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Pacific-West States
The West    • •    California Pages    • •    Oregon Page    • •    Nevada Page    • •    Washington State Page    • •    Idaho Page


Rocky Mountain States
Wyoming Pages    • •    Montana Page    • •    Utah Page    • •    Colorado Pages    • •    Arizona Pages    • •    New Mexico Pages


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The Midwest    • •    The Dakotas Page    • •    Nebraska Page    • •    Kansas Page    • •    Oklahoma Page
Minnesota    • •    Iowa    • •    Missouri    • •    Arkansas


Gulf Coast
Texas Pages    • •    Louisiana    • •    Mississippi    • •    Alabama    • •    Florida Page


Central States
Wisconsin    • •    Michigan    • •    Illinois    • •    Indiana    • •    Ohio    • •    Kentucky    • •    Tennessee


Southeast Coast States
The South    • •    Georgia    • •    The Carolinas    • •    Virginia    • •    Maryland    • •    West Virginia
Delaware    • •    District of Columbia


New England States
East Coast    • •    Pennsylvania    • •    New Jersey    • •    New York State Pages    • •    Connecticut
Rhode Island    • •    Massachusetts    • •    Vermont    • •    New Hamsphire    • •    Maine

Hawai'i    • •    Alaska    • •    Puerto Rico    • •    general U.S.A. + U.S.A. travel books & videos

rail travel    • •    international    • •    reading material

browse U.S. travel books by state
online U.S. city & regional maps from Community Link

Route 66 Research Page
Route 66 Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
    


flag of the State of California      California state quarter of 2005      The Great Seal of the State of California

Peripatetica - California
The popular name is 'The Golden State'
main California Travel & Business Links Page
Northern California Travel & Business Links Page
Central California Travel & Business Links Page
California Missions Travel Links Page
California Travel / Railroads Links Page

Southern California Travel & Business Links Page
SoCal Beach Cities Links Page
Orange County, California Links Page
SoCal Day Trips Links Page
SoCal Museums & Culture Page



flag of the State of New Mexico      New Mexico state quarter of 2008      Great Seal of the State of New Mexico
Peripatetica - New Mexico
The popular name is 'Land of Enchantment'
main New Mexico Travel & Business Links Page
Albuquerque, New Mexico Links Page
Santa Fe, New Mexico Links Page
Valencia County, New Mexico Page

New Mexico Artists Page
New Mexico Authors Page
Historical Figures of New Mexico
New Mexico Political Links Page
New Mexico Travel / Railroads Page
Reading Material About New Mexico Page
New Mexico Route 66 Page

New Mexico's Centennial of Statehood, 1912-2012 - official website given up 2013



flag of the State of Arizona      Arizona state quarter of 2008      Great Seal of the State of Arizona [est. 1912]
Peripatetica - Arizona
The popular name is 'Grand Canyon State' 'The Apartheid State'
main Arizona Travel & Business Links Page
Northwest Arizona Travel & Business Links Page
Northeast Arizona Travel & Business Links Page
Southern Arizona Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Colorado          Colorado state quarter of 2006          Great Seal of the State of Colorado [est. 1876]
Peripatetica - Colorado
The popular name is 'Centennial State'
main Colorado Travel & Business Links Page
Colorado Springs, Colorado Travel & Business Links Page
Denver, Colorado Travel & Business Links Page
Colorado Travel / Railroads Links Pages
Reading Material About Colorado Page



flag of the State of North Dakota      North Dakota state quarter of 2006      seal of State of North Dakota [est. 1889]      flag of the State of South Dakota      South Dakota state quarter of 2006      seal of the State of South Dakota [est. 1889]
Peripatetica - The Dakotas
The Dakotas Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Florida      Florida state quarter of 2001      the Great Seal of Florida
Peripatetica - Florida
main Florida Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Idaho      Idaho state quarter of 2007      Great Seal of the State of Idaho [est. 1890]
Peripatetica - Idaho
main Idaho Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Kansas          2005 state series U.S. quarter for Kansas          Great Seal of the State of Kansas (color)
Peripatetica - Kansas
main Kansas Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Montana          2007 state series U.S. quarter for Montana          Great Seal of the State of Montana (color)
Peripatetica - Montana
main Montana Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Nebraska           2006 state series U.S. quarter for Nebraska           Great Seal of the State of Nebraska (b&w)

Peripatetica - Nebraska
main Nebraska Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Nevada      Nevada state quarter of 2006      Great Seal of the State of Nevada
Peripatetica - Nevada
main Nevada Travel & Business Links Page
Nevada Travel / Railroads Links Page



flag of the State of New York      New York state quarter of 2001      the Great Seal of New York State       the 'I (heart) New York' promotional graphic initiated in 1977
Peripatetica - New York State
main New York State Travel & Business Links Page
Reading Material About New York Page



flag of the State of Oklahoma           2008 state series U.S. quarter for Oklahoma          Great Seal of the State of Oklahoma [est. 1907]
Peripatetica - Oklahoma
main Oklahoma Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Oregon      Oregon state quarter of 2005      the Great Seal of Oregon, 1859
Peripatetica - Oregon
main Oregon Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Texas - the 'Lone Star Flag'      Texas state quarter of 2004       seal of the State of Texas [est. 1889]
Peripatetica - Texas
main Texas Travel & Business Links Page
Austin, Texas Travel & Business Links Page
El Paso, Texas Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Utah      Utah state quarter of 2007      Great Seal of the State of Utah [est. 1896]
Peripatetica - Utah
main Utah Travel & Business Links Page
Utah Travel / Railroads Links Page



flag of the State of Washington      Washington state quarter of 2007       seal of Washington State [est. 1889]
Peripatetica - Washington State
main Washington State Travel & Business Links Page



flag of the State of Wyoming           2007 state series U.S. quarter for Wyoming          Great Seal of the State of Wyoming
Peripatetica - Wyoming
main Wyoming Travel & Business Links Page
Jackson Hole Area, Wyoming Travel & Business Links Page


