I've been dreaming about my big fat American roadtrip for ages now. A grand cross country adventure from one coast to the other using good 'ole Route 66 as our guide. I've been planning and routing for God knows how long now, meticulously plotting every single minute and moment abroad. When I came across photographer Jane Hilton's online portfolio it was these very photos that spiked an incredible surge of wanderlust within my soul. Granted the glorious photos of El Rancho were captured in Las Vegas and sadly this casino no longer remains on South Highway 91 it's still an example of one of the inevitably many hidden ancient gems that I expect to encounter en route. It's those wrong turns down deserted roads that lead to something as unique and 'American' as this that excites me so. That thrill of standing in new surroundings and touching a crumbling facade that society left behind and the countless stories held confined within the walls yearning to be discovered. Hopefully such a venture will be undertaken in September; should the Gods be so kind that is, and I will finally be able to share with you all this exciting, once in a lifetime journey.

-Sxx
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I've been dreaming about my big fat American roadtrip for ages now. A grand cross country adventure from one coast to the other using good 'ole Route 66 as our guide. I've been planning and routing for God knows how long now, meticulously plotting every single minute and moment abroad. When I came across photographer Jane Hilton's online portfolio it was these very photos that spiked an incredible surge of wanderlust within my soul. Granted the glorious photos of El Rancho were captured in Las Vegas and sadly this casino no longer remains on South Highway 91 it's still an example of one of the inevitably many hidden ancient gems that I expect to encounter en route. It's those wrong turns down deserted roads that lead to something as unique and 'American' as this that excites me so. That thrill of standing in new surroundings and touching a crumbling facade that society left behind and the countless stories held confined within the walls yearning to be discovered. Hopefully such a venture will be undertaken in September; should the Gods be so kind that is, and I will finally be able to share with you all this exciting, once in a lifetime journey.

-Sxx
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  1. A road trip sounds like so much fun!
    Hopefully you do get to take one in September, and of course document it all for our eyes to see.

    Xo, Elsa
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  2. How awesome would that be?

    xx
    Kelly
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  3. Woohoo you might come to the US?? I actually live within 8 miles of part of historic route 66 haha but in Missouri (not quite as exciting lol). Keep us updated on your travel plans! :)

    ~Jacy

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    1. Oooh! I might have to detour and pay you a visit!!! xx

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  4. those truly are beautiful photos it has a sadness to it as well. road trips are awesome I love traveling thanks for the inspiration Sonia! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  5. Doing a road trip along route 66 is one of the best ways to see a good span of the US. If you end up doing it and need some tips, let me know. Totally diggin' this photo set.

    xTheresa

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    1. Thank you doll, will sure do when everything is set in concrete! xx

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  6. Ah, I hope your road trip comes to pass! I was always making plans to do one back in the day and it just never happened--at the end, I would always jump on a plane, it was just so much more practical, although I feel I missed a bit of that road trip romance!

    xo Mary Jo

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  7. Sounds like a ridiculously fun time! I have always wanted to plan a trip like this. Such fun pictures. You have me craving a trip now too!

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  8. enjoy reading it, thanks for sharing dear <3

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  9. This is interesting, thanks for sharing! Hope you will get on a road trip again!

    xx from Bavaria, Rena

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  10. I've been dreaming about roadtrippin across 'Merica too, for so long! Someday I got to make it happen, there's just no other option. And can't wait till September when you'll share your memories with us, dear! You'll have one hell of a good time!!!
    Love!

    xx

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    1. You could totes come along is you wanted, hint, hint! xx

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  11. Pretty pictures. Hope you enjoy your roadtrip dear and may you chance on a gem like this too!

    many kisses
    ♡ Jaslin from www.justjaslin.com

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  12. The second picture reminded me of the National Civil Rights museum in memphis, which u should totally visit ^^
    xoxo

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  13. awesome pics! so interesting.

    xx

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  14. Whoa amazing photos! I find them very powerful!

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  15. These photos are beautiful... maybe when you finally set out you can take some of your own there! And everywhere else!

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  16. Great pics, I especially like that of the pool area.. this definitely makes me wanna go to the US ;)
    xx
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  17. the images show a lot of stories in them!! wonderful and captivating!

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  18. Gorgeous photographs!!! <3

    Gosh I cannot wait to roadtrip again. I'm off to ZANZIBAR and MOZAMBIQUE in 29 days!! Eeeep!!!

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    1. That's incredible! And I'm super jealous of you too! xx

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  19. PS I just followed you on GFC xxx

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  20. a road trip would be the best way to spend your holiday! it's sooo much fun :)

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  21. May god bless you. of course your dreams is coming on your way sweetheart. The U.S. will be happy to have you here> thank you so much for staying in touch!

    wishing you a very blessed day!

    oxoxo

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    Tanya

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    1. Awww thank you Tanya, you're such a sweetheart! xx

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  22. Absolutely love your blog! I just followed you on Bloglovin and GFC! Hope you follow me back! Take care :)
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  23. Sonia, This is such a cool post and there is something so nostalgic and cool about these pics knowing at one time this abandoned hotel was a hot spot full of guests. I think it's so exciting you're going to do that Rt. 66 roadtrip and my fiance and I are planning one for next Spring and I can't wait. If you do this in Sept. make sure to take lots of pics. It's going to be so fun to watch your adventures!

    xoDale
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    1. Oooh Dale I'll be taking photos left, right and center. Y'all are gonna get so tired of my roadtrippin' spam hahaha! But I will definitely be sharing this with you all xx

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  24. amazing photos!! :D

    xoxo,
    rae
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  25. I'm leaving for the States next Wednesday!!! A 40-day road trip from San Francisco to NYC and I'm frigging ecstatic!!! Seeing these pics has made me even more giddy.:D

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    1. Wait, whaaaaaat! Oh em gee! You better be taking photos and updating us with this adventure! xx

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  26. Wow those photos are beautiful! I find abandoned buildings so interesting - I imagine it would be so fun to take photos in those places.


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  27. Oh wow, your friend definitely is cool! I want to go on a road trip so friggin bad, a ride to Nevada sound glorious! Hope you are enjoying every minute of the trip!

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  29. Amazing place and photos ♥.♥

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  30. i would love to do a cross america road trip. it would be fun!

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  31. Have a great time! It's nice to travel in the summer time isn't it?

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  32. Vintage casino ^^
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  33. ooo you're actually going to do it?? that sounds like a lot of fun- though when i drove from chicago to seattle while moving it was total torture. mainly because we slept in the car to save money haha :(

    xo Marlen
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    1. Eeeek I can see how horribly that would be. Nothing worse than trying to sleep in a car, so I see your point. Also we may have to do the same at some points hahaha! xx

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  34. I'm also dreaming about my American roadtrip. One day... :)

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  35. Hi dear!

    I hope you can realize your desire!

    Kisses Kika / Blog Acessarte

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  36. I really cannot wait for your adventures.
    It's my turn to live vicariously through you and your words are truly so beautiful!

    The Wildest of Dreams

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