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Our Texas to California Road Trip

Our Texas to California Road Trip

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.  I so wish we could have added the extra 250 or so miles to take us on to the end of Route 66 in Los…

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Best Route 66 travel guide – books and map reviews

Best Route 66 travel guide – books and map reviews

When planning a trip on the historic mother road you really want to have a Route 66 travel guide with you.  There is so much to see, so many little details to point out that unless you have a guide or some maps, you’ll just drive right on by.  They can really help bring to life all the history of this amazing stretch of road.   Route 66 Travel Guide If you’re looking for a Route 66 book about what…

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Route 66 to Grand Canyon

Route 66 to Grand Canyon

When planning our Route 66 trip, we knew we wouldn’t get to the end of it, but we also knew that getting as far as the Grand Canyon was a must.  Route 66 to Grand Canyon is an easy trip and one that was a no brainer! Route 66 to Grand Canyon The distance from Williams to Grand Canyon is about 60 miles and so takes around about an hour on a pretty direct road.  This brings you to the…

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Arizona Route 66 Attractions

Arizona Route 66 Attractions

Exploring Arizona’s Route 66 Attractions I felt that we were really spoiled with the Arizona Route 66 attractions.  Loads and loads on offer for kids, families and adults alike.  Here’s my favourite things from this wonderful state: Petrified Forest National Park This Petrified Forest NP is gorgeous and situated right on Route 66 so no detour to find it.  You can read about our time here in this post. Staying in a Wigwam Motel in Holbrook AZ I won’t lie, I was…

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Visiting the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert

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 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 on our trip really, which meant on the upside that it wasn’t overly hot for exploring, but on the downside it meant that we didn’t see the desert at it’s best.  I could…

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