This is an all color guide book which focuses on featuring only high quality, privately owned lodgings, restaurants and activity providers in North America. All have been personally inspected and approved by authors, Fred & Mardi Nystrom. This has been their full-time occupation for the past 13 years. Each place is featured with a two-page spread and two color photos. The text provides the authors impressions of the facility, the hosting and points out other activities in the area. Often described as America's most beautiful travel guide, Special Places is the only book to feature the best of the B&B's along with the best of the country inns, guest ranches, urban hotels, restaurants and activity providers. If it is not among the best of its type, you won't read about it in this book.