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Erika Nelson: Think Bigger

It’s a brand new year for American Road Trip Talk. We normally use this podcast to introduce you to the people and places behind the stories in the magazine.  In this edition we are going to meet one of the authors who has given us a unique view of the American Road’s roadside attractions for over a decade. Erika Nelson is a traveling artist who has chronicled bigger than life attractions along our nation’s highways.  Everything from the biggest duck on Long Island to the largest baseball bat in Louisville, Ky and an enormous catsup bottle that serves as the water tower in Collinsville, IL  Erika has collected all of these and miniaturized them into…the World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things.

In this conversation Erika will explain her recent hiatus from the magazine to work on a project in Georgia.  She will also share some very special memories of former President Jimmie Carter in Planes, GA and her vision of what is coming up in this year’s Think Big column.   To learn more visit the World’s Largest Things photo gallery.