Category Archives: Road trips

Ultimate Route 66 planner – all your road trip questions answered!

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I’m a bit of a planning freak I’ll admit it – I love the planning of our road trips almost as much as doing them!  When we were looking to do the trip a few years back I really struggled to find a good Route 66 planner with all the information that I needed in […]

The best historic hotels on Route 66 you cannot miss!

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If you’re planning a trip on Route 66 then it’s pretty likely that it’s history is one of the big draws for you.  We’re looking today at the historic hotels on Route 66 that you really cannot miss on your journey.  Many of them are locally owned – known as Mom and Pop motels – […]

Tips for driving the North Coast 500 in a campervan or motorhome

There’s a new and popular driving route in Scotland called the NC500, North Coast 500, which some even say is like Scotland’s Route 66.  I’m not so sure on that one since we’ve driven both now, but if it works to boost tourism in the area then I guess it’s worth it!  What Scotland’s north […]

Our Texas to California Road Trip including 1000 miles on Route 66

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We were very excited to be doing a road trip in the USA, a Texas to California road trip – so no short trip for us!  It was about 1250 miles from Dallas TX to Needles CA according to Google, but I imagine we did slightly more with the few detours that we partook in. […]

Best Route 66 travel guide – books and map reviews

When planning a trip on the historic mother road you really want to have a Route 66 travel guide with you.  There is so much to see, so many little details to point out that unless you have a guide or some maps, you’ll just drive right on by.  They can really help bring to […]

Route 66 – Arizona Attractions you shouldn’t miss

Arizona was such a wonderful state to explore for us – it felt like it had all the classic Route 66 attractions that we were looking for from the small towns with old motels to ghost towns and of course, the amazing natural sights that you just cannot miss (and you literally can’t miss the […]

Visiting the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

The Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona (which also contains the Painted Desert) is right on Route 66 so  if you’re travelling along on a road trip there’s no need to head too far off from where you are for this sight. And what a sight it was! It was an overcast day for us, the first […]

Route 66 – New Mexico attractions you should see!

After a stunning time travelling Route 66 in Texas we had high hopes for New Mexico.  Here’s some of what we enjoyed and the best Route 66 New Mexico attractions: After stopping for a bite to eat at a service station just over the border in to New Mexico and having a Taco Tuesday we […]

Route 66 on a budget – how we kept costs down and what we actually spent

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Route 66 and budget might not be two words that seem like they belong together, but actually I think that they should.  We had a great time driving Route 66 on a budget and wanted to share some of our tips for doing so.   So how much does Route 66 cost? – It can, […]