Peripatetica - Western U.S.A.
Oregon-California Trails Assn. [est. 1987] based in Independence, Missouri
Arizona Travel / Railroads Links Page
California Travel / Railroads Links Page
Colorado Travel / Railroads Links Pages
New Mexico Travel / Railroads Links Page
Nevada Travel / Railroads Links Page
Utah Travel / Railroads Links Page

Sunset Magazine subscriptions  Sunset™ Magazine [est. 1898, now owned by Time Inc.]
subscribe at Amazon 12 issues/year for $16.00 - auto-renewal
subscribe at Amazon 12 issues/year for $16.00
subscribe at Amazon 24 issues/2 years for $30.00
magazine website • entry at Wikipedia
High Country News biweekly newspaper  "High Country News" biweekly magazine [est. 1/1970] based in Colorado,
"covering environmental & natural resource issues in the inter-mountain West"

subscribe: 22 issues/year for $47.00
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Pacific Coast Highway book by Nick Freeth  "Pacific Coast Highway: 2,066 Miles From Olympia To Tijuana" [2003]
by Nick Freeth, Foreword by Bill Harris

MotorBooks Intl. 12x10x10¾ hardcover [9/2003] out of print/many used
Modern Marvels Pacific Coast Highway DVD from History Channel   "Modern Marvels: Pacific Coast Highway" [History Channel Feb 2004]
U.S. Highway 101 from Seattle to the Mexican border took 25 years for construction.
A&E Television Networks 47-minute DVD-R [7/2008] for $24.95
full credits at IMDb
U.S. Highway 89 / Scenic Route book by Ann Torrence  "U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route To Seven Western National Parks"
[2009] by Ann Torrence

U.S. Highway 89 runs north from Flagstaff, Arizona to Yellowstone (848 miles)
and then to the Canadian border (404 miles).
Sagebrush Press 11x8½ pb [12/2009] for $29.95
U.S. Highway 89 entry at Wikipedia • U.S. Highway 89 fansite
publisher book page • Ann Torrence Photography in Salt Lake City, Utah

Historic Bars of The Southwest book by Melody & Myke Groves  "Hoist A Cold One!: Historic Bars of The Southwest" [2011]
by Melody & Myke Groves

Descriptions of 25 historic establishments in Arizona, Texas, New Mexico & Colorado,
with photos past & present and driving directions

U.N.M. Press 8x10 pb [7/2011] for $18.21
Sunset™ Eating Up the West Coast: The Best Road Trips, Restaurants and Recipes from California to Washington book by Brigit Binns  
"Eating Up The West Coast: The Best Road Trips, Restaurants and Recipes From California To Washington" [2015] by Brigit Binns
Oxmoor House 9¾x8¾ flexibound [4/2015] for $15.73

Peripatetica U.S.A. - The Midwest
U.S. Route 66: The Mother Road
U.S. 40 - Lincoln Highway at Spirit of America Bookstore
FXB's U.S. Route 40 fansite
U.S. Highway 20 at Spirit of America Bookstore

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The "Midwest Encyclopedia" just below assumes that there are twelve states in the U.S. Midwest; this travel page puts nine in that category – Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas,
Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North & South Dakota, and Oklahoma; the other three are Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin (here considered Central States).

The American Midwest Encyclopedia book  
"The American Midwest: An Interpretive Encyclopedia" [2006]
Edited by Richard Sisson, Chris Zacher & Andrew Cayton

Indiana Univ Press 11x9 hardcover [11/2006] for $51.00
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Arkansas State Tourism
Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas
Nevada County Depot [built 1911] & Museum [est. 1978] in Prescott, Arkansas

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Iowa Restaurant Association [est. 1933]
{Progressive} Blog For Iowa
The Chief Theatre, 51 Main Street South in Britt, Iowa is now the Hobo Museum
Union Pacific Railroad Museum [opened 2003], 200 Pearl Street in Council Bluffs, Iowa
Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival [Feb 2013 = #4] at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa

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http://www.ulstercountypress.com/ BlueStone Press for Marbletown, Rochester, Rosendale
http://www.Duluth.com Minnesota

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Missouri State Division of Tourism
St. Louis, Missouri Route 66 Page
Bandana's Bar-B-Q restaurants {17 locations in MO & IL}
Riverfront Times free weekly newspaper [est. 1977]
Jimmy's On The Park cafe [est. 1994] in Clayton, Missouri
City Diner in St. Louis, Missouri
Sauce Magazine [est. 1999] in St. Louis, Missouri
Ted Drewes Custard {'St. Louis Concrete'} on Route 66 in St. Louis, Missouri
Boathouse Restaurant [est. 1876] at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri
House of Rock in St. Louis, Missouri
Branson / Lakes Area [MO] C.V.B.
TrainWeb / Tourist Railways / Missouri website got hacked {2017}

agrichemical giant Monsanto Company, Inc. [est. 1901] is based in East St. Louis, Illinois


