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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Chick with Books goes South...

That's right, Chick with Books is going South! I've got my Kindle packed (actually a few physical books made it into the "luggage" too), my camera, my ukulele and we're off! Our first destination is the Outer Banks in North Carolina where we'll be roughing it in a tent! And then our roadtrip continues around the Southern coast and looping back to Connecticut. Searching for some great indie bookstores along the way, great food and places to kick my shoes off and relax! We will probably make stops in Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA... but this is a roadtrip, right, so we're going where the road takes us...

While I was vaguely planning our direction and seeking out campsites, I got an email from a publicist with Henry Holt & Co. wanting to know if I'd like to read & review Under The Stars: How America Fell In Love With Camping by Dan White. Was it fate that brought that book to me or a sign that camping the Southern states was a good idea? I'm not sure, but it sure was timely! I'm not sure I'll get it in time to bring it along, but here's what I look forward to reading when I get back...

Under The Stars: How America Fell In Love With Camping by Dan White...  From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White travels the nation to experience firsthand—and sometimes face first—how the American wilderness transformed from the devil’s playground into a source of adventure, relaxation, and renewal.

Whether he’s camping nude in cougar country, being attacked by wildlife while “glamping,” or crashing a girls-only adventure for urban teens, Dan White seeks to animate the evolution of outdoor recreation. In the process, he demonstrates how the likes of Emerson, Thoreau, Roosevelt, and Muir—along with visionaries such as Adirondack Murray, Horace Kephart, and Juliette Gordon Low—helped blaze a trail from Transcendentalism to Leave No Trace.

Wide-ranging in research, enthusiasm, and geography, Under the Stars reveals a vast population of nature seekers, a country still in love with its wild places.

Question... Do you bring books with you to read on vacation? 

In the meantime, I hope you all have a great rest of June and a fabulous Fourth of July! I'll see ya'll back here Sunday, July 10th! I'll let you know what great books I read and if I found any great indie bookstores along the way. 


thecuecard said...

Enjoy your trip Suzanne! It sounds wonderful -- I've always wanted to go to the Outer Banks. I have been to Charleston and Savannah and loved both. Look forward to hearing about your trip. Have fun! & relax too.

Carla said...

Hope you have a great trip! The first few years we were married our vacation was just go in a general area and see what we could find. We had a small 2 person tent,later a popup camper. Our trips nowadays are more of day trips but I usually take my tablet and a book or magazine with me in a vehicle when I am passenger and not driver.
Have fun!

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