Road Trip USA: Cross-country Adventures on America's Two-lane Highways

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Avalon Travel, 2006 - Travel - 889 pages
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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.

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This book along with the book Next Exitwas purchased for use on a trip to Branson Missouri. While Next Exit was invaluable this book had no use at all. I am very disapointed that this book is set up for prescribed trips and not for general use of a trip that one would plan on their own. Read full review

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways (1st ed)

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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 ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

JAMIE JENSEN has been immersed in road trip culture from an early age, thanks to a childhood spent drinking drive-in milk shakes and riding roller coasters in Los Angeles -- before they tore everything down. After a three-year stint hitchhiking around the country, making hay in Kansas, sailing boats on the 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 UC Berkeley, and then moved to England, where he began writing about America. He has since written an authorized biography of the Grateful Dead and contributed to numerous travel books on the USA.

He now lives in Northern California, at the west end of US-50.

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