Top Selling in Road Travel

Texas Almanac 2014–2015

Elizabeth Cruce Alvarez
FEATURES OF THE TEXAS ALMANAC 2014–2015
• Sketches of eight historic ranches of Texas by Texana writer Mike Cox.
• Article on the Texas art and artists by Houston businessman and art collector J.P. Bryan, who has amassed the world’s largest Texana collection.
• Coverage of the 2012 elections, redistricting, and the 2012 Texas Olympic medalists.
• An update on Major League Baseball in Texas.
• Lists of sports champions — high school, college, and professional.

MAJOR SECTIONS UPDATED FOR EACH EDITION
• The Environment, including geology, plant life, wildlife, rivers, and lakes.
• Weather highlights of the previous two years, plus a list of destructive weather dating from 1766.
• Two-year Astronomical Calendar that shows moon phases, times of sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset, eclipses, and meteor showers.
• Recreation, with details on state and national parks and forests, landmarks, and fairs and festivals.
• Sports, including lists of high school football and basketball champions, professional sports teams, Texas Olympians, and Texas Sports Hall of Fame inductees.
• Counties section, with detailed county maps and profiles for Texas’s 254 counties.
• Population figures from the 2010 US Census and State Data Center estimates as of 2012.
• Comprehensive list of Texas Cities and Towns.
• Politics, Elections, and information on Federal, State, and Local Governments.
• Culture and the Arts, including a list of civic and religious Holidays.
• Religion census of 2010 by denomination and adherents; breakdown on metro areas and counties.
• Health and Science, with charts of vital statistics.
• Education, including a complete list of colleges and universities, and UIL results.
• Business and Transportation, with an expanded section on Oil and Gas.
• Agriculture, including data on production of crops, fruits, vegetables, livestock, and dairy.
• Obituaries of notable Texans.
• Pronunciation Guide to Texas town and county names.

Lonely Planet USA's Best Cross-Country Road Trips: 7 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
7 of USA's Best Cross-Country Road Trips!

Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses al l across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America.

The 7 trips chosen for this eBook are:

  • Route 66: Motoring the Mother Road
  • Massachusetts to Miami: Fablantic Firsts
  • The Lincoln Highway
  • Skyline Drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Rollin' on the Great River Road
  • The Great Divide Treasure Hunt
  • Wet & Wild West Coast

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Tune-in on the road with our regional music playlist

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best New England Trips, Best California Trips, Florida, New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania and more.

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

Jamie Jensen
This ebook and its features are best experienced on iOS or Android devices and the Kindle Fire.
Now in its sixth edition, Jamie Jensen's best-selling "Road Trip USA" is better than ever... and this full-color ebook makes navigating your next trip even more intuitive. The reflowable text can be accessed on everything from a phone screen to a tablet, giving you the mobility you need to hit the road (with a little extra room in the car). Enjoy the simplicity of an extensive, easy-to-use index and thousands of helpful links as you discover cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see "all" of America. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, local lore, and oddball trivia. With full coverage of more than 35,000 miles of classic blacktop, "Road Trip USA" will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of America.
Features include:
A flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries
Essential tips for the road: survival guides for two dozen cities, call letters of the liveliest radio stations, and details on where to eat and sleep
More than 140 meticulously detailed color maps

Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 900 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More, now in its 9th edition

Jane Stern
First published in 1977, the original Roadfood became an instant classic. James Beard said, "This is a book that you should carry with you, no matter where you are going in these United States. It's a treasure house of information."

Now this indispensable guide is back, in an even bigger and better edition, covering 500 of the country's best local eateries from Maine to California. With more than 250 completely new listings and thorough updates of old favorites, the new Roadfood offers an extended tour of the most affordable, most enjoyable dining options along America's highways and back roads.

Filled with enticing alternatives for chain-weary-travelers, Roadfood provides descriptions of and directions to (complete with regional maps) the best lobster shacks on the East Coast; the ultimate barbecue joints down South; the most indulgent steak houses in the Midwest; and dozens of top-notch diners, hotdog stands, ice-cream parlors, and uniquely regional finds in between. Each entry delves into the folkways of a restaurant's locale as well as the dining experience itself, and each is written in the Sterns' entertaining and colorful style. A cornucopia for road warriors and armchair epicures alike, Roadfood is a road map to some of the tastiest treasures in the United States.

Lonely Planet Best Florida Trips: 8 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times

8 of Florida's Best Trips
Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America.

The 8 trips chosen for this eBook include:

  • 48 Hours in Miami
  • Cruisin' Florida's East Coast
  • Doing Disney & More
  • Overseas Highway to Key West
  • Go Wild in the Everglades
  • High Life Down on the Gulf Coast
  • Freaky Florida
  • North Florida Backwaters & Byways

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest
  • Local experts share their favorite trip ideas

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, 48 Hours in Miami, Best Florida Trips, Florida, Miami & the Keys and more.

Lonely Planet Best California Trips: 8 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
9 of California's Best Trips
Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America.

The 9 trips chosen for this eBook include:

  • 48 Hours in Los Angeles
  • Retro-Modern Palm Springs
  • A Wild Ride in the Parks
  • Life in Death Valley
  • 48 Hours in San Francisco
  • Alice Waters' Culinary Tour
  • Tree Time in Sequoia & Kings Canyon
  • California's Other Wine CountriesAll Aboard Amtrak

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest

Local experts share their favorite trip ideas
Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best Pacific Northwest Trips, Southwest USA's Best Trips, Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California and more.

