Essential road trip apps and more

It’s finally time. Time to hit the road on that big adventure you’re been planning all winter. You have your car packed with all of the gear you could possibly need. But, there might be a few things missing from your “essentials” list. I’m talking about smartphone apps that will come in handy, out on […]

The perpetual vacation from hell

While it may seem like a lot of fun to those that are stuck living a boring life, working a totally dead-end job, being on the road and traveling around all the time has its disadvantages. Some people say they take “mini-vacations” on weekends. To me, a “mini vacation” is usually a trip from the […]

Strange things in the middle of nowhere

               We’ve all seen them. Driving across a two-lane highway, out in the middle of nowhere. What are they? Most of the time we don’t know. An abandoned building? Maybe a missle silo? Odd-looking structures are everywhere. If we aren’t looking for them, they mysteriously show up in our view. […]

Eat Here, Get Gas!

Backroads66 (Photo: Tucson Truck Terminal in Tucson, Arizona) Of all the roadside diners, truck stop cafe’s, and questionable gas station delis one encounters out on the road, there is one thing most of them have in common: Less-than-edible food. That’s right. I’m not just talking about those tasty-looking pieces of fried chicken that have been […]

Exploring the desert southwest

Backroads66 Exploring the harsh beauty in the desert southwest US is not only fun and exciting, but it can also bring its share of challenges, as well as hazards which aren’t always in plain sight. Monsoonal rains and flash floods are a given, during the latter part of the year, however, it’s what lies on […]

Why preserving the history of Route 66 is important.

Backroads66 (Photo: Desert Hills Motel in Tulsa, Oklahoma) There are many things in American history that have been preserved over the years, whether in museums, monuments, roadside historical markers, or by other means. However, Route 66, and the stories that go along with it, seems to be a little different. There are abandoned motels, old […]

Road trip Season is almost here.

It seems Mother Nature has had quite a field day with those of us in the U.S., this winter. I, like many other people, have had enough of the cold, wet, snowy, nasty weather, and am quite ready to hit the open road in search of new places and adventures. Those sunny days filled with […]