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Featured Reviews

The Lincoln Highway Companion: A Guide to America's First Coast-to-Coast Road, by Brian Butko

I've read Brain Butko's classic Greetings From The Lincoln Highway: America's First Coast-to Coast Road cover-to-cover several times in the last three years. Tracing the route of this first transcontinental highway remains one of my fondest road trip dreams. I've given copies of the hardback book to many fellow road trip enthusiasts, and I know of a few copies that have been enjoyed so much that the binding is falling apart. Because hardback books don't make very good traveling companions, it was wonderful to learn about Butko's new companion piece to the original volume. The Lincoln Highway Companion: A Guide to America's First Coast-to-Coast Road is a perfect size and format for riding shotgun on road trips. With 190 pages packed with color photographs and detailed maps, road trip aficionados can easily follow this historic highway...[Read more] (6/26/09)

Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide, by James Kaiser

I've now reviewed four of James Kaiser's "Complete Guide" books, Acadia, Yosemite, Grand Canyon and this one. I can tell you a compelling reason that you ought to purchase this third edition of Joshua Tree: The Complete Guide. I don't know of any other guide book gives you so many...[Read more] (6/26/09)

Recent Reviews

Ramble Colorado
Ramble Colorado: A Wanderer's Guide to the Offbeat, Overlooked, and Outrageous, by Eric Peterson
Fascinating attractions and people in places that most of us wouldn't even begin to know how to look for.
Classic Motorsport Routes
Classic Motorsport Routes: 30 Legendary Routes You Can Drive Today, by Richard Meaden
A hate-it-or-love-it road trip odyssey with an agenda and quite a few laughs. (8/29/08)
Route 66: Quick Reference Encyclopedia, by Drew Knowles
Get more kicks with this conpact encyclopedia-style compendium of history, trivia, a photos. (7/23/08)
Drive I-95
Drive I-95, by Stan Posner & Sandra Phillips-Posner
Florida bound? Don't leave without it. (4/11/08)
Along Interstate 75
Along Interstate 75, by Dave Hunter
One of the best highway travel guides in the country (4/11/08)
Along Florida's Expressways
Along Florida's Expressways, by Dave Hunter
Exit-by-exit, a truly fantastic road tripper's guide to Florida (4/11/08)
Milepost 2008

Milepost 2009: Trip Planner for Alaska, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta, & NW Territories, edited by Kris Valencia
"Since 1949, the bible of North Country travel" (6/19/09)

