Our intrepid videographer and road warrior, Allison Otto, captures small town wonders from the Best of the Road trip through New York state and Kentucky.
The Best of the Road Rally RV took off from the Airforce Memorial, a few miles outside of Washington, DC.
Best of the Road host Bert Kreischer jokes with team members Patricia Serrano and Anna Haas of the “Fresh Travelers” (in orange) and Dusty and Nikki Green of “Two For The Road” (in blue).
Patricia Serrano and Anna Haas of the “Fresh Travelers” team stand in front of their official team vehicle.
The Best of the Road Rally RV is handing out cool freebies, like these camp chairs, to travelers during the cross-country adventure.
Campground hamburgers grilled over an open fire are a tasty summertime tradition.
A welcome sign hangs beside an RV campsite near Gettysburg.
A tall ship docked in Clayton, which is part of the 1,000 Islands region in upstate New York.
The Merrill children and their dog, Cooper, enjoy the weekend in Clayton, NY. Nine-year-old Cooper competed in Clayton’s DockDogs long jump competition as a first-time entrant.
Three friends backflip off the dock in Clayton, NY.
Victorian homes line the streets of Clayton, NY.
An anchor overlooks the St. Lawrence River in Clayton, NY.
Detail of a mural in Clayton, NY.
Dr. McDowell’s violin rests atop a piano at the McDowell Museum in Danville, KY.
Check the <a title="Best of the Road Blog" href="http://blog.travelchannel.com/the-traveling-type/2012/07/05/best-of-the-road-search-for-the-best-small-town-begins/" target="_blank"><em> <b>Best of the Road blog </b></em></a> for a bourbon slush recipe by David Sullivan, a bartender from Danville, KY.
A traditional Kentucky BBQ welcomes the Best of the Road crew to Danville.
The Great American Dollhouse Museum features more than 200 dollhouses and a replica village.
A maid cleans up in the miniature home of an art dealer at the Great American Dollhouse Museum in Danville, KY.
This mansion in Danville, KY, was featured in the 1957 film, Raintree County, starring Elizabeth Taylor.
Cupcakes from The Twisted Sifter Cake Shoppe in Danville, KY, line the dessert table at a community BBQ.
Fleetwood RV driver, Bob Bailey, take the road rally team across the country.
(Left to Right) Rand McNally videographers Andrew Saunderson, Zach Mann, driver Bob Bailey and Best of the Road co-hosts, Amanda Pflugrad and Gary Hurt, lean against the swanky 40-foot Fleetwood RV that transports our crew across the country.