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Telling people where to go since 1990 – Jim Hinckley’s America/Route 66 Chronicles ®

Jim Hinckley


My Story

  • Author of nineteen books including Murder & Mayhem on Route 66; Tales From Bloody 66, Ghost Towns of the Southwest, The Route 66 Encyclopedia, The Illustrated Route 66 Historic Atlas and Backroads of Arizona
  • Creator of Jim Hinckley’s America ( travel network 
  • Presentations on Route 66, the southwest and tourism development made at the annual Miles of Possibility Conference, the European Route 66 Festival in Germany and Czech Republic, a museum fund raiser in Jackson, Michigan and other venues 
  • Tourism development consultant, clients include City of Cuba (Missouri) and Grand Canyon Caverns 
  • Tour development consultant, clients include New Zealand based Gilligan’s Route 66 Tours, Australia based Route 66 Tours and Nissan Canada 


“Top notch!!! Great journalism. Love Jim’s work!”

– Jim Liviingston – Photographer


My Resume



trips on rt. 66

public speaking

Recent Trips

Pasadena, ca

dec 2019

Research trip on Route 66.

Miles of Possibilities Conference

OCt 2019

Business of Route 66. The ultimate Route 66 convention. Few hundred International attendees.

Jackson, MI

OCT 2019

Research for new book titled “In the Beginning”


My Recent Books

MURDER and mayhem

Tales from Bloody 66

Jim Hinckley's america

Kingman, Arizona & 160-Miles of Smiles


A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations

things to do on route 66

Things to do before you die on Route 66



Adventures on Route 66 and the road less traveled.

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Jim Hinckley’s America takes you behind the scenes, into private collections as well as museums and introduces you to the most fascinating people. We test the pillows, taste the enchiladas, try the shower, walk the neighborhood, sample the beer and make the detour so you can enjoy worry free travel. We discover the places known only to the locals, the special places most travelers miss, the hidden gems that ensure a memorable adventure.

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Author of 19 books – Tour & tourism development consultant – Speaker.

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