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Moon Route 66 Road Trip

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Moon Route 66 Road Trip

By Candacy Taylor

Moon Travel, Paperback, 9781631210716, 352pp.

Publication Date: May 3, 2016

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Description
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides

Moon Route 66 Road Trip reveals the best of this iconic highway, from sweeping prairies and red rock mountains to the glittering Pacific. Inside you'll find:
  • Maps and driving tools: 37 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route
  • The only guide book containing start-to-finish directions for the entire original route, so you don't end up taking the regular highways
  • Activities for every traveler: Wander transcendent landscapes like Acoma Pueblo or Joshua Tree. Immerse yourself in classic Americana with roadside attractions, outsider art, and kitsch masterpieces. Explore metropolitan icons like Los Angeles or Chicago, or stop for a drink at an authentic soda fountain
  • Where to pull over: Lists of the best places to eat, sleep, stop, and explore
  • Mix and match itineraries, including a complete two-week tour of the "Mother Road"; one- to two-day plans for spending time in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Santa Fe, and the Grand Canyon; and side trips to Taos, Las Vegas, Joshua Tree, and Santa Monica
  • Critical insight into the history of the route from historian and Route 66 expert Candacy Taylor, covering the women of Route 66, car culture, and the untold stories of the Green Book, which enabled African Americans to travel west safely
  • Strategic advice for planning your road trip, such as when to get gas, how to avoid traffic, suggestions for driving in different landscapes and weather conditions, and tips for travelers with disabilities, LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road-trippers with kids
Moon Route 66 Road Trip has planning your adventure covered: all you have to do is fill up the tank, pick a playlist, and let Moon ride shotgun.Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon California Road Trip Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Grand Canyon, Moon New Mexico, or Moon Utah.


About the Author
Candacy Taylor is an award-winning author, cultural critic and photographer with a master's degree in visual criticism. She started driving Route 66 more than 20 years ago and fell in love with the Mother Road while researching her book, Counter Culture: The American Coffee Shop Waitress. Taylor has traveled more than 300,000 miles documenting stories about American culture and identity and has a deep respect for hospitality industry workers because she worked in hotels and restaurants for 12 years. She has lived in every region of the country, eaten in over 8,000 restaurants and stayed in more than 4,000 hotels. Some of her best memories touring Route 66 are walking through the historic La Posada Harvey House in Winslow, Arizona, eating green chile enchiladas at Tia Sophia's in Santa Fe, going to the Sno-Cap in Seligman, AZ and listening to Angel Delgadillo tell stories about Route 66. Her work has been featured by more than 30 major outlets, including the New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, The Library of Congress, Photographer's Forum, Rachael Ray, PBS, the CBC, BBC and NPR. Her exhibit based on Counter Culture made Southwest Airlines' top-ten list of things to see in America, and ABC optioned the book for a television series. She currently lives in Los Angeles.
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