- Paperback: 262 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 10, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1468049399
- ISBN-13: 978-1468049398
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
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Stay on Route 6: Your Guide To All 3,652 Miles of Transcontinental US Route 6 (Volume 1) Paperback – May 10, 2012
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With credits in National Geographic Traveler, Ladies Home Journal, Newsday, Sierra, Paddler, and dozens of other publications, freelance travel writer Malerie Yolen-Cohen has been writing about the most exciting and unique places to see, stay and eat in the USA for over 20 years.
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Yolen-Cohen created this book after driving the entire route herself. The trip was a single drive from one end of US 6 to the other and the book is also a single pass of the road. There is a little serendipity in the trip but not much as most stops were planned before departure. I like that most of the author's observations are real-time and personal. Of course, the book is not limited to those personal observations. Yolen-Cohen usually describes multiple restaurants and lodging choices in each locale and they typically cover a range of prices and tastes. Even when she describes a place where she didn't actually eat or sleep, I have the feeling that she at least drove by and probably talked to a manager and took a look inside if possible. She doesn't get them all. There are certainly good motels and eateries on the route that she doesn't mention but she does present a pretty good selection.
This is not a guide to the history and changing alignments of US 6. The author does give directions for the historic route from the current terminus just inside California's eastern border to the former terminus near the coast in Long Beach but, with few exceptions, the reader is expected to otherwise follow the currently signed route. Nothing wrong with that. Just means there's plenty of room left for the road historians.