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…