Route 66’s is known for its soul-searching travellers and road-weary men. But what of the many influential women who made their name on Route 66 in its glory days? Here, we shine the spotlight on the state of Illinois and two of the women who left a lasting impression on the Mother Road.
Motels have a deep-seated connection with Route 66. Having risen from the dust of the Great Depression and the World War II, accommodation like Roy’s Motel and Cafe was and still is a symbol for the American dream. So, where did Roy’s come from and what has become of it today? We explore.
Kansas makes up a measly 12.6 miles of Route 66’s total length. However, that hasn’t stopped the people of Kansas from embracing their part in this historic road and showcasing local culture and history at key points. Check out these fascinating spots along Route 66 in Kansas.
Blue is the colour of freedom and Route 66 Tours are all about that. From a beautiful pool in the middle of New Mexico to Route 66’s most soulful music, check out these three very different, but all unforgettable, “blue” experiences to be found on our tours.
Route 66 is just about the best place for a road trip in the whole world, but that’s not the only achievement to be celebrated on the road. From totem poles to rocking chairs, here’s all you need to know about three outstandingly large world record breakers found along Route 66.
Santa Monica Pier stands proud at the spiritual end of Route 66, marked by the famous End of the Trail sign. However, it wasn’t always considered the end of the road. So, what about the pier earned its unofficial title? We take a look at only a few of the great things on offer at Santa Monica Pier.
The United States’ most famous road has inspired all manner of pop culture throughout the decades – including critically acclaimed films. We’ve picked three stand-out movies in which Route 66 truly shines for its history and symbolism. Be sure to give these a watch before your next tour.
There’s no doubt about it, there’s a lot of fun to be had on a tour of the Historic Route 66! So much fun that before you even get there, we thought we’d share a couple of cool facts about the road. Sign up for a tour to learn more about the road from our knowledgeable tour guides!
Have you ever read “The Grapes of Wrath”? It’s a novel about the history of the American west during the 1930s. Our good old Route 66 is a big part of the story with some pretty deep symbolism. If you’re planning on embarking on a Route 66 Tour, you might want to give the book (or this post) a read!