Book Review: National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 5th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S. and National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States, 5th Edition

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National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways, 5th Edition: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S. and National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States, 5th Edition are two travel books published by National Geographic. A portion of the proceeds from National Geographic publications is used to fund exploration, conservation, and education through ongoing contributions to the work of the National Geographic Society.


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Thoughts:
My family and I enjoy road trips and day trips to various parts of the country. It is not unusual for us to drive 2 hours, 100 miles or so, just on a day trip. Most of the time (who are we kidding, always) we combine that with a nice lunch at a local eatery.

I like staying of the highways, to see the real America by going on small roads. We discover many hidden gems that way and the scenery is, by far, much more interesting than highway trees and tar. I was happy to receive the 5th edition of the National Geographic Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways: The 300 Best Drives in the U.S. and National Geographic Guide to State Parks of the United States since I knew I would make good use of both of those books.

The first thing that struck me was that these were quality books. The pages are printed on nice stock, are stitched together and easy to read. The content is logically and geographically placed with some wonderful pictures to wet your trip-appetite. There is an index in the back which you could easily find a destination to go to without having to flip through hundreds of pages.

I thought that the Guide to Scenic Highways and Byways was a much better boo, while the Guide to State Parks of the United States could have been better if they were to add 25-50 pages extra. As always, quality maps and enticing photographs make these guides a pleasure to look through and not just to follow.

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Zohar — Man of la Book
Dis­claimer: I got this book for free from TLC Book Tours
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