Rio Grande Gorge in New Mexico. Photo © Candacy Taylor.

Route 66 Road Trip: 14-Day Itinerary

This two-week itinerary hits the key highlights on the Mother Road and honors the places that have stood the test of time. Start in Chicago or Los Angeles, and if you run short on time, consider prioritizing the mom-and-pop, off-the-wall places for a true Route 66 experience.

Driving I-40 through New Mexico.

A Memorable Road Trip on Interstate 40

For as long as Laura Martone can remember, she’s been an ardent fan of road trips. While she appreciates the country’s lesser-known highways and byways, perhaps her most inspiring trip took place on Interstate 40. Here are some of her favorite attractions she encountered along the way.

The 1956 edition of The Green Book. Photo © Candacy Taylor.

Route 66 and the Negro Motorist Green Book

During Route 66’s peak, sundown towns made life hard for black travelers. The Negro Motorist Green Book aimed to make travel easier by listing black-friendly establishments. Here are the best remaining Green Book properties on Route 66.

Burr Trail Road in Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) contains a vast and wonderfully scenic collection of landscapes and incredible opportunities for outdoor adventure. Use this helpful advice to plan your visit, including where to go and how much time to spend there.