Books and Articles by David and Kay Scott


The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges, The Globe Pequot Press, 9th edition, 2018

Guide to the National Park Areas, Eastern States, The Globe Pequot Press, 8th edition, 2004

Guide to the National Park Areas, Western States, The Globe Pequot Press, 8th edition, 2004

Traveling and Camping in the National Park Areas, Eastern States, Globe Pequot Press, 1979

Traveling and Camping in the National Park Areas, Mid-America, Globe Pequot Press, 1978

Traveling and Camping in the National Park Areas, Western States, Globe Pequot Press, 1978

Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc. Travel Columns

"Where the Universe came into Focus," June 11, 2018

"Riding the Mailboat," June 6, 2018

"Where Billy the Kid became A Legend," March 31, 2018

New Mexico Road Trio: Gunslingers, UFOs, and Enchiladas," May 22, 2018

Mojave's Kelso Depot a Train Lover's Delight," May 16, 2018

Staying in Yosemite Valley," May 9, 2018

"Breakfast in a Toy Store, Watching a Juggler Make Candy," May 1, 2018

"Volunteering in a National Park," April 26, 2018

"Increased Park Fees don't Kill a Good Deal," April 19, 2018

"A Visit with the Ghost of Judge Roy Bean," April 12, 2018

"On Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Campus," April 7, 2018

"Classic Florida Attractions Continue to Welcome Tourists," March 31, 2018

"Exploring the Streets of Laredo, Texas," March 22, 2018

"Exploring the Rio Grande Valley," March 14, 2018

"A Visit to the King Ranch," March 7, 2018

"Tumacacori: National Park without the Crowds," February 28, 2018

Tallahassee is More than Politics, Football," February 21, 2018

"Weighing Yellowstone: Planning a Trip to the Famed Park," February 14, 2018

"Visiting Biosphere II," February 7, 2018

"Getting the Skinny on America's National Park Lodges," January 27, 2018

"Key West: A Funky Kind of Place," January 20, 2018

"Driving the Overseas Highway," January 13, 2018

"The Florida Keys; Recovering from Irma," January 4, 2018

"Joshua Tree: Where People Climb and Cacti Jump," December 31, 2017

"When Train Travel was Chic: A Visit to Barstow's Harvey House," December 20, 2017

"Living the Beauty of the Mojave," December 13, 2017

"The Gift of Travel," December 9, 2017

"Going to Sunday School with a President," December 5, 2017

 "A Veterans Day Visit to the National Prisoner of War Museum," November 21, 2017

"A Holiday Visit to the City by the Bay," November 16, 2017

"Where America's Homesteaders are Honored," November 9, 2017

"Here's Johnny: Overnight at Oregon's Timberline Lodge," November 3, 2017

"In Wisconsin's Door County, the Present is the Past,"  October 26, 2017.

"A Visit to Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home," October 19, 2017

"Finishing a Memorable Oregon Trail Journey, in Oregon," October 12, 2017

"Along Oregon Trail in Idaho, Enjoy Natural Springs and Historic Trading Posts," October 5, 2017

"Ruggest Country, Beautiful Vistas along Oregon Trail through Wyoming," September 28, 2017

"Following the Oregon Trail through Nebraska on the Great Platte River Road," September 21, 2017

"Following the Oregon Trail - Missouri through Kansas," September 14, 2017

"Drawn to Return to the Oregon Trail," September 8, 2017

"Best Farmers' Market in the U.S.: This One has our Vote," September 1, 2017

"Wings over Texas, with Visit to Squadron of Commemorative Air Force," August 23, 2017

"Wildlife Abundant in Texas Canyon of the Eagles," August 17, 2017

"Love Trains?  Sleep in this Old Caboose in the Blue Ridge Mountains," August 10, 2017

"Five Favorites for a Fall Trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula," August 2, 2017

"Nobody Doesn't Like Jelly Bellies Unless, of Course, They're BeanBoozled," July 28, 2017

"Considering a Dude Ranch Vacation?  You may not have to Travel West," July 21, 2017

"Following Wisconsin's Frank Lloyd Wright Trail," July 14, 2017

"Green Bay is about More than Football, although the Packers are Pretty Darned Important," June 29, 2017.

