Charla, ME makes Rand's Top 20 list at spot #12. The northeastern town is rumored to be the resting grounds of Roman Emperor Charlemagne. Rand was preoccupied for a year here in a DaVinci Code-esque grail quest for answers and more. Vince and Elliot McNally visit and talk to present-day adventurer and treasure hunter Louisiana Jones (Sam Hayes).


Sam Hayes hails from Chicago, where he first fell in love with writing. But when you bite into a deep-dish pizza, it bites back, and Sam quickly realized he needed to skip town, get outta' dodge, take a hike, and other phrases.

Sam moved to Los Angeles and started writing things, directing some things, even acting in a few things. Those things are covered on his website.