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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