Living Aboard Your RV, 4th Edition: Edition 4

Gordon Groene

Take your home on the road, and turn your wanderlust into action

Praise for previous edition:
"A perfect guide."--Anchorage Daily News
"Honest, insightful advice."--Northeast Outdoors
"If any of our family or friends were contemplating becoming fulltime RVers, the first thing I would give them is this book."--Camping & RV

Since its first edition in the early 1980s, Living Aboard Your RV has been the bible for those who want to pick up and hit the road, covering all the essential topics from choice of RV to electronic communication and costs and banking issues. The fourth edition will help turn your temptation to leave it all behind into a reality--if it is right for you.

New to this edition are:

  • New photos showing the latest models and trends
  • The breakthroughs in communications technology, abd how they can keep in touch with the world or off the grid safely
  • Updates on homeschooling and community building especially for those younger RV families

Moon Oregon

Judy Jewell
Outdoors enthusiasts and Portland residents Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae offer unique insight into Oregon's many offerings, from its lush forests and deep river canyons to its award-winning wines and friendly cities. Jewell and McRae include unique trip strategies that connect with travelers’ specific interests, such Natural History Road Trip, Eastern Oregon Ramble, and The Wine Route—a seven-day tour of the state's numerous wineries. With information on browsing through the Sisters Farmers' Market, attending Ashland's famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and kite-boarding near Hood River, Moon Oregon gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Route 66 Backroads: Your Guide to Scenic Side Trips & Adventures from the Mother Road

Jim Hinckley

Known as the Main Street of America and the Mother Road, U.S. Route 66 is the nation’s best known highway. Once the microcosm of a culture increasingly connected by automobiles, its sights and attractions are now a fascinating reflection of a nation on the move. Travel this iconic highway through the heart of America with Route 66 Backroads as your guide. This lavishly illustrated book steers you from Chicago to Los Angeles, traveling through the lowlands of the American Plains and the high plateaus of New Mexico and Arizona, from the Great Lakes to the mighty Pacific Ocean, and through major metropolises and remote country towns.

Branch away from the Mother Road, and you encounter gems hidden beyond today’s standard motels and tourist traps---the quaint frontier communities that date back to the nation’s westward expansion; the legacy of ancient native cultures; and the awe-inspiring natural wonders that have graced these lands since time immemorial. State parks, wildlife refuges, museums, historic sites, literary landmarks, and much more are there to be explored within a few hours’ drive from the path of Route 66. The fifty trips included here offer new travel opportunities for the thousands of road-trippers who follow this legendary route, looking for something more.

Road Trip USA Route 66

Jamie Jensen
Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of Route 66, Jamie covers the kitschy "Main Street of America," one of the country's first transcontinental highways. From the golden sands and sunshine of Los Angeles to the gritty streets of St. Louis and Chicago, Road Trip USA Route 66 highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, local lore, and oddball trivia on this unforgettable journey into America, then and now.

Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on America's most famous highway with Road Trip USA Route 66.

Lonely Planet Best Trips of the USA South: 9 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
9 of the South's Best Trips
Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America.

The 9 trips chosen for this eBook include:

  • 48 Hours in New Orleans
  • Music City to Dixieland: A Musical Roots Run
  • Cajun Country Road Trip
  • Antebellum South
  • Driving the Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Historic Battles of the Civil War
  • Eclectic Americana in the Triangle
  • The Great Smokies
  • Kentucky Blue Grass & Horse Country

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest
  • Local experts share their favorite trip ideas

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best California Trips, Southwest USA's Best Trips, Washington, Oregon & Pacific Northwest and more.

Lonely Planet Best East Coast USA's Trips: 8 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times

Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America.

The 8 trips chosen for this eBook are:

  • 48 Hours in Manhattan
  • East Coast Ivory Towers
  • New Jersey Diners: Open 24 Hours
  • New York's Adirondack State Park
  • A Civil War Tour
  • Maryland Crab Quest
  • The Crooked Road: Heritage Music Trail
  • Dollhouse Delaware

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Tune-in on the road with our regional music playlist

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best New England Trips, Florida, New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania and more.

Louisiana Rambles: Exploring America's Cajun and Creole Heartland

Ian McNulty

After Hurricane Katrina laid bare the fragility and environmental peril of South Louisiana, author Ian McNulty set out on a series of daytrips to delve into the area's diverse cultural landscapes. He explored communities staked up and down the Mississippi River, nestled into the teeming bayous, braced along the edge of the Gulf, and planted out on the golden prairie stretching to the west. "Louisiana Rambles" is his richly evocative guide to those journeys.

McNulty delivers an inimitable take on Cajun and Creole Louisiana-the siren call of zydeco dance halls pulsing in the country darkness; of crawfish "boiling points" and traditional country smokehouses; of Cajun jam sessions, where even wallflowers are compelled to dance; of equine gambits in the cradle of jockeys; and of fishing trips where anyone can land impressive catches. In South Louisiana, distilled European heritage, the African American experience, and modern southern exuberance mix with tumultuous history and fantastically fecund natural environments. The territories McNulty opens to the reader are arguably the nation's most exotic and culturally distinct destinations.