"History Permeates Virginia's Shenandoah Valley Gateway," June 26, 2017

"Nature Shows It's Stuff where the Old West Lives On," June 16, 2017

"A Visit to Rainbow Bridge, One of Nature's Most Impressive Creations," June 12, 2017

"The Best of Route 66, The Mother Road," June 5, 2017

"Underrated National Parks that are Worth a Visit," May 29, 2017

"Museum Displays Glass in a Town Made by Paper," May 22, 2017

"Discovering Fine Chocolates in a Land Famed for Cheese," May 11, 2017

"Live Like Early Settlers in Sunday Houses of the Texas Hill Country," May 8, 2017

"Still Ain't Nobody Feelin' No Pain in Luckenbach," April 20, 2017

"Mobile's Exploreum: Where Adults Play and Children Learn," April 16, 2017

"Step Back in Time at the Straits of Mackinac and Explore a Colonial Fort," April 9, 2017

"Sights of Wonder Draw Visitors to Georgia's Cumberland Island," April 2, 2017

"Horses Roam Free on Georgia Island Where the Carnegie's Lived," March 26, 2017

"Crane Migration Brings Splendor to Nebraska Flyway," March 19, 2017

"Where Floating your own Boat becomes a Reality," March 12, 2017

"After Devastating Fire, Arts and Crafts continue to Bloom in Tennessee School," March 5, 2017

"A Six-pack of Music for your next Road Trip," February 26, 2017

 "U.S. History Preserved inside Country's Presidential Libraries," February 19, 2017

"Little Rock Historic Site Remembers Civil Rigers Showdown," February 12, 2017

"Armchair Travelers Get Wintertime Peek of National Parks," February 5, 2017

"Buddy Holly's Memory Raves on in his Texas Hometown," January 26, 2017

"Arkansas Museum Offers a Piece of History, as Told by Purses," January 20, 2017

"Explore San Francisco on the Cheap," January 12, 2017

"Find New Destinations, Revisit the Old in San Francisco," January 5, 2017
"Train Fans Find History Preserved in Old Railroad Hub," December 26, 2016

"Christmas is Festive, if Snowless, in Southwest Virginia," December 21, 2016

"History Soaked into the Walls of Old Recording Studio," December 13, 2016

"Music City Visitors revel in Sounds, Sights of Holidays," December 8, 2016

"National Park Lodges offer Inexpensive Winter Retreat," December 1, 2016

"Beetles, Drought Browning Sierra Nevada Vistas," November 23, 2016
"Visitors Watch Trolls Spring from Family's Tennessee Studio," November 17,2016
"Dollywood Dresses Up for Christmas," November 10, 2016

"Historic Bathhouse Transformed into Brew House in Hot Springs, November 10, 2016

"Sculptor Robert Bruno Found a Home in his Art," November 3, 2016

"West Texas Campus Masters the Art of College Life," October 27, 2016

"Avoid Crowds, Catch the Foilage during Yosemite's Off-season," October 20, 2016

"Take  Journey with our New Travel Writers," October 4, 2016


Magazine articles

"For the Love of Purses," Valdosta Scene, February 2017

"A Troll in the Park," Valdosta Scene, November 2016

"Travel the Lincoln Highway," Valdosta Scene, October 2016

"Exploring the Oregon Trail," RV Life, November 1, 2015

"Big Bend: The Uncrowded National Park," RV Life, September 2015

"Rowing Across the Border," RV Life, September 2015

"Fort Robinson: A Western Treasure," RV Life, August 2015

"Splendor on the Flyway," Valdosta Scene, May 2015

"San Francisco's Gem: The Presidio, RV Life, April 2015

"Walt Disney Family Museum," Valdosta Scene, April 2015

"Art for the Love of It," Southwest Georgia Living, March/April 2015

“Exploring the Other Montana,” RV Life, January 2015

“Chattanooga: Reborn City on the Tennessee River,” Valdosta Scene, January 2015

“Gateway to the Apostle Islands,” Valdosta Scene, November 2014

“Getting on the Right Track,” RV Life, October 2014

“A Return to the World Series of Summer Games,” Valdosta Scene, October 2014

“The Soul of Memphis,” Valdosta Scene, July 2014

“The Trifecta: The Best National Park Trip,” Valdosta Scene, May 2014

 "They Ain't Feelin' No Pain" RV Life," May 2014

"Exploring the Hill Country," RV Life, May 2014

"The Undiscovered Treasure of Branson, Missouri," Southern Tour Magazine, Winter 2014

