Vintage Trailer Books

Here's a great collection of Vintage Trailer books available thru This list includes some classic books about Vintage Trailer history, a new book about Serro Scotty trailers, a fun book about "Glamping" and a very nice selection of books about our much loved Airstream trailers. Also several fun books about camping with your dog, and a great guidebook listing trails for hiking with your dog. A good selection of books about RV and trailer electrical systems, trailer maintenance, vintage trailer restoration, and books about towing are also included. For you trailer camping cooks, we've got a great selection of trailer camping cookbooks, from the Good Sam folks, the Sisters on the Fly and the always hilarious Ruby Ann Boxcar. If you're ready to hit the road, we have campground guide books, books about boondocking, and books highlighting "weird curiosities, landmarks and sites to see" across the country. For evening reading under the glow of your butane lamp, we also have some nice non-fiction titles about "personal trailer sagas", "vintage trailer restoration journeys", and a very moving story about the bond between a rescued dog and his grateful owner. To purchase a book, click on the corresponding Amazon affiliate link.

Glamping with MaryJane: Glamour + Camping (Hardcover)

by MaryJane Butters

A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.
Join the ranks of happy glampers - women who add glamour to camping while traipsing "outside" the norm. Whether you want to glam up a backyard retreat, porch, or rooftop; gussy up a vintage travel trailer (parked permanently in your back 40); or hit the road with your glampin' girlfriends, MaryJane is THE guide for all things glamping. If you're looking for specifics on how to shop for a trailer, fix one up, pitch a tent cabin, or rig up a heated outdoor bathtub, MaryJane, the pioneer of glamping, will get you there, one step at a time. What are you waiting for?!

Trailerama (Hardcover)

by Phil Noyes

A celebration of the travel trailer's unique place in twentieth-century America; Trailerama provides a visual wonderland filled with fascinating and diverse imagery that will surprise the average reader. From sheet music to greeting cards, postcards to Hollywood, the travel trailer figured prominently in twentieth-century American pop culture. It's put on grand display in this kitschy celebration culled from the coffers of Trailer Travel's Phil Noyes. Phil Noyes has been a television and film producer in Los Angeles for two decades, and produced a PBS special on the history of the RV in America called Mobile America. He cowrote the Gibbs Smith book Trailer Travel and also writes a regular column for RV Magazine called "Trailer Tribe." He owns many vintage trailers, and his backyard could pass for a trailer park.

Ruby Ann's Down Home Trailer Park Cookbook (Paperback)

by Ruby Ann Boxcar

Another great cookbook from Ruby Ann Boxcar - this book is a hoot. As always Ruby Ann provides loads of down-home recipes and hilarious tales of down-home livin' as she reports from her pink (of course) double-wide park model at the High Chaparral Trailer Park in Pangburn, Arkansas. The recipes are tasty and fun to prepare and Ruby Ann's irreverent trailer-trash humor and style will have every one in the campground or trailer park - even the teenagers - rollin' with laughter! Guaranteed 5-star fun!

Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America (Paperback)

by Phil Noyes, Bryan Burkhart, Allison Arieff

Trailer Travel showcases the rich visual history of America's enduring fascination with life on the road. Beautifully reproduced color and black-and-white images culled from public archives and the private collections of passionate trailerites vividly document the travel trailer's storied past. This engaging volume offers a look at motor-camping trips in the early 1900s, the unparalleled innovations in trailer design during the thirties, rare and unique trailer models and interiors, and an extensive array of bold and graphic promotional material, literature, and postcards that illustrate the undeniable attraction of living on wheels. Trailer Travel is the perfect book for the fan of the open road and the fervent collector of trailer ephemera.

Teardrops and Tiny Trailers (Hardcover)

by Douglas Keister

Buckle up as Douglas Keister takes you for a decidedly retro ride in the world of diminutive travel trailers in Teardrops and Tiny Trailers. The demand for vintage trailers - the smaller the better - has risen dramatically in recent years, with the most in-demand trailers being "teardrops," first manufactured in the 1930s and containing just indoor sleeping space and an outdoor exterior kitchen. Also profiled in the book are "canned ham" trailers, whose shape resembles the profile of a can of ham; small-size examples of America's most beloved vintage trailer, the Airstream; miniscule gypsy caravans in Europe; and fiberglass trailers made in Canada. Two hundred color photographs showcase these trailers' sleek exteriors, retro-styled interiors, and, in many cases, the restored classic cars that tow them. Teardrops and Tiny Trailers includes a resource section chock-full of places to locate vintage trailers, clubs to join, and rallies to attend.

