At a young age, Jamie Jensen was immersed in the culture of road trips. He grew up in Southern California at a time when motorways were still being built, cheeseburgers were a quarter, and every beach had a beachfront amusement park. Jamie began researching and writing Road Trip USA after a three-year spell bumming throughout the country, growing hay in Kansas, and authoring a book for the Grateful Dead. He's driven over 400,000 miles since then in search of the perfect stretch of two-lane blacktop. He rides his bike whenever he can when he isn't crisscrossing the country by car. Jamie resides in New York City, at the east end of the Lincoln Highway, with his wife Catherine and twin sons Tom and Alex.