New book filled with Alabama road trips

Associated Press Updated: December 12, 2013 at 5:45 am • Published: December 12, 2013 0

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A new book features a year's worth of short road trips in Alabama.

"Alabama Road Trips" was produced by the Alabama Media Group in cooperation with Alabama's tourism department. State Tourism Director Lee Sentell says the book features 52 getaways of two to three days each. They range from the scenic Lookout Mountain Parkway in north Alabama to civil rights attractions in central Alabama and coastal attractions in the south. The road trip guides were written by either veteran tourism department staff or travel writers in each location.

Sentell said Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Bragg wrote the foreword to the book and relates his own story about trips he took with his family growing up in Alabama.

The book sells for $20.

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