Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways
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Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

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by Jamie Jensen
     
 

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This is the best-selling road guide ever, with more than 200,000 copies sold! With the same popular format — a flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to accommodate hundreds of possible itineraries — this third edition now provides additional coverage of the Appalachian Trail route and the Coastal East Coast route, and an

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This is the best-selling road guide ever, with more than 200,000 copies sold! With the same popular format — a flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to accommodate hundreds of possible itineraries — this third edition now provides additional coverage of the Appalachian Trail route and the Coastal East Coast route, and an expanded "On the Road" chapter with more information on when to go and where to eat and sleep. Author Jamie Jensen also includes need-to-know items for the road: Survival Guides for two dozen cities, call letters of popular local radio stations, facts about regional writers, and oddball trivia. descriptions of all the great stuff road-trippers will find along the way are included, like funky diners and roadside curiosities, along with eye-catching photos, fun graphics, and user-friendly maps.

Editorial Reviews

Now in full color, the expanded 4th Edition of this travel classic packs 964 pages of trip tips, historical factoids, and accommodation information. In fact, Road Trip USA is so full of detailed highway tours and delightful stop suggestions that novelists as well as tourists mine it for travel data.
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:
9781566917667
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Series:
Road Trip USA Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
890
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.28(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Jensen was immersed in road trip culture from an early age. He grew up in Southern California, back when freeways were new, cheeseburgers cost a quarter, and every beach had a beachfront amusement park. After a three-year stint bumming around the country, making hay in Kansas, and ghostwriting a book for the Grateful Dead, Jamie set to work researching and writing Road Trip USA. Since then he’s traveled more than 400,000 miles in search of the perfect stretch of two-lane blacktop. When not crisscrossing the country by car, he rides his bike whenever possible. Jamie lives with his wife, Catherine, and twin boys, Tom and Alex, in New York City, at the east end of the Lincoln Highway.

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Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book! I have bought all three editions of it, and each one is better than the last. The writing is interesting and funny and the pictures are great. This is a ton of fun either using it on the road or reading it in your living room.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for your weekend traveler or month long vacation
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SquireRose More than 1 year ago
Does this come with "Lend Me" privileges? I own the paper copy and want to get a Nook copy for the road. My only complaint about the book is that the layout is a tad chaotic. It's useful and fun though, and the highlighted attractions are just my style.