Road Beans – A Brief (Twisted) Look (Rant) At Road Coffee Over The Years

Over the past 30 years or so, I’ve somewhat noticed how much the taste (as well as cost) of coffee has evolved. From HoJo and donut shop dirty sock water, to the stuff that can be used to peel the paint off of almost anything, I’ll give a little bit of a run-down at how […]

More road trip tips

Road trip season is in full-swing, and with the high cost of fuel right now, it’s not going to be cheap to travel. I’ve come up with 10 (or more) ways you can save money (and some headaches) out on the road, without starving (or feeling funky). So, saddle-up and get ready for the open […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]