McNulty quests for the heart of these places and people. Much more than a travel guide or collection of travel narratives, "Louisiana Rambles" is a seasoned writer's witness to an epic locale that is very often joyous, sometimes heartbreaking, and always vital and stimulating. An extensive, chapter-by-chapter appendix filled with travel tips and notes from the road (or the bayou) will let visitors explore well beyond the beaten tourist paths and help Louisiana residents appreciate their own terrain in a new light.

Guide to the Alaska Highway

Ron Dalby
Traveling across the great northern expanses from Dawson Creek, British Columbia, to Delta Junction, Alaska, the 1,500-mile Alaska Highway remains one of the greatest driving adventures of all time. Inside you will find details on gas prices, where to camp, how to prepare your vehicle for the journey, and insightful driving tips.
Tips scattered through the guide
tell you where to spot wildlife,
let you in on a few favorite fishing holes, and
highlight important destinations.
Brimming with full-color photography, Guide to the Alaska Highway is the most stunning, the most complete, and most thoroughly researched book on the market today. This invaluable guide will help travelers tailor a safe, pleasant, and enjoyable drive through some of the most scenic and rugged landscape on Earth. This guide is perfect for the adventure lover.

The Great Typo Hunt: Two Friends Changing the World, One Correction at a Time

Jeff Deck
The signs of the times are missing apostrophes.
 
The world needed a hero, but how would an editor with no off-switch answer the call? For Jeff Deck, the writing was literally on the wall: “NO TRESSPASSING.” In that moment, his greater purpose became clear.  Dark hordes of typos had descended upon civilization… and only he could wield the marker to defeat them.
 
Recruiting his friend Benjamin and other valiant companions, he created the Typo Eradication Advancement League (TEAL). Armed with markers, chalk, and correction fluid, they circumnavigated America, righting the glaring errors displayed in grocery stores, museums, malls, restaurants, mini-golf courses, beaches, and even a national park. Jeff and Benjamin championed the cause of clear communication, blogging about their adventures transforming horor into horror, it’s into its, and coconunut into coconut.
 
But at the Grand Canyon, they took one correction too far: fixing the bad grammar in a fake Native American watchtower.  The government charged them with defacing federal property  and summoned them to court—with a typo-ridden complaint that claimed that they had violated “criminal statues.” Now the press turned these paragons of punctuation into “grammar vigilantes,” airing errors about their errant errand..
 
The radiant dream of TEAL would not fade, though.   Beneath all those misspelled words and mislaid apostrophes, Jeff and Benjamin unearthed deeper dilemmas about education, race, history, and how we communicate. Ultimately their typo-hunting journey tells a larger story not just of proper punctuation but of the power of language and literacy—and the importance of always taking a second look.


From the Hardcover edition.

Coastal Missouri: Driving On the Edge of Wild

John Drake Robinson

Water and Wilderness... Robinson's irreverent humor gets a workout in Missouri's back country. ...Beauty and Danger "I'd crossed a threshold, a no man's land scattered with rattlesnakes and rednecks, whirlpools and whiskey stills, deep woods caverns and cracks named after devils, nervous meth cookers and fish that jump up and smack you in the head. The journey was a wild, wooly hoot!" John Robinson is back on his second tour for the road trip reader. This book comes on the heels of his amazing and humorous first book, "A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart - Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods and Back Yards." In addition to having his car, Erafnus as a character in the book, John introduces the reader to a new companion...

Lonely Planet Best Pacific Northwest Trips: 8 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
8 of the Pacific Northwest's Best Trips
Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America.

The 8 trips chosen for this eBook include:

  • 48 Hours in Seattle
  • Pacific Northwest Grand Tour
  • International Selkirk Loop
  • Dippin' Down the Cascades
  • Journey Through Time Scenic Byway
  • Whistle-Stop Brewery Tour
  • The Simpsons to the Shining
  • Up the Inside Passage

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best California Trips, Southwest USA's Best Trips, Washington, Oregon & Pacific Northwest and more.

Riding with Strangers: A Hitchhiker's Journey

Elijah Wald
This fascinating tale of the author's cross-country hitchhiking journey is a captivating look into the pleasures and challenges of the open road. As the miles roll by he meets businessmen, missionaries, conspiracy theorists, and truck drivers from all ages and ethnicities who are eager to open their car doors to a wandering stranger. This memoir uncovers the hidden reality that the United States remains hospitable, quirky, and as ready as ever to offer help to a curious traveler. Demonstrating how hitchhiking can be the ultimate in adventure travel--a thrilling exploration of both people and scenery--this guide also serves as a hitchhiker's reference, sharing the history behind this communal form of travel while touching on roadside lore and philosophy.

Lonely Planet Discover USA

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Discover USA: your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Be inspired by transcendent landscapes like the Grand Canyon, tap into the pulse of iconic cities like New York, or let sultry southern music and food stir your soul; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of the USA and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet Discover USA:

  • Full-color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, wine
  • Over 30 color maps
  • Useful features - including Walking Tours, Month-by-Month (annual festival calendar), and Travel with Kids
  • Coverage of New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, Florida, The Grand Canyon, Pacific Northwest, California, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Speedy search capabilities to easily find what you need
  • Bookmarks to shoot back to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to get to recommendations' websites
  • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Inbuilt dictionary to decode site-specific local terms

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Discover USA, our easy-to-use guide, filled with inspiring and colorful photos, focuses on USA's most popular attractions for those looking for the best of the best.

  • Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all the country has to offer? Check out Lonely Planet's USA guide.
  • Looking for a guide focused on specific cities within the USA? Check out Lonely Planet's New York City guide, San Francisco guide, or Los Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at all that these cities have to offer, or Lonely Planet's Discover New York City or Discover San Francisco, photo-rich guides to the cities' most popular attractions.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Regis St Louis, Amy C Balfour, Michael Benanav, Andrew Bender, Glenda Bendure, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Jeff Campbell, Nate Cavalieri, Sarah Chandler, Jim DuFresne, Lisa Dunford, Ned Friary, Bridget Gleeson, Michael Grosberg, Beth Kohn, Mariella Krause, Emily Matchar, Bradley Mayhew, Carolyn McCarthy, Kevin Raub, Brendan Sainsbury, Andrew Schulte-Peevers, Ryan Ver Berkmoes, John A Vlahides, and Karla Zimmerman.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel content company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet enables curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Backroads of North Carolina: Your Guide to Great Day Trips & Weekend Getaways

Kevin Adams

North Carolina is a traveler’s dream, from the Great Smoky Mountains to the Outer Banks’ historic lighthouses, wild  horses, and charming fishing villages; from battlegrounds of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the “heart of motorsports”; from rolling wine country and golf courses to stately plantations and rustic settlements.  Whether you travel North Carolina for its historic treasures or natural beauty, this handy guide will help you find the Old North State’s most spectacular sites and secret treasures.  The book charts weekend adventures and day trips along back roads and scenic routes, into the state’s many mist-shrouded mountains--the Black, the Blue Ridge, and the Great Smokies--and down to its ever-changing shores.  Sumptuously illustrated, with maps and all manner of interesting detail, Backroads of North Carolina is a page-by-page pleasure, as well as a passport to the more off-beat delights of the Tar Heel State.   

Tschiffely's Ride: Ten Thousand Miles in the Saddle from Southern Cross to Pole Star

AimŽ Tschiffely

From the southeast coast of South America through an expanse of Peruvian sands en route to the West Coast, then onward through Central American jungles and rainforest, and finally to New York, Tschiffely’s journey was considered impossible and absurd by many newspaper writers in 1925. However, after two and a half years on horseback with two of his trusty and tough steeds, this daring trekker lived to tell his best-selling tale.

Tschiffely’s 10,000-mile journey was filled with adventure and triumph, but it also forced the traveler to deal with tremendous natural and man-made obstacles, as many countries in Central America were war-torn. He traversed rivers and mountains in hurricanes and hail storms, stopping to stay the night with farmers and villagers in huts who often shared their mysterious and superstitious tales. He ate dried goats’ meat in a desolate town of Santiago del Estero, watched illegal cockfights and vicious machete battles between plantation workers in Jujuy, and was healed by an Indian herb doctor in the mountains of Bolivia for his infection after excavating graves; these obstacles have captured the hearts of people from around the world.

In addition to the remarkable details of his travel expedition, Tschiffely’s relationship with his horses, Mancha and Gato, is perhaps the most endearing element of the book, and his photos of the people and places he encountered make Tschiffely’s Ride the perfect travel companion for adventure enthusiasts.

Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway

Jamie Jensen
Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of the Pacific Coast Highway, Jamie takes you from the dense green forests of Washington to the gorgeous beaches of Southern California. From logging towns to surfer lore, Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia, covering every aspect of this mostly two-lane route down the unabashedly breathtaking western coast.

Exit the interstates and create your own driving adventures on the west coast's unrivaled scenic highway with Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highway.

Lonely Planet Best Rocky Mountain Trips: 9 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
9 of the Rocky Mountain's Best Trips
Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America.

The 9 trips chosen for this eBook include:

  • 48 Hours in Greater Denver
  • Summit Colorado: The 14er Club
  • Colorado Ski Country
  • Wild West Wyoming
  • Tripping Through Grand Teton & Yellowstone
  • Going Boho in Bozeman's Big Sky Country
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Glacier
  • Champagne & Powder in Sun Valley
  • Hot Potatoes & Hot Lava: Offbeat Idaho

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest
  • Local experts share their favorite trip ideas

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best California Trips, Southwest USA's Best Trips, Washington, Oregon & Pacific Northwest and more.

You Can Get Arrested for That: 2 Guys, 25 Dumb Laws, 1 Absurd American Crime Spree

Rich Smith
Two Englishmen on a crime spree break American laws!

Stupid, unreasonable, and long-forgotten laws—but laws just the same.

In 1787 the wise framers of the U.S. Constitution laid out the laws of the land. Since then, things have gone awry, and a few laws even the far-sighted framers couldn’t have imagined have worked their way onto the books in towns and cities across the country.

Did you know that in the United States it’s illegal to:

• Fish while wearing pajamas in Chicago, Illinois?

• Enter a theater within three hours of eating garlic in Indianapolis?

• Offer cigarettes or whiskey to zoo animals in New Jersey?

• Fall asleep in a cheese factory in South Dakota?

Englishman Rich Smith discovered these little-known laws during a great American crime spree that took him from coast to coast in search of girls to kiss (it’s illegal to kiss for longer than five minutes at a time in Kansas), oranges to peel (which the law says shouldn’t be done in hotel rooms in California), and whales to hunt (unlawful in Utah).

What inspired a perfectly law abiding, mild-mannered Englishman to come to America and take on the law? He simply wanted to know why. How did these “only in America” laws come to be, do the police know they exist, and would they care if he broke them? So with his best mate, Bateman, by his side—and at the ready should bail be required—Smith set out to break the law in the United States.

