For you folks across the pond in Europe, the Independent in London has a rather comprehensive guide for those who want to travel to another era.
Gee … guess which one of the destinations it advocated?
How about “doing” Route 66, the road of legends that crosses the continent, from Chicago to Los Angeles? Fifties-style diners, motels and museums dot the historic journey, and you can even stop for frozen custard and a drive-in movie. Do the whole route or just a part – packages through Bon Voyage (0800 316 0194; www.bon-voyage.co.uk) start from £899 per person for 14 nights including return flights to Chicago and home from Los Angeles (or vice versa), all-inclusive compact car hire and 14 nights’ three-star accommodation.
I think the three-star accommodations sort of goes against the grain of the Route 66 experience. But different strokes, I guess.
The Independent offers a good way to get around on the Mother Road, to boot: