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ROAD TRIP 2 BOOK PREVIEW: Boom Times on Tilghman Island

I am moving into the stretch run on my upcoming book, a second collection of Eastern Shore Road Trips: One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. This week I was playing around with a chapter set on Tilghman Island, Maryland--here is an excerpt: Coming Soon! During those boom times, oyster shells were discarded off of Tilghman Island in such volume that they soon congealed into an island that…
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FREE PREVIEW: ‘Notoriously Scandalous’ at the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry

One of the adventures in my second collection of Eastern Shore Road Trips: One-Day Adventures on Delmarva is the "Five Ferries Tour," which will have you (and your car) making five different river and bay crossings aboard history-laden routes. If all goes according to plan, the new book will be out in early summer of 2019. The excerpt below covers one of those crossings, at…
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Where to Buy TUBMAN TRAVELS: 32 UNDERGROUND RAILROAD JOURNEYS ON DELMARVA

Below are stores and events where you can buy copies of Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. I have organized the participating stores by region, and I expect to be adding new stores on a regular basis. If these stores are not convenient for you, your favorite bookstore should be able to order the book for you. (If you have any trouble getting…
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Where to Buy EASTERN SHORE ROAD TRIPS

Below are the stores and events where you should be able buy copies of Eastern Shore Road Trips in person. Please feel free to contact the stores in advance to make sure the book is in stock. Most outlets are on the Delmarva Peninsula. Scroll down if you are interested in shops in the Baltimore area or in vendor events and author talks. AT THE BEACH…
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Road Trips Preview: The ‘Petticoat Regime’ that Ruled Ocean City Back in the Day

    This free excerpt on Ocean City's "Petticoat Regime" is from the first Secrets guidebook, Eastern Shore Road Trips: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. The trip here, from the chapter on beaches & beach towns, focuses on the boardwalk in Ocean City. Other chapters cover small towns, the great outdoors, backroads journeys, interesting museums, and Shore classics, such as lighthouse and skipjacks. Ocean City…
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Road Trips Preview: Unionville Road on the Talbot County Backroads

    This is a free excerpt from the chapter, "Talbot County Backroads," in Eastern Shore Road Trips: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. In addition to this section on Unionville Road, the chapter features stops in Bozman, Neavitt, and Claiborne, as well as at the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, the Pickering Creek Audubon Center, and more. Let’s start in Easton, at the intersection of the bypass and Route 33.…
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BUCKET LIST: Take a Lighthouse Cruise

There is a chapter in my book, Eastern Shore Road Trips, that is all about visiting lighthouses on the Eastern Shore and in Southern Delaware. Running from Turkey Point Light up in Elk Neck State Park to Assateague Light down in Chincoteague, that trip really is a road trip, covering beacons that are accessible by land. There are lots of other lighthouses out there, of course,…
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Downtown Milford: A River Runs Through It

  The people of Milford seem to be one determined bunch. Consider, for example, the Riverwalk project. A clean and sweet piece of urban design, it weaves up, down, hither, and yon along the banks of the Mispillion River as it winds through downtown Milford and beyond, stretching from pretty Silver Lake on one end to the start of a nature walk on Goat Island…