Wednesday, February 28, 2018

State Parks and Scenic Highways & Byways

You guys! If you know me at all you know one of my favorite things to do is to go on a road trip. I love State Parks, I love scenic highways and long roads, car snacks, music play lists, books, I love all of it. As soon as I saw a tour for these two books I had to get on it because this is my way of geeking out!

National Geographic presents..
State Parks and  Scenic Highways & Byways
Get your summer road trip organized and planned with these two books! National Geographic is the leader of amazing things to see and do so you know you won't go wrong. I always measure the greatness of a travel book by looking up places I know, mostly my home state, and if they picked the highlights there I'm pretty confident it's great across the board.

I live in northern Wisconsin, right next to Minnesota so I get the best of both states. In the Scenic Highways & Byways book I looked up the Great Lakes area because I've gone on a lot of the roads they've highlighted- all are amazing. In Wisconsin our favorite is the Apostle Islands Country drive but Minnesota is definitely the North Shore Scenic Highway. Easily. I've done a few of the other ones in Minnesota without even knowing it was considered a scenic highway, so that was pretty fun.

In the State Parks book, I was happy to see that Copper Falls in Wisconsin made the cut! It is an absolutely stunning park with a great loop to see several of Wisconsin's waterfalls.
Copper Falls, Wisconsin

I was just a little bummed to see that Jay Cooke and Gooseberry Falls in Minnesota are only listed in the "other great parks" column- those are must see if you come to Minnesota! Some of the other ones I haven't been too but have been on a someday list, maybe this summer we'll cross one or two off of our list! 

Overall? I was so impressed with these books. You get your money's worth with these and they would be perfect to throw into your bag as you set out on your road trip, you never know where it might take you. 



Lauren said...

I'm glad to hear you really liked these!! It's good that they focused on some must-see areas around you. :)


Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

It is definitely a good sign if a book like this "gets is right" when it comes to my home state. Like you say, you can generally trust a book when it does that.

Thanks for being a part of the tour!