How to Plan a Route 66 Itinerary

How to Plan a Route 66 Itinerary

Getting started planning your Route 66 itinerary can be a daunting task. Do you begin with a wishlist of sights and attractions or the knowledge of where you’ll be spending each night? Do you book your accommodation in advance or do you go with the flow? How long does it take? Will I miss anything? Things can… Read More

10 Things to See on Route 66 in California

10 Things to See on Route 66 in California

If you’re traveling westwards then you’re coming to the final stages of your journey, but that doesn’t mean that sites and attractions are low in number. Route 66 in California is home to many natural wonders, oddities and historical sites. And let’s not forget the wealth of tourist attractions that await you in Los Angeles… Read More

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Arizona

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Arizona

Route 66 in Arizona features some of the longest stretches of Mother Road still driveable. The “Grand Canyon State” offers plenty to see and do to Route 66 travelers, including many natural attractions such as the Painted Desert, Meteor Crater and Petrified Forest. One natural attraction that can’t be left off the list is of… Read More

10 Things to See on Route 66 in New Mexico

10 Things to See on Route 66 in New Mexico

Route 66 in New Mexico now travels directly through the center of the state whereas between 1926 and 1937 the original alignment took in the beautiful city of Santa Fe. There is much to be enjoyed as you drive through New Mexico and these ten attractions are just the tip of the iceberg. This isn’t… Read More

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Texas

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Texas

Cutting across the Texas Panhandle region, Route 66 in the Lone Star State is home to wide variety of sights, attractions and photo ops. This isn’t a concise list so please consider it a flavor of what Route 66 in Texas has to offer. You can find a more extensive list of things to see along the… Read More

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Oklahoma

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Oklahoma

Oklahoma is home to the longest stretch of Route 66 – over 400 miles! So as you can imagine it was no easy task to whittle down the many historic, iconic and interesting sights and attractions to a simple list of ten. As with the previous posts in this series consider this a flavor of what… Read More

7 Things to See on Route 66 in Kansas

7 Things to See on Route 66 in Kansas

Being the shortest section doesn’t mean that Route 66 in Kansas is short on sights or attractions. At only 13 miles and passing through three small towns – Galena, Riverton, and Baxter Springs – the Kansas portion embraces it’s Route 66 heritage and features some great historical attractions as well as one buck-toothed tow truck! Here are my… Read More

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Missouri

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Missouri

Missouri – “The Show Me State – has plenty to “show” you! This article brings you a selection of the vast range of sights and attractions to be experienced whilst driving Route 66 in Missouri including beautiful parks, monuments, museums, drive-ins and even the hide-out of Jesse James himself! As with my earlier post regarding… Read More

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Illinois

10 Things to See on Route 66 in Illinois

If you’re travelling Route 66 from east to west then Illinois will be the first state to offer up it’s many delights. Illinois was the first state to boast having Route 66 paved from end to end, and boasts many wonderful museums, roadside attractions and historic gas stations. This is just a small sample of some of the… Read More

A Beginners Guide to Route 66 Accommodation

A Beginners Guide to Route 66 Accommodation

Starting to plan your Route 66 road trip can be a daunting task, particularly knowing that you may very well be spending every night of your trip in an entirely new bed. In this respect a road trip will be unlike any vacation you may have taken before. Having a little information on the types… Read More

Highly Recommended Route 66 Motels – Part 2

Highly Recommended Route 66 Motels – Part 2

This is Part 2 to the original post that tried to answer the frequently asked question, “can you recommend some great Route 66 motels?” The motels are listed in the order they appear travelling east to west. If you’ve not read the first post and would like a reminder of the criteria for making this… Read More

Highly Recommended Route 66 Motels – Part 1

Highly Recommended Route 66 Motels – Part 1

One of the most frequently asked questions on this website and it’s associated Facebook page is “can you recommend some great Route 66 motels?” Hopefully this post will go some way towards answering that question. I use the phrase “some way” because there are far more fantastic Route 66 motels than the mere 10 listed in… Read More

How Long Does it Take to Drive Route 66?

