Travelers planning road trips in the U.S. this summer may want to rethink their route now that Crossing.us, a new search engine launched in time for the travel season, finds novelty intersections across America.
Crossing.us can search for intersections anywhere in the country by name. Plug in two names – say, yours and your spouse’s – and you’ll likely find at least a handful of crossroads somewhere between Hawaii and Florida.
“That’s actually how I came up with the idea,” said Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, who created the site with three friends. “I thought it'd be fun to find the intersection of my and my wife's name somewhere, and then figured that, if I wanted that information, I bet others wanted to find their personalized intersections to. Just plug in ‘Jason’ and ‘Jennifer’ and indeed there is! And even better, it's Lord Jason Dr. and Lady Jennifer Dr. – in Biddeford, Maine.”
Feifer’s other favorite junctions include Drunk Rd. and Lonesome Rd. in Montana, Abbott St. and Costello St. in Kansas, and Vanilla Ct. and Chocolate Dr. in Nevada. Crossing.us also allows searches by individual street. Feifer said he was delighted to find Roy Fenn Drive – a combination of his father and son’s names – in Tell City, Ind.
“I really love intersections where someone's sense of humor comes through, like the intersection of This A Way and That A Way,” Feifer says. “As a kid who grew up watching Star Trek, I was particularly tickled at the intersection of Picard and Warp.”