The Hudson River Valley—rich in history, art and architecture, farms and towns - brings many people to its environs—to visit, but also to live. Insiders' Guide® to the Hudson River Valley is your comprehensive source and guide to the magnificent area of New York State north of New York City. The author's knowledge of the area gives you access to tips and facts essential to your experience. The publication of the first edition of this guide coincides with the 2009 Quadcentennial Celebration marking the voyages of the Hudson River and Lake Champlain.
In terms of United States history, the Borderlands are the territories, from "Alta California" to "La Florida," that formed the northern frontier of Spain's New World empire. Conquering the Borderlands relates their histories, landscapes, and cultures as they unfolded during the author's Southern Tier bicycle journey from San Diego to St. Augustine. The Southern Tier route intersects the paths of Spanish conquistadors, stagecoach routes, and cattle drives, all of which come alive in the pages of this book. A ferry across the Mississippi evokes Mark Twain's account of life on the river; Louisiana's bayous recall Evangeline, Longfellow's poem about the Acadian exile from Canada. Curious javelinas emerge on West Texas roads, carnivorous plants alongside Deep South highways. On a personal level, the author describes the rigors of the trip and the anxieties that spring from attempting a cross-country ride nearly forty years after the goal first captured her imagination. The author coined the term "chronological borderlands" for that stage in life when professional and family responsibilities have been met, and deferred dreams spring to life with a renewed sense of possibility, coupled with apprehension that physical limits may be closing the door. The books is not intended to replace travel guides and maps, but to serve as a valuable companion piece that can further enrich the experience of Southern Tier travel - by bicycle, car or armchair.
The Mississippi River is one of the most romanticized transportation corridors in America, and with good reason--its storied banks are home to heavy industry, rich farmland, thriving cities, and stately plantations. Now, it provides the backbone for an inn-to-inn bicycle tour between New Orleans and St. Louis. Bed, Breakfast & Bike Mississippi Valley is an indispensable guide to bicycle-friendly lodging along the Mississippi River and Natchez Trace Parkway. Whether you're a long-distance touring cyclist who's planning a 1,300-mile journey or you're just looking for a good base of operations for a weekend of cycling, you'll find plenty of maps and cue sheets to help you plan your itinerary. The lodging choices range from restored Victorian mansions to sprawling farmhouses to simple rental cabins, in both urban and rural settings. Author Dale Lally has personally selected each of the 38 inns and B&Bs profiled in these pages, and provides you with a thorough description of the accommodations and dining options, and a peek into the history of each establishment.
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