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Is this an article?

I'm not sure this is an article-- course it's hard to tell with no content. Is this supposed to cover an itinirary for the Princess Highway, or the area around it, or is there an actual destination called Princess Highway? Majnoona 12:02, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)

The Princess Highway is an Australian highway connecting Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. It's an important road link between three of Australia's largest cities and it probably deserves its own article. DhDh 12:15, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)
OK... At some point we probably need to hammer out how all these Australian road articles reflect on Wikitravel:What is an article?. I get a little mixed up sometimes about it... --Evan 12:44, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)
I understand what you mean -- that's why I said it probably deserved its own article. However, in the cases of the Gunbarrel Highway, the Oodnadatta Track and other outback tracks, I'm convinced they deserve their own articles. Quite a few people go to Australia to drive along them (as I did). They're really destinations in their own right. DhDh 13:44, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)

I agree with both Evan's concern and Dhum Dhum's comment about outback driving. Is there a way we can add to Wikitravel:What is an article? so that the Gunbarrel Highway and Silk Road are OK as itiniraries/destinations but that will prevent having Highway 280 or Jersey Turnpike? I think we need to clarify what "deserve" means (cause it's pretty? "important"? "popular"? or has something truely destination-y about it?)Majnoona 17:05, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)

I started working on Wikitravel:Itineraries. There's something of a difference between formal routes, like particular named roads (Route 66, Gunbarrel Highway) or trails (Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, Annapurna Circuit), and informal routes like One month in Southeast Asia or Istanbul to Delhi over land). But I think the idea is the same. We have dots (OK, smudges) on our maps that are destinations -- countries, regions, cities, districts, etc. And we have lines that go between those dots -- sometimes they're traditional or established, sometimes they're just "suggested" by Wikitravellers. --Evan 17:12, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)
I suggest we take this discussion to Wikitravel Talk:Itineraries. I'll copy/paste it there. DhDh 17:21, 21 Jan 2004 (EST)

Isn't the name incorrect?

Isn't it the Princes Highway not the Princess Highway? Nurg 06:15, 25 Jan 2004 (EST)

You are absolutely right. I hadn't even noticed it. I'll move this page to its correct name. DhDh 06:43, 25 Jan 2004 (EST)