Route 66 road trip in the USA - a guide for beginners is written by Henrik Lange.
5 tips for the perfect road trip on Route 66
Get experiences in USA can turn on as many dreams as legendary Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles. But many tourists "settle" on the 4.000-kilometer route if they are not aware of what they are getting into.
In this article, I give first-time travelers 5 travel tips on how to have the best and most authentic experience of the trip across the United States. And not least how you avoid making some of the classic mistakes that many others before you have made because they did not realize what a size 66 is. It is important to have the expectation vote in place.
Route 66 was founded in 1926 and was then 3.939 kilometers long. In 1960, the route was changed and became a newer and more direct route of 3.601 kilometers. The route officially starts around Lake Michigan and Downtown Chicago and ends at Santa Monica Pier in California.
The long stretch through the United States takes you through 8 states: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California from east to west. And you experience 3 time zones along the way.
Henrik Lange knows the USA better than most. Henrik is a trained journalist, has visited the USA and Canada more than 30 times and has been to most corners of the great continent. He loves the North American country roads, the classic motels with beautiful neon signs, the authentic diners and cafes, the many small towns and the vast open expanses and landscapes. And not least the unique national parks. Henrik is an expert in self-drive holidays in the USA and has driven around the USA in rental cars and motorhomes. He is behind the USA portal Highways-USA.com and the member club Highways-Academy.com, and then he advises Danish families who are planning a holiday on their own in the USA or Canada. Well, by the way, he has also written 12 travel guides about different regions of the United States. Henrik also started his career as an American expert by traveling around the American Midwest back in the 1990s with an American family, where he helped sell freshly squeezed lemonade to the thirsty Americans for town parties, animal shows, farmland, rodeo tournaments and air shows. Henrik and Highways-USA can also be found at Facebook, Instagramand Youtube.