Thursday, October 13, 2011

Five Classic American Drives: Roadtrips Based on Movies

From Sept. 5th Yahoo! Travel.

1. THE GREAT ALASKAN WILDERNESS--

MOVIE: "Into the Wild." recent college grad donates all possessions and life savings and sets off on a two-year journey.

HIGHLIGHTS: Alaska's Stampede Trail near Denali National Park.

DRIVE: Fairbanks to Denali, 204 miles.

Never been to Alaska.


2. ROUTE 66--

MOVIE: "Easy Rider." The south and southwest as Wyatt and Billy discover themselves in 1960s America.

HIGHLIGHTS: Follow old 66 from California much of the way eastward and then to Louisiana.

DRIVE: Death Valley, Cal. to Flagstaff, Az to Taos, NM and New Orleans, 2,017 miles.

We've been on this one.

Three More to Go. --RoadDog

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