How Long Does it Take to Drive Route 66?

How long does it take to drive Route 66? The flippant answer would be “how long have you got?” but I’m guessing that you’re reading this article because you were hoping for a more helpful and pragmatic response! So here goes… Assuming that you don’t have months to set aside to meander through every historical… Read More

20 Top Route 66 Driving Songs

20 Top Route 66 Driving Songs

Roadtrips and music go hand in hand. Whether searching the airwaves for local stations of docking your iPod for a pre-arranged playlist, chances are that at some point you’re going to be cruising down Route 66 listening to a rich selection of songs. This list is just a small selection of what I consider to… Read More

How Much of Route 66 is Still Drivable?

How Much of Route 66 is Still Drivable?

Just how much of Route 66 is still drivable? How close can you get to the original road? It’s a common question when people are considering their road trip, and while it’s certainly true that you can no longer drive Route 66 from end to end uninterrupted, a significantly large portion (approximately 85%) remains paved and… Read More

10 Top Neon Signs on Route 66

10 Top Neon Signs on Route 66

Back in it’s heyday, if a business wanted to stand out from the crowd on Route 66 it would need to do something pretty special. If that was a tough task during the day, can you imagine how much more challenging it would have been by night? This is where the neon sign comes in handy!… Read More

5 Tips to Keep Comfortable When Driving Route 66

5 Tips to Keep Comfortable When Driving Route 66

Route 66 is a 2448 mile trip without taking in to account small detours or larger side-trips. That’s an awful lot of driving! Considering how much time you’re going to spend behind the wheel it’s imperative that you try to make the journey as comfortable (and therefore safer) as possible. Here are my 5 tips to… Read More

Top Tips for Driving in the United States

Top Tips for Driving in the United States

If you’ve not driven in the US before then there are some basic differences that every driver should be aware of. Quite often you’ll be driving on quiet roads but occasionally you might want to slip onto the Interstate or drive though one of the cities along the route. This selection of tips for driving… Read More

10 Essential Route 66 Photo Opportunities

10 Essential Route 66 Photo Opportunities

Route 66 is the selfie-takers dream; jam-packed with weird and wonderful sights, gorgeous scenery, and iconic landmarks. There are some sights in particular that are just so iconic and representative of the Route 66 experience that it’s almost impossible to pass them by without bringing out the camera. This list is about those sights – the sights… Read More

5 Top Route 66 Side-Trips

5 Top Route 66 Side-Trips

Alongside the great road itself there are several very popular detours that you can take whilst travelling Route 66. When deciding which, if any of the most common side-trips that you opt for, the most important question you can ask yourself is “if I don’t do this now, when will I?” Simply put – when… Read More

Renting a Car for Your Route 66 Road Trip

Renting a Car for Your Route 66 Road Trip

Choosing a Rental Company When renting a car in the US you need to be at least 21 years old with a valid drivers license. That’s not to say that every rental company is obliged to rent to you – some rental companies have a 25 year minimum age or require an additional payment if you’re… Read More

How did Route 66 Tourism Develop?

How did Route 66 Tourism Develop?

Origins of Route 66 In the 1930’s, particularly during the dry, arid years of the “dustbowl”, Route 66 was the primary thoroughfare for those who migrated west in search of agricultural work, and the volume of traffic was sufficient to support the economy of the many small towns through which it passed. By the time… Read More

What is Route 66?

What is Route 66?

What is Route 66? Most of us have an awareness of the image of Route 66 in popular culture, but fewer would be able to describe the origins of this iconic road. Hopefully this article will provide a bit of background on the history and resurgence of the “mother road”…   Origins of Route 66… Read More

What is the Best Time of Year to Drive Route 66?

What is the Best Time of Year to Drive Route 66?

This question of “what is the best time of year to drive route 66” gets asked a lot, but there’s no simple answer. A member of the Facebook group recently came out with this little gem: “anytime between January and December”! However, as correct as that answer is, it doesn’t help you make a decision… Read More

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