"The Trains of Europe," Valdosta Scene, Januiary 2014

"USA's Five Best Road Trips," USA Weekend, May 19,2013

"An Epic Battle Remembered," RV Life, March 2013

"The Grand is Grand Indeed," Valdosta Scene, January 2013

"A Dollywood Christmas," Southern Tour Magazine, Winter 2012

"Camping at Devils Tower," RV Life, December 2012

"Will the Real Titletown Please Stand," Valdosta Scene, October 2012

"Sleeping on Shenandoah's Skyline Drive," Southern Tour Magazine, Fall 2012

"A Close Encounter with Devils Tower," Valdosta Scene, August 2012

"Jewel of the Canadian Rockies," RV Life, August 2012

"Rooms with a View: Bagging a Reservation in a National Park Lodge," Valdosta Scene, June 2012.

"Coombs House Inn," Southern Tour Magazine, Spring 2012

"Riding the Zephyr," Valdosta Scene, May 2012

"Stay Awhile in Stehekin," RV Life, March 2012

"Jasper, Alberta: Small Town in a Large Park," Valdosta Scene, March 2012

"Mardi Gras: Moon Pie Over Mobile," Valdosta Scene, January 2012

"The Arts & Crafts of Door County," Valdosta Scene, December 2011

"A Christmas Tour of Key West's Historic Inns," Southern Tour Magazine, Fall 2011

“Fall Colors from National Parks,” Southern Tour Magazine, Fall 2011

“On the Trail of Lewis & Clark,” RV Life, August 2011

“Grand Dame of the Georgia Coast,” Southern Tour Magazine, Spring 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway Retreats,” Blue Ridge Country, June 2011

“Following the Oregon Trail,” RV Life, February 2011

“Luxury Lodging in Our National Parks,” Valdosta Scene, February 2011

Key West: Florida’s Tropical Jewel,” Southern Tour Magazine, Fall 2010

“Lone Pine: Movies, Mountains, and the Old West,” RV Life, September 1, 2010

“Riding the Trains of Europe,” Valdosta Magazine, Winter 2010

“RVs, Rails, and the Rim,” RV Life, November 1, 2009

“Staying in Paradise,” RV Life, June 1, 2009

“An Island of Your Own,” Southern Tour Magazine, Spring 2009

“Glacier Bay and Juneau: The Best of Alaska,” RV Life, May 1, 2009

“North to Alaska: A Look at the Last Frontier” Valdosta Scene, February 2009

“At Home on the Blue Ridge ParkwaySouthern Tour Magazine, Winter 2008

“A Winter Visit to Yellowstone,” RV Life, January 2009

“Return of the Yellowstone Buses,” Southern Tour Magazine, Spring 2008

“Staying in America’s Crown Jewels,” Valdosta Scene, November 2006


Newspaper articles

"Hospitality Entrepreneur Rolled with the Tide and Played with the Dolphins," Valdosta Daily Times, May 6, 2017

"Avoid Crowds, Catch the Foliage during Yosemite's Off-season," Valdosta Daily Times, October 20, 2016

"Holy Rollers Ride the Rails," Winnipeg Free Press, August 6, 2016

"A Visit to the South Dakota Badlands," Valdosta Daily Times, August 6. 2016

"Jazz It Up," Winnipeg Free Press, July 16, 2016

"A Return to the Texas Hill Country," Valdosta Daily Times, June 26, 2016

"Wisconsin's National Park of Speed," Valdosta Daily Times, June 19, 2014

"Gateway to the West: St. Louis has Plenty to Offer besides Beer and Baseball," Winnipeg Free Press, May 21, 2016.

"Visiting the Gerald R. Ford Library," Valdosta Daily Times, May 15, 2016.

"Violins: Making Music in Michigan," Valdosta Daily Times, April 10, 2016

"Road America: The National Park of Speed," Winnipeg Free Press, April 9, 2016

"Relaxing in Wisconsin," Valdosta Daily Times, February 21, 2016

"Literary Landscape; A Visit with Tom and Huck in Mark Twain's Missouri," Winnipeg Free Press, February 2, 2016

"Come Fly with Me," Valdosta Daily Times, January 3, 2016

"Living Large in Death Valley," Winnipeg Free Press, December 26, 2015

"Come Fly with Me: Michigan Air Museum Loaded with History," Winnipeg Free Press, December 19, 2015

"Come Fly with Me: Yankee Air Museum is a Historic Gem," Dearborn (MI) Press and Guide, December 31, 2015

"Farm Art," Valdosta Daily Times, December 6, 2015

"Pinball Wizards," Valdosta Daily Times, November 5, 2015

"Return of the Pony Express," Valdosta Daily Times, September 6, 2015

"Cabela's Mother Ship," Valdosta Daily Times, August 9, 2015

"Who Cut the Cheese?" Valdosta Daily Times, July 5, 2015

"Music at the Heart of Memphis," Winnipeg Free Press, June 13, 2015

"Railroad Reminiscing," Winnipeg Free Press, June 6, 2015.

"San Francisco Treasure: The Presidio," Valdosta Daily Times, May 17,2015

"Fly Away Home," Winnipeg Free Press, May 5, 2015

"Rendezvous at Fort Union Trading Post," Valdosta Daily Times, May 3, 2015

"The History of Speed: Visiting a Racecar Museum on the Plains," Valdosta Daily Times,  April 12, 2015

"A Trip Exploring Eastern Montana," Valdosta Daily Times, April 5, 2015

"A Visit with Uncle Walt," Winnipeg (Canada) Free Press, April 4, 2015

"Remembering Little Rock: When Little Rock High School Made History," Valdosta Daily Times, February 23, 2015

"A President's Day Visit to the George Bush Presidential Library," Valdosta Daily Times, February 15, 2015

"National Park Lodges to Visit in Winter," USA Today, January 23, 2015

"Blue Bell: We All Scream for Ice Cream," Valdosta Daily Times, December 29, 2014

“Delta Roots of the Man in Black,” Valdosta Daily Times, December 14, 2014

“Missouri National Recreational River,” Valdosta Daily Times, November 30, 2014

“Heeeeeere’s Johnny! A Nebraska Community Celebrates It’s Native Son,” Valdosta Daily Times, November 9, 2014

“Black Dog Salvage,” Valdosta Daily Times, October 12, 2014

“Wisconsin: Where Life is More than a Bowl of Cherries,” Valdosta Daily Times, September 14, 2014

“Boiling Up a Meal: Enjoying a Wisconsin Fish Boil,” Valdosta Daily Times, August 17, 2014

“Trying Your Hand at Tile Making,” Valdosta Daily Times, August 10, 2014

“Getting Tanked in Nebraska,” Valdosta Daily Times, July 20, 2014

“Discovering Ann Arbor,” Valdosta Daily Times, July 6, 2014

“Journey of Discovery! Discovering Tennessee’s New Discovery Park,” Valdosta Daily Times, June 15, 2014

"Ten National Park Experiences of a Lifetime," USA Today, June 6, 2014

“Lone Pine: Scenes from the Old West,” Valdosta Daily Times, May 11, 2014

“Pompeys Pillar: The Last Trace of Lewis & Clark,” Valdosta Daily Times, April 20, 2014

“Ten National Park Experiences of a Lifetime,” USA Today, April 11, 2014

“The Ozarks: Crafts and Music of a Bygone Era,” Valdosta Daily Times, February 16, 2014

“Ain’t Nobody Feelin’ No Pain in Luckenbach,” Valdosta Daily Times, January 26,2014

“American Road Trips for a New Year,” Valdosta Daily Times, December 29, 2013

“Best of the Lone Star State: The Texas Hill Country,” Valdosta Daily Times, December 8, 2013

“The Buffalo: Canoeing America’s First National River,” Valdosta Daily Times, November 17, 2013

"Lone Pine: Scenes from the Old West," Valdosta Daily Times, May 11, 2014

"Pompeys Pillar: the Last Trace of Lewis & Clark," Valdosta Daily Times, April 20, 2014

"10 National Park Experiences of a Lifetime, USA Today, April 11, 2014

"The Ozarks: Crafts & Music of a Bygone Era," Valdosta Daily Times, February 16, 2014

"Ain't Nobody Feelin' No Pain in Luckenbach," Valdosta Daily Times, January 26, 2014

"American Road Trips for a New Year," Valdosta Daily Times, December 29, 2013

"Best of the Lone Star State," Valdosta Daily Times, December 8, 2013

"The Buffalo: Canoeing America's First National River," Valdosta Daily Times, November 2013

"At Home on the Range," USA Today, June 14, 2013.

