New travel guides explore the Mississippi River and offbeat locations in North America

Lesser-known history and places are the focus of two new guidebooks, “The Wild Mississippi River” and “Offbeat North America.” We talk to the author of the former, a resident of St. Louis. Then, the executive editor of travel book publisher Lonely Planet joins us.

Featured in this Episode

  • Author takes a deep dive into the Mississippi River with new book

    Despite arguing that human engineering has sought to control all 2,350 miles of the Mississippi River, author Dean Klinkenberg found a book’s worth of natural wonders to list in “The Wild Mississippi.”

  • New guidebook of ‘offbeat’ destinations includes several in the Midwest

    Lonely Planet, a nearly 50-year-old publisher of guidebooks, has put out “Offbeat in North America: 100 Amazing Places Away from the Tourist Trail.” We talk to Nitya Chambers, executive editor at Lonely Planet, about the book and the changing tourism landscape.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Dean Klinkenberg Guest
  • Nitya Chambers Guest
  • Jill Nadeau Executive Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Jeff Robbins Technical Director

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