Get your kicks on Route 66!

Today our route took us alongside the Historic Route 66. U.S. Route 66, also known as the Will Rogers Highway and colloquially known as the Main Street of America or the Mother Road, was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System.  We visited some great sights on the road today and it was an amazing experience driving down Route 66.

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that’s the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

Cadillac Ranch

 

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Route 66 Diner and Car Museum

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Plotting out the route from New York to San Francisco

With only 55 days till we embark on a journey of a life time it is time for us to start plotting our exact route. Our trip starts in New York at the Parc Hotel and ends in San Francisco and Hotel Stratford. In between these two iconic places, we will be visiting so many beautiful states and towns.

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The Trip

  • New York (start)
  • Pittsburg
  • Indianapolis
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • Dallas
  • Amarillo
  • Albuquerque
  • Flagstaff
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco (end)

Some of the things we should see on the drive?

  • Grand Canyon
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Cadillac Ranch

I bet there are so many amazing things to see on our trip, so please share your favourite stops, restaurants and road side attractions with us! We would love to visit them.

20 Roads You Should Drive In Your Lifetime

The Valley of Fire Road in Nevada passes through beautiful red sandstone formations that look like they are on fire when reflecting the sun.

The Valley of Fire Road in Nevada passes through beautiful red sandstone formations that look like they are on fire when reflecting the sun.

The Atlantic Road in Norway stretches across seven bridges and offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you drive in calmer weather, you might even see whales and seals.

The Atlantic Road in Norway stretches across seven bridges and offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. If you drive in calmer weather, you might even see whales and seals.

India’s Rohtang Pass offers a spectacular view of glaciers, peaks and rivers. Be warned — it’s also known for its massive landslides.

India's Rohtang Pass offers a spectacular view of glaciers, peaks and rivers.  Be warned — it's also known for its massive landslides.

The Interstate 70, which runs through Utah, is most beautiful in winter, especially when it winds its way through the snow-covered Spotted Wolf Canyon.

The Interstate 70, which runs through Utah, is most beautiful in winter, especially when it winds its way through the snow-covered Spotted Wolf Canyon.

The Karakorum Highway was bulldozed in the 1960s and ’70s and now connects Pakistan and China.

The Karakorum Highway was bulldozed in the 1960s and '70s and now connects Pakistan and China.

The Milford Road in New Zealand winds for 144 miles through Fiordland National Park, in the heart of the Southern Alps. It also connects to Milford Sound, one of the filming locations for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

The Milford Road in New Zealand winds for 144 miles through Fiordland National Park, in the heart of the Southern Alps. It also connects to Milford Sound, one of the filming locations for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs from North Carolina to Virginia and is known for its views of rugged mountains and the Appalachian Highlands.

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs from North Carolina to Virginia and is known for its views of rugged mountains and the Appalachian Highlands.

Chapman’s Peak Drive in South Africa is about five miles long with 114 curves and offers stunning 180-degree views of both mountain and sea.

Chapman's Peak Drive in South Africa is about five miles long with 114 curves and offers stunning 180-degree views of both mountain and sea.

Along the beautiful Great Ocean Road in Australia, you can find the famous limestone stacks called the Twelve Apostles, whale lookouts, rain forests, and beautiful national parks.

Along the beautiful Great Ocean Road in Australia, you can find the famous limestone stacks called the Twelve Apostles, whale lookouts, rain forests, and beautiful national parks.

Col de l’Iseran in France is the highest paved road in the Alps. This scenic route is open only in the summer and has been used several times in the Tour de France.

Col de l'Iseran in France is the highest paved road in the Alps. This scenic route is open only in the summer and has been used several times in the Tour de France.

The North Yungas Road in Bolivia is beautiful but also known as the world’s most dangerous road because of its single lanes, tight turns, and steep drop-offs.

The North Yungas Road in Bolivia is beautiful but also known as the world's most dangerous road because of its single lanes, tight turns, and steep drop-offs.

Hana Highway in Hawaii travels along Maui’s coastline and consists of 620 sharp turns and 59 bridges. You’ll experience a variety of views, including waterfalls, rain forests, and, of course, the ocean.

Hana Highway in Hawaii travels along Maui's coastline and consists of 620 sharp turns and 59 bridges. You'll experience a variety of views, including waterfalls, rain forests, and, of course, the ocean.

Ruta 40 stretches more than 3,000 miles, from Argentina’s northern border to its southern tip. It crosses 18 rivers and passes 20 national parks, making it a perfect scenic drive.