"The Other Branson," Valdosta Daily Times, June 2, 2013

"Billings, Montana: Where the Old West Remains Alive," Valdosta Daily Times, May 12, 2013

"Thomas Jefferson's Retreat," Valdosta Daily Times, April 14, 2013

"Relaxing in Rosemary Beach," Valdosta Daily Times, March 24, 2013

"All of the Presidents' Houses," Valdosta Daily Times, February 18, 2013.

"The Delta Queen: Sleeping on the Dock of the Bay," Valdosta Daily Times, December 9, 2012

"Say Cheese," Valdosta Daily Times, September 2, 2012

"Packing for Packer Land," Valdosta Daily Times, August 19, 2012

"Roughing It: A Tour of the Best National Park Campgrounds," Valdosta Daily Times, June 24, 2012

"Want to Take Your Job and Shove It?", Valdosta Daily Times, May 20, 2012.

"Lodging a Complaint: Why There are No Rooms at the Inn," Valdosta Daily Times, April 21, 2012

"A Railway Trip across Canada," Valdosta Daily Times, February 24, 2012

"Battle House: Mobile's Rescued Gem," Valdosta Daily Times, January 8, 2012

"Cherries, Crafts, and Cheeseheads: Wisconsin's Door County," Valdosta Daily Times, November 20, 2011

“Apalachicola: A Rich Past Becomes a Promising Future,” Valdosta Daily Times, September 18, 2011

“Following America’s Pioneers,” Valdosta Daily Times, May 1, 2011

“Following the Oregon Trail,” Valdosta Daily Times, April 3, 2011

“Cavallo Point: America’s Newest National Park Lodge,” Valdosta Daily Times, November 7, 2010

“Lasting Romance in the Ancient City,” Valdosta Daily Times, March 14, 2010

“Overseas Highway: Ten Reasons to Drive,” Valdosta Daily Times, November 15, 2009

“Blue Ridge: Lodging on the Parkway,” Valdosta Daily Times, May 24, 2009

“Natural Bargains,” Aberdeen (S.D.) American News, April 2009

“National Parks Offer Bargain Fees,” The Oklahoman, December 7, 2008

“A Winter Visit in Yellowstone,” Valdosta Daily Times, September 7, 2008

“A Vacation Less Traveled,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 4, 2008

“Room with Great Views,” The Oklahoman, March 2, 2008

“Historic Yellow Buses Return to Yellowstone,” The Oklahoman, March 2, 2008

“Return of the Yellowstone Buses,” Rushville (Indiana) Republican, January 1, 2008

“Staying in America’s Crown Jewels,” Rushville (Indiana) Republican, November 13, 2007

America’s Lodges – Rooms with Views,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 25, 2007

“National Treasures,” The San Diego Union-Tribune, July 2, 2006

“Civilization in the Wild,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 7, 2006

“Room with a View,” Orlando Sentinel, April 23, 2006

“Park it in the Heart of the Park,” The Miami Herald, April 9, 2006

“At Home in Nature,” The (Minneapolis) Star Tribune April 2, 2006


Web articles

"Ten Best National Park Beaches,", February 19, 2016

"San Francisco: A City of Surprises,", April 8, 2015

"Ten Best National Park Lodges,", March 2, 2015

"Presidential Peek at Bush Library and Museum,", February 6, 2015

"National Park Lodges: Five to Visit in Winter,", January 8, 2015

"Ten Best Travel-Worthy State Capitals,", December 9, 2014

"Winter in Yellowstone National Park,", November 11, 2104

"Ten Best National Parks in Fall,", October 29, 2014

"Volunteering in the National Parks: Jobs You Can Do in 2014,", March 4, 2014

"National Park Lodges: Five Hidden Gems,", June 14, 2013.

"Night Skies Dazzle at these National Parks,", April 1, 2013

"How to Get Reservations in Popular National Park Lodges,", March 9, 2013

"National Parks Top Upscale Lodges,", July 5, 2013

"Tour the Presidential Homes of the National Park Service,", February 12, 2013

"Great National Park Lodges in Winter,", October 28, 2012

"Ten Best Winter Activities in National Parks,", October 15, 2012

"Great Leaf Peeping in the National Parks,", September 29, 2012

"National Park Lodging for Under $100 per Night,", August 15, 2012

"Ten Best National Park Campsites across the U.S.,, August 1, 2012

“The Ten Most Unique National Park Lodges,”, 2009

“Ten Top National Park Lodges,”, 2009

“Winter Activities in America’s National Parks,”, November 21, 2008

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