Along Interstate 75 Spiral-bound – Sep 2006
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From Library Journal
It is not often that a book comes with an expiration date, like a gallon of milk--but Hunter (Day Trips from Cincinnati) felt it would be worthwhile to include one--November 2000--in the eighth annual edition of his book. There is no denying that the interstate is constantly changing (this book contains over 500 changes to the 17th edition), but his information is not as perishable as he implies. Dense with information related to travel on this route, this book contains practical tips about tornado safety, local radio stations, and the location of speed traps. To have it in hand while planning or taking a trip between Detroit and Florida would be very valuable. Considering the number of "snowbirds" who make this jaunt, this could result in a lot of circulation for the book. Recommended for public libraries along the route. Genovese's The Great American Road Trip is a joy. Having surveyed the 2500 miles of route that some of us still refer to as the Boston Post Road, Genovese knows when to stop and when to keep driving. He takes time to introduce us to the people who run the sites and attractions along the way and not just show us the giant lobsters and the road kill cafes. Anyone familiar with the Post Road knows that this is a scenic route; you don't drive it if you are in a hurry. So take the time to sit back and enjoy the sights. Recommended for public and academic libraries with interest in travel, geography, or folklore.
-Thomas O'Connell, Little Rock, AR
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
". . . many of us will find "Along Interstate-75" to be an indispensable travel guide." -- Detroit News, Detroit, MI, 12/97
"Anyone driving I-75 without this guide is missing most the fun and knowledge." -- Milne's Travelwriter Marketletter, New York, NY, 03/99
"Dave Hunter has turned the nerve-wracking journey to Florida into a family adventure that's fun." -- Chatelaine Travel Magazine, Canada, 09/97
"Dave Hunter's Along Interstate-75 continues to be the ideal travel guide for motorists traveling on Interstate-75 from Michigan to Florida." -- The Midwest Book Review, James A. Cox, 11/00
"Decidedly user-friendly. It's a pleasure to encounter a travel guide so well organized, so complete and so readable." -- Book Review, Toronto, Canada, 03/97
"Hunter refuses advertising; he told me doing so would compromise his objectivity - this book is worth every penny." -- The Toronto Star, Ontario, Canada; Gerry Hall, former Travel Editor, 03/99
"The most common-sense travel guide tried this year . . " -- St. Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg, FL; Robert Jenkins, Travel Editor, 03/98
"This book is pretty classy . . . I'm really impressed." -- Peter Gzowski, 1997 Peabody Award Winner, 10/97
"This book is so much fun, I want to drive I-75 even if I have no reason to." -- The Shoestring Traveler, Lake Worth, FL; Jane Etter, Senior Editor, 11/98
"We wouldn't make the "snowbird" trek south without it." -- Motor Trend Magazine, 08/98 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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As we have attended most of Orlando, Florida's wonderful amusement parks on numerous occasions, I thought that it would be nice to drive from Canada to Florida during July and August 2012, and take in the many historic sites, restaurants, museums, landscapes etc. thus I went on-line and purchased a spiral book titled "Along Interstate 75" by Dave Hunter.
Upon receiving "Along Interstate 75" in time for Christmas, my wife wrapped the book and placed it under the Christmas Tree for my 11 year old son. Whilst he was busy with his new Ipad 2, I picked up the book and have not been able to put the book down and have read the contents from front to back twice! My 11 year old son has also read a fair chunk of the book and has even highlighted places which he would like to visit in the summer. We decided that we would drive approximately six days from Windsor, Ontario, Canada until we landed at our destination in Florida and thus we would be able to visit the many lovely sites listed in the book.
"Along Interstate 75" is an amazing book!Read more ›
Even if you're a paid up member of AAA, like me (or any auto club for that matter), this book will be a great supplement to the strip maps, wall maps and hotel guides you usually take along with you. In almost painstaking detail, milepost by milepost, Hunter tells you everything you wanted to know about I-75 and some things you'll probably wish you didn't (although you'll learn something there too).
He tells you exactly where to find the radar traps, what you'll find at every exit between Detroit and the Georgia/Florida line, and this year's constructions zones. And he offers some sage advice on what to do in case you hear a tornado warning on your car radio (listing all the counties that run along and parallel the I-75 route).
For places to stay along the way, he offers suggestions on his favorites; as well as how to save money at any hotel by playing by the hotel industry's own rules. He posits a great tip on how the carpool lanes really work (a potential timesaver in Atlanta). He even suggests advice on what bypasses to take around major cities, parallel routes in rural areas if you want to get off the beaten path, and why one should never stay overnight in a city unless absolutely necessary.
On a personal note, Hunter is a really classy guy. I've never met him in person, but I would like to now, especially after I noticed what I thought was a glaring ommission in the book: a potential shortcut between two cities along the I-75 route.Read more ›
Every page of the book was designed that each page, when following the speed limit, is 30 minutes of travel time and was designed to be read from the bottom to the top. Being a popular book from north to south travellers, having the book in hand, in clear view as you stop in a recommended hotel or restaurant could spring some wonderful benefits on you. ;-) Included are hotels you can stay at that offer free breakfast, wi-fi, laundry, etc.
Everything was spot on in this book! We'll probably be doing the Florida trip yearly now and we'll make it a point to order the latest edition before we head off.
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Along Interstate I 75 is a must have for anyone travelling south.This book was very informative.Where to stay,eat,buy gas,points of interest,you name it - It is all there. Read morePublished on March 6 2012 by Kathy
This book was so amazing. It really made the long trip with two kids go smoother. Being able to plan ahead was priceless. The fun facts made for interesting conversation.Published on Jan. 8 2012 by tjeaston