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Incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

moncler outlet store The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive. moncler outlet store

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited and Dennis Hopper’s Easy Rider are perhaps the best known celebrations of the American ideal of freedom as an open road. But there are enough pop songs to soundtrack a lifetime of coast to coast drives and the challenge may well be to turn off the myths and turn down the music and make your own experience out of the journey.

moncler outlet uk The vast, varied landscapes, moncler outlet sale small towns and big cities that fly drivers pass through make the practical matters of hiring and insuring a car, driving on the right and learning a few new laws well worth it. In Arizona, you can park in the quaint desert town of Winslow, still “a fine sight to see”, on Route 66. moncler outlet uk

Big Sur is that moncler sale much bigger when you arrive in your own car, at your own pace. Florida feels a lot moncler outlet sunnier when you cruise with the soft top down. Monument Valley’s buttes and steeples somehow fit perfectly into a side window.

cheap moncler jackets sale In 1913 the Lincoln Highway was established. It was the first “improved” hard topped, occasionally graded road to cross the continent, moncler outlet store running for 3,389 miles from New York to San Francisco. cheap moncler jackets sale

cheap moncler In 1926, the US began to number its highways, imposing some order on the routes that criss crossed the country and which had evolved out of earlier stage coach, mail and cart routes. In the Fifties, President Eisenhower championed the creation of the comprehensive Interstate highway network. cheap moncler

cheap moncler jackets The celebrated American journalist Charles Kuralt noted in his 1990 book A Life on the Road that the Interstate “makes it possible to go from coast to coast without seeing anything or meeting anybody. If the United States interests you, stay off the Interstates.” cheap moncler jackets

This advice still holds good. The ideal American driving holiday will involve at least some quieter state routes and back roads. Those with time to spare can try one of the long distance epics, but even if you have moncler mens jackets only a week or less you can do some very photogenic shorter routes.

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Some stretches remain open, most notably the 320 mile south western Arizona section from cheap moncler the Petrified Forest to Kingman, via Winslow and Flagstaff stay en route at the atmospheric La Posada hotel, where the 66 meets the equally celebrated Santa Fe railroad.

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Highway 61, officially US Route 61, connects New Orleans and the city of Wyoming in Minnesota, and runs clean south north for 1,400 miles. It’s often nicknamed the “Blues Highway” in recognition of the region’s musical culture and the so called Great Migration of African Americans from the Mississippi Delta to St Louis and Chicago between 1910 and 1970. According to legend, the great blues guitarist Robert Johnson met the devil at the crossroads of highways 61 and 49.

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cheap moncler coats Running parallel to the north is the 3,101 mile Interstate 90. To the south is Route 6, at 3,205 miles the longest continuous route. All these are fast, easy to drive and useful for those aiming to cross the US in two or three weeks without overdoing the driving. The company also rents cars to people who want to drive alone price on request. All offer Route 66 as well as shorter drives across the US. cheap moncler coats

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There are not always many cars available but you might get lucky and be asked to take a vintage sports car from Arizona to Niagara Falls.

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