Part road trip, part chronicle of the absurdity of human behavior, part search for the ultimate in roadkill, You Can Get Arrested for That follows Smith and Bateman on their not quite Bonnie and Clyde adventure.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads

Carolyn Sakowski
Have you ever been to the mountains of western North Carolina and wanted to see the scenery but escape the crowds? Maybe you were tempted to take off down a side road but hesitated, fearful of getting lost. Now, Touring the Western North Carolina Backroads can help you make that escape.

Lonely Planet Best Midwest Trips: 17 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
17 of the Midwest's Best Trips
Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America. The 17 trips chosen for this eBook include:

  • 48 Hours in Chicago
  • A Moveable Feast
  • Michigan's Gold Coast
  • An Amish Country Ramble
  • Lake Lovers' Trail
  • Rockin' the Midwest
  • Dylan, Moose & More on Highway 61
  • Rich in Kitsch
  • 48 Hours in St Louis
  • Twain Tour
  • Here's the Beef
  • Oklahoma's Tribal Trails
  • Plains, Cranes & Automobiles
  • Wild West Legends
  • On the Pioneer Trail
  • Where the Buffalo Roam
  • Offbeat Dakotas

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest
  • Local experts share their favorite trip ideas

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best East Coast Trips, Southwest USA's Best Trips, Rocky Mountain Trips and more.

The Route 66 Encyclopedia

Jim Hinckley

 

An encyclopedia with a twist, The Route 66 Encyclopedia presents alphabetical entries on Route 66 history, landmarks, personalities, and culture, from Bobby Troup’s anthem “Route 66” to The Grapes of Wrath to the Wigwam Motel, illustrated with over 1,000 old and new, color and black-and-white photos and memorabilia. You'll learn about Jack Rittenhouse and Will Rogers as well as the contributions of lesser-known figures like Arthur Nelson and Angel Delgadillo. With references to the old (including the history of the U Drop Inn Café in Texas) and new (including a section about the recent Cars movie), The Route 66 Encyclopedia provides a sweeping look at a highway that has become more than just a road. 

These pages cover the history of Route 66 and the people who played a role in its transformation from highway to icon between 1926 and the present, but like the highway itself, this work does not fit within the traditional confines of generalities or terminology. Yes, this is an encyclopedia, a reference book for all things Route 66. However, it is also a time capsule, a travel guide, a history book, a memorial, a testimonial, and a chronicle of almost a century of societal evolution.

 

Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Victoria Logue
Flowing among the beautiful mountains and valleys of Virginia and North Carolina, the 469-mile-long Blue Ridge Parkway is a true American jewel. Built to expose motorists to nature as well as to preserve its beauty, the Parkway still delivers unrivaled beauty today. "Guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway" is filled with information useful to those traveling the Parkway and is detailed with color photographs throughout. It highlights the many significant points of interest located on and nearby the Parkway, including Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, and Mabry Mill, one of the most photographed sites on the Parkway. Also noted are locations of overlooks, waterfalls, and tunnels as well as key entry and exit points along the Parkway. The guide features a brief history of the Parkway itself, a look at the surrounding geology and human history of the area, and an extensive wildflower bloom calendar. The book is organized mile-post to mile-post, appropriate for travelers who are driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway or only a small section.

Backroads of the Texas Hill Country: Your Guide to the Most Scenic Adventures

Gary Clark

Texas has hill country? Who knew? Well, the Lonely Planet guide to Texas, which calls the Hill Country “rightfully one of the state’s biggest tourist draws . . . an area of gently rolling hills and valleys freckled with cacti and cattle ranches, lined with rivers and dotted with peaceful, picturesque little towns.” And any self-respecting Texan might know as much. Forty miles west of Austin and fifty north of San Antonio, the Hill Country is within an easy drive of two of the state’s biggest cities, putting back-country quiet and beauty within reach of countless urban dwellers seeking respite.

This book brings the remarkable Hill Country of Texas home to the back roads traveler. Whether it’s wildflowers you’re drawn to, or dude ranches, natural areas, historic sites, or quaint Texas towns redolent of history, this is your passport to an experience like no other. Backroads of the Texas Hill Country introduces travelers and armchair tourists alike to the emerging wine country of the Lone Star State, the meticulously preserved culture of East European immigrants, the “cowboy capital of the world” (Bandera), and the childhood home of LBJ at Johnson City. Follow this irresistible guide into the Hill Country, and find yourself deep in the heart of Texas.

Moon Atlantic Canada: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland & Labrador

Andrew Hempstead
Travel writer and Canada expert Andrew Hempstead offers unique insight into this historic corner of the North American coast, from swimming in the warm waters of Northumberland Strait to exploring bustling downtown Moncton and its lively nightclubs. Hempstead includes unique trip strategies that connect with travelers’ specific interests, such as Rugged Atlantic Canada—an outdoors-oriented itinerary—and Atlantic Canada’s Best in One Week, for those who want to see all four provinces but only have a week to spare. With information on how to find the freshest seafood, where to hang out on America’s oldest street, and when to get the best views at Peggy’s Cove, Moon Atlantic Canada gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

Andrzej Stasiuk

Andrzej Stasiuk is a restless and indefatigable traveler. His journeys take him from his native Poland to Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Albania, Moldova, and Ukraine. By car, train, bus, ferry. To small towns and villages with unfamiliar-sounding yet strangely evocative names. “The heart of my Europe,” Stasiuk tells us, “beats in Sokolow, Podlaski, and in Husi, not in Vienna.” 

