There's no place like home… There's no place like home…And there's nothing like leaving it, without even having to stamp your lil' bluebook. Indeed, America's vast. And diverse. Oregon to Outer Banks, Newport to New Smyrna — some of these lands are strange as foreign countries. Except they're not. Everything is in our backyard and we can't help that our backyard is the size of, like, 20 Frances. So we load up the pickup truck, mom's minivan, the beatup 'wagon and explore home. From snow-covered beaches to condo-lined coves, the following is an account of local journeys in the Land of the Free.