Blue Ridge Parkway

Photo: Ken Lund (Some rights reserved) The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders 469 miles from Shenandoah National Park in northern Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. The parkway follows the Appalachian Mountain chain and provides some of the most spectacular scenery in the world, ranging from 650 to 6,000 feet in …

Highways

Photo: Ron Mader, Arbor Day (Some rights reserved) Highway = a main road, especially one connecting major towns or cities. Interstate = one of a system of expressways covering the 48 contiguous states of the USA HeadlinesWho picks the businesses on highway exit signs?Why the US has two different highway fontsA Brief History Of How …

Route 66

Photo: Ron Mader, Kingman, Mohave Museum (Some rights reserved) Planning your trip along the historic Route 66? Planeta.com is updating our city and state guides along the Mother Road, aka Main Street of the USA, and beginning an index of favorite places. Hashtags: #route66, #rt66 PodcastRoute 66 Roadtrips – Roger Taylor tells the story of …

Interstate 35

Signage Wikipedia: Interstate 35 (I-35) is a major Interstate Highway in the central United States. As with most interstates that end in a five, it is a major cross-country, north-south route stretching from Laredo, Texas, at the southern Mexico-USA border to Duluth, Minnesota. The highway splits into Interstate 35E — at Dallas and at Saint …

Scenic Byway

Photo: Ron Mader, Nevada (Some rights reserved) Scenic Byway = road recognized by the United States Department of Transportation for one or more of six “intrinsic qualities”: archeological, cultural, historic, natural, recreational, and scenic WikipediaNational Scenic Byway Planeta.com

Interstate 11

Interstate 11 Interstate 11 (I-11) is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Nevada that follows U.S. Route 93 (US 93) and US 95, officially designated by the United States Congress in the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. Near Boulder City, Nevada, the first two-and-a-half-mile (4.0 km) southbound segment was opened on August …

Interstate 40

Signage Wikipedia: Interstate 40 (I-40) is a major east-west Interstate Highway running through the south-central portion of the United States generally north of I-10 and I-20 but south of I-70. The western end is at I-15 in Barstow, California; its eastern end is at a concurrency of U.S. Route 117 (U 117) and North Carolina …

2018 Roadtrip: Austin – Las Vegas

Photo: Stop Lingering Notes from the September 2018 roadtrip: Austin – Dallas – Amarillo – Albuquerque – Gallup – Flagstaff – Henderson – Las Vegas Cities Austin Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Amarillo, Texas Albuquerque = Beeʼeldííl Dahsinil Gallup = Naʼnízhoozhí Flagstaff, Arizona Henderson, Nevada States Texas New Mexico Arizona Nevada Highways Interstate 35 Interstate 40 Interstate …