Travelogue: You won’t tire of looking at this behemoth

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Roadside Attractions

What: World’s Largest Tire

Where: Allen Park, Mich., near the Detroit Metro Airport

What’s there: It’s just the tire, but it’s a big one, the world’s biggest. The tire – aka the Uniroyal Tire – was built for the 1964 New York World's Fair and is 80 feet tall and weighs 12 tons.

More info: www.cityofallenpark.org

Travel Tip

Aviation.com recently offered some tips that should help you avoid losing your luggage when flying:

- Take nonstop flights

- Make sure your bags are tagged properly by the skycap or agent

- Ship your luggage ahead

- Put your home and away addresses on the outside and inside of the luggage

Site to See

Love maple syrup? You might want to check out New York state’s annual Maple Weekends, which are set for the last two weekends of March. Find event information at www.mapleweekend.com.

Tsunami museum opens

Indonesia in February opened a museum dedicated to the 2004 tsunami that killed 230,000 people. The $5 million facility features photos, videos, stories, scientific looks at the earthquake and tsunami and more.

Good to Know

If you were planning to visit Tamarack Resort in Idaho, you’ll need to rethink your plans – the resort is closing in the wake of foreclosure lawsuits. Tamarack opened in 2004 north of Boise.

GateHouse News Service