With a new year comes new years resolutions and reviewing travel guides and travel blogs to feed your traveling dreams.
To inspire your travel bucket list, I’ve partnered with two travel writers, to give away ONE copy of their newest travel guidebooks. Those books are, Unique Eats and Eateries in Portland, Oregon by Adam Sawyer and Easy Portland Outdoors by Teresa Bergen.
The giveaway also includes an additional SIX travel guides and inspiring books about travel so you are ready to pack your bags and set off for an adventure of a lifetime.
Giveaway includes EIGHT travel guides and travel books. One winner receives them all!
This giveaway is open to all, including international.
Contest ends 1/13 at midnight PST
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Travel Book Giveaway
In Unique Eats and Eateries of Portland, Oregon, culinary writer, published author, and guide, Adam Sawyer, details a food scene bookended by the epicurean proving grounds of the food cart pods and James Beard Award-winning, chef-driven restaurants. In between, you’ll explore endless volumes of culinary genre: Brewpubs, neighborhood eateries, dive bars, wine bars, hyper-local, hyper-seasonal, vegetarian, vegan, baconarian, and beyond. Adam Sawyer uncovers the untold stories of the people behind the city’s ascension to culinary greatness. Along the way, you’ll discover the best places to try it all!
Do you intend to spend more time outdoors, but then decide you’re too busy/unmotivated/unfit for an epic adventure? Easy Portland Outdoors by Teresa Bergen includes adventures that are accessible to almost anybody. Want to know which public gardens you can visit with your dog? Where you can kayak with your kids? Which of Portland’s outdoor pools are wheelchair accessible? It’s all in here. Adventures range from trying golf for the first time to learning to operate a Segway, from taking a ghostly walking tour to careening down the Willamette River in a jet boat. Most of these adventures can be accomplished in a day. A few are more epic in scope but still easy. Portland is a haven for nature lovers 17.8 percent of the city is parkland, it’s bisected by a major river, and both mountains and beaches are less than two hours away. Whether you re a visitor or a local, don’t miss out on all the easy outdoor fun.
Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest’s Best Trips features 33 amazing road trips, from 2-day escapes to 2-week adventures, you can cruise along the stunning Pacific Coast or explore the eerie volcanic landscape of Mt St Helen, all with your trusted travel companion. Jump in the car, turn up the tunes, and hit the road!
The new edition of Road Trip USA by Moon covers more than 35,000 miles of two-lane highways. The guide includes handy traveler information and highlights of roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and local history.
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Bold Spirit by Linda Lawrence Hunt documents the story of Helga Estby, a Norwegian immigrant, and her teenage daughter who walked across America in 1896 to win $10,000 to save their home from being mortgaged. The two set out on foot from Eastern Washington with little more than a compass, five dollars each, a revolver, and an curling iron.
They passed through 14 states, and visited Indian reservations, Western boomtowns, remote ranches and local civic leaders, they confronted snowstorms, hunger, thieves and mountain lions with equal aplomb. Their journey challenged notions of feminity and capture the public imagination. The trip has such devastating consequences that their achievement was silenced until Hunt encountered their story.
In Discovering Main Street, Foster Church reveals the unexpected and unique pleasures of exploring small towns, what he calls “the last frontier of American tourism.”
Organized by region–Willamette Valley, Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon, Eastern Oregon, and Southern Washington–the profiles in Discovering Main Street, begin with route tips and end with comments on where to stay and eat. Church’s engaging narratives provide history, highlights, and insights into each of the nearly fifty profiled communities.
In his new travelogue, Foster Church guides adventurers―lifelong residents of the Northwest and visitors alike―to the small communities beyond the state’s well-known urban center.
Once inside these small towns, local flavors abound. Church reveals how each community’s unique character informs its hospitality and culture: In Morton, the abandoned Roxy movie theater was re-opened to host lectures and live performances. In the town of Palouse, a once-lonesome farming community in the Washington wheat country is now home to antiques shops and art galleries, and in Pomeroy, a pioneering legacy is celebrated in a lively annual festival.
The Ultimate Travel Coloring Book is Lonely Planet’s bucket list. These are the places we think you should experience. It’s the most thrilling, memorable, downright interesting places on this planet – and what’s more, we’ve ranked them in order of their brilliance.
Book descriptions are not written by Small Town Washington & Beyond, and credit goes to each book’s information. Some have been altered slightly for space.
Giveaway includes EIGHT travel guides and travel books. ONE winner. If available, the winner may choose a kindle version if that is their preference.
Contest ends 1/13 at midnight!
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