Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005
Lake Mead Visitor Center - 10 Lakeshore Rd, Boulder City, NV 89005
St Thomas - turn on Old St Thomas Rd, 8 miles south of Lost City Museum, 721 S Moapa Valley Blvd, Overton, NV 89040
Neon Boneyard - 770 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101
Area 51 Alien Research Center - 100 NV-375, Hiko, NV 89017
Episode 6 - "Music of the Road"
Elvis Presley Birthplace - 306 Elvis Presley Dr, Tupelo, MS 38801
Graceland - 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard, Memphis, TN
Episode 7 - "Big Goals"
World's Largest Ball of Twine - 719 Wisconsin St, Cawker City, KS 67430
World's Largest Globe - 2 DeLorme Dr, Yarmouth, ME 04096
Lucy the Elephant - 9200 Atlantic Ave, Margate City, NJ 08402
World's Largest Catsup Bottle - 800 S Morrison Ave, Collinsville, IL 62234
World's Tallest Thermometer - 72157 Baker Blvd, Baker, CA 92309
Episode 8 - "Extremes in the Middle"
Four Corners - 597 NM-597, Teec Nos Pos, AZ 86514
The Geographic Center of the United States - end of KS-191 and 130 Rd, Lebanon, KS 66952
Geographic Center of the Nation Monument - 415 5th Ave, Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Episode 9 - "Take Me Out to the Cabin"
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park - 2995 Lincoln Farm Rd, Hodgenville, KY 42748
Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home and National Museum - 3027 E S St, Lincoln City, IN 47552
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - 212 N 6th St, Springfield, IL 62701
Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site - 1500 Monument Avenue Cemetery, W Oak Ridge St, Springfield, IL 62702
Episode 10 - "Tourist Traps and River Rats"
South of the Border - 3346 Hwy 301 N, Hamer, SC 29547
Wall Drug - 510 Main St, Wall, SD 57790
Da Yoopers - 490 Steel St, Ishpeming, MI 49849
Breezewood - 16521 Lincoln Hwy, Breezewood, PA 15533
Episode 11 - "Around the World in 80 Days"
Devils Tower Visitor Center - 340 WY-110, Devils Tower, WY 82714
Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum - 2419 Main St, Gibsland, LA 71028
The Authentic Bonnie and Clyde Museum - 1293 S 2nd, Gibsland, LA 71028
A Christmas Story House - 3159 W 11th St, Cleveland, OH 44109
Episode 12 - "Let There Be Lighthouses"
Nobska Point Lighthouse - 233 Nobska Rd, Falmouth, MA 02543
Cove Point Lighthouse - 3500 Lighthouse Blvd, Lusby, MD 20657
Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse - 70 2nd St, Paulsboro, NJ 08066
Cape May Lighthouse - 215 Light House Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Absecon Lighthouse - 31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Navesink Twin Lights - 2 Light House Rd, Highlands, NJ 07732
Episode 13 - "Map Me Out a Route 66"
Route 66 Conference Center - 625 E St Joseph St, Springfield, IL 62703
Big Texan Steak Ranch - 7701 I-40, Amarillo, TX 79118
Cadillac Ranch - 13651 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo, TX 79124
Midpoint Cafe - 305 Historic Rte 66, Adrian, TX 79001
Episode 14 - "Is This Heaven?"
