July 31, 2012

Road Trip!: Undiscovered America

Undiscovered America : the 201 great places you may have missed

Veteran travel writers Don and Betty Martin have selected the 250 very best hidden getaways, from Alaska to Florida and Hawaii to Maine. Undiscovered America, based on the authors' 35 years of travel, reveals intriguing vacations in all 50 states. These include an obscure but grand vacation island on the Great Lakes; California's best wine country (not Napa Valley!); a little-known Nevada town oozing with “cowboy cool”; and the world's oldest Shakespeare festival, which is not in England but in Oregon. These destinations represent an irresistible mix of interesting towns, national parks and monuments, vacation regions, and driving tours that are ideal for an afternoon's respite, a weekend getaway, or an extended visit.

July 30, 2012

Road Trip!: Traveling with Your Pet

Traveling with Your Pet : The AAA PetBook: The AAA Guide to More Than 14,000 Pet-Friendly, AAA Approved Hotels and Campgrounds Across the United States and Canada

Get the latest scoop on safe and enjoyable travel with pets in Traveling with Your Pet: The AAA PetBook®. The annually updated book lists more than 14,000 pet-friendly AAA Approved lodgings and campgrounds, pet-friendly attractions and national public lands, dog parks and animal clinics. Plus, invaluable tips on U.S./Canada border crossing procedures, preparing pets for car and air travel and packing suggestions make pet travel easier.

July 28, 2012

Road Trip!: NPR Road Trips National Park Adventures

NPR Road Trips: National Park Adventures

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the planet's Seven Natural Wonders, with 4.4 million visitors each year. Who keeps them safe, fed, and happy? When the wind blows at White Sands National Monument, legend says the centuries-old ghost of a Mexican maiden appears in the shifting sands. In Yosemite National Park, there's a guy who tracks road kill with a clipboard and a shovel to pry flattened victims from the blacktop.
This colorful collection goes behind the scenery at America's most popular national parks. It also visits lesser-known parks with thought-provoking tales to tell.

July 9, 2012

Road Trip!: Interstate 95

Interstate 95: the road to sun and sand

Along the East Coast from Maine's Canadian border almost all the way to the Florida Keys, Interstate 95 traverses fifteen states, plus the District of Columbia, and links the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Richmond, Charleston, Savannah, Jacksonville, and Miami. At more than 1,900 miles, it's one of the longest and most heavily traveled roads in the country.

July 2, 2012

Road Trip!: Greetings from Route 66

Greetings from Route 66: The Ultimate Road Trip Back Through Time Along America's Main Street

John Steinbeck famously christened Route 66 America’s “Mother Road” in The Grapes of Wrath, and that chapter about Tom Joad’s exodus is just one of the classic pieces collected in this ultimate anthology. Here’s history, roadside attractions, pop culture, ghost stories—even recipes from famous greasy spoons. And it’s all illustrated with the largest collection of vintage art, postcards, travel decals, collectibles, and other memorabilia ever amassed.