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Old 10-20-2009, 01:51 AM   #1
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If you were to carry a book or number of books about travelling the USA which one or ones would you buy?


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Hi, Woodalls or other similar books.
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Hi, If headed to Alaska buy only The MILEPOST: Legendary Alaska trip planner and Alaska travel guide. It's all there.
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We like Trailer Life Directory and pick up a new one each January. It covers the US and Canada, highlights Good Sam parks and thoroughly includes public and private sites. It is organized well and gives info on available amenities, road conditions, etc., at each site.

We are also big fans of Passport America for overnight and sometimes longer stays. 50% off, reasonable annual fee and really helps keep costs down. They send a new book every year, and are also available online.
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Smithsonian Guides

Our favorite books for Airstream leisurely travel are The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America series. It is a series of 12 volumes, each covering a different region of the US. The photos are beautiful, the text is very informative, and locations and phone numbers are noted.

Some of the volumes are out of print, but we bought most of our complete series used through Amazon. The books were in great shape and were also considerably discounted even with shipping included.

We'll be taking Virginia and the Capital Region, The Carolinas and the Appalacian States, and The Deep South on our winter trip this year.
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If you know someone that belongs to AAA, have them get you the regional guides with places of interest to supplement the Trailer Life Directory, I usually update every couple of years. We use the road map atlas from Walmart for general directions, if we do not have the state maps that are available at the state welcoming centers.
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If you know someone that belongs to AAA, have them get you the regional guides with places of interest to supplement the Trailer Life Directory, I usually update every couple of years. We use the road map atlas from Walmart for general directions, if we do not have the state maps that are available at the state welcoming centers.

The Regional maps from AAA are a great travel aid, they also help you plan state-to-state movement without having to pull out your atlas.
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If you were to carry a book or number of books about travelling the USA which one or ones would you buy?Rosco
hi rosco

the answer largely depends on the TOPIC for reading...

'about traveling' is a tad vague.

do u want MAPS or CAMPGROUND info

or CULTURAL stuff or HISTORY...

or travel FOOD/eating stops

or QUIRKY roadside attractions not 2b missed?

or nature, flora n fauna stuff

or ADVENTURE guides

or 'top 10 toxic sites not 2b missed' type series...

or ....???

so tell us MORE about what you want/need and how much SPACE u have for books...
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and given the WIDESPREAD USE of this www/internet-invisible-wire-2-the-world's-library-thing...

a small 'puter can get U 2 a LOT of reading and travel info on the colonies.
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so here are a few threads to read on reading,

and while some of them are older and dusty...

the info is still good.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...nds-45114.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...oks-51142.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...oks-15046.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161/books-13436.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f472...oks-41672.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...rial-3627.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...ate-38231.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...eam-25577.html

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I guess it's cheating to say a "netbook."

We found our little Asus netbook computer (with broadband connection through the cell phone) to be more useful than most of the guidebooks we borrowed from the library for planning our cross-country trip. We would find places to eat on Chowhound and use campground review sites, even while driving down the road.

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Old 10-24-2009, 12:41 AM   #10
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Thanks for the answers.
I think we will probably go for the Netbook and some good maps.
Maybe go for a larger screen with a 3G modem built in.

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