The second edition of Lewis and Clark Road Trips: Trip Planner and History Guide will be published in 2019. We have begun the process of reformatting it to a standard 8.5 x 11 size in order to reduce printing costs. The new formatting will also allow for e-book distribution. The original book was created like a quilt, with every entry custom made to fit the page. It still requires a lot of work to redesign the content to fit the new page size. The content has been checked and updated.
I always felt that the book was missing a vital part--the connection to the day by day story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. We are solving this problem by including simple regional maps which show the 573 campsites by number and date. I will be creating a brief guide summarizing the events which occurred near the marked locations on the maps. This will be of real benefit to everyone as it will be simple and easy to use in trip planning.
Region 4, Missouri
With the Lewis and Clark Journals online and searchable by date at the University of Nebraska website, it will be easy to connect the full story to the modern day location. We will also be creating a travel app with gps locations for the campsites. Travel directions will no longer be part of the book, as gps is now universally available.
American History Road Trips
American History Road Trips will be launched with the second edition publication. It has long been my intention to create more trip planner guides to the culture and history of the United States. I have several projects in mind, and will need to start a new business. For this reason, I am going to finish up my promotion of the Meriwether Lewis books and the assassination story before returning to the Road Trips project.
It will be a while before the new edition is available. I am sorry to disappoint fans of the guide. I have spent ten years (2007--2017) working on Meriwether Lewis and 2018 will be devoted to podcasting about it. See the Lewis Assassination website. I have no idea how this will turn out, but I am committed to doing it. I would love to hear from you.