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A travel guide in a class of its own
on 26 August 2009
Like many people I have used dozens of helpful travel guides to a variety of locations but I can honestly say I this is the best, and most comprehensive, I've ever seen. Greg Ward has written what is essentially the "Bible" to the classic road trip region of the 4 Southwestern states which you are likely to visit from Phoenix, or Las Vegas (which is also included). Its 600 pages make most other guides seem superficial by comparison. As well as the first-hand practical information, this book includes a wealth of background detail,for example 32 pages on the history of the region and culture of the Native American peoples. All of this is remarkably well written in a concise,articulate style by an author who is clearly passionate about this part of the States, but is objective enough to suggest what is worth visiting and what may be disappointing. The book has accompanied me on two trips to the Southwest and I would warmly recommend it to anyone planning a visit to this amazing region.