Use All The Crayons! Travel!
Chris Rodell has written over 1,000 travel features for the most prestigious print publications from back when that really meant something. Today he’s writing just for you.
From the posh to the idiosyncratic, this site is the travel companion to his wildly popular book, “Use All The Crayons!” The Colorful Guide to Simple Human Happiness,” described by Foreword Reviews as the “quirky and exuberant roadmap to finding joy all along life’s path.” Now, Rodell’s taking that euphoric ethos on the road, taking the most colorful stories from 20 years of writing for offbeat Americana travel (and beyond).
Stories here include what you’ll find if you take a peek in the Fort Knox-like lost ’n’ found at The Breakers Resort & Spa in Palm Beach, Florida, and why Darwin, Minnesota, is the town saved by a giant ball of twine. It’s about the Texas town where streets are named This Way, That Way and Which Way; and Point Roberts, Washington, the only town in America’s lower 48 where Americans need to twice display their international passports before being legally allowed to enter.
Rodell’s writing had been hailed for keen observation coupled with crackling wit. It’s all here, the travel website dedicated to depicting vibrant snapshots of why when it comes to colorful destinations, America’s forever using all the crayons!
Stories on this site originally appeared in Esquire, People, Maxim, The London Daily News, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Pittsburgh Magazine, The St. Petersburg Times, Kingdom, The Dallas Morning News, Silver Kris, Outside, Cooking Light, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Herald, PetLife, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, National Enquirer, Stuff, Delta Sky, MSNBC, Inspirato, Men’s Health, The Toronto Globe & Mail, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Travel & Leisure, Golf, The San Diego Union Tribune, The Miami Herald, Details, Golf Connoisseur, The Providence Journal, America’s Best Travel Features, National Enquirer, Diversion, The Atlanta Constitution-Journal, Hemispheres, The San Antonio Express-News, The New Orleans Times Picayune, The South China Morning Post and other too numerous to name.
The stories to these links have already reached 97 million Earthlings. Thank you for taking the time to make it 97 million and 1!
- Chris Rodell, Feb. 2015