Ruta 40 stretches more than 3,000 miles, from Argentina's northern border to its southern tip. It crosses 18 rivers and passes 20 national parks, making it a perfect scenic drive.

The Trollstigen road in Norway means “troll ladder,” and that name is very fitting for this extremely narrow and steep winding road. If you make it to the top, you’ll be rewarded with views of the Stigfossen waterfall, a 1,050-foot waterfall that tumbles over the mountains.

The Trollstigen road in Norway means "troll ladder," and that name is very fitting for this extremely narrow and steep winding road. If you make it to the top, you'll be rewarded with views of the Stigfossen waterfall, a 1,050-foot waterfall that tumbles over the mountains.

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in Abu Dhabi leads to Jebel Hafeet Mountain, the second-tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates. The road winds through the craggy limestone making up the mountain until it reaches the summit. Try to take this drive in late afternoon so you can catch the sunset from the top of the mountain.

Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road in Abu Dhabi leads to Jebel Hafeet Mountain, the second-tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates. The road winds through the craggy limestone making up the mountain until it reaches the summit. Try to take this drive in late afternoon so you can catch the sunset from the top of the mountain.

The Overseas Highway in Florida connects mainland Florida to the Florida Keys and consists of 42 overseas bridges across 113 miles. You’ll feel like you’re driving on the surface of the ocean. Try to catch a sunrise or a sunset, as the sun casts a beautiful reflection on the water.

The Overseas Highway in Florida connects mainland Florida to the Florida Keys and consists of 42 overseas bridges across 113 miles. You'll feel like you're driving on the surface of the ocean. Try to catch a sunrise or a sunset, as the sun casts a beautiful reflection on the water.

The long, remote A82 Road in Glencoe, Scotland, brings you breathtaking scenic spaces and wonderful sights like the Rannoch Moor Bridge.

The long, remote A82 Road in Glencoe, Scotland, brings you breathtaking scenic spaces and wonderful sights like the Rannoch Moor Bridge.

Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia is one of the most scenic drives in Canada, winding around the greater part of Cape Breton Island and offering views of both the woods and the ocean. Make sure to glance at the water every once in a while — you might spot a pod of whales swimming past.

Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia is one of the most scenic drives in Canada, winding around the greater part of Cape Breton Island and offering views of both the woods and the ocean. Make sure to glance at the water every once in a while — you might spot a pod of whales swimming past.

Scenic Byway 163 stretches from the Arizona border through Monument Valley in Utah. During the 45-mile drive, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful red rocks and desert.

Scenic Byway 163 stretches from the Arizona border through Monument Valley in Utah. During the 45-mile drive, you'll be able to admire the beautiful red rocks and desert.

The Oberalp Pass in Switzerland is a mountain road in the Swiss Alps that is 6,706 feet above sea level. The road is only open during the summer, but in the winter you can take a train ride across the pass.

The Oberalp Pass in Switzerland is a mountain road in the Swiss Alps that is 6,706 feet above sea level. The road is only open during the summer, but in the winter you can take a train ride across the pass.

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12 Amazing Sights we will see on our Road Trip

There are so many things we are looking forward to seeing on our road trip. I tried to narrow down one attraction for each of our pit stops. It was extremely difficult but here it is.

New York – Times Square

This is a famous New York attraction and looks incredibly exciting. It is the soul of NYC

Pittsburgh – Duquesne Incline

There is not that much that appeals to me in Pittsburgh; however this is cool

Indianapolis – Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis is home to the Indi 500 and this is definitely not to be missed

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Nashville – Country Music Hall of Fame

What?! It is the home of Country Music

New Orleans – Mississippi River

Only because The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was my absolute favourite

Dallas – Mesquite Rodeo

We are looking forward to a real cowboy experience

Amarillo – Cadillac Ranch

Who doesn’t want to see a bunch of cars sticking out the ground?

Albuquerque – Sandia Peak Tramway

To be honest, Jacques is looking forward to this the most.

Flagstaff – Antelope Canyon

On route to Las Vegas, we plan on driving through Page to see Antelope Canyon

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Las Vegas – The famous Las Vegas sign

Call it cliche, but I am seriously looking forward to taking a picture with this sign

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Los Angeles – Universal Studios, Hollywood

Because this is just too damn cool to miss

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San Francisco – Alcatraz

I have a weird obsession with prisons and this is number 1 on my list