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Tag Archives: USA

10 quirky towns on Route 66 you shouldn’t miss!

shamrock on route 66

The Mother Road has everything: national parks, big cities and even ghost towns.  But what I love most about travelling the road is the quirky towns on Route 66 that might only have one motel and diner but have so much charm!  I’ve gathered up 10 towns that you definitely shouldn’t miss when driving Route […]

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

route 66 planner - guide to planning the best route 66 road trip

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!

wigwam motel holbrook az

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 – […]

Christmas in Manhattan, NYC – 10 things to do!

Spending Christmas in Manhattan is such an exciting thing to do.  It seems to have been captured in so many movies and I’ll be honest, if I was to spend the holiday season anywhere in the world away from home it would be in NYC.  Funnily enough it was our first taste of Christmas away […]

Housesitting in New York and our first Xmas away from home

After our introduction to New York in Brooklyn, we had one night in Manhattan before we headed to our housesitting assignment over in Staten Island. Our night in Manhattan was so different to Brooklyn (which in turn was so different to Staten Island) and I’m really glad we saw a couple of different faces of New […]

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

road trip from texas to california

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. […]