Grand Canyon, The Complete Guide, by James Kaiser (9/2/07)
Outstanding guidebook with fabulous photographs
Haunted HikesHaunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales & Trails from North America's National Parks, by Andrea Lankford A great way to get a (creepy) feel for America's natural wonders! (10/8/06)
Roadtripping USARoadtripping USA: The Complete Coast-to-Coast Guide to America, by Let's Go Books
Great guide to eight different cross-country routes (6/23/06)
Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A.Ramble: A Field Guide to the U.S.A., by Eric Peterson
The quintessence of the road trip experience, and a great guidebook, too!
Greetings from the Lincoln HighwayGreetings from the Lincoln Highway History and guide to America's first coast-to-coast route (3/26/06)
Backroads of OregonBackroads of Oregon, by Rhonda Ostertag & George Ostertag
Thirty-one great backroad adventures in the Beaver State (12/11/05)
Hogs on 66Hogs on 66: Best Feed & Hangouts for Road Trips on Route 66, by Michael Wallis & Marian Clark
Road trip guide & cookbook in one Harley-loving volume! (12/4/05)
United States: On the RoadUnited States: On the Road, by Insight Guides
Great U.S. guide with awesome photos (11/20/05)
Hudson River ValleyLonely Planet Road Trip: Hudson River Valley, by China Williams
Great guide for road adventures "up the river" in New York (7/3/05)
Reavolutionary War Road TripRevolutionary War Road Trip guides, by Raymond C. Houghton
Day trips on eight routes tracing the history of the American Revolution (6/26/05)
AcadiaAcadia: The Complete Guide, by James Kaiser
Outstanding resource for visitors to the Maine coast & Acadia National Park (6/19/05)
Backroads of Southern CaliforniaBackroads of Southern California: Your Guide to Southern California's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures, by David M. Wyman
A book that lives admirably up to its name! (6/19/05)
Colorado Front RangeColorado Front Range Scenic & Historic Byways, by Nancy & David Muenker
Twelve outstanding roadtrips in the Rockies (5/15/05)
Backroads Of Washington: Your Guide To Washington's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures, by Diana Fairbanks; photography by Mike Sedam
Excellent guide for armchair travelers & road wanderers alike (4/4/05)
Michigan Trip TriviaExploring America's Highways: Michigan Trip Trivia, by Michael Heim
Fascinating facts for road trips in the Great Lake State (3/20/05)
The Ultimate Montana Atlas & Travel EncyclopediaThe Ultimate Montana Atlas & Travel Encyclopedia (2nd edition), by Michael & Heidi Pfeil Dougherty
Roadside geology, 100s of maps & photos detailing 15 areas of Montana including Glacier & Yellowstone (10/31/04)
The Ultimate Wyoming Atlas & Travel EncyclopediaThe Ultimate Wyoming Atlas & Travel Encyclopedia, by Michael & Heidi Pfeil Dougherty
129 detailed black-and-white maps & 100s of photos & articles about history & recreation in Wyoming (10/31/04)
New EnglandLonely Planet Road Trip: New England, by Kim Grant
Great compact guide to scenic drives in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut (10/3/04)
Lost in My Own BackyardLost in My Own Backyard: A Walk in Yellowstone National Park, by Tim Cahill
Tag along with master traveler & story-teller Cahill with this great audiobook. (9/26/04)
Route 66 Lost & FoundRoute 66 Lost & Found: Ruins and Relics Revisited, by Russell A. Olsen
Great new "then and now" restrospective and guide to the Mother Road (7/04/04)
Highway 61 RevisitedHighway 61 Revisited: 1,699 Miles from New Orleans to Pigeon River, by Tim Steil
The "other" Mother Road runs from Louisiana to Canada (5/23/04)
Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks, by Korina Miller, Susan Derby, & David Lukas
Comprehensive guide to the Candian Rockies (5/2/04)
Grand CanyonLonely Planet Grand Canyon National Park, by Jennifer Denniston, David Lukas, Amy Marr, and Kimberley O'Neil
One of the best guides to the Grand Canyon available at any price (4/25/04)
Lonely Planet Road Trip: Route 66, by Sara Benson
2200 miles from Chicago to LA, all in one compact, easy-to-use guide (4/11/04)
Lonely Planet Yosemite National Park, by Kurt Wolff, Amy Marr, David Lukas, and Cheryl Koehler
Be warned! This book could inspire an uncrontollable urge to head for Half Dome! (3/21/04)
Napa & Sonoma Wine CountryNapa & Sonoma Wine Country, by Richard Sterling
Comprehensive guide to three wine-growing valleys in Northern California (2/15/04)
California Highway 1, by Paige R. Penland
Compact but comprehensive guide to one of the most beautiful highways in America (1/16/04)
Pacific Coast HighwayPacific Coast Highway, by Nick Freeth
A photographic journey from Seattle to Tijuana (11/23/03)

Motorcycle JourneysMotorcycle Journeys Throughout the Southwest, by Martin Berke
Itineraries for 66 rides in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah (5/19/02)

Ridge RouteRidge Route: The Road That United California, by Harrison Irving Scott
Half history, half guidebook, all great (3/25/03)

Road Trip USARoadTrip USA, by Jamie Jensen
Great guide to America's two-lane highways (8/27/06)

RV GuideRV Park and Campground Guides
The best of what's out there

Best RV & Tent CampgroundsThe Unofficial Guide to the Best RV & Tent Campgrounds in the U.S.A., one of Frommer's best guides (11/17/02)

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