Miles of Memories

One Woman's Journey to all 50 States

Non-Fiction - Travel
238 Pages
Reviewed on 11/30/2016
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Miles of Memories: One Woman’s Journey to All 50 States by Lori Spangler is an engaging book where readers are taken on a road trip to fifty states along with the author. Written in the order she has visited, the author points out the uniqueness of each state because of its geography, people, food, history, and tourist destinations. The longer chapters show more time spent in them, which gave her time for more adventures. Her traveling alone saved her from the arguments of where to go first and what to do, and encouraged her to meet new people. She also discovered that solitude is good for the soul, and every chapter ends with her words of wisdom she gathered from all her travels.

Written in chronological order, the book is educational and informative and is a good tool for all those who want to know about the various states. It’s a good book to have in school libraries as it can be used for reference and the author’s tidbits and adventures make it an entertaining read. Books like this are uplifting and it will also encourage readers to travel and discover new places on their own. The frequently asked questions at the end of the book are helpful and useful to readers to clear any doubts when it comes to traveling and visiting all fifty states in the United States. The book captures the essence, culture, food, history, people, and living in the different parts of the United States extensively and methodically, making it a good travel book to read and own in a personal collection.