Tiki Road Trip
was the first book by James Teitelbaum.
It was published in 2003 by Santa Monica Press, and was
completely revised and expanded for a vastly superior 2nd
edition in 2007.
James is no longer stocking copies personally, so the best
way to continue supporting this project is to use this link when you order your
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James became intrigued and amused by the classic tiki bars
of the 1930s to 1960s while touring the country with rock
bands in the 1990s. As a fun outlet from the intense
pressures of touring life, he began seeking out the relics
of the mid-century tiki phenomenon as he visited each new
city. These explorations were chronicled on The Tiki
Bar Review Pages, launched in 1995 as the first tiki web
site on the entire internet (it is now gone). From
that point through the late 2000s, James was asked to write
about tiki-related subjects rather frequently. He now
feels that he has said all he has to say on this topic, and
is participating in tiki-related projects extremely