Recommended by the Chicago Tribune’s Resourceful Traveler, January 2011. Read the article here.
The Mississippi Valley Traveler Guide to the Driftless Area details local history and travel tips for 54 communities along the Great River Road through the unglaciated region of western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota known as the Driftless Area. Find the best places for fresh, local food (Hint: pizza is king). Spend the night in a locally-run motel, guesthouse, or bed-and-breakfast. Hike in state natural areas and enjoy dramatic views without the crowds. The Driftless Area guide describes the quaint villages around Lake Pepin, the Minnesota communities of Red Wing, Wabasha, and Winona, plus La Crosse, Trempealeau, and Alma, Wisconsin. On the west bank of the Mississippi River, this book covers Hastings, Minnesota to Lansing, Iowa; on the east bank, it includes Wisconsin from Prescott to DeSoto. 376 pages; color photos; published November 2010.
NOTE: You can order a PDF of this book here.