genre: travel guide
If you are a road tripper like me, YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK. I have two kinds of travel books I like: small city guides that fit in my pocket that I take around with me and books that give me ideas of trips to plan. These second books tend to be bigger and get left at home, but they are indispensable for travel nuts like me. Off the Beaten Path is the second kind of book. It's a hard bound, coffee-table-book-quality with brilliant pictures. It's categorized by state with a MAP at the beginning showing where each site is located! It's like heaven for nerds like me!!
The sites listed for each state aren't the usual run of the mill stuff, either. There are all different kinds of ideas - not just historical or outdoorsy or wacky. It's all those things are more with websites and phone numbers listed for each entry.
Really, I am a fan. And I've had more than one friend sit on my couch, find this book and agree with me - it's a fantastic resource.
Buy it here or at your local bookstore :)