Mary Bergin, author of Sidetracked in the Midwest

Event date: 
Sunday, October 2, 2011 - 2:00pm

author photo of Mary Bergin Mary Bergin, intrepid travel writer, has ferreted out unusual, fun, eccentric, and green nooks and crannies throughout the Midwest. The eclectic mix of content includes low-budget to luxury eco-aware projects in rural areas and cities.
Bergin examines four categories of ecotourism: food and drink, lodging and retreats, nature and wildlife, and the old and the new. She lists destinations that meet LEED standards, recycle and refurbish old buildings, serve locally grown food, operate off the grid, make selfless choices, and show respect for nature.

Throughout this informative green guide to festivals, parks, lodges, tours, farms, museums, nature centers, factories, wilderness areas, and retreats runs the thread of tourism to destinations that place environment above ego. Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and four more cities (Indianapolis, IN; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Nebraska City, NB) are explored.

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