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Using Back Roads Instead of Interstates
When possible and time allows, try taking a bit of a detour from the direct route to your destination and get off of the major
Interstates for a real treat.  This country was built on those two-lane roads.  You’ll run into some of the best scenery, surprising
visual treats and true local history by taking the time to travel off of the beaten path for a while.  And don’t forget to stop and chat
with local folks as you pass through – they’re the best tour guides you’ll find along the way, guiding you to homey one-of-a-kind
restaurants, attractions and hidden treasures – things that never seem to make the state tourism magazines but, without fail, are
the side-trips that are “must sees” if you ask anyone who really knows the area.  But please, no matter what, use your best
judgement regarding moving safely from one place to another.  Be wary of back roads which may or may not have the facilities you’ll
need to travel safely, such as fuel stops, restaurants and rest stops.  Always calculate and know how much fuel you’ll need to get to
the next available/open fuel refill stop.  And pay attention to the fact that vehicles can break down or get flat tires – will you be able to
find help when and where you need it?  
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