Plan Your Perfect Vacation with American Road’s Top Road Trips from the Past Ten Years!

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The Summer 2012 issue of American Road® magazine is now on newsstands! This issue of American Road has been designed to commemorate the decennial milestone. This issue houses a compilation of the magazine’s greatest two-lane tales. They were selected with an eye toward showcasing the imagination and mechanics that make this magazine’s motor run.

First up in the "American Road" Classic Edition is a feature emblematic of the "American Road" ambition to revisit and reassemble auto trails of the 1910s and 1920s. “A Winkle in Time”—originally published in Volume IV, Number 2 issue—chases the enchanting Rip Van Winkle Trail through New York’s mysterious Catskill Mountains. With its misty waterfalls, blue hills, and whiskered hemlocks, the 1923 highway is a fairy tale in itself—a hill-country spell that casts magic few romantics can resist.

Since the magazine’s debut, "American Road" has steadfastly supported the National Scenic Byways Program. “Roll On, Columbia!”—which first appeared in American Road Volume III, Number 3—explores the ups and downs of Oregon’s Historic Columbia River Highway—a route widely considered to be the country’s first scenic corridor. Author David J. Sell leads readers along this classic path of Northwest panoramas before the magazine dips south to drive another All-American Road. “Surviving the One” dates from American Road Volume II, Number 4. Written by Joyce Gregory Wyels and Vicki León, it braves the precipitous cliffs of salty and swerving California Highway 1.

Exquisite photographs have always been part of the "American Road" model. New York ace Amy C. Elliott and visiting master Hiroshi Hanamura have both added pictorial punch to the pages. The photo essay chosen to represent Elliott’s colorful contributions comes from the magazine’s Volume V, Number 2 issue: “Highway 61 Revisited” captures the cadence and character of Mississippi’s Blues Highway in all its southern glory. Hanamura’s “Rising Son on Route 66” harkens back to the magazine’s inaugural year—a time when "American Road" was only beginning to find its stride—in its study of the quintessential "American Road" with an eye to the Far East.

Make the vacation drive remarkable—and the ride, a perfect ten!

What’s New

"American Road" recently unveiled a new digital edition; a new iTunes app for the iPad; and a new mobile site optimized for iPhones, Androids, and other Smartphone devices.

Improvements to enable better navigation and provide the visitor with tools that make it easier to locate that roadside attraction or vintage motel, or to discover that hidden landmark and make new memories on the road less traveled. Readers will find sponsored downloadable trip itineraries that make travel planning a breeze, as well as the "American Road" Forums—the ultimate road trip community.

"American Road" is an award-winning periodical published quarterly by Mock Turtle Press, distributed internationally by Disticor, and now available at newsstands and fine bookstores.

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