Monday, January 19, 2009

Day tripping

It's good to have travel books when you go to faraway places. However, what you'll probably use even more over time are books about places to visit within a day's drive of where you live.

This is probably more important once you have kids. I would think you'd want to leave less up to chance and know where you're going and what to expect when you get there. Plus, shorter car trips are a great way to start preparing them for more extensive travel in the future.

One book with a lot of information for seeing Arizona is Day Trips from Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff by Pam Hait. There are lots of suggestions for trips you can take - with accompanying maps. The destinations include lesser-known sites as well as the big attractions.

Because it's so packed with useful stuff, we overlook its counter-intuitive organizational structure (i.e. there's more than one "Day Trip 01" and no index). It's worth the extra page flipping.


  1. 5:37 a.m. post? Who needs sleep:)

    From your travel buddy.

  2. Well, I usually post around 8, but we were halfway to California by then! I could've blogged from the road, but I decided just to enjoy the day instead. I'll post photos later this week.

  3. Oh AZ is the greatest for day trips. I remember it fondly--a resident from '92-'96, baby.


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