Jefferson Highway Map (Winnipeg, MB to New Orleans, LA)
The original Jefferson Highway Association came into existence in 1915, and the first route was laid out the following year. The Jefferson Highway, like all of the other named routes of that time period, was replaced by the U.S. Highway System which came into being in November of 1926. The focus of this map is primarily on the Jefferson Highway during the 1916-1926 period.
Dixie Highway Map (Sault Ste. Marie, MI to Miami, FL)
The original Dixie Highway Association existed from 1915 – 1927 (though it technically never disbanded). For all intents and purposes, the Dixie Highway and other named routes were replaced by the U.S. Highway System which came into being in November of 1926. The focus of these maps is primarily on the Dixie Highway during that time period.
National Old Trails Road Map (New York City, NY to Los Angeles, CA)
The original National Old Trails Road Association existed formed in 1912. Much of its eastern route is shared with the historic National Road and US-40. The far western section is closely aligned with Route 66.
2 Lane Traveler’s Roadtripper Map (Classic Restaurants, Motels, and Roadside Attractions)
This isn’t exactly a map. It’s a list of unique restaurants, motels, historic hotels, and roadside attractions across the country. These are some of my favorite places to eat, sleep and visit. There are very few places shown that I haven’t personally visited. Maybe a handful of motels and a couple of restaurants that are on my “to-do list”, but that’s about it.
You will probably figure out very quickly whether my tastes align with yours or not. I love old fifties-era diners and hamburger joints. There are a few historic, classic restaurants included that serve excellent food at premium prices, but mostly these are reasonably priced burger and comfort food places. The restaurants serve good food, have good service, and most importantly for me, have plenty of atmosphere. I have no issue with Applebees or other chain restaurants, but you won’t find them here. You don’t need my map to find dozens of examples of this type of restaurant in any city or small town across America.
I also really like fifties-era motels. If you find a Holiday Inn or Fairfield Inn & Suites barely tolerable you may want to skip my recommendations here. I am a Marriott Lifetime Titanium Rewards member, but I will always choose a clean and comfortable motel with a great neon sign if given the opportunity. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between a classic motel and a “sketchy” one, which is a big reason for the creation of this map. I have stayed in almost all of these and find them acceptable. The few I haven’t stayed in have been recommended to me by trusted roadie friends who have.
Finally, the roadside attractions are just a hodge-podge of things I find interesting. The biggest part of the list consists of roadside giants that I have photographed during my travels. If this isn’t of interest to you just uncheck the “Attractions” box on the map and those icons will disappear.
ONE IMPORTANT POINT: I made sure that these listings were up-to-date when I created this map, but the Coronavirus has caused things to change in a hurry. Before you drive miles out of your way to stay at a motel or eat at a restaurant, you should confirm that it’s still open.