Route 66 in the USA is an iconic road that has been immortalised in films, songs, poems and has come to represent a great many ideals that people hold dear; freedom, adventure and the chance to discover your true self. It has inspired people to change their lives for the better and for many it symbolises much more than just a road that connects the cities and countryside of Middle America to the West Coast.
Beginning among the high-rises of Chicago and continuing through farmland and cowboy country, until it reaches the sandy shores of the Golden Coast, Route 66 was historically believed to lead to a better life, away from poverty. It is still one of the most popular self-drive routes in the Western World.
Trying to capture an essence of what those who journeyed all 2448 miles along it during the Great Depression might have felt is a main aim for many who consider this trip. Other reasons include finding out why it so heavily inspired the beat poets, such as Jack Kerouac, and to experience the diversity of American life that can be accounted for along the 8 states the road crosses.
However, although a lot of people fantasise about driving past the lakes and canyons of this famous highway, the reality of organising such a trip can prove to be a stumbling block. It’s a very long road after all and youre going to need a lot of stopovers along the way. When planning such a holiday, how many of us truly feel comfortable going with the flow, organising simply the car hire and leaving your accommodation up to chance? Do you really need a grotty, last minute motel to be part of your experience? But what’s the alternative? Spending weeks and months meticulously planning your driving trip of a lifetime? Who needs the stress of that either?
Luckily First Class Holidays have the perfect solution for those wishing to embark on a classic American adventure of discovery, such as this, but with none of the hassle. Neither will you have to risk low quality rooms or meals along the way. Their all-inclusive, 19 day self-drive Route 66 package will provide you with everything you need to make the most of this holiday, with minimal fuss.
Driving yourself will give you the opportunity to savour the views and attractions that interest you and their itinerary will ensure you see everything of interest, dine in well-established restaurants and stay in very highly regarded accommodation without having to go through the trouble of making the travel arrangements yourself. Before we look into how we do this, lets take another look at what makes Route 66 so special.