Driving Historical Route 66: From Amarillo to Oklahoma City

At 8 AM, we woke up after a good night’s sleep in the car at Amarillo Travel Information Center. Ahead of us was a short day with only four hours of driving and a few stops along the historical Route 66 before getting to Oklahoma City. It soon became evident that we had officially entered the Bible Belt area of southeastern and south-central USA, as…

Driving Historical Route 66: Albuquerque through Santa Fe to Amarillo

For the first time since arriving in the USA, we allowed ourselves to sleep in on our seventh day. We were staying at a motel in Albuquerque after spending two nights sleeping in the car. Because we didn’t go to Death Valley after Las Vegas and went straight to Grand Canyon instead, we saved a day and decided to split up the last day before…

Driving Historical Route 66: Grand Canyon through Natural Wonders to Albuquerque

On our fourth day driving in the USA, we woke up cold in our car at the mighty Grand Canyon. The night before in Vegas we woke up dripping in sweat. It’s remarkable how the weather changes so drastically from place to place in the same country. As I wrote in my previous post, we got up early to watch the sunrise over Grand Canyon,…

Driving Historical Route 66: Las Vegas to Grand Canyon and Almost Death Valley

On our third day driving through the USA, we were woken up by two security guards at 5.40 AM at the parking lot in Las Vegas. They told us that we weren’t allowed to sleep in a car, only in mobile homes. So our day started early, but as it turned out, that was actually a really good thing. We were going on an adventure…

Driving Historical Route 66: Barstow through Ghost Towns to Las Vegas

In the morning of our second day of driving the Route 66, we woke up in our cozy guestroom in Bea’s and Meredith’s house in Barstow. We ate breakfast with them, took pictures, hugged and said our goodbyes, and then we were off on the road again. It was a very hot day, reaching 37 degrees as we entered the Mojave Desert. The next part…

Driving Historical Route 66: Santa Monica Pier to Barstow

Our adventurous roadtrip along the historical Route 66, from Los Angeles to Chicago, started in Santa Monica, right by the pier, which is actually the official ending point. The US Route 66, which is also known as the Will Rogers Highway, the Main Street of America and the Mother Road, was established on November 11th 1926 as one of the original highways in the US…

Misadventures in Not-So-Glitzy Los Angeles

On August 9th, at 11.25 PM, 20 minutes late, we arrived in Los Angeles International Airport, after a long flight from Toronto. Getting from the airport to our motel, only a mere 20 kilometres away, wouldn’t take long we thought. But boy were we wrong! Los Angeles may be one of the world’s most developed cities, but an easy way to get from A to…

My Plans for the Summer of 2017: Travelling and Excavations!

The summer is finally here, although the weather isn’t exactly cooperating here in Denmark. But I have an exciting summer planned, going to sunnier places full of adventure. Archaeological Excavations in Høje Taastrup and Bornholm This week was spent on my first archaeological excavation in Høje Taastrup, which is part of a one-month exam. We learned many new things, dug up many interesting finds (including…