Any vacation can be stressful. Imaging all the things that can go wrong with any vacation and then double it. If a you could find one thing that might help cut the stress of any part of your vacation...would you jump at the chance?
Slide Rock, Arizona...Near Sedona
Don't you love to get a few little recommendations from someone in the know? You only have so much time to see "stuff" and you don't want to waste your time driving to some tourist destination that is going to be disappointing.
Just imagine that you are driving for a few hours to get to some quaint little ghost town and it turns out to be a bustling shopping area and way to much traffic and noise. Wouldn't you just love to do all that driving and arrive at your destination knowing full well what all the deterrents will look like and where to turn to get to the good places?
I love to find a great local eating joint or nice place to have a picnic lunch. The problem is... It's a hit or miss proposition if I just use the tourist guidebooks. They usually try to lead us to the most expensive and very crowded destinations.
Mesa Verde National Park - Balcony House
So... what's the answer? I found this great little eBook.
Simple Tips (that make a big difference) for Travel in the Southwest and other Western States covers travels in Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and includes 400 photographs plus bonus information for California and Nevada.
This neat little guide is written by Dale & Estelle Moritz of Pittsburgh, PA. They have traveled the Southwest United States and now you are going to benefit from those experiences.
What is so special about this little guide?
Here is the link to a page with a sample from the book... Check out this Southwest Travel Guide
I recommend that you use this guide in addition to other travel guides and maps.