Thanks to this year’s Reader Survey, we know that many of our readers love to travel for fun. So, we are thrilled to announce a new feature in BookPage: Travels with Lonely Planet!
Robert Reid, the U.S. Travel Editor for Lonely Planet, will write the column every month and highlight some of the best new books (from Lonely Planet and elsewhere) to help you plan vacations.
The June column [PDF] suggests you take what may be the most classic of American vacations . . . to one of our gorgeous national parks. I love the reminder that an annual pass to our national park system costs only $80—or only $10 for life if you’re 62 and up.
This year, a perfect Father’s Day gift—or a gift to yourself, if you’re longing to hit the road—would be Discover USA’s Best National Parks, a full-color guide packed with essential planning tips. Check out an excerpt from the book here [PDF].
This week we’re giving away 10 (!) copies of the book. Here’s how you can win:
TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the name of the best guidebook you’ve ever used.
CONTEST DETAILS: Ten winners will be chosen by random.org from among entries received by 5 pm CST on Friday, June 8. The winners will each receive a copy of Discover USA’s Best National Parks. Prize must be shipped to a North American address, and Rhode Island residents are not eligible. (Full contest rules here.) Good luck!
ETA: Congratulations to our 10 winners: Allison, Claudia, Amy, Judy, Susan, Jordan, Lana, Sarah, Jessica and Ron! They all shared great guidebook suggestions, but Lonely Planet and Rick Steves seem to be the crowd favorites.
Thank you to all who entered! Contest is now closed.