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Skip the traditional motel – Shady Dell Trailer Court

Skip the traditional motel – Shady Dell Trailer Court

What a great idea! Travel trailers as motel rooms. Those aluminum marvels from postwar America that embodied the notion of “let’s hit the road.”

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Photo ops and souvenirs abound at the Rusty Bolt along Route 66

Photo ops and souvenirs abound at the Rusty Bolt along Route 66

The Rusty Bolt is a biker store and Route 66 gift shop with a true folk art exterior. Teeming with tourists and chockfull of unique 66 souvenirs and Americana, plus a third of the shop is devoted to biker accessories, leather and boots.

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La Posada – beautifully restored Harvey House hotel

La Posada – beautifully restored Harvey House hotel

I was lucky enough to be “stuck” for 3 days at La Posada during a dust storm a few years back. Everyday we “had” to eat incredible food, sit on the back porch, read, watch the trains go by, and sip pitchers of sangria. It was rough.

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Hackberry General Store – Inspiration for  “Cars”

Hackberry General Store – Inspiration for “Cars”

A popular stop for bikers along Route 66, as well as a true museum. North of Kingman, AZ, this Route 66 icon is chock full of Route 66 memorabilia. The town of Hackberry was found when prospectors discovered ore in the 1870’s.

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On the sunny side of life – Sunnyslope

On the sunny side of life – Sunnyslope

Sunnyslope Rock Garden – Grover Cleveland Thompson ? — 1978 10023 N 13th Place Phoenix, AZ Environment with rocks “I don’t think his wife liked it so much.  Maybe that’s why he spent so much time out here working on it.”  That’s just a theory,…

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“Sorry, We’re Open” — The Snow Cap Drive-In

“Sorry, We’re Open” — The Snow Cap Drive-In

Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In 301 W Chino Ave Seligman, AZ (988) 422-3291 American, Ice cream, Hamburgers This place is always hoppin’ with overflow crowds flowing out of Delgadillo’s Snow Cap Drive-In. Built in 1953 by local resident Juan Delgadillo (Angel’s brighter), with an extremely limited…

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Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

View gallery Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. Best in Travel 2013 already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf…

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Across the USA in just 5 minutes

Across the USA in just 5 minutes

Roadtrip Timelapse / Drivelapse video from Brian DeFrees’ 12,225 mile cross country roadtrip around the USA from August 2011 – October 2011 compressed into 5 minutes.  During his trip, videographer Brian DeFrees summarized each day in photos using the iPhone apps “Picframe” and “Instagram”. When he…

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Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Roy Sproule…paints mural and does not like milk

Self-taught mural artist Roy Sproule donates his time and talents to Phoenix’s downtown art scene. The 27 year-old enlisted airforce, avionics technician stationed at Luke Airforce base saw the wall in downtown Phoenix, and was inspired to promote Valley Youth Theater He began it in…

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A Big Brass Van!

A Big Brass Van!

(thanks Bill, for sharing this) 9/18/2009 11:46:00 AM Brass Van, art car make local stop By Ray Gudas For The Herald-Argus NEW BUFFALO – Go ahead and stare. Hunter Mann, the guy behind the wheel of the “Brass Van,” as he calls it, knows you…

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