Field of Dreams Movie Site - 28995 Lansing Rd, Dyersville, IA 52040
Surf Ballroom - 460 N Shore Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428
Crash Site - down the street from 7368 315th St, Clear Lake, IA 50428
American Gothic House Visitor's Center - 300 American Gothic St, Eldon, IA 52554
Episode 15 - "On Location"
Mary Tyler Moore Statue - 700 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Mary Tyler Moore House - 2014 Kenwood Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Roseanne/The Conners House - 619 S Runnymede Ave, Evansville, IN 47714
The Brady Bunch House - 11222 Dilling Street, Studio City, CA 91602
Kings Island - 6300 Kings Island Dr, Mason, OH 45040
Sheraton Waikiki - 2255 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815
Halona Blowhole - down the street from 7968-8456 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96825
Cheers Beacon Hill - 84 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108
Mel's Diner - 1747 NW Grand Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
Tom's Restaurant - 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Original Soup Kitchen - 259 W 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
The FRIENDS™ Experience: The One in New York City - 130 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
Episode 17 - "Go West, Young Wagon Leader"
Independence Rock State Historic Site - WY-220, Alcova, WY 82620 (exactly 51 miles west of the Walmart at 4255 CY Ave, Casper, WY 82604)
National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center - 22267 OR-86, Baker City, OR 97814
"The End of the Oregon Trail" sign in The Dalles City Park - 707 Union St, The Dalles, OR 97058
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center - 1726 Washington St, Oregon City, OR 97045
The Last Blockbuster (on the Planet) - 211 NE Revere Ave #3, Bend, OR 97701
Mt St Helens Motel - 1340 Mt St Helens Way NE, Castle Rock, WA 98611
Mt St Helens Gifts BIGFOOT - 1254 Mt St Helens Way NE #b, Castle Rock, WA 98611
Washington Park Mt St Helens Interpretive Center - 3029 Spirit Lake Hwy, Castle Rock, WA 98611
Last Gas before Mt St Helens (Chevron) - 5304 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA 98649
Johnston Ridge Observatory - 24000 Spirit Lake Hwy, Toutle, WA 98649
Episode 18 - "Losing Your Land Legs"
Delta Flight Museum - 1060 Delta Blvd, Hapeville, GA 30354
The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array - Old Hwy 60, Magdalena, NM 87825 (Take US 60 to NM 52 South to NM 166 West, then 1.6 miles on right)
Titan Missile Museum - 1580 W Duval Mine Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614
Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Visitor Center - 24545 CottonWood Rd, Philip, SD 57567
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - 5500 Alameda Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Episode 20 - "Domestic & Foreign Relations"
The Ruins of President's Park - 8212 Croaker Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 (event dates and tickets can be found at http://www.johnplashalphoto.com)
Roosevelt's Little White House Historic Site - 401 Little White House Rd, Warm Springs, GA 31830
Roosevelt Historic Pool and Warm Springs - 101 Golf Course Rd, Warm Springs, GA 31830
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza - 411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202
Episode 21 - "Stuff Your Face, All Over the Place"
Ben & Jerry's Waterbury Factory Tour - 1281 Waterbury-Stowe Rd, Waterbury, VT 05676
Hastings Museum of Natural & Cultural History - 1330 N Burlington Ave, Hastings, NE 68901
Birthplace of Kool Aid (former Perkins Product Company HQ) - 516 W 1st St, Hastings, NE 68901
Kool Aid Days Festival - some events at Adams County Fairgrounds (947 S Baltimore Ave, Hastings, NE 68901), some events at Lake Hastings (1020 S Shore Dr, Hastings, NE 68901)
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile locations - https://www.oscarmayer.com/wienermobile and click on "TRACK IT"
Kentucky Fried Chicken/Harland Sanders Cafe and Museum - 688 W Dixie Hwy (US-25W), Corbin, KY 40701
Episode 22 - "All of the Islands in the Stream"
Ferry Cruise to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard from mainland - Hy-Line Cruises, 220 Ocean St, Hyannis, MA 02601
Nantucket Dock - 33 Straight Wharf, Nantucket, MA 02554