Peripatetica U.S.A. - Central States

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State of Illinois official website
Illinois State Museums

City of Chicago, Illinois [settled in 1780s, incorp. 1833 & 1837]
official website • entry at Wikipedia
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has become a tyrant who needs to be be ousted in the February 2015 election (or April runoff).
Biograph Theater [1914] in Chicago, IL
Chicago Theatre [1921] in Chicago, IL
Eli's Cheescake Cafe in Chicago, IL
free Chicago Reader weekly newspaper [est. 1971]
'Hotels Near The University of Chicago' booking website
'Chicago Midway Airport Hotels' booking website
'Downtown Chicago Hotels' booking website
Chicago, Illinois progressive talk radio W.C.P.T. 820-AM
Chicago Ideas Week [Oct 2011 = #1] in Chicago, Illinois
Baconfest Chicago [April 2014 = #5]
Frost Gelato Shoppe {franchise} in Highland Park & Naperville

Roger Ebert's Film Festival [April 2013 = #15] in Champaign, Illinois
agrichemical giant Monsanto Company, Inc. [est. 1901] is based in East St. Louis, Illinois
Center for Talent Development [est. 1982] Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
Diamond Mineral Springs [est. 1892] in Highland, Illinois
Blue Springs Cafe - foot-high pies - in Highland, Illinois
Jimmy John's Sandwiches [est. 1983] of Elgin, Illinois {with 300+ U.S. locations}
Petersburg [IL] Chamber of Commerce
Bean Counters Roasters & Coffee House in Petersburg, Illinois
Morning Glory Cafe in Petersburg, Illinois
Morningstar Mercantile & Cafe in Salisbury, Illinois
Springfield, Illinois linksite
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum [est. 2005] in Springfield, Illinois
Lincoln's New Salem State Historical Site in Illinois
INFO: open all Summer; includes 15-inch gauge C.P. Huntington Train Ride  Donley's Wild West Town [est. 1974] in Union, Illinois
monthly Great Midwest Train Show in Wheaton, Illinois
Chester Gould - Dick Tracy Museum [est. 1991] in Woodstock, Illinois

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iUniverse Publishing On Demand [est. 1999], 1663 Liberty Drive in Bloomington, Indiana
GOLD STAR: notable literary patron: Kurt Vonnegut  Red Key Tavern [est. 1951], 5170 N. College Avenue in Indianapolis
http://www.indianapolismonthly.com/
The Ball & Biscuit Pub [est. 2010], 331 Massachusetts Avenue in Indianapolis
The Rathskeller, 401 E. Michigan Street in Indianapolis
The Libertine Liquor Bar, 38 E. Washington Street in Indianapolis
1933 Lounge, 127 S. Illinois Street in Indianapolis
Bluebeard Bar, 653 Virginia Avenue (Fountain Square) in Indianapolis
Valparaiso [IN] Popcorn Festival [Sept 2004 = #26]

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famous for the 'Hot Brown' sandwich since 1926  historic luxury Brown Hotel [built 1923, renovated/reopened 1980s] in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky
Palace Theater [1928 United Artists] in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky

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We Are The People - Michigan
people against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder
Michigan Bungalow Arts & Crafts Movement fansite [est. 2008]
Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair [], 115 E. Liberty Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Detroit [MI] Metro C.V.B.
restored Fox Theatre [1928] in Detroit, Michigan
Detroit [MI] Historical Museums
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan
Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit, Michigan
Detroit [MI] Festival of the Arts [June 2005 = #19]

Community Foundation of Greater Flint []
Flint [MI] Children's Museum [est. 1986]
Black River Books, 330 Kalamazoo Street in South Haven, Michigan
South Haven [Michigan] Area Chamber of Commerce
run by filmmaker Michael Moore; originally built in 1914; burned down & rebuilt 1949; restored in 2007  State Theater [rebuilt 1949], 233 E. Front Street in Traverse City, Michigan
Van Buren County [Michigan] Convention & Visitors Bureau

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seriously funny weekly newspaper Funny Times [est. 1985] in Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Ohio Theatre [1928] in Columbus, Ohio
Palace Theatre [1926] in Columbus, Ohio
Zawadi Bookstore of Columbus, Ohio
The Red Brick Tavern [est. 1837] in Lafayette, Ohio
Malabar Farm Historic Landmark Foundation in Lucas, Ohio
Mansfield & Richland County, Ohio C.V.B.
Marion [Ohio] Popcorn Festival [Sept 2004 = #24]
Wyandot Popcorn Museum [est. 1982] in Marion, Ohio
Schantz Organ Company [est. 1873] in Orrville, Ohio

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Peabody Memphis Hotel [est. 1869] in Memphis, TN
The Elephant Sanctuary [est. 1995] in Hohenwald, TN

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin
One Wisconsin Now [est. 2008]
United Wisconsin
Democrat Mary Burke is running against Scott Walker for Governor of Wisconsin
Scott Walker Investigation & John Doe Scandals
Democrat Mayor Tom Barrett (outspent in race for Wisconsin Governor in 2012)
Sheboygan [WI] Society of Scale Model Railroad Engineers, Ltd. [est. 1977]
'Fighting Bob' Festival [Sept 2010 = #9] in Baraboo, Wisconsin
TrainFest Model Railroad Show [Nov 2007 = #37] near Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Peripatetica U.S.A. - The South
The Beehive Foundation: Books About The South
Sons of Confederate Veterans [est. 1896] 'Guardians of Confederate History & Heritage'

