Recently I was given the opportunity to review two great books from Te Complete Idiot's Guide collection:
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetable Gardening
The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Best Family Destinations
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegetable Gardening is a perfection addition to our home as this year is the second year we have had a garden. There are so many things to know when it comes to gardening. I find we are learning so much as we go along. Last year our garden turned out well kind of puny. This year we have done better and have enjoyed great tomato and pepper crops!
I love are the details that are in this book and I used it to solve a problem the very day it arrived. We were debating how to store our extra tomato so I turned to the proper section in the book and found out that tomatoes can be frozen raw, blanched or after fully cooked. The book has every part of veggie garden covered from where to plant, what to plant to what to do with the produce after it is picked.
I know this is a book I will reach for time after time to answer my gardening questions.
I also really like the straightforward simplicity of the book. I can understand what the book is talking about everything is in beginners terms. I have picked up many gardening books and not understood what they were talking about, but that is not the case in this book it is very easy to read!
The Complete Idiot's Guide to The Best Family Destinations is a great place to start planning a family vacation. I could sit and dream about are the great places listed in the book for hours.
First the book is laid out by regions - The Northeast, The South, The Midwest, The Southwest, The West, The Northwest, Mexico, and Canada. Then under each region their are areas to check out such as at the beach, Mountain Towns, Outdoor adventures, City Style, or Cultural appeal.
Knowing that I would like to take a Beach Vacation some day I started by looking under the At the Beach section in the southern region. Did you know that Gulf Shores, Alabama has a place called The Weeks Bay Estuary Reserve where you can spot alligators? Or that At Virginia Beach, Virginia you can go th First Landing State Park to take a free monthly education class.
This book is a great book to use to start narrowing down the next family vacation. I really like the fact that the book adds in contact information for the destinations so that when you do pick your destination of choice you will know how to go about getting everything set up.
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Disclaimer: I was not monetarily compensated for this review, was was sent a copy of each of the featured books to review. The opinions in this review are my own and are not influenced by the company.