Item description for The Great Iowa Touring Book: 27 Spectacular Auto Trips (Trails Books Guide) by Mike Whye...
For many people, Iowa is a series of rest stops, gas stops, and places to grab some food as they travel the interstate highways that cross the state. However, if travelers leave the major routes and take to the back roads, it's easy to learn there's a lot more to this state than what's seen near the interstate exits. This guidebook has 27 auto tours encompassing urban and rural areas--back roads and byways, well-known and little-known places, the famous and infamous, rivers big and small, great lakes and rare ponds, prairie and forests, plains and hills, old settlements, and brand new communities. Take in ALL of Iowa. Enjoy your road trips!
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.9" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2004
Publisher Trails Books
ISBN 1931599351 ISBN13 9781931599351
Availability 0 units.
More About Mike Whye
A self-taught photographer, Mike Whye began freelancing full-time as a writer-photographer in 1983, after working with a newspaper in Omaha and managing the public relations of a 150-person firm in northwest Iowa. His articles and photographs have appeared in magazines as varied as National Geographic Traveler, Time, and AAA's Home and Away; regional newspapers including the Des Moines Register and the Omaha World-Herald; and with clients such as the National Park Service's HABS/HAER division, Iowa Tourism, and Nebraska Tourism. He has written and photographed two guidebooks on Iowa, is working on another on Kansas, and wrote and photographed Farcountry Press's Nebraska Simply Beautiful. A member of the Midwest Travel Writers Association since 1989, he has won the association's top Mark Twain Award for photography four times. Mike also teaches journalism writing and photography courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He lives across the Missouri River from Omaha in Council Bluffs, Iowa, with his wife Dorie Stone, and children Alex, Meredith, and Graham. A small menagerie of animals resides with them, including a dog, cat, hermit crab, and, depending on the season, garter snakes and butterflies.
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Wonderful information and accuracy Sep 28, 2004
I don't know how I stumbled on this book but I'm so glad I did. It contains detailed maps of 27 auto tours "away from the interstates" in Iowa - into what I would call the "real Iowa" This book contains sites along each tour. And happiest of all for me -- the sections on Northeast Iowa -- the tree-laden hills, the valleys, the Mississippi River - are full of Accurate Information! Which I'm so happy to find after years of looking through books that misrepresent us of the Driftless corner of the state. Mike Whye did his homework. If you want to see the real Iowa take a look in this book for ideas. Particularly good if you are interested in natural beauty, outdoors recreation, and historical sites -- highlights the diverse enjoyments of Iowa.