Roadtrippers Route 66: Chicago to Santa Monica (Great American Road Trips) (Paperback)

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By Roadtrippers, Tatiana Parent, Sanna Boman (Contribution by)
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Description


The Only Route 66 Guidebook with a Fully Integrated App

Deviate from the norm, go a bit farther, and make your trip uniquely yours. Put discovery and wonder back into your travels. Roadtrippers Route 66 celebrates life's detours and on-the-road surprises. Use this book to skip the big chains and tourist traps. Find family-owned diners, small businesses, original neon signs, and strange haunts. Dig up the weirder, funnier, more fascinating destinations that are why you're on the road in the first place. Author Tatiana Parent, along with Roadtrippers' team of experts, jammed this guidebook full of interesting places worth a stop, worth a photo, worth a meal, or worth a detour.

The guidebook features the entire iconic U.S. highway, from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California. It divides the legendary road into six sections. For each, you're given a map, recommendations on everything from campgrounds to restaurants, and the fun and fascinating details that make each stretch compelling and unique. You also get random facts, "Weirdville" stories, and even a hand-picked playlist of songs for each leg of the trip. Roadtrippers further helps with tips on how to plan your adventure, how to pack your vehicle, what to bring along, and more. Plus, there is information for international travelers and for those on motorcycles.

Roadtrippers Route 66 is the only guidebook that can be paired with a supplemental app. Use your mobile device to easily plan a trip with friends, save and share your travel itinerary, learn more about each point of interest, and get turn-by-turn directions to out-of-the-way places. Check the app while on the road for live updates and exclusive offers. The basic version is free to use, and the book comes with one free month of the premium Roadtrippers Plus subscription.

Road trips are the only mode of travel where you can reclaim 100% of your freedom. Go where you want, when you want, for as long as you want Celebrate life on your terms and your time. If you've got a driver's license, you're a Roadtripper.

About the Author


Roadtrippers is the world's #1 road trip planning tool, with more than 25 million trips planned to date covering more than 7.8 billion miles. Our unique content covers the wonderful "off the beaten path" places to visit and our unique database contains millions of the world's most interesting locations. Roadtrippers helps people discover the world around them in an entirely new way by streamlining discovery, planning, booking and navigation into an engaging and intuitive process.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781649010001
ISBN-10: 1649010001
Publisher: Roadtrippers
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: Great American Road Trips

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How To Read More

If you love reading, but for some reason you read less and less, know that everything is fine. It happens.
Our lives today have so many things that distract us - how can we not put books away when all these movies, TV shows, YouTube videos, social networks and endless surfing in online stores are around ...
Yes, it's really hard to resist, but you certainly can!

In this article, we want to share with you some tips to read more often and more successfully.
These are some notes and some practices that we have collected for our SUNDOG BOOKS readers club.
And maybe it will bring more books into your life!

Why do we want/need to read more?

To start reading more, you have to understand why you need it.
And you will be surprised, but your goals can be quite varied:

- for work
If you read a lot on duty, then you definitely need to speed up the process. The logic here is simple: read faster → work faster → more time for books for yourself.

- for education
you need this for your educational career or sometimes you just want to read to learn. And, with all the new alternative ways to gain knowledge (podcasts, online courses and videos), the book still does an excellent job of this task too.

- for self-development
all exercises for increasing speed, one way or another, improve cognition and memory.

- for fun
because good books always = fun!

Book lovers have an additional special goal for reading more often. If you love literature, you will understand what we mean: you want to catch everything - to follow modern literature, and not forget about the classics, look into non-fiction and children's publications. And there’s so much you want to reread! The goals are ambitious, but attainable if you read a lot.

 

And so - How to read more:
We will tell you about the methods that we use ourselves. Perhaps some will suit you as well.

 

15 minutes a day

You've probably already heard this rule: if you want to start a healthy habit, devote 15 minutes a day to it. Once upon a time, we all read irregularly, in jumps and starts. Sometimes we cannot open a book we have begun weeks ago. Therefore, you should decide to create a rule: devote at least 15 minutes a day to reading. Try reading before bed, or maybe during lunchtime, or even when you are having your morning coffee.

You will see progress immediately. You will notice that almost always your 15 minutes will grow into half an hour or more. But the most remarkable thing is that in three weeks your hands themselves will be looking for a book.

 

50 First Pages
This method advises - If the book hasn't hooked you from the first 50 pages, put it aside! Life is too short to read uninteresting books.

It is necessary to change the approach to books. At first it will be hard for you to stop and put the book down. Even if we put the book away, it will seem to reproach us from the shelf, mocking us as quitters. But in the end we should come to one simple thought: if it doesn’t hook your attention, you should not force yourself to read it.

***Fifty pages is not a bad test. Not the most objective, but definitely effective. It helps to determine whether it interests you or not, and whether to spend time on things that do not excite.

 

Reader's Diary

This should be used to improve the quality of reading - to make it more conscious. For starters, it can be a simple notebook with headings:

  • Author
  • Year of publication
  • Main characters
  • Scene
  • Plot
  • Theme
  • Quotes

And, yes, a reader's diary is not a thing about quantity, but about quality. But, it can also motivate. When you open your diary and start looking at quotes (especially quotes), you immediately really want to read.

 

Maybe a Book Bet?
Several people can participate. Members of the betting group can come from friends, family, and also your colleagues. And of course you can set your own rules for participation, but we'll give you a simple example:

Everyone in the group should read and review a book over the course of a month with weekly updates. Anyone who does not finish a review buys the book for all other participants for the next month.

 

Speed Reading

Another effective way to increase the amount you read is speed reading. The logic here is simple - the faster you read, the more books you can enjoy.

*There are many online courses on speed reading, and you can also study on your own using instructional books. But, it is worth noting that this is a serious learning process that will require some effort on your part.

 

Outcome

Reading every day is quite attainable, the main thing is to try to make it a habit.
Sometimes, instead of heading for Facebook, try opening a book and soon you won’t even remember why you needed to wander around social media.
And also - don't forget about audiobooks. They are a cool way to take the load off your eyes sometimes and just immerse yourself in the story. Some books are really strong in voice acting.

 
 
 

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