100 Drives 5000 IdeasAbout 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas

• Paperback: 304 pages
• Publisher: National Geographic (March 3, 2020)

Buckle up for the road trip of a lifetime: 100 epic journeys through all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces offering thousands of sites and roadside attractions along the way. A sequel to the best-selling 50 States, 5,000 Ideas.

From a vineyard route through Northwest wine country to a winter wonderland on Alberta’s Icefields Parkway, this informative travel guide offers epic sights, good bites, and pure fun. Pack your car and hit the road to experience 100 drives–both classic and off the beaten track–across the United States and Canada. You’ll find innovative itineraries outlining your route, along with when to go and what to see and do along the way.

And there’s something here to satisfy every passenger. Take in the magnificent turns along Alaska’s Route One through Anchorage to Kenai. Or wind your way through retro spots from Chicago to Los Angeles on Route 66. On nearly 600 miles of New Mexico’s Trail of the Ancients, stop off to encounter sites dating back to A.D. 850. Or discover fossils along Dinosaur Drive, a route that winds its way from Calgary to Denver. Beach lovers will delight in Hawaii’s Oahu Circle Island Drive, while history lovers can follow Canada’s War of 1812 trail: a cruise between Montreal and Windsor with stops at major battlefields along the way.

Filled with expert tips, tons of activities, and plenty to see and do as you drive–the ultimate road trip playlist anyone?–here is an inspirational and practical keepsake for any road warrior.

My thoughts:

National Geographic’s 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas is the perfect road trip companion. Whether you’re planning a short trip or a two-week journey, this book will help you see as much as possible within your trip. It highlights popular tourist spots across the nation but features many secret treasures as well. In addition to helping you decide where to go, it even offers suggestions on where to stay and where to eat. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, it outlines pitstops and detours that you can take along the way.

I love how 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas includes smaller cities as well. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the city I live in even made an appearance for its attractions. However, there are so many sights outside of my city that I hope to see one day. A few of these places are Haystack Rock in Oregon, Garnet Ghost Town in Montana, San Antonio Riverwalk, and Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia. Though, these destinations are just a few that I’ve added to my list. 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas discusses so many places worth seeing.

I’m also impressed by how thorough this book is. It tells you distance, approximate drive time, and the best time of year to make the trip. While there’s a lot of information in 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas, I find it incredibly helpful that the text for sights and locations are written in bold. The bold text makes it easy for travelers to skim through and get the information they need.

If going on a North American road trip is on your bucket list, 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas will help you plan out the details for a trip of a lifetime.

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Thanks to Trish from TLC Book Tours for inviting me on this blog tour for 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas . I received a free advanced reader’s copy of this book from the publisher through TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

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  1. I love a good road trip and I definitely need this one! Sara @ TLC Book Tours

    Posted on March 21, 2020 at 9:23 pm