Where did Moldova end and Transylvania begin, he wonders as he is being driven at breakneck speed in an ancient Audi—loose wires hanging from the dashboard—by a driver in shorts and bare feet, a cross swinging on his chest. In Comrat, a funeral procession moves slowly down the main street, the open coffin on a pickup truck, an old woman dressed in black brushing away the flies above the face of the deceased. On to Soroca, a baroque-Byzantine-Tatar-Turkish encampment, to meet Gypsies. And all the way to Babadag, between the Baltic Coast and the Black Sea, where Stasiuk sees his first minaret, “simple and severe, a pencil pointed at the sky.” 

A brilliant tour of Europe’s dark underside—travel writing at its very best.

Moon Austin, San Antonio and the Hill Country

Justin Marler
Musician and freelance writer Justin Marler offers his insider's perspective on Austin, San Antonio, and Texas's Hill Country, including where to take a leisurely stroll, rock-climb in the great outdoors, or catch a live show. Marler shares unique travel strategies like Texas Pride, Family Fun in San Antonio, and Hill Country Road Trip—an itinerary that will take you on a whirlwind horseback-riding, antiques-hunting, and wine-tasting tour. With expert advice on exploring the region's most interesting historic sights and dining on the best Tex-Mex money can buy, Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway

F. Lynne Bachleda
A unique journey through the heart of the Deep South, The Natchez Trace Parkway traverses 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, across the mighty Tennessee River in northwestern Alabama, to its northern terminus just shy of Nashville, Tennessee. For travelers planning a visit or already on the way, Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway will help them discover all that the historic byway has to offer. From milepost to milepost, discover an ancient trail blazed hundreds of years ago by Native Americans that, in the early nineteenth century, became a trekking road for river boaters, who had sold their goods and vessels and were now headed back to central Tennessee and beyond.

Visitors can drive the entire length, sampling the hundreds of scenic areas, restaurants, inns, exhibits, recreation areas, and other sites along the way. Motorcyclists will want to cruise the entire length as well, but will especially savor the hundreds of miles of meandering road between Natchez and Tupelo. For an even more intimate experience, Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway shows where to hike on over 60 miles of National Scenic Trail, where to camp, and gives tips on bicycling the parkway's scenic length.

Whether exploring a few miles or a few hundred miles, visitors will enjoy it most with the Guide to the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Canada's Road: A Journey on the Trans-Canada Highway from St. John's to Victoria

Mark Richardson

Russia has the Trans-Siberian Highway, Australia has Highway 1, and Canada has the Trans-Canada Highway, an iconic road that stretches almost 8,000 kilometres across six time zones.

In the summer of 2012, on the highway's 50th birthday, Mark Richardson drove its entire length to find out how the road came to be and what it's now become. In his daily account of the 10-week road trip, originally published as a blog on macleans.ca, he follows the original "pathfinders" Thomas Wilby and Jack Haney, who tried to drive across the country before there were enough roads, he discovers the diverse places along the highway that contribute to the country's character, and he meets the people who make the Trans-Canada what it is today – the road that connects a nation.

A Road Trip Into America's Hidden Heart - Traveling the Back Roads, Backwoods and Back Yards

John Drake Robinson
He bought the car a dozen years ago. Together, they traveled every mile of every road on his highway map, a 250,000 mile journey to discover the real America beyond the interstate. Real people. Obscure places. Forgotten facts. His story unfolds in Missouri, but it could be about any state, any traveler who drives into America's hidden heart.

Lonely Planet Best Texas Trips: 7 Trips from USA's Best Trips Travel Guide

Lonely Planet

'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other'. New York Times
7 of Texas' Best Trips
Whether you're a local looking for a long weekend escape, or a visitor looking to explore, Lonely Planet's Trips series offers the best itineraries - and makes it easy to plan the perfect trip time and again.

Everyone knows road-tripping is the ultimate way to experience the USA. You can drive up, down, across, around or straight through every state on the continental map. We're here to help you narrow down the options. Whether you're on a quest for that perfect Pacific Northwest microbrewery pint, fresh lobster right off the boat in Maine or the coolest classic all-night diners in New Jersey, we've got you covered. Our authors drove, paddled, walked, cycled, rode the rails and hopped buses all across the country to bring you their 99 favorite trips across the US.

This eBook-only offering is an excerpt of Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips, which includes 99 themed itineraries across America. The 7 trips chosen for this eBook include:

  • 48 Hours in Austin
  • San Antonio Mariachis & Machacado
  • Best of Hill Country BBQ
  • Cattle Country Drive
  • Gulf Coast Jaunt
  • Oddball Art & Aliens
  • Big Fun in Big Bend

Features

  • Easy-to-use maps for every trip, plus driving times and directions
  • Theme icons make finding the perfect trip simple - no matter what your interest
  • Local experts share their favorite trip ideas

Lonely Planet's USA's Best Trips is written and researched by Sara Benson, Amy Balfour, Alison Bing, Becca Blond, Jennifer Denniston, Lisa Dunford, Alex Leviton, David Ozanich, Danny Palmerlee, Brandon Presser and Karla Zimmerman.
Check out Lonely Planet's other eBook guides including USA's Best Trips, Best California Trips, Southwest USA's Best Trips, Washington, Oregon & Pacific Northwest and more.

