The Australian authors drove 18,200 miles through 13 western states of the USA in a hire car, visiting 30 national parks and many noted scenic drives. Readers who have traveled the national parks will relive precious memories. Those who wish to visit will feel they are traveling with the authors. Others planning to visit will find this book a useful reference, detailing routes to travel by car and what to see. To share the scenes with readers, the book presents 121 color photos. NPS publications, signs and brochures feature well-researched material. Quotes included authentically highlight the remarkable places. Readers will feel they are right there, on site, with Bill and Carolyn. DA BEST Holiday of a Lifetime contains vivid accounts of this remarkable 87-day contemporary saga.