Southern Biscuits cookbook by Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart  "Southern Biscuits" [2011]
by Nathalie Dupree & Cynthia Graubart, Photographs by Rick McKee

Kindle Edition from Gibbs Smith [5/2011] for $8.49
Gibbs Smith 9x9 hardcover [5/2011] for $18.97
The Storied South / Voices of Writers & Artists book by William Ferris  "The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists" [2013] by William Ferris
A 40-year labor of love and scholarship by historian Ferris's that vividly portrays 26 writers, scholars, musicians, painters, and photographers as they discuss the sense of place and the power of story in their lives, exploring questions about the meaning of art, race, region, and history. Voices include: WRITERS: Sterling Brown, Ernest Gaines, Alex Haley, Alice Walker, Margaret Walker, Robert Penn Warren & Eudora Welty; SCHOLARS: John Blassingame, Cleanthe Brooks, John Dollard, Charles Seeger & C. Vann Woodward; MUSICIANS: Bobby Rush & Pete Seeger; PHOTOGRAPHERS: William Christen-berry, William Eggleston & Walker Evans; and PAINTERS: Benny Andrews, Julien Binford, Carol Cloar, Rebecca Daven-port, William Dunlap, Maude Gatewood, Sam Gilliam, Ed McGowin & George Wardlaw
Kindle Edition from Univ NC Press [8/2013] for $22.99 with audio & video
Univ NC Press 9½x8¼ hardcover [8/2013] for $25.97 with audio CD & video DVD

South Toward Home / Southern Literature book by Margaret Eby  "South Toward Home: Travels In Southern Literature" [2015] by Margaret Eby
the author visits: Jackson, MS (Eudora Welty and Richard Wright); Oxford, MS (William Faulkner, Barry Hannah, and Larry Brown); Milledgeville, GA (Flannery O'Connor); Bacon County, GA (Harry Crews); Monroeville, AL (Harper Lee and Truman Capote); and New Orleans, LA (John Kennedy Toole)
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [9/2015] for $14.99
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [9/2016] for $15.95
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2015] for $18.77
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Alabama Gulf Coast C.V.B.
Rosa Parks Library & Museum in Montgomery, Alabama
Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum [opened 1995] just outside Birmingham, Alabama

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The National Museum of African American History and Culture [opening 2015] in Washington, DC

Warner Bros. Theater [new 2012] at the National Museum of American History in DC
Drink Company presents 'The Game of Thrones Pub' [open June thru August 2017], 1839-1843 Seventh Street NW in Washington, DC
Cotton & Reed rum distillery tasting room [est. 2014], next to Union Market in Washington, DC

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Georgia's Historic Heartland
Progressives for A Better Georgia [est. 2011]

Rock The Ink tattoo convention [Dec 2009 = #1] in Atlanta, Georgia
Peachtree Village International Film Festival [Aug 2011 = #6] in Atlanta, Georgia
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center [est. 1968] in Atlanta, Georgia
Afro-American entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is based in Atlanta, Georgia
Tyler Perry Studios [est. 10/2008] in Atlanta, Georgia

Augusta–Richmond County [est. 1736, consolidated 1996] in Georgia
The Augusta [GA] Chronicle newspaper [est. 1785]
Augusta [GA] Masters Golf Tournament [est. 1934]
Imperial Theatre [built 1917], 749 Broad Street in Augusta, Georgia
Poison Peach Film Festival [Jan 2016 = #8] at the Imperial Theatre in Augusta, Georgia
Brookhaven [GA] Cherry Blossom Festival [April 2016 = #2]
Jekyll Island, Georgia
City of Savannah [GA] Film Office

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State of Louisiana Tourism website
The Un-Official Tourist Guide to Louisiana

New Orleans [LA] Official Travel Site
Humid City blog v2.3 of New Orleans, LA
Tom Fitzmorris & the New Orleans Menu Daily website
'D-Day' Museum in New Orleans, LA [est. 1991]
Jukebox Cajun Diner in Kenner [New Orleans], LA
New Orleans [LA] Jazz & Heritage Festival [April-May 2004 = #35]
progressive talk radio WSMB 1350-AM in New Orleans, LA
Crescent City Brewhouse [est. 1991] in the French Quarter of New Orleans
Arnaud's French 75 restaurant & bar [est. 1918] in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA
Cafι Du Monde [est. 1862] in the French Quarter of New Orleans: website • Wikipedia
Star Steak & Lobster House in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA
Oceana Grill Cajun & Creole Cafe in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA
The Market Cafe [est. 1982] in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA
The Gazebo Cafι in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA
Mulate's authentic Cajun food & music [est. 1986] in New Orleans, LA

Eddie's BBQ Smokehouse [est. 1982] in Alexandria, LA
The Philosopher's Stone Bookstore in Covington, LA
City of Eunice, Louisiana [est. 1894]
Blue Dog Cafι & Gallery in Lafayette, LA
Southern Forest Heritage Museum in Long Leaf, Louisiana
Elmer Chocolate [est. 1855] in Ponchatoula, Louisiana
Robinson Film Center [non-profit est. 2002], 617 Texas Street in Shreveport, LA
Cy Dodge's Bike Barn Saloon on I-49 outside Sunset, LA

