100 Drives, 5000 Ideas

I know right now the world seems to be on lockdown and everyone is saying “Stay At Home” but we believe that this is temporary and when the cities and towns reopen, we’ll probably all be ready for some travel adventures, which is why  I am so happy the publishers asked me to read and review 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas, a picture book with the most enticing locales for themed road trips all across the 50 United States and the Canadian provinces. The photographs are stunning and the information about each site seems to be well researched and extraordinarily inviting, and I promise, that’s not just cabin fever talking.

I love the way the book is arranged with trips organized around specific themes, and includes information about books and art exhibits to read or research to prepare in advance, as well as pit stop locations to enjoy during the experience.

One of the tours I bookmarked is a historical trip along the Trail of Tears (page 204) that follows the forced migration of Native Americans as they were expelled from their land and sent to reservations. In the organizational style of the test of the book, the trip begins in one state and makes its way through multiple towns and states. In this case, the trip traces the 1000 mile odyssey through seven states from North Carolina to Oklahoma. The book provides historical information with cultural sensitivity and also shares tips to ease the transition from paper to actual travel – tips like needing a road map to navigate the zigzag finale of the trail.
100 Drives, 5000 Ideas is truly a great resource for any adventure seeker and planner.

What The Publisher Says About 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas


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

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

About 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas 

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages : 304
  • Publisher: National Geographic
  • Publication Date: March 3, 2020

Thanks to the publishers at National Geographic and TLC Book Tours who provided me with a complimentary copy of 100 Drives, 5000 Ideas in exchange for an honest review.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Sara Strand says:

    It sounds like it could also be called “Vacations for Dummies”! I love travel books like this that spell it all out for me. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


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