I’ll Tell You Where to Go!

In need of a relaxing getaway?

Well, sorry.

I can’t exactly help you with that.

But I can help by giving you a dozen suggestions of where not to go!

Check out the names of these unique and bizarre-sounding towns in the USA!


(Pronounced ZYE-zix, this town was clearly named by some smart-ass. Or the town drunk.)


(Well, this is Texas we’re talking about, after all. Don’t expect any cutesy names, like Compromise or Friendshipville. No time for that nonsense!)


(As Texas’s neighbor to the north, this name lends itself beautifully to an obviously shared philosophy. But that’s pretty much where the beauty ends.)


(This place must be a prime destination for Halloween! I wonder if visitors are greeted by Frankenstein himself? )


(The Bat Cave really does exist! But while Batman himself is pretty cool, a cave full of bats is decidedly very uncool and downright creepy.)


(I’ve never personally encountered a puddle with so much sass, but I suppose there is a first time for everything…)


(I’m not sure I want to know what inspired this creative name. Perhaps a very active rabbit with nothing better to do with its time? Speaking of which…)


(I’m so confused. Are we talking hash, as in roadkill? Or hash, as in marijuana? And what the hell is a rabbit doing with marijuana?)


(Where did you go for your vacation? Oh, I just went to Hell for a few days. So good to be back on earth! I mean, home. It’s good to be home. Yeah…)


(Can’t commit to the full-blown Hell experience? Then go to Half Hell for a half-assed hellish nightmare!)


(Why, indeed? Or perhaps the real question here is actually…)


(That’s right. Why not go to Whynot? It’s such a fine name that two different states boast the claim to this grammatically-incorrect winner!)

Hopefully, this gives you some ideas for planning your next trip.

I already know where I’m not going.

All I know is that if someone tells me to Go to Hell, I think I’ll have to pass.

~Happy Friday, everyone! Have a terrific weekend, and if you plan to travel anytime soon…well, I just hope you’re going someplace that is not on this list! ~


50 thoughts on “I’ll Tell You Where to Go!

  1. Well I, for one, have an urge to visit Spunky Puddle, Ohio, just to see if their puddles are really spunkier than ours. (My 12 year old, while reading over my shoulder, insisted that Zzyzx is actually a town in the Fablehaven book series, and not here in California. But who knows?)

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    • It sure sounds like a fictitious place, with a goofy name like that!

      According to Google: Zzyzx, formerly Camp Soda and Soda Springs, is an unincorporated community in San Bernardino County, California, United States, within the boundaries of Mojave National Preserve.

      Sounds like a fascinating road trip idea for next time you’re bored and feel like really exploring California. 😀

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  2. Haha Love it! I camped at Snake Valley once and a place called Nar Nar Goon. And I’ve traveled along a highway called World’s End. Can’t say I’ve ever been to Hell though! 😊 Have a great weekend.

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    • Incredibly enough, these are all indeed actual places in the United States! Isn’t that something? 😀

      I will definitely take Gentle Loving Land over any of these other…interesting (?) prospects!

      Have a great weekend, too! 🙂

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  3. Nice! I might check out Spunky Puddle, right here in my home state. Wonder if the Highway to Hell is I-75? That first one made me think of a Davis Sedaris story with a character named Khymm (alt spelling for Kim, which must have been too plain for her high-falutin’ parents). 🙂


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