Greater Baton Rouge, Louisiana City Guide
Baton Rouge [LA] Business Directory
Explore Baton Rouge [LA]
Sicily's Italian Buffet in Baton Rouge, LA
Frank's Smokehouse BBQ in Baton Rouge, LA [ website parked ]
Juban's Creole Restaurant [est. 1983] in Baton Rouge, LA

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Oxford [MS] Chamber of Commerce
Oxford Film Festival [Feb 2015 = #12] in Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford American Magazine  The Oxford American Magazine: Exploring &
Celebrating The American South [est. 1992]

4 issues/year [USA only] for $19.97
magazine website
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The Sun Magazine [est. 1974] in Chapel Hill, NC

North Carolina Filmography book by Jenny Henderson  "The North Carolina Filmography: Over 2000 Film & Television
Works Made In The State, 1905 Through 2000" [2002]
by Jenny Henderson

McFarland & Co. 11x8½ pb [7/2002] for $75.00
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Progress Virginia [est. 2011]
Mark Warner's Forward Together PAC [est. 2006]
Museum of The Confederacy [est. 1896] in Richmond, Virginia
National Women's History Museum [est. 1996] in Alexandria, Virginia
Virginia Festival of The Book [March 2017 = #23]

The Appalachian Mountains
The Appalachian Mountains are generally considered to be within the eastern & southern U.S. states of Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Carolina,
Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, and include the Allegheny Mountains, the Cumberland Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains
of Tennessee, and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appalachian_Trail

"Road Trip USA: Appalachian Trail" [3/2010] by Jamie Jensen
http://www.amazon.com/Road-Trip-USA-Appalachian-Trail/dp/1598805797/

The Ultimate Smoky Mountains Guide website


Peripatetica U.S.A. - The East Coast
Harvard professor & Democrat Elizabeth Warren was elected U.S. Senator from Massachusetts in November 2012
Spirit of America Bookstore's Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont Page

The Mohawk Trail - Route 2 of MA & NY
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel in Shelton, CT
Camden [Maine] International Film Festival [Sept 2013 = #9]
'Thomasland USA' Theme Park [opening August 2015] in Edaville, Massachusetts
The Common Man Restaurants, 18 locations in New Hampshire
The Palace Theatre [built 1915, restored 1974] in Manchester, New Hampshire
Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center [built 1920s, renovated 2010] in Plymouth, NH
Wilton Town Hall Theatre [built 1886], 40 Main Street in Wilton, NH
Edison Memorial Tower [built 1938] & Menlo Park Museum in Edison, New Jersey
National Constitution Center [opened 4 July 2003] in Philadelphia, PA
Ndakinna Cultural Center (Non-Profit Native American Center) in Central Vermont

History of Chowder book by Robert S. Cox & Jacob Walker  "A History of Chowder: Four Centuries of A New England Meal" [2011]
by Robert S. Cox & Jacob Walker

Kindle Edition from The History Press [4/2011] for $9.99
The History Press pb [4/2011] out of print/used
The History Press 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2011] for $14.05
The History Press hardcover [4/2011] out of print/used

Peripatetica by Rail
AMTRAK in the U.S.A.
Freight Train Riders Assn.
National Assn. of Railroad Passengers
North American Railway Foundation [est. 1996]
American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation [est. 2007] is based in La Plata, Missouri
Train Riders Assn. of California
Rail Passenger Alliance of California
Arizona Rail Passenger Assn.
New Mexico Rail Passenger Alliance
United Rail Passenger Alliance [of U.S.A.]
AO's 'Vacation by Rail: See America by Train' blogpost, 5/2011

worldwide Train Station Hotel Depot website
Rocky Mountaineer RailTours of Canada
Rail Europe [est. 1930s] - leading authority on European rail travel
Great Rail Tours of U.K. - tours in Europe & worldwide
list of railroad museums & tourist lines in U.S.A. at Wikipedia

Association of Tourist Railroads & Railway Museums [est. 1961]

American Railroads Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
Railroad Film Festival Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore

G.E. Nordell's California Travel / Railroads Links Page
G.E. Nordell's Colorado Travel / Railroads Links Pages
G.E. Nordell's Nevada Travel / Railroads Links Page
G.E. Nordell's New Mexico Travel / Railroads Links Page
G.E. Nordell's Utah Travel / Railroads Links Page

G.E. Nordell's Travel U.S.A. / Railroad Museums Page

Carson & Colorado / Nevada & California / Southern Pacific Narrow-Gauge Railroads [1880-1960] Page
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad [est. 1970] in New Mexico & Colorado Page
Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad [1870-1988] Page
Florida East Coast Railway [est. 1885] Page
Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad [1876-1942] in California Page
Sierra Railway [est. 1897] in California Page
Virginia & Truckee Railroad [1869-1950, rebuilt 1972 & 2006] in Nevada Page

