(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with copies of these books!)
About Guide to Scenic Highways and BywaysThis fully updated edition of the best-selling guidebook from National Geographic showcases 300 of the best scenic drives across the United States.
The fifth and latest edition of National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways provides more than 300 possibilities for spectacular getaways in your local area and throughout the 50 states. Whether you’re looking for a short day trip close to home or a several-weeks-long vacation, you’ll find a host of ideas in this beautifully illustrated, detail-packed book, which celebrates America’s regional diversity, rich history, and jaw-dropping splendor. Suggested drives include Maine’s rocky coastline, the Southeast’s mystical swamplands, the Southwest’s striking red-rock plateaus, the West’s majestic mountains, and many more. Veteran National Geographic authors with deep knowledge of each area employ superb storytelling techniques to enliven your journeys. Each drive features mile-by-mile directions, as well as all the practical info you’ll need to make your next road trip an experience to remember.
About Guide to State Parks of the United StatesDiscover more than 950 of the best parks in all 50 states in this completely updated guide from National Geographic.
Bask in the spectacular beauty, thrilling terrain, and quiet peacefulness of the country’s finest state parks, hand-picked by park directors and National Geographic editors. This fully updated fifth edition includes 750 additional off-the-beaten track destinations. Beautifully written descriptions tell the stories of the parks, from their wildlife, natural features, and history to their most popular current activities such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, water sports, and rock climbing. Vivid images inspire your next getaway, while detailed information–including 32 detailed maps highlighting sites, trails, campgrounds, and more–helps you plan your next excursion. From free to low-cost, from Florida to Alaska, from the six-acre Iao Valley to the 204,000-acre Baxter, use this essential guide to plan a day visit or a weekend escape.
Travel guidebooks are awesome!! Especially these two by National Geographic: Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways and Guide to State Parks of the United States. Chock full of fantastic photographs, informative maps, and useful tips - these books are the perfect addition to your guidebook collection. Plus, they make a great companion to planner addicts getting ready to plan out their summer vacations. You will just love flipping through these terrific tomes and reading all about the beautiful state parks right here in the US and trying to figure out which one to visit first (or crossing off the one's you've already visited, because state parks rock!). Oh, and plotting out which route to take so that you don't miss out on any jaw-dropping sights during your road trips - its just so much fun! I absolutely LOVED these books!!
I would happily recommend these two guidebooks to anyone and everyone - you will LOVE them both so much!
Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: National Geographic books