Travel books are so important to our travel planning. I have favorites for the type of traveling we will be doing. For Europe, I love the Eye Witness Guides. The pictures are brilliant and so for reliving, reviewing a trip, the are valuable to me. There are so many out there, it is difficult not to purchase them all. I attempted to use the Kindle, or iPad to download a version and am much more fond of a regular book. It is so much easier to flip through them and use the index.
By far, The Best In Tent Camping books have become the most important guide for our camping travels. They are separated by states, and not all states are included, but they have not led us astray to date. Although we aren’t tent camping anymore, they are still invaluable and work well for the truck camper. The type of campground we look for, are private, and beautiful, often times with hiking trails. Electricity isn’t a necessity with our truck, and I can deal with pit toilets…for a while. There is an abundance of books on Route 66, and even an app. So the planning begins.
Mark doesn’t like to be involved in the planning, and is willing to go just about anywhere. It makes it fun for me, until he throws in an idea without looking at the map. First he mentioned Yosemite, but it is in a different direction. Reviewing the map and previous planning thoughts with him, we are going to make that another trip. Today he said he would like to camp one night at Joshua Tree. Although it isn’t quite on the way, I am going to try and make it work. We may be zig zagging across the country!