Route 66 Passport’s developers working on a new edition for 2020-2021

The developers of the Route 66 Navigation app are working on a new edition of their popular Route 66 Passport for the 2020-2021 seasons. According to a news release this week, Route 66 Passport's developers will add 40 locations next year. About 28 participated this past season. The additional locations will be selected with an … Continue reading Route 66 Passport’s developers working on a new edition for 2020-2021

Route 66 Navigation app adjusting routes ‘to deliver the best experience’

The creator of the paid Route 66 Navigation app announced this week the app's routes through Kingman, Arizona, and Cuba, Missouri, have been adjusted so they could "deliver travelers the best experience on historic Route 66." Marian Pavel, CEO of Slovakia-based Touch Media, also said he soon would adjust routes through Albuquerque and St. Louis … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation app adjusting routes ‘to deliver the best experience’

Route 66 Navigation offering prepaid cards, new rates

The Route 66 Navigation app has introduced new subscription rates and prepaid cards that can be purchased at more than 40 businesses along Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica. According to a news release from Route 66 Navigation: Each card with exclusive design has its own unique QR code, which activates navigation for Android … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation offering prepaid cards, new rates

Travel app by Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership may be released by May

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership is developing an app that will offer turn-by-turn directions on Route 66 and themed itineraries. The group stated the app should be ready for release by May -- near the start of travel season. From the news release this week: The GPS-based app has several purposes, including: • Helping … Continue reading Travel app by Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership may be released by May

Texas Historical Commission now considers Washburn a Route 66 town

The Texas Historical Commission recently completed a survey of Route 66 in the Lone Star State, including an interactive Google Map that shows even obscure alignments, hundreds of photos of historic sites and an apparent ruling that Washburn once was a town on the Mother Road. Results of the survey of Texas' 178 miles of … Continue reading Texas Historical Commission now considers Washburn a Route 66 town

Book review: “On Route 66 for the First Time”

If you live in Europe and are thinking of traveling Route 66, you might as well download the book "On Route 66 for the First Time." You literally have nothing to lose. That's because Marian Pavel's 221-page book is available for free here. It also comes versions of these languages -- English, French, Latin, German, … Continue reading Book review: “On Route 66 for the First Time”

Stories on Preserve Route 66 trip drew potential audience of 1.1 billion

The Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership a few days ago issued its third-quarter report. Among the interesting nuggets is the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preserve Route 66 road trip generated more than 1,000 news stories and drew a potential audience of 1.15 billion. Here are the tidbits from the report: --- The National Trust's … Continue reading Stories on Preserve Route 66 trip drew potential audience of 1.1 billion

What path would the Route 66 National Historic Trail take?

Someone on a Route 66 thread on Facebook -- I don't remember where -- recently wondered what alignments would be covered in the proposed Route 66 National Historic Trail being considered by Congress. The bill, H.B. 801, states the trail "includes all the alignments of U.S. Highway 66 in existence between 1926 and 1985, extending … Continue reading What path would the Route 66 National Historic Trail take?

Expanded Pulaski County brochure includes obscure Route 66 alignment

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in Missouri announced this week it expanded its Route 66 Driving Tour brochure for the first time since 2001, including adding an obscure Route 66 alignment of which few people are aware. The bureau stated the brochure offers more than 66 points of interest, 10 detour-worthy side trips and seven roadie-inspired … Continue reading Expanded Pulaski County brochure includes obscure Route 66 alignment

New Route 66 Navigation app offers turn-by-turn directions

A Slovakian company has developed the first Route 66 app for iPhones that offers turn-by-turn directions, and an Android version should be ready in the coming weeks. Route 66 Navigation's full abilities will cost $49.99 for a yearly subscription -- a price that may make some roadies blanch. But its many features might lessen the … Continue reading New Route 66 Navigation app offers turn-by-turn directions