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Great news for those of you who have Nook e-book readers! My new book, Black Friday, is now available in the Nook Bookstore on Barnes & Noble. Early reviews for my latest release are coming in and they have all been very positive. Thank you, I appreciate your feedback.

I spent most of yesterday working on my next Big Lake book, while Miss Terry was busy weaving, and we both made a lot of headway on our projects. We did knock off for a few hours to go to her sister Lisa’s house for dinner, and back home we went right back at it.

And since books have been occupying much of my time lately, today I thought I would share ten travel-related books that every RVer should own. They are among my favorites.

Roadfood – Are you surprised that a book about food is one of my favorites? Why would you be? This guide to 900 of the best barbecue joints, diners, and other eateries coast to coast has introduced us to some of our favorite restaurants in the country.

Where Are They Buried? – Call us morbid, but we like cemeteries and have visited many interesting ones in our travels. If you have ever wondered where Al Capone, Louis Armstrong, Walt Disney, Dr. Seuss, and more than 500 other famous and infamous people are buried, look no further. This book will take you there!

1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Die – From cowboy poetry gatherings to historical sites, world-class museums, and sports venues, you’ll never live long enough to see everything this great country of ours has to offer, but here is a great guide to help you get to as many as you can.

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America’s Two-Lane Highways – If you are looking for adventures on America’s back roads, be sure to pack a copy of Road Trip USA, which lists roadside curiosities, historic sites, and everything else you shouldn’t miss on eleven of our country’s best road trips.

Off the Beaten Path – Everybody’s been to Dollywood and Disneyland, but have you been to the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, or Tonto Natural Bridge, or the Delta Blues Museum? All of those and many more are waiting for you inside the pages of this fun and interesting travel book.

Civil War Sites: The Official Guide to the Civil War Discovery Trail – If you enjoy history as much as we do, this is an essential guide for finding more than 600 well known and overlooked historical sites from America’s bloodiest war.

Arizona Ghost Towns and Mining Camps – The Old West still lives in this excellent guide to the best mining camps, boomtowns, and stage stops in the Grand Canyon State.

Travel Route 66: A Guide to the History, Sights, and Destinations Along the Main Street of America – Is there any highway that explored the true heart and soul of America more than historic Route 66? Over the years I’ve traveled all of its 2,500 miles, and read many books about the Mother Road, and this is one of the best.

Homes and Libraries of the Presidents – Many RVers set out with goals to accomplish in their travels, and one of the most popular is to visit all of our past presidents’ homes and libraries. If that is part of your itinerary, you will appreciate all of the valuable information in this guidebook.

Travels with Charley – I think John Steinbeck’s journal of the trip he made with his faithful dog Charley to explore America’s small towns and back roads was the book that sparked my wanderlust. I still love it, and every couple of years I find myself pulling it out of the bookshelf and reading it again.

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Thought For The Day – If you wait until the perfect time, you’ll be waiting the rest of your life.

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Nick Russell

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  2 Responses to “10 Great Travel Books You Should Own”

  1. All good USA travel books. Up there with Steinbeck’s book is Williams Least-Heat Moon’s __Blue Highways__. Merry Christmas to the Russell’s and all those on the road over the holidays.

  2. Interesting list, I have never read any! I think first on the to-read list should be Travel Route 66!

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