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

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

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by Jamie Jensen
     
 

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Now in its sixth edition, Jamie Jensen's best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you’ll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions,

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Now in its sixth edition, Jamie Jensen's best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you’ll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you’re looking for the world’s largest jackalope, you’re in luck), local lore, and oddball trivia. With full coverage of more than 35,000 miles of classic blacktop, Road Trip USA will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of America.

Features include:
A flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries
Essential tips for the road: survival guides for two dozen cities, call letters of the liveliest radio stations, and details on where to eat and sleep
More than 140 meticulously detailed 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:
9781598809251
Publisher:
Avalon Travel Publishing
Publication date:
05/08/2012
Series:
Road Trip USA
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
900
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Jensen has been immersed in road trip culture from an early age. After a three-year stint bumming around the country, making hay in Kansas, sailing boats in Chesapeake Bay, painting houses in Boston, and living in the storeroom of a Manhattan music studio, he returned to California and earned a degree in Architecture from U.C. Berkeley. Rather than get a real job, he then moved to England, where he began to write about America. Jamie is the author of Road Trip guides to the USA, California & the Southwest, and New England. He lives in Northern California, at the west end of US-50.

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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.