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Moon Handbooks: Road Trip USA

Moon Handbooks: Road Trip USA

by Jamie Jensen
     
 
Celebrating the notion that freedom and discovery await us on the open road, this second edition of Road Trip USA lures travelers off the soulless interstates and into the world of the two-lane road with its photogenic Americana. Readers will still find the north-south Road to Nowhere; the east-west Loneliest Road; and the centerpiece Mother Road, Route 66, with

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Celebrating the notion that freedom and discovery await us on the open road, this second edition of Road Trip USA lures travelers off the soulless interstates and into the world of the two-lane road with its photogenic Americana. Readers will still find the north-south Road to Nowhere; the east-west Loneliest Road; and the centerpiece Mother Road, Route 66, with directions to offbeat attractions like the neon sign collection in Iowa, the plastic wedding cake figure display in New Mexico, and the Fruitcake Capital of the World in Georgia. In addition to coverage of minor-league baseball, RVing and camping, and motorcycle touring, Jensen offers tips to the best diner apple pies, soda fountains, and out-of-the-way lodgings, and lists the call letters of lively radio stations and toll-free numbers for road conditions -- all the information readers need to create their own driving adventures.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Jensen, the author of two books in the "Rough Guides" travel series (Penguin), knows that to really see the United States the traveler must exit the interstate highways and enter the two-lane byways. Covering 11 cross-country, noninterstate roads that traverse the nation north to south or east to west, Jensen documents the local color of American popular culturethe out-of-the-way monument, throwback diner, area radio station, or local brewery. He provides historical lore and amusing trivia about points along the way, as well as practical advice on where to stay, where to find tourist offices, and how to find updates on local road conditions. An appendix includes "Survival Guides," which offers travel information on two dozen major cities, and an annotated reading list. Jensen's guide is essential for travelers who are more interested in finding the real America than the fastest way from points A to B. Highly recommended.Pamela W. Bellows, Northwestern Connecticut Community Technical Coll. Lib., Winstead

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566911498
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date:
05/15/1999
Series:
Moon Handbooks Travel Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
923
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.45(d)

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