on 3 September 2013
Took a Mississippi road trip from Memphis to New Orleans and the book was extremely helpful with useful little stories that give a flavour of past and present. You really need to get a sense of size of the river and its flood plain and this is the book that helps do it. In reality the entire 3 week holiday could have been taken up on just this portion of the Mississippi if you followed every path to the waters edge. highly recommended if you want a good introduction to the power, importance and heritage of the Great River
on 10 March 2016
This book is useful. It makes suggestions about how you might get from Point A to Point B in America if you decided not to use the freeway/motorway system (in this case following the Mississippi River as it runs doen the US). It doesn't try to be overly detailed. Instead, if you've decided to make this trip, it gives you "colour" about the possible route you could take, with thumbnail sketches that will make the places on the route sound sufficiently interesting that you'll want to take time to investigate, and learn about, the places for yourself.
The fact that it gives you colour rather a ton of detail might make it sound like there isn't advice at all in the book. That isn't true. It gives recommendations about where to eat, and what to do in a lot of places, but because of the type of book it's trying to be, the sort of small town America it covers, don't expect to get lots of ideas for the places it suggests you visit.