ROUTE 66 TEXAS: FROM SHAMROCK TO ADRIAN Travel time: roughly 3 hours, easily doable in one day THE ROUTE, THE STOPS, THE ATTRACTIONS Shamrock (roughly 20 minutes): welcome officially to Texas! As a first stop, visit the U-Drop Inn (1242 N Main St, Shamrock), an...

ROUTE 66 OKLAHOMA: FROM GALENA (KANSAS) TO TEXOLA Travel time: roughly 6 hours and 40 minutes, easily split over two or three days THE ROUTE, THE STOPS, THE ATTRACTIONS Chelsea (roughly 1 hour and 10 minutes): you've officially arrived in Oklahoma and here's another bizarre...

ROUTE 66 KANSAS: FROM CARTHAGE (ILLINOIS) TO GALENA Travel time: roughly 35 minutes, a short trip while on your way to Oklahoma. THE ROUTE, THE STOPS, THE ATTRACTIONS The stops in Kansas are going to be quite short and they'll allow you to continue your journey to Oklahoma...

I’d already made up my mind to do a scuba diving course before I even set off for South-East Asia. It was something I’d been thinking about for some time and then there I was, with the chance to go to Koh Tao: this Thai...

KOH TAO, THE TURTLE ISLAND Koh Tao – or Turtle Island – is a favorite with scuba divers and the ideal place to go on any kind of diving course at very reasonable prices. 48 diving schools in 2012 (today probably more), all lined up next to...

ROUTE 66 MISSOURI: FROM ST. LOUIS TO CARTHAGE Traveling time: roughly 5 hours, easily spread out in two days. THE ROUTE, THE STOPS, THE ATTRACTIONS Here are the Route 66 Missouri stops that I visited and would recommend. St. Louis: - it's worth stopping on the Illinois-Missouri border at the...

ROUTE 66 ILLINOIS: FROM CHICAGO TO ST. LOUIS (MISSOURI) Traveling time: about 6 and a half hours, easily done in two days. THE ROUTE, THE STOPS AND THE ATTRACTIONS Departure in the morning from Chicago from the Route 66 start sign to number 77 on Adam Street. Here are...

RECOGNIZING ROUTE 66 TODAY Today Route 66 exists, but only in certain parts, and often runs parallel to the highway that replaced it. This means that, before you travel through what's left of this beautiful road, it's worth studying what is now the Historic Route 66. The...

Route 66 is the road of the American dream, the Mother Road, or rather "the mother of all roads", as defined in 1940 by John Steinbeck in his novel 'The Grapes of Wrath". Taking it from start to finish is definitely a unique experience in its...