Lonely Planet Western USA

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Western USA is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch Old Faithful blow its top at Yellowstone, take a trolley ride down the streets of San Francisco, or strut down the Las Vegas Strip; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Western USA and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet's Western USA Travel Guide:

  • Color maps and images throughout
  • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
  • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
  • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - customs, history, native Americans, art, literature, cinema, music, architecture, politics, landscape, wildlife, Route 66, scenic drives, outdoor activities, cuisine, and wine
  • Over 35 color maps
  • Coverage of California, Colorado, Arizona, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Jerome, Santa Fe, Seattle, San Juan Islands, and more

eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones)

  • Downloadable PDF and offline maps to avoid roaming and data charges
  • Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews
  • Speedy search capabilities to easily find what you need
  • Bookmarks to shoot back to key pages in a flash
  • Embedded links to get to recommendations' websites
  • Add notes to personalize your guidebook experience
  • Zoom-in maps and images
  • Seamlessly flip between pages
  • Inbuilt dictionary to decode site-specific local terms

The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Western USA, our most comprehensive guide to Western USA, is perfect for both exploring top sights and roads less traveled.

  • Looking for a guide focused on San Francisco, Las Vegas, or Los Angeles? Check out Lonely Planet's San Francisco guide orLos Angeles, San Diego & Southern California guide for a comprehensive look at what each of these cities has to offer; or Lonely Planet's Discover Las Vegas, a photo-rich guide to the city's most popular attractions, or Lonely Planet's Pocket Los Angeles, a handy-sized guide focused on the can't-miss sights for a quick trip.
  • Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's USA guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.

Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Amy C Balfour, Sara Benson, Alison Bing, Sandra Bao, Lisa Dunford, Michael Benanav, Greg Benchwick, Celeste Brash, Carolyn McCarthy, Chris Pitts and Brendan Sainsbury.

About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel content company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet enables curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Moon Colorado

Steve Knopper
Steve Knopper shares his insider knowledge of Colorado, covering sights and activities ranging from skiing at one of the state's twenty-five resorts to catching a show at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre, widely considered the best outdoor concert arena in the United States. Knopper also offers unique trip strategies for a variety of travelers, including History Buff's Two-Week Tour and 5 Days in the Rockies. Including information on ice-fishing on Grand Lake, grabbing a buffalo burger and a beer at My Brother’s Bar in Denver, and mountain biking the ski trails in Steamboat Springs, Moon Colorado gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

The Big Thicket Guidebook: Exploring the Backroads and History of Southeast Texas

Lorraine G. Bonney

Start your engines and follow the backroads, the historical paths, and the scenic landscape that were fashioned by geologic Ice Ages and traveled by Big Thicket explorers as well as contemporary park advocates--all as diverse as the Big Thicket itself. From Spanish missionaries to Jayhawkers, and from timber barons to public officials, you will meet some unusual characters who inhabited an exceptional region. The Big Thicket and its National Preserve contain plants and animals from deserts and swamps and ecosystems in between, all together in one amazing biological crossroad. The fifteen tours included with maps will take you through them all.

Visitors curious about a legendary area will find this book an essential companion in their cars. Libraries will use the book as a reference to locate information on ghost towns, historic events, and National Preserve features.

Backroads & Byways of Arizona: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Backroads & Byways)

Jackie Dishner

An easy-to-follow guide from a longtime local, offering up 12 unique road trips that will take you into the heart of the Grand Canyon State.

From the deserts near the U.S./Mexico border to the pine tree forests along the Mogollon Rim, and back to the west “coast,” where the Colorado River runs its wild course, Arizona resident Jackie Dishner is your guide to all the wonders this state has to offer. Arizona’s quirks, colors, spectacular landscapes, and serene spots set the tone as you explore the Grand Canyon State.

Dishner will introduce you to old-timers, take you inside Native American ruins, and share the stunning vistas to be found if you venture off the beaten path. You’ll find adventures you’ll never forget on every page.

Interstate 35: San Antonio to Austin

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Exit Guides: Help and Information

Erik Tessmer

This book is a companion to the other books in the exit guide series. It shows detailed information on how to interpret and use these books.

Road Trip USA Atlantic Coast

Jamie Jensen
Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this focused tour of the Atlantic Coast, Jensen highlights major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities, historic sites, and oddball trivia. Starting at the Statue of Liberty and winding up at free-wheeling Key West, these almost two thousand miles of two-lane country roads run within earshot—if not sight—of the Atlantic Ocean.

Exit the interstates and create your own seaside driving adventures with Road Trip USA Atlantic Coast.

Of Mule and Man

Mike Farrell
Mike Farrell's gripping and often hilarious book-tour diary provides a framework for grassroots civic engagement.

Moon Texas

Andy Rhodes
As a longtime Austin resident and writer for the Texas Historical Commission, Andy Rhodes knows the best ways to experience the Lone Star State. In keeping with the "everything is bigger in Texas” motif the state is famous for, Andy covers a colossal amount of sights and activities, including catching up-and-coming indie bands at Austin’s South by Southwest music festival and exploring the rugged landscape of Big Bend National Park. Andy also offers unique trip strategies that help travelers plan trips according to their interests, such as Texas Food—an exploration of Southern cooking and Tex-Mex—and Overlooked Natural Wonders. With detailed information on everything from surfing and fishing the Gulf Coast to checking out museums in Dallas, Moon Texas gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

Waterfalls of Blue Ridge: A Hiking Guide to the Cascades of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Nichole Blouin
While not an exhaustive accounting of all the waterfalls found in Virginia and North Carolina, Waterfalls of the Blue Ridge contains the significant falls open to the general public. Each chapter is organized around a "destination" city, which includes a brief history of the area and a listing of nearby attractions. Descriptions of waterfalls within an easy hour's drive of each central town or city are then given, including driving directions and concise trail notes.

