I was ready to buy this but borrowed it instead. Wish I had read the one other one-star review before I wasted the gas picking it up. This book has no rhyme nor reason to it. It's all criss-crossing a state that I know so well in no logical way, even within the regions highlighted. The maps that are in the book are worthless. There are cities and places named that are not on any map in the book. There are places mentioned: restaurants, hotels, cities with maybe a website, maybe an address and maybe a mention of what city it is near but usually not. To me, 'off the beaten path' means places others don't go to, places you haven't seen even though you've been there several times, etc. This book has very little of that. Since I'm from the great Keystone State, I was looking for places to go that I have not been to yet for our upcoming vacation back East. Found very few such places within the three regions we'll be visiting.
My biggest complaint about this book is how it skips around. Might be really nice if she'd have started in one corner of a region and worked through it in a logical way with a little more attention to putting sites and cities she mentions on the few maps in the book. If you do have or borrow or buy this book, get a good map of Pennsylvania and use it while you read it. But don't bother to waste your time with this one. There are so many more better travel books for the fantastic state of Pennsylvania than this one.