Birmingham Guidebook Highlights Accessible Walks

FiveStar_Hikes_BirminghamWhen I was researching our visit to De Soto State Park in Northern Alabama, I happened across the guidebook, Five-Star Trails Birmingham. Even though I wasn’t visiting the city proper, the subtitle of the book – Your Guide to the Area’s Most Beautiful Hikes – definitely caught my attention. And I was even more pleased after I cracked the cover and discovered that “wheelchair-access” was noted on each and every hike. Granted it didn’t include  the level of access details that I usually  note in my publications, but it’s certainly enough to decide if each walk will or won’t work for you. Continue reading

A Fun Way to Support National Parks

Get your National Parks pop-up book today!

If you’re looking for a unique way to support our national parks, then consider buying a copy of America’s National Parks — A Pop-Up Book. Billed as a pop-up book for adults, this nostalgic work features a journey through 18 of our most popular national parks, including six done as pop-ups in the style of 1930s WPA posters. Even better, it’s a fund raiser for the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) — in fact they hope to raise $100,000 with the project. Continue reading

Excellent Yosemite Road Trip Book

Although Yosemite Valley is only a tiny portion of the national park, it’s where the bulk of the visitors end up. And rightly so, as visitors can get spectacular views of Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, El Capitan and countless other natural features along this seven mile stretch of the park. But there’s much more to Yosemite National Park, than just the valley, and The Road Guide to Yosemite tells you how to discover it all. Continue reading