A decorated truck promoting a dance troupe rolls down the parade line.

Road Trip Travel: Fired Up for the 4th of July

Despite the ongoing economic doldrums, Americans are feeling more upbeat than ever when it comes to planning 4th of July road trips. With gas prices down by 10 to 20 percent from the $4+ per gallon highs they hit in April, more Americans are planning to hit the road, and we’re traveling farther for our fireworks and fun.

American cars stacked and welded together to replicate Stonehenge.

Road Trip Destinations: Summer Solstice Fun

There are millions of great reasons to hit the road and see the USA this summer, and the summer solstice (June 21st) is one of them. Jamie Jensen tells you how you can enjoy the longest day of the year in this list of wonderfully memorable places, all over the USA, where you can make cosmic connections (and have some fun, too!).

The two stars of TV's Route 66 lean against a now-classic corvette.

Hollywood Road Trips Through the Years, Part 1

A century ago, the simultaneous invention of motor cars and motion pictures was a match made in Hollywood heaven, and over the years, movies have created some magical road trip memories. Jamie Jensen gives us part one of a brief chronology of classic road trip films.

A two-land highway winding through the mountains in Montana.

Road Trip Season

Memorial Day traditionally marks the start of road trip season. With its fast approach, now’s the time to start planning some fun summer escapes, and Jamie Jensen has ideas for travelers who want to hit the road this summer.

Road Trip USA Atlantic Coast

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 35,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this focused tour of the Atlantic Coast, Jensen highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. Starting at the Statue of Liberty and winding up at free-wheeling Key West, […]

Road Trip USA Appalachian Trail

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this focused tour of the Appalachian Trail, Jensen highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. This driving route parallels the hiking trail, from the top of New England […]

Road Trip USA Great River Road

Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this focused tour of the Great River Road, Jensen highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia along the Mississippi. Old Man River, Father of Waters, “body of a […]