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Product Details

  • Series: Road Trip USA
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Avalon Travel Publishing; 1 edition (March 31, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598802046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598802047
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 4.2 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #748,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I grew up in Southern California back when cars were king, freeways were new, cheeseburgers cost a quarter, and every beach had a beachfront amusement park. After some very pleasant years traveling around the country (making hay in Kansas, crewing sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay, studying architecture at UC Berkeley and ghost-writing a book for the Grateful Dead...), I started work on my book Road Trip USA, a thick and tasty (and fully illustrated!) guide to the best drives in America.

Since then, over 20 years and what are now six (SIX!) ever-improving editions of the book, I've traveled close to half-a-million miles in search of the perfect stretch of two-lane blacktop. Though I drive way more than is healthy, for me or for the planet, I get out of the car as much as possible to check out the best french fries, rodeos, historic trails, and slices of cherry pie that I can find.

So please join me. Check out Road Trip USA, and hit the road!

Customer Reviews

This book was a great help and after a while our main source of information.
Gerhard
My mom and I used this book for our rode trip from Washington, along the Oregon Coast, to the Redwood Forest.
happyaura
If you're planning a once in a lifetime trip on the PCH this is the book you have to have.
Fatdaddy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By JBlovely1 on April 20, 2009
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This book does not include everything that you need to know about the PCH, but makes a pretty good attempt. It's the most up to date book on places to stay, eat, and attractions to visit along the highway including necessary phone numbers and websites. (very handy!) It has pictures of the major attractions, small but effective maps in each of the major cities and in each state, and local event information for certain towns and cities. The author also tells when the best times to visit for things such as:whale watching in Oregon or Monarch butterfly gatherings in California. Another nice feature is that it tells the reader of local legends, past-times, festivals, and customs that shows what makes each little (and big) town distinctive from one another. What's more is that it is just small enough to fit inside a purse or back pocket for when you are ready to make that awesome roadtrip. The only thing I can really say that is disappointing about it, is that it just doesn't seem long enough. I wish he would've added another 50-100 pages of stories and attractions. Do not use this book as your only reference.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Gerhard on October 31, 2010
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We had two guides for our vacation trip from Washington to San Francisco. This book was a great help and after a while our main source of information. With a GPS and internet information, this guide was just the right extra "kick" we needed to make it easy. Compact and only the info we were looking for. Thank you Jamie Jensen.
The trip on 101 was about the most interesting vacation my wife and I had.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Awaywego on March 15, 2010
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This book was very helpful for me. I read about several little local places that I had never heard of in all of my internet searches of the area. It's not the only travel book I will be purchasing but definetely a great addition!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Bartal on February 8, 2013
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As someone from the midwest attempting to plan a two week raod trip down the Pacific Coast Highway, I found this book to be immensely helpful. I carried it with me and consulted every day to help plan each leg of our journey. While not necessarily a must for the vacation, it's definitely helpful, especially if you want a mix of both touristy and off-the-beaten path destinations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Fire Reader on August 25, 2012
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A nice little pocket guide that was handy to refer to during our drive on the pacific coast highway from 200 miles north of San Francisco to Morro Bay. It is not a guidebook with detailed information, but a summary reference for the main towns and sights you will pass. The book was very useful to alert us of what was coming up ahead and to help us plan our stops at towns, beaches or other attractions. It is a nice thin size to take along with you, but make sure you also bring a detailed map. If you drive the PCH, make sure you have plenty of gas because most of our drive was remote and gas station free.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By MaryBeth in Michigan on July 17, 2011
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This is a great guide for a trip up or down the coast. There was just enough information, not too much to find accommodations, eateries and destinations. We visited the Central Coast and this book made our trip easier and better. Now with the Internet and smart phones, you need just enough to launch your search. We also found a great off the beaten path restaurant and a beautiful inn, the Seven Gables Inn in Pacific Grove. Perfect!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. Porter on July 9, 2011
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We used this book to travel from San Diego to Bandon, Oregon. It was absolutely invaluable. We had a wonderful family vacation. All of the recommended restaurants were good. You have to keep in mind that in some remote areas, "good" is relative, but that is true of every travel guide! We were very happy with every recommendation in the book that we took. I highly recommend this book for anyone planning a road trip on any portion of the PCH!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dolores Cozzo on February 11, 2013
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We are planning a road trip this spring and I purchased this book to help us see what was there and some of the hotel,s and restaurants. It had everything it pronised and I find it very useful for what I wanted.
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