Traveler is my middle name. And I have just gotten Laurel's book and just love it. I live in the Black Hills and feel like I pretty much knew what was there, just a few spots that I didn't know. Well, this book reveals many places I have not gone to. And it reveals some things that I have been past and never noticed!!! It has made me want to do a lot of major traveling right in my own "back yard" !! I love the clean, simple layout of the book. I also love that there are a lot of photos to accompany the descriptions. I can pick this book up and read it and feel like I'm taking a bit of a trip from my couch. It makes me want to get out and adventure a bit and do the sight seeing thing. It is inspiring. I realize I have taken for granted that I live in one of the prettiest places ever, and just haven't taken the time to enjoy it. Well, thanks Laurel, for all your hard work, I want to "get out there" and enjoy it!! You have opened my eyes. I can't recommend this book enough. I have only read it enough to "scratch the surface" , but I look forward to reading the rest. I am sure I will post more comments as I read it more. This is also the first " Moon " book that I have purchased, and I really like it. I will look for more. By the way, both of my sons are in the military, Navy and Marine, and I have also bought a book for each of them to send to them and have so they can read about home from abroad, and I am sure they will enjoy it. Also, we brag about being from "God's Country" and this will help them show "the buddies" !! We are blessed!! Thanks again, Laurel, for all your efforts in this book.