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Paperback Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America Book

ISBN: 1595800190

ISBN13: 9781595800190

Tiki Road Trip: A Guide to Tiki Culture in North America

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Book Overview

The 2nd edition of Tiki Road Trip has been completely updated, expanded, and globalized. The best--and only--guide to Polynesian pop culture, written by Tiki expert and urban archaeologist James Teitelbaum, now contains even more listings and reviews of Tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants, even more photographs, and even more drink recipes. The International listings have been expanded as well, and the Hawaiian glossary is much more comprehensive...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

great book!

The book arrived in less time that expected and was in perfect condition. My boyfriend was totally thrilled and noted that he had been to some of the places in it and is already making plans for trips!

Great For Tiki Hunting

Only the cool people will get into the retro Tiki Lounge style! This book tells you where in each state to find Tiki Bars and restaurants.

Worth the Upgrade

So you already have a no doubt well-worn copy of the first edition of "TRT" and you're wondering if it's worth buying this new one? Yes. Get it. Sure, you've got the expected updates to the fast-changing world of tiki, along with more of the tell-it-like-it-is reviews that were the first edition's trademark. But Teitelbaum has also expanded the historical information about locations that are no longer with us. And there seem to be more photos and other "urban archaeological" tidbits sprinkled throughout, giving it more of the flavor of Sven Kirsten's "Book of Tiki". These are welcome improvements, and it makes this edition just as suited for armchair reading as it is for actual trip planning. Maps, perhaps one at the beginning of each state's section, would've been nice. Many of these tiki spots are in the suburbs, which can make it difficult to tell what's near the particular city you're visiting if you're not familiar with the names of the surrounding towns. But that's not enough of a quibble to detract from a solid, five-star rating.

Authentic Tiki

Bar none this is the best book on the subject I've had the pleasure to read. Detailed and accurate account of the culture, yet it does NOT read like Hi-Fi set up instructions. Very fun. The best part, however, are the drink recipes. A must for all bar tenders both professional and amateur.

Wow! What a great book for tiki culture devotees!

This a great travel guide whether you're a tiki lounge aficionado or a fan of venacular, roadside attractions from days gone by. This is an extremely comprehensive book that is conveniently organized by state - describing every tiki bar (and related attractions like tiki motels) in each of the 50 states. The author also lists the address of famous tiki attractions no longer in existence. Both authentic and retro tiki attractions are listed and described by the author.The listings are very thorough including descriptions of decor, food and drinks as well as photos of many interiors of the listed tiki bars. There are also international listings to help you find tiki bars around the world. And, if that weren't enough, there's a helpful glossary of tiki terms in the back of the book along recipes for exotic drinks.This is one of the better, easier to use guide books I've come across - regardless of subject matter. Hats off to James Teitelbaum - you'll find this a great, informative book no matter where you live (indeed, I found out about a great tiki bar in my home state that I didn't even know existed!).Outstanding!
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