TRAVEL & GEOGRAPHY

Route 66 Adventure Handbook: Full-Throttle Sixth Edition

Santa Monica Pr Aug. 2023. 404p. ISBN 9781595801210. pap. $24.95. TRAV
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Whether planning a start-to-finish trip along Route 66 or just curious about a portion of the historic path, readers seeking an engaging tour with geographic and historical facts will be delighted by this book from road-trip expert/photographer Knowles (Route 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia). The sixth edition has been updated and expanded with the addition of QR codes leading to fascinating sites, GPS information, hundreds of new photos, new attractions, and more city maps. Travelers worried that they won’t be able to spot the original road through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California need not fear; Knowles has pointers for seeking out hints of the old Route 66. Starting in Chicago, he takes readers on a full-length adventure into the classic stops, through plenty of hidden gems, and right up to the finish line of Venice Beach, CA. More than a simple travel guide, this is a love letter to the history of this famous road.
VERDICT Road-trip planners and history lovers will be delighted to find this captivating, well-updated guide at their local library.
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