Monday, June 14, 2021

Road Trip Survival Guide


Road Trip Survival Guide is a well written manual for minimizing stress and increasing enjoyment and efficiency whilst traveling. Released 25th May 2021 by Simon & Schuster on their Tiller Press imprint, it's 192 pages and is available in paperback, audio, and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. It makes it so easy to find info with the search function.

This is a well organized book which does precisely what it says on the cover. It is full of good ideas for planning and executing a road trip with maximum efficiency and minimal stress. The chapters are arranged (roughly) chronologically for a theoretical trip: planning, packing, eating, safety, and some destinations with itineraries. The majority of the book is written for the North American reader, but the tips are universally useful for readers from other areas. The author is a travel blogger and experienced family road-tripper and he has a friendly and inclusive style of writing which is encouraging without being pompous or overbearing at all. I also liked his comprehensive advice about safety and how to deal with emergencies.

Everything about travel has changed with the pandemic and camping style road trips are a wonderful way to get out without breaking rules or risking the public health. This is a valuable resource and would make a good selection for library acquisition or home use. There's lots of solid info to be found here. 

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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