Nantucket Whaling Museum - 13 Broad St, Nantucket, MA 02554
Nantucket Shipwreck and Life Saving Museum - 158 Polpis Rd, Nantucket, MA 02554
First Congregational Church in Nantucket - 62 Centre St, Nantucket, MA 02554
Martha's Vineyard Dock - 12 Circuit Avenue Extension, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557
Martha's Vineyard Island Tours - https://www.mvy.com/marthas-vineyard-to-do and click on "Tours"
Martha's Vineyard Water Tours - https://www.mvy.com/marthas-vineyard-to-do and click on "Boat Excursions"
Martha's Vineyard Farms - https://marthasvineyardagriculturalsociety.org/local-farms
Chilmark Road Race - https://chilmarkcommunitycenter.org/chilmark-road-race-1
Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center - 1901 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001
Island Packers Cruises to Channel Islands - 1691 Spinnaker Drive #105B, Ventura, Ca 93001
Channel Islands Kayak Center - 3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035 or 1691 Spinnaker Dr, Ventura, CA 93001
Catalina Express (Long Beach) - 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
Catalina Express (Avalon) - 120 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, CA 90704
Catalina Express (Two Harbors) - 1 Banning House Rd, Two Harbors, CA 90704
Catalina Casino - 1 Casino Way, Avalon, CA 90704
Green Pleasure Pier - 2 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704
Catalina Island Mermaids - 1 Casino Way, Avalon, CA 90704
Glass Bottom Boat Voyage - Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704
Harbor Reef Restaurant & Bar - Catalina Isthmus, Two Harbors, CA 90704
Isle Royal National Park ferries - https://www.nps.gov/isro/planyourvisit/ferry-transportation-services.htm
Mackinac Island ferries - https://www.mackinawcity.com/play/mackinac-island-ferries/
Mackinac Island State Park - 7029 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Grand Hotel - 286 Grand Ave, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Original Murdick's Fudge - 7363 Main St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Fort Mackinac - 7127 Huron Rd, Mackinac Island, MI 49757
Episode 23 - "Join the Circle the Date"
Mackinac Bridge Walk - held every Labor Day, next one is Monday, September 4, 2023. Website for details: https://www.mackinacbridge.org/events/walk
Trinity Test Site - held the first Saturday in April and the third Saturday in October each year, next one is Saturday, October 21, 2023. Website for details: https://home.army.mil/wsmr/index.php/contact/public-affairs-office/trinity-site-open-house
Highway 127 Corridor Sale ("The World's Longest Yard Sale") - first Thursday through Sunday in August each year, next one is August 3-6, 2023. Websites for details: https://www.127yardsale.com OR https://www.127sale.com
The All Fifty (States) Club - https://allfiftyclub.com
Episode 24 - "Gas Station Gourmet at the Last Frontier"
Milepost Zero Alaska Highway - 800 Hwy 2, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 3V8, Canada
Milepost 1422 Alaska Highway - 2885 Alaska Hwy #1b, Delta Junction, AK 99737
Sign Post Forest - Mile 635, Alaska Hwy, Watson Lake, YT, Canada
26 Glacier Cruise - 100 W Camp Rd, Whittier, AK 99693 (https://phillipscruises.com)
Star the Reindeer - 840 W 10th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501
Earthquake Park - 5101 Point Woronzof Rd, Anchorage, AK 99502
Anchorage Museum - 625 C St, Anchorage, AK 99501
Denali - Mile 135 George Parks Highway, Trapper Creek, AK 99683
Iditarod Dog Sled Race Finish Line - 315 Front St, Nome, AK 99762
Northernmost Point in the United States (Point Barrow) - end of Stevenson St, Utqiagvik, AK 99723
Episode 25 - "Budget Travelling in Paradise"
Haiku Stairs - 46483 Makena St, Kaneohe, HI 96744 (check out https://1lifeonearth.com/stairway-to-heaven-oahu)
Ka'ena Point - go past 69385 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96791 (north-end) or 84265 Farrington Hwy, Waianae, HI 96791 (to where road ends, west-side)
Road to Hana begins - 1 State Hwy 36, Kahului, HI 96732
Road to Hana ends - 39606 Hana Hwy, Hana, HI 96713
Kilauea Visitor Center - 1 Crater Rim Drive, Volcano, HI 96785
Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station - 28 Mauna Kea Access Rd, Hilo, HI 96720
Kaluaupapa Settlement (Kalawao County, HI) - 270 Beretania St, Kalaupapa, HI 96742
Old Lahaina Luau - 1251 Front St, Lahaina, HI 96761