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Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket: An Explorer's Guide, Fourth Edition (Explorer's Guides) Paperback – June 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, & Nantucket
  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Countryman Press; 4th edition (June 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881504912
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881504910
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,077,928 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

This third edition of Grant's book is a comprehensive guide to a small but popular part of America. The seven chapters cover the upper, mid, and lower Cape, the outer Cape, Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. A preliminary section, "What's Where," gives a general look at attractions, shops, transportation, events, and other information. Each chapter is divided by towns, and each includes things to see, outdoor activities, beaches, ponds, walks, lodging, dining, entertainment, and shopping. Symbols indicate off-season attractions; good values for lodging, restaurants, activities, and shops; child and family interests; pet-friendly places; and rainy-day activities. Grant, a Bostonian, has written Lonely Planet and Insight guides to New England and claims to have visited all the places mentioned in this guide. Highly recommended for all public libraries.AGeorge M. Jenks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A special guide to a special place. -- Boston Globe

This book answers every question you'd ask and some you wouldn't even have thought to ask. -- The Martha's Vineyard Times --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Kim has been writing about travel since the day after she graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1984.

Kim currently writes guides for: Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket; Hawai'i; Santa Fe, Taos & Albuquerque; Backroads of New England; and a 50 deck box of travel cards.

Since the mid-1990s Kim has also written other travel books about: Boston; New England; the Southwest; Florida; Miami & the Keys; USA; Best Places to Stay in New England and Best Places to Stay in Hawai'i.

As for web work, Kim serves the City Expert for www.homeandabroad.com on the six major Hawaiian islands, Cape Cod, and Boston; is a Hawai'i lodging specialist for www.away.com; writes about top luxury, romantic, and beach destinations in North America for www.orbitz.com and www.away.com; was an early member of www.guidebookwriters.com; and contributed to www.flyguides.com.

As for TV and radio, Kim has done 20-city radio tours to promote the Great Destinations series for Countryman Press (for whom she serves as an Acquisitions Editor). She also recently appeared on Comcast TV's Newsmakers to discuss autumnal outings in New England; on CNN Headline News to discuss fall foliage travel in New England; and on the Valerie D'Elia Travel Show (syndicated but based in NYC) to discuss the merits of travelling in Massachusetts.

From 1999-2007 she wrote Yankee magazine's Editor's Picks for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket. During the late 1990s, she appeared on WCVB-TV's Chronicle as a Boston expert; wrote for National Geographic Traveler and Yankee magazines; and served as an editor for Boston Magazine's annual New England Travel.

From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, she contributed to guides published by Frommer's (New England; Canada; Mexico, Belize & Guatemala), Fodor's (Boston; New England; Cape Cod; Access USA), Insight (New England & Boston), Berlitz, and Rodale.

Kim founded Bindu Press in 2001 as a means to more widely distribute her fine art black and white photography. Lushly printed blank note cards are available through retail stores and the Bindu Press web site. The Press is also a book packager for artists and other photographers.

Kim runs Good Karma Publishing (the venture connected with T'ai Chi Chih) which produces, disseminates, and distributes materials by Justin Stone about T'ai Chi Chih to students and teachers worldwide.

Kim has been practicing T'ai Chi Chih, a moving meditation, since 1992 and teaching since 1999. She credits the practice with many extraordinary benefits, chief among them -- an increase in creativity and intuition. (And productivity!!)

She edits The Vital Force, a 24-page quarterly journal dedicated to T'ai Chi Chih teachers and students worldwide.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Janet Grant on July 17, 2003
Format: Paperback
As a lover of the Cape; I enjoy finding new places to explore when I go there. This book has given me that and more. Ms Grant (no relation to me) gives a very personal look at places to see, places to eat, and places not to miss. I couldn't put it down. I found things in this book that I've never seen on the Cape before and I've been going there for over 20 years. Ms Grant gave very easy to read, accuarte details, phone numbers, websites and names. I've found in each area of the Cape she gives a brief, yet thorough description of stores, specialty shops, restaurants, ice cream shops. She has also included Museums, Courthouses, even Cemeteries. Also included is Medical Information. Motels, Hotels, Bed n Breakfasts, Cottages. Tennis, Golf and Miniture Golf Courses. Times, places. When they open in the spring, if they're open all year round, when they close in the fall. There was a great little specialty shop that I visit each time I visit the Cape. It wasn't in the book. So I emailed her and told her. She visited there, as did her mother and it was in the next edition she published.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Erin Esposito on July 19, 2003
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Kim Grant has undoubtedly composed quite a thorough and resourceful guide to Cape Cod! This book covers all the towns along the Cape as well as the two islands - Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. One will find information about sightseeing, shopping, dining, activities, etc.
I picked this book instead of Frommer's or any of the other travel books because Grant made it quite clear that she personally went to each and every place that is in this book - so she didn't merely compile the listings of businesses along the Cape, she went and saw them each with her own eyes. Hence, the book has more of a personal touch to it. It is quite evident that Grant spent a great deal of time putting together the valuable information which comes in pretty handy for those touring the Cape.
An excellent resource indeed!! All people who travel the Cape, regardless of the degree of knowledge you possess (or don't possess) of the Cape, have this book with you!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Medialink on August 3, 2005
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Before I purchased this guide, I was able to use it in a cottage I stayed at recently. I found it extremely helpful and truthful, so I felt I needed to own it myself. I bought two and gave one as a gift. I highly recommend this if you are traveling to Cape Cod.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ernest schusky on December 29, 2013
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We were on a tour of New England so I hesitate to stress my evaluations since places to eat and stay were mostly picked for us. However we did have a few meals on our own and the Cape Cod guide was worth the price. We looked in at two or three recommended places to stay and had our doubts.
The guide does seem to be updated often.
ernestschusky.com
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By F. Wise on January 21, 2009
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My husband and I used this book the three times we visited Cape Cod. Make sure you have the latest version of this but you will find it invaluable to find a great bed and breakfast, the best beaches, excellent shopping and all the best restaurants - etc. I recommend this 100%.
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