Saturday, March 31, 2012

Great review on "Yellowstone on a motor scooter"

Ron Arnold, Detroit motor scooter examiner, gave my latest book, Yellowstone on a motor scooter, a thumb's up review in his column.

Here's a little bit about what he had to say:

Guides like Cheryl's are a great resource for knowing a lot about the place that you are going, and can really make a big difference in how effectively you spend your time at your destination without worrying about what to do or where to go once you're there.

You can read the full review in Ron's column.

Yellowstone on a motor scooter is available from the Amazon Kindle Store in text only format, and from GuideGecko in PDF format with photographs. The PDF book also works on Kindles, but the photos won't be in color unless you have a color reader.

The price is $3.99. Says Ron, "It's a cheap way to make sure that you have a great time on your scooter in Yellowstone! "

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tips on visiting Yellowstone

Fantastic views at Yellowstone
I can't remember how many times I've been to Yellowstone National Park, but it's a lot of times, maybe six to eight, beginning when I was eight years old.

I've pretty much always gone in the summer, because that was when school was out or it was the only time I could get away from work. This last time we went in early September. The weather was cooperative and the park not as crowded as it would have been in July.

Timing your vacation is probably the most important thing you can do when you''re planning to visit America's most-loved park. But there are other things you can do to enhance your trip there, and I've written about them in an article for Travelhoppers, an online travel magazine that I frequently write for.

En route to Yellowstone, we overnighted at Big Timber, which had the only RV campground between Livingston and Billings. We stayed at the Spring Creek Campground that I thought was a bit expensive for what it offered, though some people will tell you you can't put a price on peace and quiet. The site was very peaceful and clean; you can read more about it in this article. On the way home, we stayed at a campground outside of Missoula that was just off the freeway and train tracks and was so noisy, we barely got any sleep. It really made me appreciate Spring Creek that much more.

Yellowstone on a Motor Scooter

More people are riding their motor scooters in Yellowstone. If you think you'd like to be one of them, then you need to read my latest book, Yellowstone on a Motor Scooter. It's filled with tips on how to make the most out of your riding, like when to get gas (whenever you see a gas station as scooters gulp gas going up the steep hills).

The book is available through the Amazon Kindle store in text-only. If you like pictures and maps with your books, surf on over to Guidegecko for a PDF version. I'm told PDF books also work on Kindle, through the pictures aren't in color.