So, here are a few alternatives to the wonders of Europe that can be found if you drive across the USA on Route 6:
THE CANALS OF VENICE, ITALY:
Moline, IL: In Venice, you have to take either a water bus or water taxi to get where you need to go. In Moline, the Channel Cat Water Taxi is a perfect way to move around the Quad Cities in order to avoid the traffic-jammed bridges that cross the Mississippi River into Iowa.
|Channel Cat Water Taxi|
Cape Cod National Seashore, MA: OK, so the water may not be crystal clear and the beaches aren't lava-black, but over 40 miles of clean, Atlantic Ocean, broad sandy shoreline beat the shoulder to shoulder drink-sipping tourist magnet Greek seasides any day (at least in my upcoming book). For those who enjoy a nearly solitary beach experience, even in the height of summer, the Cape Cod National Seashore is an unsung gem.
|Cape Cod National Seashore|
THE AGORA: ATHENS, GREECE
|State Capitol Building|