America's Shortline Railroads Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Tourist Trains Guidebook from Trains Magazine  "Tourist Trains Guidebook" [2007, rev 2017] from Trains Magazine
Describes 500 of the most popular train attractions, museums, and railroad vacation destinations in the U.S. and Canada, with over 200 of the most popular sites detailed in full-page reviews
Kalmbach Publng 6th edition 8¼x5½ pb [5/2017] for $15.63
Kalmbach Publng 5th edition 8¼x5½ pb [5/2015] for $15.63
Kalmbach Publng 4th edition 8½x5½ pb [4/2013] for $15.44
Great Railroad Museums of the USA book by Jan Young  "Great Railroad Museums of the U.S.A.: The Railfan's Guide" [2013] by Jan Young
Details of the 'sixty-seven largest, most interesting, and most important railroad museums in the country'; special index listing 160+ especially-interesting cars & locomotives (with locations); ninety photographs; and bonus chapters on the six best museum rail rides in the country, and nineteen significant rail preservation sites outside of traditional railroad museums.
LULU.com 9x6 pb [2/2013] for $20.66
LULU.com 'in color' edition 9x6 pb [2/2013] for $66.89
Complete North American Train Travel Guide book by Jim Loomis  
"All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide"
[4th edition 2015] by Jim Loomis

Kindle Edition from Chicago Review Press [1/2015] for $9.99
Chicago Review Press 4th edition 8¾x5½ pb [1/2015] for $15.34


flag of the United States      The United States
of America –
General Peripatetica
      flag of the United States

USDOT/FHA: America's Scenic Byways website
U.S. National Park Service [est. 1916]
National Parks Conservation Assn. [est. 1919]
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service [est. 1940]
USFWS: National Wildlife Refuge Locator

GlobalAir U.S. Airport Resource Center [est. 1995] based in Louisville, KY

Ghost Towns of US & Canada
Ghost Town Gallery
Dude Ranchers' Assn. [est. 1926]
RanchWeb.com© Online Guide to Ranch Vacations
RanchWeb.com©'s Dude Ranch [dot] net
Top 50 Ranches website (29 in USA) based in Montana
Real eCamping Portal/Search site for USA camping & RV parks
Tourist Railways Information Center
Magellan's Travel Supplies [est. 1989] based in Aurora, Colorado
Bill Buck's "National Trails Guide" booksite
Society of American Travel Writers [est. 1955] is based in Illinois

Fazoli's Fast Fresh Italian [est. 1988] of Lexington, KY - in 26 states
Firehouse Subs chain in 29 states
Sonny's Real Pit BBQ Drive-Thrus [est. 1968] in 9 states

U.S.A Bed & Breakfast Inn Directory
Shell Hospitality {in AZ, CA, Hawaii & Canada}
Rock Resorts operates six luxury hotels & resorts in Colorado (5) & Jamaica}
Newport Hotel Group operates eight hotels in MA (4), NH, RI (2) & WY
Historic Hotels of America
Historic Hotels of the Rockies
BudgetHost [est. 1975] operates 150 inns in 37 states
Holiday Inn chain
Hampton Inn chain
Green Hotels Assn. for ecologically conscious lodging in USA, Canada & elsewhere
University Hotel Network
Shilo Inns Suites Hotels in 10 Western states
1859 Historic Hotels chain [est. 2004] 11 locations in 4 states

Roadside Americana Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
Lincoln Highway {U.S. 40} • U.S. Highway 20
U.S. Highway 50 • U.S. Highway 66

Travels With Charley In Search of America book by John Steinbeck  "Travels With Charley In Search of America" [1962] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
In 1960, Nobel-winning author Steinbeck set out in a pickup-truck-with-camper, accompanied by his French standard poodle Charley, and traveled across America, from Long Island to Montana to New Orleans to California. He found that the 'New America' replacing the old American values was not something that he liked.
Penguin mass pb [1/80] for $8.00
Bantam mass pb [1963] out of print/many used
Penguin Audio UNABR audio CD read by Gary Sinise [6/2011] for $20.60
HighBridge UNABR audio cassettes read by Gary Sinise [11/94] 6 tapes - out of prodn/many used
other editions, sequels, etc. on Spirit of America's John Steinbeck Page

United States of America State-by-State Guide children's book by Millie Miller & Cyndi Nelson  "The United States of America: A State-by-State Guide" [ages 8-12; 2006]
by Millie Miller & Cyndi Nelson

Scholastic Reference 11x8½ pb [10/2006] for $7.99
Paw Prints 11x8¾ library hardcover [5/2008] for $16.99
1,000 Places to See Before You Die in the U.S.A. & Canada book by Patricia Schultz  "1,000 Places To See In The U.S.A. & Canada Before You Die" [2007]
by Patricia Schultz

Organized by regions and then states: New England, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Mississippi Valley, Midwest, Great Plains, Four Corners & Southwest, West Coast, Alaska & Hawaii, and Canada
Kindle Edition from Workman Publng [3/2011] for $9.18
Workman Publng 7½x5¼ pb [3/2011] for $12.46
Workman Publng 7¾x6¾ hardcover [5/2007] out of print/used

This travel books section grew quite large and was cut to its own page in Summer 2017.
G.E. Nordell's U.S.A. Travel Reading Page

Canyonlands Southwest Desert Odyssey travel film  "Canyonlands: A Southwest Desert Odyssey" [indep July 2006]
50 minutes of video visits to Arizona (Grand Canyon, Sedona), California (Death Valley, Mono Lake), Utah (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Zion), and Wyoming (Grand Teton)
Directed by David Fortney
Razor Digital Ent. color DVD-R [7/2006] out of prodn/used
Spirit Lands American Desert Odyssey travel film   "Spirit Lands: An American Desert Odyssey" [indep Aug 2016]
52 minutes of video visits to Mono Lake in California, and to seven national parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Joshua Tree, and Zion
Directed by David Fortney; musical score featuring Native Americans John Huling and R. Carlos Nakai
Janson Media color DVD-R [8/2016] for $19.99

