*I was provided with a copy of 50 States, 5000 Ideas in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Do you love travel books? Are you looking for a travel book that covers all 50 States? Two of my favorite subjects are travel and books, so when I was asked to write a book review for 50 States, 5000 Ideas by National Geographic and Joseph Yogerst, I was extremely excited. Especially since I’m always on the look out for new ideas when it comes to traveling.
A Book Review for 50 States, 5000 Ideas
The book is alphabetically separated by all 50 States, and also includes 10 Canadian Provinces. The photographs are spectacular, and because of that, the book alone could compliment anyone’s coffee table. I’m also a visual person so I appreciate seeing photographs accompanying the different states. I’ll admit, seeing the photographs made me want to plan a trip to that particular state.
Because the book contains information for all 50 States and 10 Canadian Provinces, it contains the basics of each state, as well as lesser known destinations off the beaten path. I like that there are different sections depending on one’s interests. As an Arizona native, I was interested to see how the book represented Arizona. I wasn’t disappointed – while the book mentions Phoenix and outlying areas, it also lists my hometown, Tucson, and notable places to visit such as San Xavier del Bac.
Many of the sections also contain know-before-you-go information, like tourism information and hidden treasures. For the foodies, there are listings of local flavors and for those who like pop culture, there are listings of best movies, best books, best song, and best art. And for those of us who enjoy taking road trips, there are also suggested road trips.
As you can tell by reading my blog, my family loves to travel and explore new places. 50 States, 5000 Ideas is a great resource for our next adventure. You can find out more information below as well as a chance for one reader to win their own copy!
About 50 States 5000 Ideas
ï Paperback: 288 pages
ï Publisher: National Geographic (February 7, 2017)
This richly illustrated book from the travel experts at National Geographic showcases the best travel experiences in every state, from the obvious to the unexpected. Sites include national parks, beaches, hotels, Civil War battlefields, dude ranches, out-of-the-way museums, and more. You’ll discover the world’s longest yard sale in Tennessee, swamp tours in Louisiana, dinosaur trails in Colorado, America’s oldest street in NYC, and the best spot to watch for sea otters on the central California coast. Each entry provides detailed travel information as well as fascinating facts about each state that will help fuel your wanderlust and ensure the best vacation possible. In addition to 50 states in the U.S., the book includes a section on the Canadian provinces and territories.
About Joe Yogerst
During three decades as an editor, writer, and photographer, Joe Yogerst has lived and worked on four continentsóAsia, Africa, Europe, and North America. His writing has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Islands magazine, The New York Times (Paris), and numerous National Geographic books. During that time, he has won four Lowell Thomas Awards, including one for Long Road South, his National Geographic book about driving the Pan American Highway from Texas to Argentina.
Please enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win a copy of 50 States, 5000 Ideas. The contest ends on March 10, 2017 at 12 am (Mountain Time), and I will notify the winner via email. The winner will need to respond to my email within 48 hours, otherwise another winner will be selected. Good luck! This contest is only available to those who live in the United States.