A blogger from Colchester has published her first book, a guide for British people travelling the famous Route 66 in America.

Vicki Graves, from Old Heath, wrote "Brits on Route 66" following her experiences taking on the road trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

The journey covers 2,448 miles across eight states and is regarded as the best roadtrip on the planet. The original route was decommissioned in 1985, but it is still possible to drive much of the original Route 66 path.

Despite the international popularity of the trip, Vicki said: "It seemed that much of the advice we found online and in guidebooks was written for Americans. We couldn’t find one concise resource for British people that covered information on flights, car hire, USA driving tips, motels and attractions."

The authors debut book is packed with tips for budding travellers from the best accommodation, quirky pit stops and the best food.

Viki added: “Although we used a local travel agent to book our bespoke trip, we researched almost everything ourselves over a two-year period. I wanted to put all that information to good use. I have always wanted to write a book, so decided to share our story to help other people, particularly those who live outside America, to embark on the world’s greatest road trip.”

“I want to give a British twist to the Route 66 story and share the tales of the wonderful people I met along the highway. Route 66 will always be my adventure of a lifetime and I want to make it easier for people from across the world to experience it for themselves. I hope my book and blog can go some way to achieve this.”

Brits on Route 66: a Very British Guide to the World's Greatest Road Trip is out now on Kindle and is available in print from 1 October on Amazon.