LOVE FOR ART & EXPLORATION
Hello, we’re brothers Danny and Robert Bytheway. Together, with our dad Robert, we co-founded Roadside Secrets. Since we were young boys we’ve always explored – searching for new and exciting things to do and places to see. We were never content sitting still or visiting the same place over and over. We always wanted to see what was down every road and around the next corner! This passion for exploration and the outdoors was engrained in us since we were born thanks to our parents.
Our dad has a passion and talent for art, and always the conversationalist, he also loves sharing his explorations with others, telling them how to get to some of his favorite places. Verbal directions were then enhanced with beautiful sketches of the route on whatever was around – usually a napkin or other note card – and people began to compliment the napkin maps.
As we grew into adulthood, we realized we could produce poster maps to share our discoveries with others on a mass scale. The test map of our hometown was wildly popular, so we decided to produce the Pacific Coast Highway – San Francisco to Big Sur poster.
We quickly realized we couldn’t possibly show everything on the poster map, so we built this website to allow others to discover more places to explore, and provide more information so anyone wishing to travel could access everything needed to make the most of their journey.