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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. […]

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, […]

Route 66 – Texas attractions that you shouldn’t miss!

Our first full day on historic route 66 saw us take in all the sights that the road had to offer.  Most people, of course, take the route all the way from Chicago but we had to be content with starting in the Lone Star State.  There are loads of Route 66 Texas attractions to […]

Visiting the U Drop Inn in Shamrock TX

Do you recognise the U Drop Inn?  The one all lit up in neon?  You’ll find it in Shamrock TX and if you have kids you might recognise it as what Ramone’s workshop was based on in the film Cars!   Now, I’ve wanted to visit Route 66, specifically with our kids, since we watched […]