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Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways Paperback – April 14, 2009
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Jerry Mc Clanahan (5 stars), Route 66 Adventure Handbook: Turbocharged Fourth Edition by Drew Knowles (3 stars) and Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways by Jamie Jensen (4 stars) from Amazon (best prices you'll find). My plan was to drive to Chicago, IL from Providence, RI and from there to Santa Monica, CA following old RT 66.
For the Providence to Chicago leg of my trip I used Road Trip USA. While this book gives you a general idea of the routes you want to take it is NOT a turn by turn guide (good driving directions would have been appreciated). It does give many sightseeing suggestions that I did use extensively. Paired with a good GPS unit or additional maps this book is idea for road trips throughout the USA.
On reaching Chicago I found RT 66 and switched over to Route 66: EZ Guide and Route 66 Adventure Handbook. I found RT 66: EZ Guide to be indispensible for traveling 66. I did manage to get lost in nearly every city I drove through as I was both driver and navigator but this would have been solved with the inclusion of the street name of 66 as it passed through cities. Route 66 Adventure Handbook was less useful. It does give you great ideas for sightseeing but finding these locations can be a problem. The addition of street addresses or GPS coordinates would be helpful! Highlights along 66 were Pontiac, IL, Meramec Caverns, the Painted Desert and Grand Canyon.
On reaching Santa Monica I had no plan so I pieced together several of the routes in Road Trip USA to return home. The highlights of the return trip were the Pacific Coast Highway and Yellowstone, not to be missed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very good for planning a family road trips and or weekend adventures on the road lots of good routs to take and thing to see , try eat at or stay along each routPublished on March 12, 2014 by ryan jeffries
The book is a slightly outdated, but I found lots of these places still exist and the trips they suggest were fantastic. Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by nosebreaker
Fantastic tool to use to plan trips, either for reitred, middle aged, or young travelers. Loved it. Have been to several places mentioned. Buy it.Published on March 29, 2013 by Nancy C. Van Wyck
You cant get a real feel for the trip as you go through it, and not really an easy reference guide.Published on January 31, 2013 by Mark VandenBerg
While filming Broken Eggs Film, a documentary. We're launching in 2013, but, that's beside the point--this book was super valuable in the over 6K miles that we drove cross country.Published on December 27, 2012 by Amazon Customer
This was a gift for my son last Christmas, He is a social studies teacher and he loves this kind of stuff, He has plans to visit some of these sites on his summer breaks with his... Read morePublished on November 28, 2012 by Robyn Dalrymple