Welcome to Jim Hinckley's America - a grand adventure on Route 66 and the road less traveled.

"Jim is an inexhaustible source of information on the history and places of route 66 and listen to him while telling the anecdotes linked to this street is an extraordinary experience."
Franco Zefferi

Jim Hinckley’s America is a crowdfunded initiative on the Patreon platform. This is also our premium content site with feature articles, travel tips and reviews, original series, and more! Click the button above and see what you have been missing. 

Ten Minutes With Jim

Unscripted, often unedited and raw but always an adventure; Ten Minutes With Jim, a weekly podcast.

Blog Posts

Our weekly blog posts are adventures of a different kind. One part time travel, one part adventure on the open road but always fun!

Telling People How To Do It

At Jim Hinckley's America we do more than tell people where to go, we also tell them how to do it. Our extensive travel experience has made us a trusted expert in the development of tourism related promotion. Contact us for details.

Here are a few of the companies & communities that have become our promotional partners

"If you didn't attend tonight's Route 66 Meet & Greet with Jim Hinckley's Video & Live Presentation about his trip to Europe and the 2nd International Route 66 Festival, you certainly missed an eye opening experience. Maybe if enough of you who missed it ask him to please give it again, he might; and you won't want to miss it. I would certainly want to see it again and hear all about the remarkable impact our Route 66 has on people from all over the world. Thank you Jim for providing a truly amazing evening."
Steve Wagner
Kingman Premier Properties
"Jim Hinckley is our go-to guy when it comes to ghost towns in the American West. His professionalism is obvious from the published books he has written on the topic, and we enjoy working with him at True West magazine."
Meghan Saar
Editor, True West Magazine

About Jim Hinckley

Route 66 is our primary focus, but this is Jim Hinckley’s America. So, we work to provide everything that a community needs for harnessing the power of Route 66 as a catalyst for revitalization and economic development. Linked with this are projects that provide travelers with tools for planning adventures on the back roads and two lane highways of America.


This link is your passport to adventures on the Jim Hinckley's America Facebook page. Here you will enjoy our weekly live program, event updates, trivia, and so much more!


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Ghost town adventures, colorful people, road trips, discoveries - it's Jim Hinckley's America on YouTube

Jim Hinckley’s America was born of an epiphany that occurred in 1990. After years of being told that I had a gift for telling people where to go, the decision was made to do so professionally. It began with the writing of feature articles for various publications, and then books (19 to date). Inspiring adventures was quite satisfying but a day job was needed to support the writing habit. 

Then I learned that writing, a blog, presentations, and the use of a social media network could inspire road trips AND enable communities to develop tourism that enhanced road trips. These endeavors could also be used to provide struggling authors, artists, and event organizers with a promotional boost. This was even more satisfying but the day job constrained what I do best – telling people where to go. 


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