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California Route 66 Road Trip

It’s me! Matt Stone. Back in 2011 my wife Dianne and I went on an epic road trip across the United State of America, we started in Chicago and followed the old alignments of Historic Route 66 as far as Flagstaff, AZ (see our video of the trip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrPONHckPp8). We went up to Las Vegas followed by Los Angeles and San Francisco which meant we missed some of the best sections of Route 66 through western Arizona and almost all of California.

On our trip to Los Angeles where we spent most of our time at Disneyland, Anaheim (video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY1DTQZ25vA), we did a day trip into the California desert along Route 66 as far as we could drive in half a day.

We stopped off at the McDonalds museum in San Bernardino where we met the museum curator Jack Marcus, the California Route 66 Museum in Victorville where we had a personal tour of the museum from Lou, one of the volunteers who had many amazing stories about the collection and his own life growing up in the USA, with our final stop being Barstow and seeing the famous Harvey House and Train Station.

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The locations were:

First Original McDonalds Museum, San Bernardino, CA, USA – https://www.facebook.com/FirstOriginalMcdonaldsMuseum/
California Route 66 Museum, Victorville, CA, USA – http://califrt66museum.org
Barstow Harvey House and Rail Depot, Barstow, CA, USA – http://www.barstowharveyhouse.com

The first track is Sunshine Flow by David Cutter.

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The second track is Fruit Punch by Jordyn Edmonds.

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Filmed with a DJI Mavic Pro and a Canon G1x Mk II/Gorillapod Hybrid. The hire car was a Chevrolet Camero Convertible.

Travel Vlog: Journey to the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano in Iceland (almost)

It’s our fourth and last full day in Iceland and today we travelled to the South of the country on the hunt for the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. You may not recognise the name of this volcano but you’ll certainly remember the effects it’s 2010 eruption had on major flight routes between Europe and North America, airspace was closed across Europe for several days!

We didn’t quite make it all the way to the volcano as we were on a strict timescale and had to be back in time for our Northern Lights tour. We then travelled up the mountain and were treated to a stunning light display courtesy of mother nature, we were very lucky as many people visit this part of the world and don’t get to see them.

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The locations were various places in Southern Iceland.

The first track is Crazy About You, the second track is Mai Tai and the third track is Sunflower, all by Jeff Kaale

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Filmed with an Canon G1x Mk II, Gorillapod Hybrid and Vanguard VEO 235AB

Travel Vlog: Driving Iceland’s Golden Circle

It’s our third day in Iceland and today we travelled the famous Golden Circle! Taking in sights of Thingvellir National Park where two tectonic plates of the mid-atlantic ridge are slowly pulling apart, the spectacular Gullfoss Waterfall and the Geysir Geothermal Hot Springs.

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The locations were Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Geysir Geothermal Hot Springs in Iceland.

The first track is i love you (pt. 2) by Panther

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The second track is Sunday Afternoon by Jeff Kaale

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The third track is Adventure by Hanvai

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Filmed with an Canon G1x Mk II, Gorillapod Hybrid and Vanguard VEO 235AB

Travel Vlog: Route 66 Roadtrip 2011

This is a vlog I made 5 years ago with my wife Dianne while travelling along the Historic Route 66 Highway. It’s a collection of short video’s I took on my digital camera mostly during travel in the car between Chicago, Illinois and San Francisco, California (via Las Vegas and Los Angeles).

We mostly stuck to old alignments of Route 66 and tried to avoid using the often adjacent Interstate highways as much as possible which often meant meandering along at 40mph on a frontage road for miles next to the Interstate! We followed directions in the brilliant and informative book EZ66 Guide for Travellers in addition to the map view on our sat nav to view upcoming street names (it’s impossible to use a sat nav to get directions for Route 66 as the road doesn’t officially exist anymore except for historic designations).

I haven’t included any photos of the trip in order to keep this vlog short but if you’d like to view more pictures and read up on our adventure in more detail check out my other travel blogs from 2011 here on this site. If you’re planning a trip and have any questions or would like booking or accommodation tips just leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to help.

EZ66 Guide for Travellers – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0970995199 (UK) or http://amzn.com/0970995199 (USA)

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Filmed with a Fujifilm XP30