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Letters | October 2010

Hot Topic: On the Road Again

Our Web-exclusive story “America’s Strangest Roadside Attractions” (August) fueled a conversation at TravelandLeisure.com. Below, select comments.


Why weren’t the dinosaurs at Cabazon, California, mentioned? They’ve been there since the 60’s and had a starring role in Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.TravelandLeisure.com member CastleDoc

Pull Over Now

Don’t forget Carhenge, in Alliance, Nebraska. It is fabulous!! —TravelandLeisure.com member Jeannief

Stringing Us Along

We’ve seen Lucy, the New Jersey elephant, but the giant ball of twine is definitely on our bucket list. —TravelandLeisure.com member GoBIGorGoHome

Reader’s Find: Secret Scotland

My daughter and I recently discovered the antidote to overpriced U.K. hotels: Wolsey Lodges, a group of luxurious B&B’s. We stayed just beyond central Edinburgh at Windmill House (doubles from $235, including breakfast), a Georgian home tucked away on a private hill near the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. The charming hosts, Michael and Vivien Scott, put us in a huge, antiques-filled bedroom with an elegant bath and large windows looking out to the Water of Leith. It was our little secret (even some local cab drivers had yet to discover it), but too good to keep from you. —Carol Gamm, Montclair, N.J.

T+L Asks: If You Could Travel with Anyone in the World, Alive or Dead, Who Would it Be—and Where Would You Go?

These are just a few of the responses posted on our Facebook wall (facebook.com/TravelandLeisure) and tweeted to us (@Travland Leisure). To see more, “like” T+L on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Anywhere in Europe with my husband. But can we bring Anthony Bourdain and his Italian wife, Ottavia? —Debra Lutzow

Fantastic question! I’d go to Morocco with Henri Matisse to see what would inspire him to create in other cultures. —Diane Hughes, New York, N.Y.

Straight to Louisiana, with James Lee Burke in New Iberia and Louis Prima in New Orleans. —Angela Scarpaci Guizar

New Zealand with my husband and Lucy Lawless. —Lisa Laval Shealy

Exploring the trails, waterfalls, vistas, and valleys of Yosemite National Park with naturalist John Muir. —Nate Breeding


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