Sunday, May 19, 2013

Your Guide to the (US NPS) National Parks by Michael Oswald ****

Your Guide to the National Parks by Michael Joseph Oswald is a  wonderful paperback book (almost 700 pages) covering all 58 US NPS National Parks. This beautiful book includes pictures, maps, and detailed information on the national parks - in full color. In addition to the basic information -- hours, lodging, activities, the book includes vacation planning information such as weather and the very helpful "What's nearby."

From first-hand experience traveling to almost half of our national parks over the last 40 years (I now have a Senior Pass - explained on page 2), I know the hardest information to find is the location of the nearest grocery store and something to do when the family has OD'd on hiking and natural history. The "What's Nearby" section comes to the rescue here.

I recommend this kilogram book for travel planning ... where do we want to go and what do we want to do? I visit the grandkids in the NorthWest each year, and this book provides just the convenient information to research the alternatives. The books for far more convenient and easy to use than clicking through hundreds of pages on the Internet.

When you decide where to go, the individual parts of the book, either geographic sections or individual parks, are available as Kindle National Parks ebooks.

I received a free copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads program.

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