Interstate 10: El Paso to US 190

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Backroads of Minnesota: Your Guide to Scenic Getaways & Adventures

Shawn Perich

This updated 2nd edition of the popular Backroads of Minnesota (2002) comes in a new portable size, making it easy to tote in your car and head out to a new destination in beautiful Minnesota. Have you driven on the Gunflint and Arrowhead trails? Have you circled the whole of Mille Lacs? Have you gone birding on the western prairies, or wound around the bluffs of the Mississippi River from Red Wing to the Iowa border? Have you experienced the forgotten corners of the Twin Cities metro area? Backroads of Minnesota takes you on 31 routes covering all corners of the Land of 10,000 Lakes: routes that lead you to the state’s most scenic natural areas and sites that capture the state’s colorful history. Whether you’re planning a day trip or a weekend getaway, Backroads of Minnesota will lead you deep into the soul of the state, beyond the common tourist attractions.

Interstate 65: Nashville to Kentucky

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Interstate 10: San Antonio to Houston

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Interstate 45: Houston to Dallas

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Interstate 64: Lexington to West Virginia

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

The Journey

Hooper
The world has changed over the years. And most don’t ever think about what it must have been like back in the days before cell phones and credit cards. Most can't even imagine what it was like to travel without them. That's what The Journey is all about! A motorcycle trip from Kentucky to Florida back before you had a cell phone to call for help if needed, or a pocket full of credit cards to help pay for it. A time when if it broke, you fixed it, or hoped for
a not her rider to come by and help you fix it! A time when getting into a motel was almost impossible for a motorcycle rider, a time when you were not welcomed in most restaurants, and a time when police did not need a reason to stop you.
The Journey is a story of a trip on a Harley Davidson motorcycle long before there were Harley shops in every town, and when even if you found one, chances of them helping you were not that good anyway. Today, Harley Davidson dealerships are a destination that every rider heads for, with their show rooms full of new Harley's and a shop with several mechanic's ready to repair any problem you might have out on the road. But back in the early 80's, it just wasn't that way. If you rode a Harley, and it broke, you fixed it yourself!
The Journey is also about how we handled different situations that would happen when you were out on the road traveling. How years ago people would still help each other, and would go out of their way to give you a hand sometimes. And how meeting new friends out on the road would lead to a
friendship that would l ast the rest of your life.
Just like traveling today, luck plays a big part on any road trip. And the Journey is the story of a trip that luck played a big part in. Even with all the planning and going over your bike before a trip, things happen sometimes that you don't plan on. And how you handle those times, is what makes a trip an adventure.

I starting writing The Journey as a way to remember how it use to be, and a way for my kids to know what their dad went thru years ago. Something to remember me by long after I’m gone. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

I dedicate this story to the memory of all those friends who I met on the road who have passed a way over the years, and to those who are still with me. I've been n blessed all my life with more friends than I deserve.
And to my wife, Sissy, who has stood by me for over 30 years. Without her, no ne of this would have been possible.
Hooper

Travels in Kashmir

Brigid Keenan
`A beautifully written, meticulously researched journey through time in Kashmir? ? Basharat Peer The very name Kashmir conjures up magical images, from the real garden paradise of Shalimar to Thomas Moore?s fantastic descriptions in ?Lalla Rookh?. Recounting the story of this colourful and fascinating region as it appears in travel writing, literature, and historical works from ancient times to the present day, Travels in Kashmir offers a lively and comprehensive guide to a land little understood in the West. Beginning with an informal history of Kashmir ? from the legends of the twelfth-century Kalhana to the accounts of British colonial rulers ? the book brings together a wide variety of engaging travellers? tales, reports, and descriptions that vividly illustrate the changing perceptions of the area ? both Indian and European ? throughout the years. Of particular interest is a section on the arts, crafts, and craftspeople of Kashmir, which focuses specifically on the shawl-weaving, carpet-making, and papier mâché works that have gained international renown. Throughout, Keenan proves a sharp as well as sympathetic observer with an eye for the amusing and the poignant, and the entertaining way she unfolds the story of Kashmir?s people, places, and crafts makes this a book that will be enjoyed by tourists, readers of travel writing, and anyone interested in one of the most unusual and beautiful places in the world.'

Interstate 35: Austin to Hillsboro

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Interstate 70: Indiana: Does not include within I-465 beltway

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Interstate 20: Dallas to Louisiana

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Lonely Planet USA

Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

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Interstate 55: Arkansas to Cape Girardeau

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)

Bluegrass Parkway

Erik Tessmer

This exit guide lists at every exit (where available):
• Warnings (exit speed, traffic signal type, etc...)
• Lane Guidance
• Fuel (gasoline, diesel, E85, CNG, etc...)
• Food
• Lodging
• Camping
• Attractions
• Shopping
• Hospitals
• Airports
• Tertiary Educational Institutions
• Recreation (lakes, state parks, national parks, etc...)
• Turnouts (rest areas, weigh stations, etc...)