How to Build a Teardrop Camp Trailer for Less Than $500.! (Kindle Edition)

by William Johnston

Complete how to guide to build an 4x8 Teardrop Camping Trailer for Less Than $500. Included is a history of the Teardrop Camp Trailer, building instructions, materials list, materials cost & suppliers.

Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream (Paperback)

by Tim Shephard

Restoring a Dream offers a unique twist on a restoration tale. Tim tells his personal restoration story from tent camping in the California redwoods to rebuilding two vintage Airstreams. Follow Tim as he decides to sell his 1971 vintage Airstream and purchase a new larger trailer. Learn what changes his mind against buying a new trailer and why he purchases one that is even older! Tim explains what to look out for when 'going vintage', how to choose the right vintage trailer, and how to inspect it to avoid costly mistakes. Ride along as he heads out on a 2400 mile 'recovery mission' to pick up his 46 year-old trailer, and find out how a year-long restoration takes a vintage Airstream from a nightmare condition to a restored dream. Restoring a Dream teaches you how to buy an Airstream covering the necessary steps in Choosing, Inspecting, Recovering, and Restoring your vintage Airstream. Choosing - How to avoid the "Polished Turd", Search by Era, Where to find it?, What should it cost?

Airstreams Custom Interiors (Hardcover)

by David Winick

Few shapes rolling down the highway are as instantly recognizable as silver Airstream trailer homes. With over 200 sparkling color images and engaging text, this book presents David Winick's adventure re-creating custom-built Airstream home trailers that date from1948 to 2007, including his 75th Anniversary Bambi trailer. The challenge of making functional and beautiful small living spaces helped drive the restoration work. Learn the process, beginning with empty shells and ending with rolling Airstream art. This book will enlighten the growing legion of Airstream aficionados, architects and designers with a passion for small space living, and all who have ever camped or admired an Airstream.

Sisters on the Fly: Caravans, Campfires, and Tales from the Road (Paperback)

by Irene Rawlings

Meet the 1,000+ members of Sisters on the Fly, a group of women who buy, restore, and decorate vintage trailers, then travel around the country fishing, playing cards, cooking good food outdoors, drinking wine, and telling tall tales around the campfire. Part decorating book, part travelogue, camping guide, cookbook, fly fishing manual, and part memoir, the book contains practical information about reclaiming trailers as well as wonderful lifestyle anecdotes about the Sisters’ road trips. The Sisters on the Fly know they're having more fun than anyone! Now you're invited to join them on their cross-country road trips as author Irene Rawlings takes you inside the Sisters' decorated vintage trailers. Each trailer reflects its owner's personality, and the Sisters share their individual stories behind their loving restorations--and a few of the wilder outdoor adventures they've experienced along the way.

Silver Palaces (Paperback)

by Douglas Keister

Vintage and modern-day photographs and advertisements add depth to Silver Palaces: America's Streamlined Trailers, a must-have book. It is historically significant for those who suffer from wanderlust, some fulfilled by owning and traveling with a "silver palace," or perhaps owning an older model that's been rebuilt and refurbished. With a simple, historical beginning, the streamlined trailer got its start. There were challenges in making mobile spaces for living - could anyone make a self-contained streamlined trailer complete with full hookups? After World War II, housecars and motorhomes were seen everywhere - a result of aluminum becoming available for trailers. Once these silver palaces were on the road, RVs and travel associations became popular . . . and well, the end of the highway was never in sight.

RV Repair and Maintenance Manual (Paperback)

by Bob Livingston

RV Repair and Maintenance Manual is the most popular resource for owners who prefer to work on their own RVs. The book features step-by-step procedures for maintaining and repairing RVs, presented in easy-to-understand layman's terms and simple-to-follow instructions. From trouble-shooting guidelines to quick diagnoses and repairs, this manual will keep you rolling down the highway and not in the repair shop. Packed with valuable information, checklists, photos, and charts, the RV Repair and Maintenance Manual includes topics on electrical systems, LP-gas systems, water systems, sanitation systems, AC generators, heating systems, air-conditioning systems, refrigerators, trailer brakes, trailer suspensions, dinghy towing, hitches, drivetrain systems, solar power systems, ovens and ranges, microwaves and ice makers, exterior and interior care, and accessories.

Serro Scotty Travel Trailers (Paperback)

by Paul Hecht

This book will take us on John Serro's journey from producing the first 16' Scotty Pup trailer in 1956 to the more popular 18' HiLander produced in the 60's and 70's. Because Scotty Trailers were not produced on an assembly line, just like the Americans who bought them, no two are exactly alike. The Scotty line, while fairly extensive (ranging from teardrops to fully self-contained 18' models), each were simple in design, most sporting the iconic aqua and white paint scheme, and all stamped with the Scotty Pup logo. Vintage travel trailers have never been more popular with the demographic evolving drastically to a younger, more affluent group of people. And while Airstreams seem to be the shiny star of the day, the Serro Scotty trailers were always right there barking up the same vintage tree. Not only are Scotty Trailers quintessentially retro, they are lightweight, very affordable and easy to restore, and accessible to everyone!

The Trailer Handbook: A Guide to Understanding Trailers and Towing Safety (Paperback)

by Clint Lancaster, Richard Klein

The authors start in Section I by discussing the dynamics of the tow vehicle and the trailer, referred to as the combination vehicle or CV. Then they detail important aspects of the trailer in Section II, followed by key considerations in maintaining your trailer in Section III. The end of the book provides various appendices of helpful information, including a glossary of terms and resources for more research and information. Everything you need to know, to tow your travel trailer safely.

Airstream: The History of the Land Yacht (Paperback)

by Bryan Burkhart, David Hunt

Sleek and shiny, Airstream trailers have been turning heads on the highways since they first started caravanning across America in the 1930s. These "aluminum skinned, gleaming silver bullets" are currently enjoying a revival in popularity. Praised for their clean lines and timeless aesthetic, movie stars and design buffs are snapping up these vintage beauties. Airstream; equal parts travelogue, cultural history, and biography of Wally Byam, Airstream's charismatic inventor, celebrates the trailer's enduring appeal as an icon of simple, aerodynamic living. A dazzling array of images tell the story of how Byam, the father of modern trailer travel, created less a product than an entire culture. From the Eiffel Tower to the pyramids of Giza, from the Acropolis to the Golden Gate Bridge, Airstream caravans continue to travel to the far reaches of the earth. Amazing photographs from the Airstream archives document this metallic nomad's significant place in the history of design, from its streamlined origins to its current vogue. Airstream has always been synonymous with the freedom of the open road. Today the dream lives on.

Best Ever RV Recipes: Good Sam Members Favorite Recipes (Trailer Life) (Plastic Comb)

by Trailer Life Publications, Good Sam Publishing

The Best Ever RV Recipes is not an ordinary cookbook. It is sprinkled with quotes to cause a nod or a smile. It is packed with full color photos and ideas to make cooking more interesting, more nutritious, more fun and less trouble! It is filled with the shared recipes and experiences from the Good Sam Club RVing community. These "good food, good fun" loving RVers have shared recipes for every occasion. Some plain, some fancy, but all delicious and created with the special needs of RVers in mind. From low-calorie grilling ideas, to space sensitive recipes with just a few ingredients, to meals-in-a-moment. Also included are clever cooking tips, food storage hints and ideas for making the most of an RV galley.

My Cool Caravan: An Inspirational Guide to Retro-Style Caravans (Hardcover)

by Jane Field-Lewis, Chris Haddon, Hilary Walker (Photographer)

A weekend away in a stylish caravan provides the perfect antidote to 21st-century living, and more and more people are now breathing fresh "retro" vibes into the humble recreational vehicle. Old-style campers also tap into the nostalgia/retro market and the desire for a simpler lifestyle. My Cool Caravan aims to inspire a new generation of camper owners and provide an idiosyncratic sourcebook for the design conscious. The inspiration for the styling can come from many different sources—this book looks at 30 styled campers in detail, covering themes such as Country Cottage, Rustic, Romany, Funky 1970s, Airstream, Trailer Park Treasures, and Recycled.

