Travel Guides and Books

Read about some of the best guides and books on travels that are the Striped Pot writers' favorites. These books might well become your favorites too.

Explorer’s Guide to Yosemite and the Southern Sierra Nevada region

The second edition of David T. Page’s Explorer’s Guide to Yosemite and the Southern Sierra Nevada (Countryman Press) is an encyclopedic collection of information about the entire Southern Sierra Nevada (Snowy Range) and adjacent desert valleys. If you like to know history and culture of places to which you travel, this book needs to be in your backpack.


New kids’ activity book with fun facts about Arizona

Thinking about a family trip to the Southwest? If you have grade-school children, hustle to your nearest book store (or the Internet) for a copy of Arizona Way Out West & Wacky. This fun-filled activity book highlights Arizona’s history with true but humorous, interesting, gross, and wacky facts about the Grand Canyon state.


The RV Lifestyle – Beginner tips & know-how

The RV Lifestyle is perfect for the person who can embrace whatever life rolls under their wheels. Usually it is new and rewarding. Sometimes it is old and full of memories. Then there are those times that may be more exciting than you’d care to remember. Whatever it is, it’s wonderful! This page will ease the transition for new RVers learning the lingo and how-to of a life on the road.


GuideGecko Backpacker Cheatsheets simplify travel planning

Singapore-based GuideGecko, a travel guide website, just launched a series of Backpacker Cheatsheets that can be a very useful starting point when planning a trip, whether you are a backpacker or not.


Moon Tahiti is the one guidebook you need

David Stanley’s Moon Tahiti guidebook is well researched, clearly organized, easy to understand, and all-around helpful for planning a trip to a beautiful region.


For the photographer-Wildlife Photography by Uwe Skrzypczak

The dilemma -Christmas is drawing near and those last minute gifts for under the tree seem harder and harder to find. One answer -if you have a budding or experienced photographer in the household who dreams of traveling with their camera, Wildlife Photography by Uwe Skrzypczak (pronounced Scripcheck) is a delightful book to wrap and… Read More