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  • pglover4
    Solihull, UK127 contributions
    Just returned from our Route 66 trip with Titan. A great adventure helped massively by the professionalism and efficiency of our tour guide Steve Pritchard. Lots of additions to the trip were included and made the early starts and long days more amenable. We began the tour in Chicago on Sunday 3rd Sept and ended 2500 miles later in Santa Monica on Monday 18th Sept. Very tired and coached out after many early days and long road journeys. Although most of the trip was enjoyable, my criticism of it was that many of the hotels we stayed in were located out of town, which meant expensive meals at the hotel or fast food joints for evening meals. Some of these hotels need to be reviewed by Titan as their indicated star system was very generous. Example the “4” star Tropicana in Las Vegas. No fridge, no tea/coffee facilities, dirty carpets and bed sheets that were at best ok.
    Also the route planning meant only 4 meals were included which were breakfasts at 4 hotels. I would have preferred Titan to arrange breakfasts for ALL the hotels we stayed in which would have set us up better for the days long coach drives. Although the tour guide did his best to get us to feeding places, the nature of the trip meant sometimes this was just not possible, so a service type station became our only source of food. I definitely don't need to see a Subway, McDonalds or Starbucks for a long time. These road trips rely heavily on the ability of the tour guide to make it interesting by taking the party to parts of the tour that maybe are not advertised in the brochure, we were lucky that Steve was able to do this and some of those places evoked memories of days past and put you right back to the early days of the road. The characters and owners of those places were great people to talk to and share stories with.
    The other factor you need on these coach tours of course are friendly passengers. Which we had. Everyone got on well, and some more than others. Those people will remain friends for a long time.
    Overall a great adventure. Highly recommended. Some tweeks by Titan to look at hotel locations and meal arrangements would improve it immensely.

    Some tips for potential adventures -
    Take a travel kettle - some hotels don't supply tea/coffee making equipment
    Take your favourite english tea bags.(lots of them)
    Take English snacks with you - crisps, biscuits, breakfast bars
    We took packet porridge for early morning starts rather than trying to find breakfast meal locations

    Written 21 September 2023
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  • TYPSUKR
    Arlington, VA758 contributions
    Route 66 doesn't exist anymore, except in history. The route began/ended in Chicago, and the city pays tribute by having signs indicating the "start" and "end" (depending on which one-way street you are one). While there isn't anything else in the immediate vicinity relating to Route 66, it's an easy way to pay homage to this world-famous All-American route.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • Amelah729
    5 contributions
    Once a year, Lake Shore Drive closes for half the day for the Bike The Drive event. A wonderful way to experience this gorgeous city!
    Written 3 September 2023
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  • Rob H
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands251 contributions
    I think best place to see the Chicago skyline. I was there in the morning and had a beautiful blue sky. After I came out of the Adler Planetarium the weather changed but even that got a good photo.
    Written 20 June 2017
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