Cast-Iron Cooking with Sisters on the Fly (Paperback)

by Irene Rawlings

From the road-warrior band of Sisters on the Fly, heirloom and contemporary recipes that are simple to shop for and prepare on the road, for the backyard grill, or in the kitchen, using cast iron cookware. Includes engaging stories, recipes, and action photos of the SOTF in their homes and out on the range in their trailer caravans. With a motto of, “We have more fun than anyone,” Sisters on the Fly member Irene Rawlings introduces readers to the culinary comfort of cooking with cast iron inside Cast-Iron Cooking with Sisters on the Fly. Harkening back to the days of car travel before the interstate highway system made it easy to get to today’s popular camping spots, Irene offers heirloom and contemporary recipes presented alongside engaging stories and action photos of kindred Sisters cooking deliciously flavorful meals with readily available ingredients over campfires and at their home ranges. Special to this collection, Rawlings explores the basics of cooking with cast iron for 100 tasty main dishes, delectable sides and appetizers, scrumptious biscuits and breads, to-die-for desserts, and luscious libations.

Cooking on Wheels - A Cookbook for Travel Trailers, Pick-up Campers, Tent Campers, Motor Homes, and All Recreational Vehicles with Cooking Facilities (Paperback)

by Arlene Strom (author), Helen Byam Schwamborn (forward), Roger W. Palmquist (illustrator)

Great recipies, techniques and suggestions for cooking in travel trailers, vintage trailers, RVs, Motor Homes, etc. Forward by Helen Byam Schwamborn!

By Good Sam Enterprises - 2014 Good Sam RV Travel Guide & Campground Directory (Paperback)

by Good Sam Enterprises

With over 16,000 locations listed across the United States, Canada and Mexico, the new Travel Guide is the only North American Edition Print Campground Directory and RV Parks Guide Available! Consumer demand will be unprecedented for this first-ever edition which merges the two most well known campground and RV park experts in North America. Just like its predecessors, the new Travel Guide will feature an exclusive, expert rating system, with all evaluations completed in person by consultants in the field during the past 12 months, for privately owned parks. Plus, RVers will enjoy detailed park listings including amenities, services, restrictions, camping rates, contact information and much more. Also included in this brand new 2013 edition is a bonus yellow page section! This section helps RVers find RV friendly businesses across the country – from pet E.R.’s to RV car washes.

Airstream Living (Paperback)

by Bruce Littlefield

The versatility of the sleek metallic gems of Airstream has captured the imagination of a new generation. Paris Hilton used one to tour the country in The Simple Life. Designer Ralph Lauren owns four. Airstream Living explores these vehicles' many uses, from vacation travel to permanent residence, from home office to pool house, from on-set accommodation for movie stars to businesses such as diners and stores. In its pages, profiles of real-life owners reveal how they use their trailers to enhance their lifestyle, and vacationers will find advice on how to get the most out of Airstreams. Inspirational photographs accompany advice on decorating interiors in styles that range from the simple to opulent: retro chic, Ralph Lauren's Adirondack and Western themes, a seaside look for coastal touring, and much more. Practical advice covers everything from buying your first Airstream to care and cleaning tips to solutions for storage. A directory provides a thorough listing of suppliers and websites. For anyone who owns an Airstream or is thinking about purchasing one, this book is a must-read for living life to the fullest aboard a land yacht.

Best Hikes With Dogs Oregon (Paperback)

by Ellen Morris Bishop

Where to hike with Fido in Oregon: All trails certified as dog-friendly, dog-fun, and dog-safe. Includes 75 hikes throughout the state - many accessible from urban areas, What to pack for your pooch (the Ten Canine Essentials), what to include in a doggy first-aid kit and tips for hiking with minimum dog-impact on the environment and on other hikers. Ellen Bishop and her dogs, Meesha and Dundee, have hiked more than 750 miles together in Oregon - now they present the best, most dog-friendly trails found throughout the state. These trails do not require leashes (except in parks as designated), and host few hikers and even fewer children. They are free of cliffs, paw-damaging terrain, poison oak, nearby roads, off-road vehicle traffic, and other hazards of particular danger for dogs. All of them offer shade and lakes or streams for Fido to play in or enjoy a drink. Many hikes are easily accessible from urban areas including Portland, Eugene-Springfield, Roseburg, and the Medford-Grants Pass area. There are also hikes along the Oregon Coast and in northeast Oregon, in areas including the Wallowa Mountains.

