Bucket list: Travel the Great River Road
Summer road trips are a right of a passage for the average American. Cruisin' the highways and byways of the good ol' USA with an open mind, a map and an itinerary has been a quintessential part of our culture, blossoming in the late 1930s upon the completion of Route 66.
As the automobile industry boomed in the 1950s, cars became a part a tool of leisurely activity. Add the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System into the picture and the summer-vacation-road-trip pandemic was born.