Hot off our inboxes, from Mikey:

We are driving to the Austin Maker Faire from the SoCal area.

We’re planning on taking our time on the drive there — I was wondering if there’s anyway I can ask the blog.makezine.com collective intelligence to suggest some places to stop at along the way that would be fun/interesting to makers.

Dear readers, where would you stop?

Here’s an idea of what the route might be like:

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Please comment below with suggestions for where to stop, and if we’re lucky Mikey will send us photos and more!

To get us started, I’ll propose a detour to the Earthship community in Taos, New Mexico. These off-the-grid rammed earth houses are a beautiful example of architecture in harmony with nature. And, there’s a really nice hot springs within 2 miles!