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What happens when a Brit travels the world’s most iconic highway? Can she survive one of California’s most dangerous cities, without even a cup of tea to calm her nerves? What will a fan of the full English breakfast make of Oklahoma hash browns? Will anyone in Illinois understand her Essex accent? Find out in this very British take on the legendary Route 66 road trip. Get invaluable advice on driving the Mother Road in this true story and Route 66 planner, especially tailored to non-Americans.
About the book
English roadie, and Route 66 fanatic, Vicki Graves shares her uniquely British perspective on the world’s greatest road trip. Packed with humour and heartfelt enthusiasm, this travelogue offers practical, honest advice on driving the Mother Road’s 2,448 miles between Chicago and Los Angeles – tailored to travellers from outside the USA.
Discover what New Mexicans call the ‘Queen’s Tea’, experience ‘American hospitality’ from an Illinois engineer and learn how a UK racing driver bagged an exclusive suite at a legendary Grand Canyon hotel. You’ll find state-by-state tips on iconic accommodation, unmissable eateries and quirky roadside attractions.
Overflowing with history, heart-warming tales from the road, and a healthy British obsession with the weather, this must-read travel guide features reliable recommendations on everything from vehicle rental to a Las Vegas detour. Brits on Route 66 will make you long to start your own adventure along The Main Street of America – whether you’re from Europe or beyond.
What can you expect
Written especially for people living outside the United States of America, Brits on Route 66 combines personal adventure with must-read hints and tips. Don't miss:
An entire chapter of practical pre-travel planning advice, from fuel stops to US driving pointers.
Tried and tested recommendations - discover when to go, where to stay and what to book in advance.
State-by-state itineraries and must-see stops.
Helpful historical background.
Charming encounters with the people who live on the highway.
Bonus tips for the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas.
Throw in some good old-fashioned British humour, an infectious passion for the Mother Road and the true-life tale of an incredible American road trip and you'll discover why Brits on Route 66 is essential reading for anyone desperate to tick the Will Rogers Highway off their bucket list.
About the author
Vicki Graves is a British travel writer with an obsession for vintage Americana, mid-century design, Art Deco architecture and all things kitsch. So when she discovered that Route 66 is still alive and kicking, she found a kindred spirit - in the form of 2,448 miles of road between Chicago and LA. Vicki and her motor-mad husband got engaged on the highway and have been 66 super-fans ever since, passionate about helping people from across the world to drive the ‘Main Street of America’.