The long wait is over, well almost. In October I fly into Austin and collect my car for a 9 night road trip. Tip: It was better value to include the car with the flight than separately. First night will be in Waco followed by two nights in Dallas. In Dallas I am going to make use of the hotel’s airport shuttle and take the … Continue reading Route 66 – OK (46th) will be my 45th
Route 66 starts in ‘The Windy City’ Chicago and passes through 8 States along it’s 2448 mile journey to Santa Monica Pier in California. In order of direction along Route 66 this is mileage each state has claim to fame of Route 66 Illinois – 301 miles. The starting/end point is Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive but the sign is on E Adams St … Continue reading Route 66 – Most Miles by State
Admittedly I haven’t looked for a rental car since the Cornavirus Pandemic put a halt on my Road Trip planning and my quest in visiting the missing six states that I am yet to visit. On the encouraging news that President Joe Biden has opened up America to vaccinated UK and European visitors I thought I would do a very soft search into a visit … Continue reading USA – Car Rental Prices Up, UP, UUPP!!
On 1 December 1913 the first drive-in fuel station in America opened in Pennsylvania. Located at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in Pittsburgh. The simple structure had cantilevered pagoda style roof to provide shelter the pumps, cars and station attendants. USA Today are having a vote on your favourite gas station. For a list of nominees click here When I am in … Continue reading Gas Stations – Which is your favourite?
After a recent cyber attack on the Colonial Pipeline the South East of America has seen prices at the pumps increase to just over $3.00 per gallon for the first time since 2014. Fuel stations have run dry in some areas as motorists have been aggressively panic buying. There was a warning (believe it or not) not to use plastic bags to fill with petrol. … Continue reading Fuel Prices on the Increase
Visitors to America that want to experience the open road and plan journeys along ”The Mother Road” – Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway for their bucket lists could add these suggestions to future adventures. Tip: Remember to factor in car rental and one way drop off fees into your budget Atlantic Coast – Maine to Miami 1,900 miles The I-95 runs from Maine … Continue reading Road Trip Itineraries – Try These
Tom-Tom send me regular emails trying to get me to upgrade and change my perfectly functioning (famous last words) unit. This latest attempt caught my eye though. I did click Find Out More Tom Tom Traffic Index – Live Congestion Statistics It might be helpful in planning your next city visit to the States. Continue reading Traffic Congestion – Washington D.C
I pulled into a gas service station between Burlington and Bellingham WA to make sure that I had enough gas to get me back to Vancouver. Unlike in the UK you can either pay at the pump or pre-pay inside. I always have problems using a card at the pumps over in America because it doesn’t seem to recognise my credit card as credit for … Continue reading Filling Up at the Pump Stateside
Not something I considered before I pick up my rental car and that is what are the road users going to be like. According to recent report the worst and best States to start your Fly Drive and Road Trip of a Lifetime are now ranked. The order has been compiled by Quote Wizard that is like a travel agency but for car insurance (available … Continue reading Where NOT to start a FLY-DRIVE in America
According to the US Federal Highway Commission there are 4.12 million miles of roads in America. This includes Alaska and Hawaii. The core of this network is the Interstate system which comprises of about 1% or 47,575 of the road system and carries a quarter of all highway traffic. Another 179,650 miles of major roads comprise the National Highway System which carries most of the … Continue reading Driving in America