Latest RoadTripOK video concentrates on sites in and near Claremore

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features a restaurant and museum in Claremore and a unique park in nearby rural Foyil. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/MgNAkg_WBkw Here are the three places the video covers: Will Rogers Memorial MuseumHammett House restaurantEd Galloway's Totem Pole Park Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video concentrates on sites in and near Claremore

FBI investigates deaths of South African men found dead during Route 66 trip

The FBI is investigating the deaths of two former South African mining executives found lifeless in a hotel in Springfield, Missouri, during a Route 66 trip in 2015. Initial reports indicated Gerrit Strydom, 45, and James Bethel, 44, died of cerebral malaria before their bodies were found in separate rooms at La Quinta Inn, according … Continue reading FBI investigates deaths of South African men found dead during Route 66 trip

Latest RoadTrip OK video takes in a trio of sites on Tulsa’s Route 66

The latest in a series of Oklahoma Road Trip videos delves into three sites along Route 66 in Tulsa. They are: Tally's Good Food CafeBuck Atom's Cosmic Curios on 66Route 66 Historical Village Here's the video: https://youtu.be/G1UHkvmC6m0 The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films about a year ago announced about 50 road-trip films, including Route … Continue reading Latest RoadTrip OK video takes in a trio of sites on Tulsa’s Route 66

New Oklahoma Route 66 Passport, guide available from Oklahoma Tourism

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department has released new Oklahoma Route 66 Passport that's aimed to help Route 66 travelers find new destinations to explore and earn great prizes along the way. According to a news release from the agency: The Route 66 Passport, which is available free at TravelOK.com, features 66 of the state’s memorable … Continue reading New Oklahoma Route 66 Passport, guide available from Oklahoma Tourism

Jim Hinckley adds more than 1,000 descriptions of sites to Route 66 Navigation app

Touch Media, which creates the Route 66 Navigation smartphone app, announced Thursday it's collaborated with Route 66 historian and author Jim Hinckley to provide more than 1,000 descriptions for points of interest along the route. The descriptions should go live on the app within the next two weeks. According to a news release from the … Continue reading Jim Hinckley adds more than 1,000 descriptions of sites to Route 66 Navigation app

Vincent Cricchio will debut 109-episode video series about Route 66 on Aug. 23

Vincent Cricchio of New Jersey after years of post-production will debut a 109-episode video series about Route 66 on YouTube, starting Aug. 23. Cricchio stated on Facebook he's spent about a decade editing the footage he shot in late summer 2010 from Chicago to Los Angeles. He wrote: Many of the personalities still can be … Continue reading Vincent Cricchio will debut 109-episode video series about Route 66 on Aug. 23

Howard Park in Tulsa may be converted into an RV park

Tulsa's historic Howard Park may be converted into an RV park to help capitalize on its location on Route 66. According to Public Radio Tulsa: Tulsa County Deputy Treasurer John Fothergill made the pitch for putting out a request for proposals to build an RV park with up to 70 spaces. Fothergill said a set … Continue reading Howard Park in Tulsa may be converted into an RV park

A journey on how Disney’s Cars Land was developed

Disney Parks a few days ago uploaded a video where two people from Disney and Pixar were interviewed on how they came up with the inspirations for Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park. Pixar’s Roger Gould and former Disney Imagineer Kathy Mangum provide an under-the-hood look of what went into the development and creation … Continue reading A journey on how Disney’s Cars Land was developed

“Small Town Big Deal” TV crew shooting episodes along Route 66

A crew from the "Small Town Big Deal" television program has shot along Route 66 in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma for several upcoming episodes. "Small Town Big Deal," hosted by Rodney Miller and Jann Carl, originated on RFD-TV and became the cable channel's highest-rated program. The show went into syndication and now airs on 160 … Continue reading “Small Town Big Deal” TV crew shooting episodes along Route 66

Tourists’ bigger commitment to road trips may help Route 66 in a COVID-19 world

Because the coronavirus has made air travel less attractive, U.S. tourists may turn more to road trips for their vacations in the coming months. The Pontiac Daily Leader, citing tourism officials in Illinois, said travelers are looking more toward driving destinations for vacations instead of far-flung spots by plane. “I think we’re going to see … Continue reading Tourists’ bigger commitment to road trips may help Route 66 in a COVID-19 world