CAT | Dining
Classic diners in the US are somewhat hard to come by these days, but for those among us who enjoy munching down on a good old fatty hamburger and washing it down with a tasty milkshake, there are thankfully still some decent ones out there.
The diner in America is almost important to the culture as sport is. Boasting diners unlike anywhere else in the world, the US knows how to serve up a decent meal with a classic and fun atmosphere.
In fact, some visitors even come to our great country just to check out this old time, favorite tradition.
So, we at Jurnii have made it easy for those on the hunt for the classic diner and have developed a comprehensive guide to the Classic Diners of the US.
Take a sneak peak before checking it out.
Operating for an impressive 60 years, the Salem Diner has become a relic over time and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Serving up a mean Spanish omelet, the Salem Diner also does a fine job of the American chop suey; a delicious concoction of stretched ground beef with noodles, tomato and spice.
Ben’s Chili Bowl
Famous for their chili dogs, chili half-smokes, and bowls or beef or veggie chili, Ben’s Chili Bowl is easily the best place in America to eat this particular cuisine. Open from 6am ‘til 2am, Ben will satisfy you chili cravings at almost any time of the day.
Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Mickey’s Diner is a National Historic Landmark and has been used in films such as The Mighty Ducks and Jingle All The Way.
Boasting “malts so thick you could eat them with a fork and hamburgers so juicy you can use a spoon”, a meal here is sure to leave you rolling out the door.
Rosie’s is an authentic and original icon of the American road and is a familiar image in well-know photographs, posters and on television.
Offering great home-cooked food and award-winning burgers, Rosie’s also serves the best breakfast around, with themed evenings ensuring a great night for all.
Mustache Bill’s Diner
Boasting a hometown, warm atmosphere, Mustache Bill’s Diner offers great food for ideal prices.
The star of the menu is without a doubt the Cyclops; a delicious one-eyed breakfast monster with two eggs in the middle of two delicious hearty pancakes.
Open 24/7 all year round, Eagle Diner is a family restaurant that boasts an impressive menu and even better prices.
Most dinners include a huge salad bar, with homemade soups and breads, adding to the homey feel of the establishment.
Feeling hungry? Check out the full guide to Classic Diners of the US and start discovering them now.
Taking a vacation in an RV usually involves a lot of planning, and what better way to do this than to pick up a few guide books. The market for RV Guides is huge so it’s hard to know which ones to choose.
To make things a bit simpler for our Jurnii readers, we’ve narrowed it down to the top 5 must-reads before taking your RV vacation.
So buckle up and get out those reading glasses, because you are about to be transported into the big, wide world of RV books!
1. 2011 Trailer Life Campground Directory
A guide to RV Parks and Campgrounds is essential while on the road. It saves the hassle of stopping to search on the Internet or asking around.
The 2011 Trailer Life Campground Directory is your one-stop guide to the best places to camp in North America and is somewhat of a bible to RV travelers. Aside from well-rounded information on RV parks, this useful resource also acts as a guide to the nation’s RV service centers, LP gas locations and the best tourist attractions to visit.
This guide is a must-have for avid RV campers.
While Wal-Mart may not be a campground or RV Park, the concept is basically the same. Perfect for tired and weary travelers, Wal-Mart is the perfect place to quickly stop for a night…and the best part is that it’s free!
The Wal-Mart atlas provides driving directions to more than 4,000 stores across the country, making it your one-stop-guide to America’s free camping.
3. 2011 RVers Friend
If you aren’t a fan of camping at Wal-Mart overnight, the 2011 RVers Friend is the travel guide for you. It lists over 6,600 Travel Centers across the US and Canada.
These travel centers (formerly known as truck stops) have all the basic utilities for a comfortable night in your RV, with some even boasting hook-ups and dump stations.
This guide will tell you where they are and how to get to them, making it essential for lovers of free camping!
4. National Park Service Camping Guide
The National Park Service Camping Guide provides detailed information on over 400 campgrounds in the 118 National Park Service Areas in the US. It is your one-stop-guide to everything you need to know about camping in these amazing places.
National Park camping is an extremely popular option in the US, so it pays to be prepared if you want this to be an option for you.
5. Interstate Travel Guide
If you are looking for one book that will quickly guide you to rest areas, welcome centers, scenic turnouts and RV dump stations along America’s Interstate Highways you can stop your search.
The Interstate Travel Guide provides you with all of this information, plus much, much more, making it the essential guide for those just starting out in the RV travel world.
Think we have left out some of the essential RV Guide Books? Tell us what they are in the comments below!
Home to everyone’s favorite kind of deep-fried chicken, Kentucky is a southern state that has enough strange roadside attractions to, well, fill a bucket!
So join us as we twister our way through the land of Colonel Sanders and uncover the weirdest and wackiest attractions on offer here.
1. Mammoth Cave Wax Museum: Cave City, Kentucky
These days wax replicas have taken on a whole new meaning, with some so realistic, it’s hard to tell between the wax figure and the real person. However, due to the age of the Mammoth Cave Wax Museum, many of the figures aren’t quite as realistic as one would expect.
From Martin Luther King and Mark Twain, to the cast of Baywatch and Elvis, Mammoth Cave boasts everyone significant to both the Hollywood and History worlds.
2. The First KFC: Corbin, Kentucky
This is where the junk food craze that was to take the nation, and inevitably the world by storm, began. Experience the original recipe in its original setting…fortunately though, you won’t be offered the original chicken!
3. World’s Largest Bat: Louisville, Kentucky
The search for “world’s biggest things” was met with another entry in the country town of Louisville, Kentucky, when we stumbled across a giant baseball bat. In fact, it weighs in at an impressive 34 tons to be exact.
The bat appears to wreck havoc right across town, with a 3D painting of the ball smashing into a window of the local glass shop, and a leathery bat also found at the nearby costume shop.
4. Vent Haven: Ventriloquist Museum: Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Ventriloquism is something that has intrigued the public for many years, and as fascinating as it may be, many of us are still wary of just what these “dummies” can do.
This museum really puts you right in the thick of it, as you walk through endless rooms of silently grinning dolls, it’s hard not to get a slight feeling of the “heebie-jeebies” and wonder just what’s going on in their little wooden heads.
5. Answers in Genesis Creation Museum: Petersburg, Kentucky
Offering some sort of answer to the age old debate between Evolution and Creationism, the Answers in Genesis Creation Museum is an attraction that is guaranteed to surprise even the most skeptical among us.
From dinosaurs and cave men, to Damnation Alley and the Garden on Eden, this museum has it all, leaving no stone unturned and no myth left without an attempted answer.
Think there’s more to fill the bucket? Leave your ideas in the comments below.