The Complete Book of Boondock RVing: Camping Off the Beaten Path (Paperback)

by Bill Moeller

Here’s Your Guide to Camping Off the Beaten Path. Ever feel frustrated by crowded RV parks? Yearn to camp out in the wild beside a babbling mountain brook or before a remote panoramic vista? Bill and Jan Moeller have been doing just that for more than thirty years, and The Complete Book of Boondock RVing is their complete guide to camping without hookups (aka "dry camping"). Whether you’re planning to spend an occasional overnight in a parking lot or an extended stay in the wilderness, you’ll learn how to equip your rig for boondocking, find great campsites, manage and conserve electricity and water, and camp in complete RV comfort and convenience. Learn how to increase your independence by learning how to camp "off the grid", save money by finding cheap or free campsites anywhere - even in large cities, ensure your comfort, convenience, and safety when camping in the boonies, conserve and manage electricity, water, and waste, establish reliable communications, and enjoy the quiet, solitude, and beauty of nature by getting away from crowded RV campgrounds.

Newbies Guide To Airstreaming (Paperback)

by Rich Luhr (author), Brad Cornelius (illustrator)

"The Newbies Guide to Airstreaming" is designed to give new Airstream owners a "quick start" to traveling, camping, owning and enjoying their shiny Airstream travel trailer. If you've recently acquired an Airstream, are planning to get one, or have owned one but have questions, this is the book for you! The "Newbies Guide" is filled with succinct, practical and tested answers to the most commonly-asked questions and typical new owner challenges, so that you can get up to speed as quickly as possible. The book has sections on all kinds of "newbie" topics: understanding all the systems, camping, towing, solar & generators, maintenance, winterizing, simple repairs (like changing tires), packing, backing, dumping, filling, winter travel, Internet, cleaning, tools, myths, and a few sample checklists. The book also includes over 30 illustrations, and the eight-page "Jargon Guide," with definitions of commonly used Airstreaming terms. The "Newbies Guide" is a must-have for any new Airstream owner, and it makes a very thoughtful "Airstream warming" gift.

Airstream Memories (Paperback)

by John Brunkowski, Michael Closen

The legendary Airstream travel trailer, with its unmistakable shiny aluminum airplane fuselage design, has been the world's most recognized RV for over 80 years also making Airstream the oldest and longest operating producer of RVs. This book is the first-ever to tell the remarkable Airstream success story through the unique medium of collectibles and memorabilia. The book contains some 370 pictures (both color and black-and-white) of more than 425 separate pieces of Airstream memorabilia from the authors' collection, including an amazing group of 285 postcards. Many items shown are quite scarce, and some are truly rare. The book begins with a foreword by Rich Luhr, the Editor and Publisher of Airstream Life magazine. Topics covered include Airstream history, advertising, rallies, international connections, look-a-likes, art, and humor. The unique approach taken here makes this book both an invaluable stand alone resource for information and a source of good old-fashioned entertainment. This book is also a price guide that provides an estimated value for every piece of memorabilia displayed.

Camping Southern California (Paperback)

by Richard McMahon

Detailed information on 500 public campgrounds in Southern California accessible by car. Guide for everyone from tenters to RVers. Southern California has a campground for everyone and every kind of outdoor activity. Listing more than 600 campgrounds, public and private, the book is far more than the average camping guide. It also includes information about hiking trails, fishing spots, water sports, and many other outdoor activities. Richard McMahon is a writer who lives in Kahuku, Hawaii, and spends his summers in an RV in California and Alaska. He has written numerous articles and writes a regular column for the Advertiser, Honolulu's leading newspaper. This is his second FalconGuide.

