Connecticut: Fall Foliage along the Historic Merritt Parkway

The Fall foliage season in Connecticut typically begins mid-to-late September and can run through early November. The best way to take in the colors of the season is through a scenic driving tour. Although there are several recommended routes for different areas of Connecticut, the one below will lead you through Fairfield County along the […]

American Culture: The Signs of Route 66

Everyone is familiar with the iconic highway marker for Route 66 and anyone taking the drive down the Mother Road will see it again and again as a road sign, painted marker on the highway, billboard, in the windows of businesses and on almost every souvenir you come across. Although this marker may be the […]

Seligman, Arizona: Snow Cap Drive In

Built in 1953 by Juan Delgadillo using mostly scrap lumber from the nearby railroad yards, the Snow Cap Drive-In is one of Route 66’s most colorful roadside attractions. The eatery is covered, inside and out, with decorations, kitsch and mementos left behind by travelers from around the world. A closer look around the property will […]

St. Louis, Missouri: Gateway Arch

At 630 feet, the Gateway Arch is the tallest man-made national monument in the U.S. The tram ride through the arch to the top takes approximately 4 minutes. Thankfully, during the journey up there is a narration playing that explains the history of the arch, which is a welcome distraction from the fact that you […]

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