Friday, June 12, 2009


Anyone that's been in our neck of the woods knows that we could have used a re-branding a long time ago.

Some good content. Multi-media. But to more than afew folks, it was more than a bit confusing.

With this in mind, we have created a new umbrella place to go. It's called

Once there, you can take a journey into Hidden America, Canada, Beer or Hockey (with others to follow).

The content and the feel, hopfully, remain. And, with any look, less confusion.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Eric's Journeys

1. Journeys into Hidden America -
2. Journeys into Canada -
3. Journeys into Hockey -
4. Journeys into Beer -

How Journeys Into Was Started

"Journeys Into" was founded based on content developed by Eric Model.

First came "On the Road Americana" (Hidden America) , then Canadiana (Hidden Canada). Beer and hockey have followed.

All were united by a common thread - a unique prism or perspective - "journeys into the offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten".

It is this prism that eventually turned into "Journeys Into"

Journeys Into: Guiding Principles

“Come along.

Come and see.
There are sites in this country and people in this country to vanish any gloom you ever may feel, and to fill you instead with wonder.

Every road is as good as a promise and the promises all will be kept.

And do not worry about getting lost.

I have gone ahead and know the way”.

These words and its philosophy have guided us for almost 25 years. Over that time, we too have gone ahead and would like to take you on a journey to share with you some of the wonderful places, people and stories we’ve found to tell you about.

A lot of our journey has taken us into America beyond the interstate and off the beaten path in the tradition and spirit of Charles Kuralt and Garrison Keillor (What we have called “Hidden America. What unifies them is that they generally from a heading we describe as the “Offbeat, off the beaten path, overlooked and forgotten”.

Like many, we have found the growing sameness of so much of the American landscape: one city blurring into another through bland interstate highways, fast food joints, big box stores, fading accents and radio stations with the same songs, news and voices that make can make one place virtually indistinguishable from another.

Yet, at the same time, there is more to America than that. Much more. The states differ in landscape, topography, weather, history, culture, political culture and outlook, as well as accent, temperment and sensibility. In fact, one part of the country and one state can be very different from the next. The fifty states occupy different places and role in our national narrative. They each offer their native’s perspective and world view.

As one author and social critic has recently written” Somehow we’ve come to take for granted what our country looks like, what happened here, and what it feels like to live here. Shouldn’t we know it all in finer detail?”