Through the stories of one of Canada's most enthusiastic travellers explore the famous American highway that inspired the likes of Al Capone, Salvador Dali, Mickey Mantle, and the countless fans of this iconic American landmark.
Celebrating the history and current revival of a great American highway, the author paints a vivid portrait of life on Route 66, and the people who haunt it, including cattle rustlers, gangsters, hitchhikers, and everyday travelers. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of Route 66, Jamie covers the kitschy "Main Street of America", one of the country's first transcontinental highways. From the Meramac Caverns to the wild creatures on display in roadside menageries, this historic route survives, despite being replaced by a high-speed Interstate. From the Golden Sands and Sunshine of Los Angeles to the gritty streets of St. Louis and Chicago, Road Trip USA Route 66 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, local lore, and oddball trivia on this unforgettable journey into America, then and now. This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps.
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips. Featuring three amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on the destinations you'll visit along the way, you can search for roadside attractions or dillydally your way through the desert, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road! Inside Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips: Lavish color and gorgeous photography throughout Itineraries and planning advice to pick the right tailored routes 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 Covers Los Angeles, Chicago, St Louis, Kansas, California, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, 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 personalise 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: Lonely Planet's Route 66's Road Trips is perfect for exploring Route 66 in the classic American way - by road trip! Planning a Route 66 trip sans a car? Lonely Planet's USA guide, our most comprehensive guide to the USA, is perfect for exploring both top sights and lesser-known gems. Looking for a guide focused on a specific Route 66 city? Check out Lonely Planet's Chicago guide and Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities have to offer, or Pocket Chicago and Pocket Los Angeles, handy-sized guides focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)
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.
A unique, behind-the-scenes look at the iconic places on Route 66 and the stories of the people who conserve them, preserve them, and infuse them with vitality. The cornerstone of the Route 66 renaissance is the nostalgia that inspires millions of visitors to seek the authentic 1950s-era American experience. Built on this foundation is a quest for adventure, exploration, and discovery. Part legend, part nostalgia, part working highway, part touchstone to an America of the past, Route 66 is the only road in the United States that American and international visitors read about without leaving their homes. Route 66: America's Longest Small Town takes the reader on a virtual roadtrip, telling about the highway's legends, stories, people, and businesses that are the essence of the Route 66 experience. The reader will be introduced to the road's past, present, and future, including a nostalgic look at vintage diners, signs, advertisements, and roadside attractions. Featuring all-new photography along the existing and former 2,000-mile route of the highway, this book, from America's foremost Route 66 author, combines the nostalgia of a storied past with the intriguing realities of an evolving present to create an intriguing portrait of the Mother Road of America.
Ghost towns lie all along the Mother Road. The quintessential boom-and-bust highway of the American West, Route 66 once hosted a thriving array of boomtowns built around oil mines, railroad stops, cattle ranches, resorts, stagecoach stops, and gold mines. Join Route 66 expert Jim Hinckley as he tours more than twenty-five ghost towns, rich in stories and history. Includes directions for when you take your trip. Complemented by Kerrick James’ gorgeous sepia-tone and color photography. Explore the beauty and nostalgia of these abandoned communities along America’s favorite highway!
Offers detailed descriptions of drives through California and the Southwest, with a flexible format allowing one to switch routes during a journey, and including information on where to eat and sleep, the best local radio stations, hundreds of roadside attractions, and more.