Monday, May 28, 2012
BOOK: 'Backyard Excursions; Great Lakes Edition' offers some great getaway advice and ideas
“This issue promises to be the best issue to date. With so many interesting travel destinations you’ll need three summers to explore them all,” says Carol Heminger, publisher. “With gas prices well on their way to reaching and exceeding $4 per gallon by summer, everyone needs this guide. Who can afford long car rides to remote locations, and with all the wonderful destinations right here in our own Great Lakes region, we don’t have to.”
Now in its 9th year of publication, Backyard Excursions is the reference tool for parents, couples, seniors, teachers, travel planners and community group leaders—anyone looking for ideas for things to do and places to go “close to home.”
Complimentary copies of the guide are available for pickup at a variety of locations throughout the area including AAA offices, Welcome Centers, libraries, museums, restaurants and many more. The publication can also be requested online at www.backyardexcursions.com or by calling 734-710-9271.
The guides are also available to groups and organizations in larger quantities. To have larger quantities shipped, call the publisher at 734-710-9271. The guides are free but there is a small fee to cover shipping costs.
“We are finding that many organizations are requesting cases of the books for distribution to their membership,” says Heminger. “Just recently we delivered a number of cases to the Detroit Public School System for use by parents of children with autism.”
The popular “Information Request Card” is again included in this issue. Readers can request FREE information from advertisers by simply filling out the form and dropping it in the mail, or by going to www.backyardexcursions.com. Requested information is sent directly from the destination to the reader at no charge to the requester.
The popularity of the visitor guide is evident. “The feedback from our readers has been amazing,” says Heminger, “People just love this travel guide and many tell us they have saved every issue.”
As a compliment to the publication, the ever-expanding Backyard Excursions website (www.backyardexcursions.com) offers readers an expanded festival and events calendar, which is updated with new information daily. Visitors will also find more travel ideas and travel information, as well as signing to receive emails full of travel ideas and events.