Heroes of Highway 66: interview with Swa Frantzen from Historic66.com

Heroes of Highway 66: interview with Swa Frantzen from Historic66.com

In this exclusive Heroes of Highway 66 interview, I chat to Swa Frantzen from Historic66.com, the oldest Route 66 resource on the internet. Swa talks his top Route 66 attractions, his favourite Mother Road memories and what it was like to meet Bob Waldmire in his iconic VW campervan.

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2019’s best Americana events and American festivals in the UK

2019’s best Americana events and American festivals in the UK

Wish you could book a trip to the US this year, but your wallet won’t stretch to it? Don’t worry, you can still indulge in some of the best American music, food and entertainment at some great American festivals in the UK instead. Check out my list of 2019’s best Americana events and American festivals in the UK.

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Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show 2018 review

Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show 2018 review

The Illinois Route 66 Regent Street Motor Show returned to the UK’s capital this November, attracting more than 500,000 visitors. With the event’s website promising a whole of host Americana, I made sure I was one of them. But is it worth you doing the same next year? My review might help you decide.

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Heroes of Highway 66: my interview with Route 66 News’ Ron Warnick

Heroes of Highway 66: my interview with Route 66 News’ Ron Warnick

Introducing a brand new series of exclusive interviews with the ‘Heroes of Highway 66’, the legends impacting the history of Route 66. In the first edition, I talk to Route 66 News’ Ron Warnick about the website’s origins, his must-see road trip attractions and how his obsession with the Mother Road began.

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42 gluten free restaurants along Route 66

42 gluten free restaurants along Route 66

If you have a wheat intolerance or have coeliac disease, you might be wondering how you’ll be able to eat on Route 66. Isn’t America the home of deep dish pizzas, pancakes and burgers? Fear not. I’ve put together a list of 42 gluten free restaurants across each of the Route 66 states so you can be sure of three square meals a day.

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The definitive Route 66 music playlist by state - happy listening!

The definitive Route 66 music playlist by state - happy listening!

No Route 66 road trip is complete without an awesome collection of driving songs to sing along to. With so many amazing tracks to choose from, how do you select the best to stream? Here’s my definitive Route 66 music playlist, with tunes to blast from your stereo in every state on your journey. Turn them up loud!

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5 facts it might surprise you to know about Route 66

5 facts it might surprise you to know about Route 66

It may be technically decommissioned, but Route 66 is still one of the most well-known highways on the planet. But despite its iconic status, there was still lots I was surprised to find out about the Mother Road when I started planning my road trip along it. Here are five things it might surprise you to know about ‘66.

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4 misconceptions you must get straight before driving Route 66

4 misconceptions you must get straight before driving Route 66

I’m always amazed by how much misinformation surrounds Route 66. Myths and misconceptions can really mess-up people’s road trips if they’re not corrected. In this post, I put right four of the biggest inaccuracies I hear on a regular basis so you can enjoy your Route 66 journey.

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The definitive Route 66 survival guide for British travellers

The definitive Route 66 survival guide for British travellers

Remembering to drive on the right is not the only difference between US and British culture that UK travellers need to account for on a Route 66 road trip. Check out my Route 66 survival guide for British travellers so you’re fully prepared for your adventure along the Mother Road.

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A car-less guide to Downtown Tampa: things to do without a rental car

A car-less guide to Downtown Tampa: things to do without a rental car

Can you visit downtown Tampa without a rental car? Are there enough things to do in Tampa on foot? Yes! Check out my guide to visiting Florida’s major business and cultural city for tips on getting there and getting about, as well as a whole host of attractions that you don’t need a car for.

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