Yellowstone Expedition Guide

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Yellowstone Expedition Guide

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Product Review

 

The Yellowstone Expedition Guide helped make our family vacation a smashing success. Many travel books are overwhelming with information and options and leave you wondering how to start. This book became our indispensable navigator and we’ve been passing it on to family and friends as they plan their trips.

The problem with most travel books is that they serve as a giant unprioritized list of places and activities which can be overwhelming when you’re trying to figure out what to do. The other thing is that many of these books are most useful as you book your lodging and activities and are of very little use after that.This book was a lot different…I wish that TravelBrains made more of them for our other vacations!

Here’s what I like most about TravelBrain’s Yellowstone Expedition Guide:

  1. Hard cover & spiral bound: This book is meant to be taken ‘into the field’.It’s durable, tabbed, colorful, and easy to find what you’re looking for.
  2. Pictures: Every page of this book has pictures of geysers, hot springs, wildlife, maps, and more. Being able to visualize all of these features got our family excited and was fun to consult after the trip. It was frequently passed around the car as we drove through the park.
  3. Yellowstone 101: The first tab of the book gives you all of the important steps to build your vacation plan around: The must-see areas; distance between spots; fun facts; lodging and food, and much more. Knowing “The 10 Essential Yellowstone Attractions” helped us map out our trip plan.
  4. Chapter layout: Grouped by Souther Loop & Northern Loop stops, each section has close-up maps showing the parking areas, ranger stations, and geothermal features.This was convenient as we pulled into each location (some planned / some unplanned).
  5. Self-Guided Audio Tour: The CD was a nice touch and we used it at a few of the stops. It had some nice facts about the geysers, Indian activity, and landscape of Yellowstone. The computer CD was also nice for getting the kids excited about they would see & do on vacation.

In summary, we bought 2 books for our Yellowstone trip: One had loads of narratives and information and was slightly useful, but rarely consulted. The TravelBrain’s Yellowstone Expedition Guide was frequently consulted and ultimately organized our Yellowstone vacation. It also became a souvenir-type memento and has been fun to look at post-vacation as its plentiful pictures make it like a postcard book.

Favorite book for our favorite vacation!

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