RV Electrical Systems: A Basic Guide to Troubleshooting, Repairing and Improvement (Paperback)

by Bill Moeller, Jan Moeller

For RVers who remain mystified by their RV's electrical systems - 120-volt alternating current (AC) and 12-volt direct current (DC) - this book is a godsend. It provides a better understanding of what electricity is and what it does. This problem-solving reference answers questions such as: "Why do interior lights dim or burn out rapidly?" and, "Why won't the batteries recharge after a night without electricity?" It tells you how to repair and improve electrical systems; how to troubleshoot faulty brakes, taillights, and "house" circuits; how to detect dangerous shorts, faulty grounds, inadequate connections, malfunctioning switches, dead battery cells, current leakage; and much more. This book could save your vacation, or even your life, and provides all you need to know about RV electricity.

The Trailer Diaries: How We Ran Away From Home (Paperback)

by Rhona Davies (author), Anna Johnson (contributor)

When one member of a family quits her high-paying job, sells her house, buys an old motorhome and hits the road with two cats and a dog as travel companions, the rest of the family think she must be mad. But then, all having migrated to other lands at one time or another, they accept the fact that there seems to be a nomadic gene in the family, and others follow suit. Their travels take place in two countries - Australia and North America - and the diaries are a record of the fascinating people and places they meet along the way; the man with the solar-powered wheelbarrow; the lady towing her trailer to Las Vegas for a two week fling; ghost towns, and phone booths in the middle of the desert. Most of all, the travellers come to realize that humans can survive very comfortably with far less than they think they need, and that "home" is wherever you decide to make it.

Comet's Tale: How the Dog I Rescued Saved My Life (Paperback)

by Stephen Wolf, Lynette Padwa

Forced into early retirement by a spinal condition, Steven Wolf reluctantly left his family and moved to Arizona for its warm winter climate. A lifelong dog lover, the former hard-driving attorney is drawn to a local group that rescues retired racing greyhounds. When Comet, a once-abused cinnamon-striped racer, chooses to “adopt” Wolf, he has no idea that a life-altering relationship has begun—for both of them. Racers, cruelly treated and exposed only to the track and cage, have no inkling of the most basic skills—walking on tile floors, climbing stairs, even playing with toys or children—so Wolf must show the mistrustful greyhound how to thrive in the real world. Gradually, a confident but mysterious spirit emerges from the stunning animal. And when Wolf’s health starts to worsen, the tables turn and Comet must now help Wolf with the most basic skills. Wolf teaches her to be a service dog, and soon enough she’s hauling his wheelchair at top speed through airport terminals, towing his cart through the grocery store, helping him get out of bed, and attracting friends to Wolf’s isolated world. She plays a crucial role in restoring his health and even saving his marriage. Their unshakable faith in each other makes them winners once again.

Pacific Northwest Camping Destinations: RV and Car Camping Destinations in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia (Paperback)

by Mike Church, Terri Church

The Pacific Northwest is a camper's paradise. It offers everything that a vacation camper could desire: seashores, snow-capped mountains, old growth forests, visitor friendly cities, and national parks. In fact, the Pacific Northwest is one of the most popular RVing and tent camping destinations in North America. Pacific Northwest Camping Destinations is a travel guide for camping travelers, those traveling in an RV and those camping with a tent. It addresses the needs of the thousands of visitors to the Pacific Northwest who arrive in an RV or who vacation travel in their family car, spending the night inexpensively in campgrounds. It's also a great book for those residents of the Pacific Northwest who are looking for new places to visit on weekend trips and during summer vacations. The largest part of the book describes over 130 great camping destinations throughout Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. There are descriptions of the local attractions and visitor activities. A selection of good camping areas convenient to the destination area are described in detail. Whenever possible the book offers a choice of commercial or government campgrounds. A map for each destination shows the location of campgrounds and attractions. In addition to the destination section, the book also lays out exciting and interesting one-week itineraries from the Northwest gateway cities of Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. Maps and written descriptions guide you along these scenic easy to negotiate tours.

Best Hikes With Dogs: Southern California (Paperback)

by Allen Riedel

Southern California hikes selected to delight your dog (and you)—many accessible from urban areas. More than 60 dog-suitable trails, accessible from metro areas including Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Diego, and Santa Barbara. Most trails are lightly traveled; off-leash permitted on nearly half. What to pack for your pooch on the trail. Allen Riedel and his canine trail companions, Chewbacca and Socrates, have hiked thousands of miles together in southern California to select the best dog-friendly, dog-fun, and dog-safe hikes in the region. More than two-thirds of the hikes are on lesser-known trails where travel is light and where you’re unlikely to meet horses, bicycles, or motorized vehicles. On nearly half of the trails, off-leash hiking is permitted. The hikes avoid steep, rocky terrain and many offer lakes or streams as a reward. Paw comfort rating (whether you’ll be walking on sand, dirt, or pavement) is clearly noted in the information block at the beginning of each hike description; potential dog hazards such as ticks or poison oak are described in the text. A Trail Finder chart in the front of the book indicates trail length, which hikes include water, swimming, or shade, which are "good for senior dogs" or "best for fit dogs".

