Author: Sara J. Benson
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2008-06-17
Explorer's Great Destinations puts the guide back into guidebook. This Explorer's Great Destinations guidebook focuses on the Four Corners Region of the American Southwest, including parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah.
Rediscover the Open Road! Make the most of the historic Main Street of America from kitsch-studded Chicago and St. Louis, southwest through the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona, to sunny chic Los Angeles. Road Trip USA: Route 66 is roadside Americana at your fingertips! Inside Road Trip USA: Route 66 you'll find: A flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for many possible itineraries Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Route 66 like The Grand Canyon, Cadillac Ranch, Tinkertown, and London Bridge, as well as the roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and the local history and personality that makes each small town and big city unique Detailed driving maps covering the entire historic route to help you do as the song says and get your kicks on Route 66 Full-color vintage and modern photos and illustrations of America both then and now in a slim, portable guide Roadside curiosities and detours reveal the personalities of small towns and thriving cities along the route Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who has zoomed along nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Tips and tools for how to plan your road trip, as well as resources and suggestions for the best books to read as you explore the US Road Trip USA: Route 66 is so full of the beauty of the American road, why wait to start your next adventure? Hit the Road!
Author: Tom Snyder
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Fourth Edition —Fully revised and updated with 30 new maps throughout. Right down America's Main Street it rolled, pausing at each town along the way, then moving on, carrying travelers in search of adventure, romance, or that rare chance for a new beginning. Route 66 knew many names: the Mother Road, Will Rogers Highway, the Neon Road. And it lived up to each. Travelers met the land, found new friends—and often themselves. Now, more than a quarter-century since being officially abandoned, the old road still keeps its promise. Today, all along the highway's 2,448-mile length from Chicago to L.A., signs carrying its magic double sixes once again give direction to the journey. Yes, they assure you, this is still Route 66. . . . More than twenty years after the original publication of Route 66, this completely updated and expanded guide will make the trip along the Mother Road easier and even more exciting. Responding to requests from readers and travelers, Tom Snyder offers up-to-date routings, elegant and easy-to-read new maps, and revised information on roadside attractions. Filled with love, high jinks, and mystery, the stories Snyder narrates truly capture the flavor of the Main Street of America. Cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and ghosts all make appearances in these nostalgic glimpses of history-in-the-making along America's most famous highway.
It is a living, breathing time capsule suspended in the era of I Like Ike buttons and tail fins. It is the crossroads of the past and future where an electric vehicle museum shares space with a Route 66 museum in a century old powerhouse, and you share the road with Model T Fords and Toyotas. It is America's longest attraction and the most famous highway in the world. It is the Main Street of America, iconic Route 66, the highway of dreams. It is a grand adventure and the ultimate American road trip. It is a destination for legions of enthusiasts from New York and Japan, Australia and the Netherlands, Germany and California in search of an authentic American experience. If you motor west (or east) on this storied old highway, there isn't enough time to see it all, to sample all the delightful restaurants, to explore all the quirky museums, to take in all the wonderful photo ops, or enjoy a restful night under the neon at all the time capsule motels on just one trip. So, make the most of your odyssey along iconic Route 66 and let 100 Things to Do on Route 66 Before You Die be your guide to 100 of the best stops on legendary Route 66. Join author, tour guide, adventurer, historian, and lecturer Jim Hinckley on a memory making journey through the heartland of America, and discover why this is the most famous highway in the world.
Author: Nick Freeth
Publisher: Salamander Books
Release Date: 2001
Genre: United States Highway 66
For anyone planning to explore Route 66 - whether from the comfort of an armchair or in 'real time' - this pocketsized guide will be the perfect travelling companion. Starting in Chicago, the book traces each of the 'Mother Road's' 2,200 miles, describing how the road was created, and the transforming effect it had on the places through which it passed. The book offers far more than a comprehensive description of the road's route, principal 'sights' and history, however: it also takes the reader on a fascinating journey through American popular culture. The detailed travel notes and colour photos of landmarks are complemented by colourful, lively features on the cars, the music, the movies, the characters and even the food associated with America's legendary 'Main Street'. The illustrations, meanwhile, include newly commissioned location colour photographs of sights, signs and landmarks along the way. Add a wealth of historic black and whites and new studio shots of memorabilia, artefacts and ephemera and you have a stunning selection of photos that superbly evoke the magic of the road and the spirit of times gone by. As Consultant Paul Taylor summarises in his Introduction. Street'.
Plan the perfect road trip with Insight Guide USA On The Road, an inspiring, full-colour travel guide to the ultimate American travel experience - taking you to the open road across the USA: An inspirational Best of the United States section illustrates on-the-road highlights, making sure you don't miss anything these spectacular trips have to offer, from historical sites to best diners. With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this guide is essential background reading for anyone who's ever dreamt of driving across the USA. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography. Five routes covered in detail: the Atlantic Route (New York City to Florida Keys), The Northern Route (Boston to the Olympic Peninsula), the Central Route (Washington, DC to Los Angeles), the Southern Route (Atlanta to San Diego) and the Pacific Route (San Diego to Washington State). Special features on American Artists and the Road and the legendary Route 66. Lavish photo features illustrate how to make the most of your time in America's main cities. Selective listings hand-picked by our local writers for where to stay and eat; comprehensive advice to help you plan your trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure. 'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips is your passport to the best advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Featuring trips from Chicago to Los Angeles, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can visit all of Route 66's kooky roadside attractions and friendly towns with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips: Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right routes tailored for your needs and interests Get around easily - easy-to-read, full-color route maps, detailed directions Insider tips to get around like a local, avoid trouble spots and be safe on the road - local driving rules, parking, toll roads Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Useful features including Stretch Your Legs, Detours, Link Your Trip Road Trips Eastern Route 66, Central Route 66, Western Route 66 Covers Los Angeles, Chicago, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet Route 66 Road Trips. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out the Lonely Planet USA's Best Trips guide. Also, check out Lonely Planet's Los Angeles and Chicago guides for a comprehensive look at all these cities have to offer. There's More in Store for You: For more US road-tripping ideas, check out Lonely Planet's Road Trips guides to San Francisco Bay Area & Wine Country and Pacific Coast Highways. Or start with our FREE SAMPLER '3 of the USA's Best Road Trips' with excerpts from each Road Trips guide to help you pick which region to explore first. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travelers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves.
Author: Joe Sonderman
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2008
In 1926, highway planners laid out a ribbon of roadways connecting the nation. One of the most important wove its way across eight states, from the cities of the heartland to golden California. In The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck calls it "the Mother Road." Route 66 has become a legend, celebrated in books, movies, works of art, and popular music. The interstates could not kill it. As "the Main Street of America," Route 66 had to pass through "the Gateway to the West," St. Louis. Crossing the Mississippi River, the road took many different paths through the busy city and then united to travel into the rolling hills of the Ozarks. Along the way there were mom-and-pop motels, tourist traps, roadside restaurants, a man selling frozen custard, one living with snakes, and another who claimed to be Jesse James. Their stories are here.