Lonely Planet features a Route 66 trip through Arizona and New Mexico

Lonely Planet, which publishes a bunch of travel guides and has a popular website, posted this three-minute video of an Atlanta couple who traveled Route 66 in Arizona and New Mexico. Lonely Planet said this about the video: Historic Route 66 is full of hidden gems -- towns that seem frozen in time from the … Continue reading Lonely Planet features a Route 66 trip through Arizona and New Mexico

New sign marks Paul McCartney’s brief stop on Route 66 in Oklahoma

Oklahoma County and several residents of a stretch of original Route 66 on Monday installed a sign that commemorated a brief stop by a former Beatle, Paul McCartney, there in 2008. Shellee Graham, who lives on that segment of historic road with Route 66 historian Jim Ross, was there to help document the installation with … Continue reading New sign marks Paul McCartney’s brief stop on Route 66 in Oklahoma

“Two for the Road” episode on PBS-TV features the Texas Panhandle

A PBS-TV show titled "Two for the Road" recently aired a special episode that features the Texas Panhandle, of which a prominent portion includes Route 66 country. The show generously showcases the Route 66 towns of Shamrock, McLean, Groom, Amarillo, Vega, Adrian and Glenrio, along with Palo Duro Canyon, a popular side trip south of … Continue reading “Two for the Road” episode on PBS-TV features the Texas Panhandle

New Mexico adds new COVID-19 restrictions for two weeks starting Monday

The state of New Mexico will add new restrictions effective Monday because of soaring coronavirus cases there, and more states are likely to join it as the virus reaches a dangerous stage in the growth of infections and overwhelmed hospitals. Four other states on Friday also added COVID-19 restrictions. USA Today, which published a handy … Continue reading New Mexico adds new COVID-19 restrictions for two weeks starting Monday

Pulaski County offers playful but serious COVID-19 cautions in a new tourism video

The Pulaski County Tourism Bureau in central Missouri wants people to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously but still wants them to travel Route 66 and to other destinations. With those things in mind, the bureau released a #DoTheFive video that briefly details five things that can be done to slow the spread of the virus, … Continue reading Pulaski County offers playful but serious COVID-19 cautions in a new tourism video

Adam the Woo travels Route 66 in the Texas Panhandle

Noted video blogger Adam the Woo and a companion recently completed a journey down Route 66 in the Texas Panhandle. It's a leisurely road trip, sprinkled with Adam's gentle tomfoolery. https://youtu.be/5Kvm09skVVM Adam, who seeks out unusual roadside attractions and television and movie locations, has more than 500,000 subscribers to his YouTube channel. He's uploaded hundreds … Continue reading Adam the Woo travels Route 66 in the Texas Panhandle

RoadTripOK crew posts finale of its 52-week video series

The RoadTripOK crew this week posted its final video from a yearlong weekly series of attractions in Oklahoma, including several along Route 66. Two of the destinations are in the Route 66 town of Oklahoma City: the Oklahoma State Capitol Tourism Information Center, which has many Oklahoma travel souvenirs and free travel brochures and maps, … Continue reading RoadTripOK crew posts finale of its 52-week video series

Latest RoadTripOK video again concentrates on Oklahoma City

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features sites near Route 66 in Oklahoma City, the second time this series has featured it. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/TAUdwDSfJOE Here are the places the video spotlights: 21c Museum HotelAsian DistrictTower Theatre Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they would launch a year-long series … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video again concentrates on Oklahoma City

Latest RoadTripOK video again features Tulsa

The latest RoadTripOK video this week features sites near Route 66 in Tulsa, the second time this series has featured the city. Here is the video: https://youtu.be/PdCon3lWWys Here are the places the video spotlights: Gathering PlaceMother Road MarketPhilbrook Museum of Art Oklahoma Tourism and Broken Arrow-based Retrospec Films announced last fall they would launch a … Continue reading Latest RoadTripOK video again features Tulsa

William Shatner gets his kicks on “Route 66” song

William Shatner, best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, recorded a version of Bobby Troup's "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66" for his new blues album. The song includes guitarist Steve Cropper, who played with Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T & the MGs and … Continue reading William Shatner gets his kicks on “Route 66” song