RoadTrip America Arizona & New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips

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Add fun, history, and jaw-dropping natural wonders to your southwestern road trip with RoadTrip America's Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips, each one beginning and ending at an Interstate highway and drivable within a day. Full-color maps and photographs illustrate easy-to-follow scenic routes through breathtaking landscapes and iconic towns in Arizona and New Mexico. Discover the surreal beauty of White Sands, watch the sun set over Monument Valley, or explore the subterranean marvels of Carlsbad Caverns. Find out why Jerome was "the Wickedest Town in the West" or walk in the footsteps of Wyatt Earp in Tombstone. Pamper yourself at a spa in Taos or soak up the vibes at an "energy vortex" in the red rocks of Sedona. With this brand-new, up-to-date guide as your companion, all this and much, much more will be yours to discover and enjoy—one extra day at a time!
  • Stunning color imagery and photography throughout
  • Easy-to read, full-color route maps with points of interest, mileage, and more
  • Color-coded pages for easy identification of routes by geographic region
  • Up-to-date insider tips for getting the most out of each route and staying safe
  • Phone numbers, websites and visitor info for parks, attractions, and out-of-the-ordinary lodging & dining
  • Researched and written by native Arizonan and adventure traveler Rick Quinn, whose road trips have taken him from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska and San Francisco to Washington D.C. Photographer, travel writer, and anthropologist, Quinn is an expert on the topography, history, and culture of the American southwest and how best to enjoy its wonders by automobile.
  • -- Rick Quinn
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About the author

Rick Quinn was born and raised in Arizona, earned a degree in anthropology, then hit the road, indulging an admittedly peculiar whim by hitch-hiking to Tierra del Fuego. In one way or another, he's been on the road ever since, living in a dozen diverse locales, from Paris to Peru, San Francisco to Washington D.C., working as a photographer, a coffee farmer, a magazine writer, a postman, a novelist, and, until his recent retirement, a financial systems expert with the Postal Service. Rick is a veteran road tripper who has driven both the Alaska Highway and the Pan American. Currently, he's a travel blogger, a landscape photographer, and a contributing writer for RoadTripAmerica.com. -- Rick Quinn
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Publisher
IMBRIFEX BOOKS
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Published on
Apr 3, 2018
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Pages
624
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ISBN
9781945501111
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Language
English
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Genres
Travel / Food, Lodging & Transportation / Hotels, Inns & Hostels
Travel / Food, Lodging & Transportation / Road Travel
Travel / Museums, Tours, Points of Interest
Travel / Pictorials
Travel / Special Interest / Family
Travel / United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, NV, UT, WY)
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