        International Peripatetica        
worldwide Chamber of Commerce search site
World Countries directory
International Cinema Pages at Magic Lantern

Maris Freighter Cruises
worldwide Train Station Hotel Depot website
HostelZ.com - free reviews of all hostels worldwide {5 languages}
Hostels & Youth Hostels Worldwide
A.S.E. Network {Accomodation Search Engine} for Hotels and B&Bs {worldwide}
Online Hotel Reservations website {worldwide}
'Leading Hotels of The World' luxury hotels website
UpgradedPoints travel tips website

Robert de Niro & Nobu Matsuhisa are worldwide partners in
Nobu Hotels (4 countries) and Nobu Restaurants (14 locations + 12 USA)

IberoStar Hotels & Resorts operates more than 100 hotels in 16 countries worldwide
eight of which are in The Grand Collection

G.E. Nordell's Travel & Business Links of Canada Page
G.E. Nordell's Canada Travel / Railroad Links Page
Cinema of Canada Page at Magic Lantern

G.E. Nordell's Travel & Business Links of Japan Page
Cinema of Japan Page at Magic Lantern

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ITA airline ticket comparison shopping software    I.T.A. airline fare search engine Matrix 3.0

I.T.A. Matrix guide on the UpgradedPoints website
I.T.A. Matrix advanced guide on the UpgradedPoints website

Globester [est. 2009] cheap airline tickets finder

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Canada
cut to its own page in Summer 2017

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Mexico
Cinema of Mexico Page at Magic Lantern
Mexico Vacation Travels website
Las Bahias de Huatulco eco-resort in Oaxaca, Southern Mexico

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Latin America
Peru: Land of the Incas
Destinos Latinos Perϊ
'Enjoy Peru' travel guide
Plain and Simple 'pop-up' hostel [built 1904, open 2/2014] in Gamboa, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Francis Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge Resort in Belize

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United Kingdom: Britain, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
'A Pocketful of Brits' Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Authors of Britain Pages at Spirit of America Bookstore
the pubs of Britain
Compare Car Hire online auto rental booking site for U.K.
FRIXO live road traffic reports for Great Britain

symbol for airport  London Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Shortstay accomodations (with Yotel)
Armadillo Cafe & Grill - breakfast in the style of Santa Fe, USA
Caviar House & Prunier
Apostrophe food boutique
Cafe Rouge - breakfasts in the French tradition

Assn. of Train Operating Companies [est. 1993] of U.K.
National Railway Museum [est. 1968] in York, U.K.
National Railway Museum NE Branch [est. 2004] in Shildon, County Durham, U.K.
Beamish Open Air Museum of Northeast England
INFO: famous for being the filming location for the 1970 film 'The Railway Children'  Keighley and Worth Valley Railway [1867-1962, preserved 1968 in West Yorkshire, England
Nottingham City area [East Midlands, U.K.] Hotels
GOLD STAR: notable literary patrons: The Inklings of Oxford, which included C.S. Lewis & J.R.R. Tolkien  The Eagle & Child Public House [est. 1650] in Oxford, England
Lamb and Flag Inn & Public House [est. circa 1695] in Oxford, England
H.P. Bulmers Cider [est. 1887] of Hereford
'Thomas Land' at Drayton Manor Theme Park [open 3/2008] in Staffordshire, England
City of York in Yorkshire, U.K.
Shambles Street district in City of York, Yorkshire
York Minster Cathedral [finished 1472] in York, U.K.

Ealing Studios [est. 1931] in London, UK
Elstree Film & Television Studios [est. 1925]
Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden [est. 1995, purchased 2010] northwest of London, UK
Pinewood Studios [est. 1936] outside London, UK
Twickenham Film Studios [built in 1912] near London, UK
Tyneside Cinema newsreel theater [est. 1937] in Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.
National Media Museum [est. 1983] in Bradford, West Yorkshire, U.K.

eleven-day Jameson Dublin International Film Festival [Feb 2011 = #9] in Dublin, Ireland
Belfast Centre [Northern Ireland] Hotels
Templepatrick [County Antrim, Northern Ireland] Hotels
Whitefriar Grill restaurant [est. 9/2011], 16 Aungier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Scottish Cinemas and Theatres [est. 2001]
National Museums Scotland
'T in the Park' music festival [July 2012 = #19] in Scotland
Scottish Borders Historic Motoring Extravaganza [June 2014 = #42] in Scotland
Borders Vintage Automobile Club [est. 1895] in Scotland
Thirlestane Castle [built 13th century, rebuilt 1590] south of Edinburgh, Scotland
Milford Vintage Engineering, Ltd. [est. 2006] in Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland

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Europe & the Middle-East
My Europe Travel Guide site
Official Travel Guide to Denmark
Hans Christian Anderson {Danish national hero} Bicentennial
Forssa Silent Movie Festival [Aug-Sept 2011 = #11] in Finland

Cinema of France Pages at Magic Lantern
My French Film Festival [Jan 2012 = #2] online {for fee}
'Rendez-Vous With French Cinema' showcase [March 2012 = #17] in New York City
Golf Holidays in France
best bread in Paris, France  Poilβne Boulangerie [est. 1932] - 3 locations in Paris, France
'Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport Hotels' booking website
'Paris Montparnasse Hotels' booking website
'Paris Hotels' booking website
DigNgo Luxury Bicycle Tours of France & Italy
Musιe Albert-Kahn [] located in suburban Boulogne-Billancourt, just west of Paris
Champs Elysees Film Festival [June 2015 = #4] in Paris, France
Barge Peoples Festival / Pardon National de la Batellerie [est. 1960 = June] at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Yvelines, France

