Road Trip USA

Hit the Domestic Highway
with Road Trip USA

Best-Selling Road Trip Guide
Takes Americans to their Roots

Berkeley, CA (April 2009) – Avalon Travel is pleased to announce the release of Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways, the new edition of Jamie Jensen’s best-selling book, along with two pocket guides, Road Trip USA Route 66 and Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway.

This spring and summer—rather than hitting the tarmac for an international locale—travelers are looking to save money; taking notice of declining gas prices, and opting to discover America the old-fashioned way—on the road. With 11 road trips to choose from, and coverage of classic American terrain including the Appalachian Trail, Atlantic Coast, and Oregon Trail, Road Trip USA steers adventurers to major cities like San Francisco and Chicago as well as remote, but charming all-American towns like Thermopolis, Wyoming and Chandler, Oklahoma. Jensen’s road-tested advice also leads to popular attractions such as Disneyland, Yellowstone National Park, Niagara Falls, and the Statue of Liberty. Complete with local lore, oddball trivia, roadside curiosity, and noteworthy details along with recommendations on where to stop, what to see, and where to eat and sleep, Road Trip USA is the guide that gets travelers off the beaten path and driving into the soul of America.

Other features of this edition include:

A flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries

More than 125 detailed driving maps

Full-color interior with modern and vintage photos and illustrations

A road trip resources section with helpful information including contact information for popular hotel and motel chains, car rental companies, state tourism boards, and road condition centers

To interview Jamie Jensen or to request a review copy, contact:

Natalie Nicolson
Associate Publicist

Praise for Jamie Jensen’s Road Trip USA

“Tired of traveling cross-country on boring, endless Interstates? Take the next exit and get yourself onto a two-lane highway. You will have an unforgettable experience. A stylish retro experience. An American experience. And the book to guide you down these soulful and charismatic routes is Road Trip USA.”

“A book so full of the pleasures of the American road, you can smell the upholstery.”
BBC Radio

“The ultimate road trip bible. . .”
—The New York Times

“An immensely sophisticated masterwork. For those who feel an adrenaline rush every time they hear the words 'road trip,' and who understand that getting there is at least half of the fun, this is quite simply the best book of its type ever published.”
—Condé Nast Epicurious

“A fantastic guide, easily the best of its type.”

“A historic and temporary journey into the heart and soul of America.”
—Route 66 Magazine

“Graphically handsome, this book adroitly weaves together sightseeing advice with history and restaurant and lodging recommendations. For budding myth collectors, I can’t think of a better textbook.”
—The Los Angeles Times

Praise for

 “Navigating the site is akin to an unhurried drive on a lightly trafficked back road.”
Washington Post

“To seek out the best of America’s back roads, click on”
—The Chicago Tribune