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

Several Route 66 states tighten access inside bars, restaurants because of virus

The Route 66 states of Illinois, California and New Mexico imposed new rules over the weekend that would restrict interior access of restaurants and taverns. All are being done an in effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday all restaurants and bars will close for inside dining for more … Continue reading Several Route 66 states tighten access inside bars, restaurants because of virus

Ireland, UK added to 30-day European travel ban to U.S.

President Trump's recent 30-day travel ban on people from Europe was expanded Saturday to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The UK-Ireland ban will take effect at midnight Eastern time Monday. The ban was in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which had sickened more than 156,000 people worldwide (and rising) and killed 5,800 as of Saturday … Continue reading Ireland, UK added to 30-day European travel ban to U.S.

Route 66 Navigation launches “Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)” campaign

Touch Media on Thursday announced the launch of a "Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)" campaign in the wake of President Trump's 30-day ban of travelers from Europe because of the coronavirus pandemic. Touch Media, which created the Route 66 Navigation app, started the campaign because of some grim data in the wake of … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation launches “Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)” campaign

“On Route 66 for the First Time” issues expanded third edition in more languages

Touch Media, developer of the Route 66 Navigation app and creator of the Route 66 Passport, this week announced it has released a third and extended edition of its "On Route 66 For The First Time" e-book. The free, 230-page guidebook "explains to the traveler what awaits them on historic Route 66 and how to … Continue reading “On Route 66 for the First Time” issues expanded third edition in more languages