"Frommer's 25 Great Drives In France" [] from British Auto Association /0470904488

Cinema of Germany Page at Magic Lantern
A.L.G.: Die Arbeitsgemeinschaft Literarischer Gesellschaften und Gedenkstδtten [est. 1986] in Berlin
Greek National Tourism Orgn. website
Hotel Keti on the island of Santorini in Greece

Cinema of Italy Pages at Magic Lantern
Access Italy Tours [est. 1984]
The City of Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
Italian Western Film Festival [May 2012 = #2?] in Orvieto, Italy
'Rome [Italy] Fiumicino Airport Hotels' booking website
'Verona [Italy] Hotels' booking website

The Polish Film Institute [est. 2005] in Warszawa
CareerJet jobs {empregos} database in Portugal

Hotels of Brasov, Romania booking site
Cinema of Russia Page at Magic Lantern
RosPil news of Russia website {Cyrillic only}
multi-language Slovakia Tourism website

City of Madrid, Spain official website {Spanish language}
Empresa Municipal Promociσn de Madrid, Spain {multiple languages}
Cinema of Spain Page at Magic Lantern
'Hotels Istanbul [Turkey]' booking website
Orient Mintur Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey

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Asia, Australia & the Pacific Islands
Cinema of Asia Page at Magic Lantern
Cinema of China Page at Magic Lantern
Hotels of Goa [sub-continent of India]
Nilgiri Mountain Railway {World Heritage Site}
Cinema of India Pages at Magic Lantern
W.L.C.I. Business College [est. 1995] in India
Korea Green Foundation's Green Film Festival in Seoul [May 2012 = #9] in South Korea
Federated States of Micronesia Visitors Board
New Zealand Travel & Business
Nanasala Rural Knowledge Telecenters of Sri Lanka
Modern Publishing Premium Translation Service [est. 1990] in Bangkok, Thailand

All Resort Thailand travel agency in Watthana, Bangkok

G.E. Nordell's Travel & Business Links of Japan Page
Cinema of Japan Page at Magic Lantern

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Africa
Nassim Traiteur {delicatessen} in Marrakech, Morocco
Union of South Africa
Maravi Post Online Newspaper [est. 2005] in Republic of Malawi
Africa Files [est. 2002] and 'At Issue' ezine [est. 2005] based in Toronto, Canada


Reading Material About Travel
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G.E. Nordell's U.S.A. Travel Reading Page

Afar Magazine [est. 2/2010] which is also a social-networking site for travelers
Afar Magazine
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site for travelers}

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magazine website
entry at Wikipedia

Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel Magazine [est. 1998] subscription
Arthur Frommer's
Budget Travel
Magazine

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magazine website

Conde Nast Traveler Magazine [est. 1987] subscription
Conde Nast Traveler
Magazine

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magazine website
entry at Wikipedia

Travel + Leisure Magazine [est. 1937] 2-year subscription
Travel + Leisure
Magazine

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magazine website
entry at Wikipedia

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Drives of a Lifetime book from National Geographic  
"Drives of A Lifetime: 500 of The World's Most Spectacular Trips" [2010]
from National Geographic

Locations include Alaska, Argentina, Norway, Wales, Morocco, Cambodia, Ireland
National Geographic 12x9¼ hardcover [10/2010] for $25.00
1,000 Places to See Before You Die book by Patricia Schultz  "The New 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: Completely Revised & Updated With Over 200 New Entries" [orig 2003, rev 2011] by Patricia Schultz
organized by sections and by country: Great Britain, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, North Africa, West Africa, East & Southern Africa, Indian Ocean, Middle East, East Asia, South & Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Pacific Islands, United States, Canada, Mexico & Central America, South America & Antartica, and The Caribbean
Kindle Edition from Workman Publng [11/2011] for $8.99
Workman Publng 2nd edition 7¼x5¼ pb [11/2011] for $12.76
Workman Publng 2nd edition 7½x5½ hardcover [11/2011] for $21.75
Lonely Planet Travel Anthology book edited by Don George  "The Lonely Planet Travel Anthology: True Stories From The World's Best Writers" [2016]
Edited & Introduction by Don George

Kindle Edition from Lonely Planet [11/2016] for $9.99
Lonely Planet 7¾x5 pb [11/2016] for $15.99
A collection of 34 original travel tales set in Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, Moldova, Tanzania, Austria, and beyond - all around the globe, by authors Marilyn Abildskov, Blane Bachelor, Natalie Baszile, T.C. Boyle, Robin Cherry, Bridget Crocker, Yulia Denisyuk, Torre DeRoche, Rebecca Dinerstein, James Dorsey, Maggie Downs, Karen Joy Fowler, Shannon Leone Fowler, Elizabeth George, Bishwanath Ghosh, Jeff Greenwald, Jane Hamilton, Pico Iyer, Suzy Joinson, Carissa Kasper, Porochista Khakpour, Emily Koch, L.H. McMillin, Jan Morris, Keija Parssinen, Ann Patchett, Francine Prose, Candace Rose Rardon, Mridu Khullar Relph, Anthony Sattin, Tahir Shah, Jessica Silber, Alexander McCall Smith, and Robert Twigger



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