Meals on wheels; a cook book for trailers and kitchenettes (Paperback)

by Lou Temple Willson, Olive Hoover

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Northern California Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Paperback)

by Saul Rubin

Northern California Curiosities is your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things Northern California has to offer. Humorist and veteran journalist Saul Rubin has traveled way off the beaten path for one-of-a-kind gems that make his home turf truly unique. You'll meet the first (and most famous) Artichoke Queen of Castroville - Marilyn Monroe; a dog whose epitaph was written by Mark Twain; and the stripper whose reputation gave birth to the slogan, "What Lola wants, Lola gets." You'll tour a city where the dead outnumber the living; a house with 10,000 windows and 2,000 doors; and a town named after a drunken mispronunciation. You'll discover a $12,000 toad tunnel; a light bulb that's burned since 1901; and the true event that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds. Whether you were born and raised in Northern California or are a recent transplant, Saul Rubin's home-grown humor will have you laughing out loud as he introduces you to the neighbors you never knew you had and takes you to places you never knew existed - right in your own backyard.

Oregon Curiosities, Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, and Other Offbeat Stuff (Paperback)

by Harriet Baskas

The definitive collection of Oregon's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Beaver State residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

The Roadside Photographer: If you can drive to it, you can photograph it. (Large Print) (Paperback)

by Sulae Walker (author), Jennifer Strahan Walker (editor)

Digital SLR to point-and-shoot - The Roadside Photographer is an easy-to-read guide using real-life photo scenarios and entertaining cartoons to make sense of essential photography principles, from equipment to exposure to composition. The Right Equipment: What equipment do you need, and what equipment will just weigh you down (and spend you dry)? The Correct Exposure: Leaving exposure up to your camera? Take control of your exposure, and you will take control of your photography. The Creatively Correct Exposure: Knowing what setting to change for a given scenario will create the "WOW! factor" in your photography. Composition: Only you can compose your images. Knowing what to include in your photographs and where to put it can make the difference between a roadside snapshot and a roadside masterpiece. Roadside Techniques: You will be surprised how many photography opportunities are just around the corner from your home. Learning these 15 key techniques will jumpstart your creative eye.

Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Paperback)

by Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman

What’s weird around here? That’s a question Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman have asked themselves for years. And it’s exactly their offbeat sense of curiosity that led the duo to create the phenomenal Weird N.J. and the successful series that followed. What’s NOT shockingly odd here: every Weird book has become a bestseller in its region. Now the weirdness is finally in paperback for the first time! Six titles—including Weird U.S., which covers all 50 states—will reach a fresh audience eager to get these cool collections at a more popular price and smaller size.

Weird California: You Travel Guide to California's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets (Paperback)

by Greg Bishop, Joe Oesterle, Mike Marinacci, Mark Moran (foreword), Mark Sceurman (foreword)

Great source of California "Americana". A perfect guide for a fun and interesting California road-trip - visiting interesting, amazing and historic sites throughout the Golden State. Packed with listings and descriptions of weird sites, haunted houses, historic locations and much more!

Camping for Dummies (Paperback)

by Michael Hodgson

You love the great outdoors, but you’re not always sure the great outdoors loves you. You can pitch a tent, start a campfire, build furniture by lashing tree branches together – in theory anyway! But while you may not have gotten your Girl Scout Gold Award, or your Eagle Scout with cluster, you can still enjoy a night out under the stars with those near and dear to you, or even work towards becoming a more serious outdoorsman, right? Sure as a bear lives in the woods, Camping for Dummies shows you how to get out there and enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. With the helpful advice this common sense guide provides, you’ll be prepared when it comes to: Destination, Gear, Shelter, Clothing, Food, Weather, Safety and more. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program,
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