Shunpiking is the avoidance of major highways while driving, in favor of country roads, though the term originates in the shunning of turnpikes, as in Smithfield Ham truckers’ long-time boycott of the James River Bridge. I guess I’m a shunpiker.

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Waldo Jaquith (JAKE-with) is an open government technologist who lives near Char­lottes­­ville, VA, USA. more »

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  1. William Least Heat Moon – “Blue Highways” and now “Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey” covers this style of driving by traveling these roads all around the country and living out of his van, mostly via stealth camping techniques.

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