Field Guide: New England

Chowdah and clam cakes. Lobstah rolls.

Steamahs, hot weinahs, coffee milk and oystahs.

You root for the Sawks and you know there's nothing bettah than an apple cidah donut in Octobah.

If you have trouble understanding any of the above, it's time for you to take this book and hit the road.

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide: New England

From charming colonial towns to rugged and rocky shores, New England is America at her most independent and idyllic, home to trailblazers, mariners, patriots, and scholars.

See the real New England through expert itineraries across Connecticut countryside, Rhode Island sailing ports, small-town Massachusetts, Vermont's and New Hampshire's charming backroads and the rocky coast of Maine.

This 145-page, back pocket companion shares the stories of lighthouse keepers, jazz impresarios, covered bridge experts, literature professors, boat captains and more. No guide exists of its kind, combining lore and intel, inspiring stories and curated recommendations.

Equal parts travel guide and tribute, the New England field guide contains personal essays, hand-drawn maps, interviews, and local lore. Wildsam guides read like letters from an old friend. 

While it functions as a perfect guide to an upcoming road trip, its real beauty lies in its lasting ability to capture your imagination and enlighten you even if you've done a lifetime of exploring the area. 


Wildsam Travel Field Guide: New England Road Trip
New England Travel Guide - Rhode Island Hot Weiners

Over 140 pages filled with local stories, travel intel and modern lore.

The best things to do? It's got that too.

  • Twenty-four hours to see iconic Boston
  • The five best lobster shacks in Maine
  • How to catch the first sunrise in America
  • An interview with an L.L. Bean bootmaker
  • Our favorite country inn for a winter escape
  • Alpine huts in the White Mountains
  • Trout fishing secrets from an Orvis guide
  • An illustrated map to summer on Cape Cod
  • Three days seeing fall color in Vermont
  • Words from Louisa May Alcott and Henry David Thoreau



Wildsam Road Trip Field Guide: New England Adventures

Praise For Wildsam Field Guides

Unlike traditional guidebooks that list the same old must-see sights and touristy neighborhoods, this new series, entitled Wildsam Field Guides, gets at the soul of a city.
-Conde Nast Traveler

These pocket guides cover more than just where to drink. More storybook than guidebook, Wildsam's slim volumes include local culture and history, essays, short stories, illustrations, and short biographies the kind of information you need to truly learn about a place rather than just putting together a tick-list of things to do.
-Outside Magazine

For tireless seekers of the authentic (or anyone with a serious Instagram habit who's on the hunt for offbeat sights), this pocket-size guidebook eschews the boring-but-practical stuff in favor of evoking what the jacket copy calls a "bygone sense of place."
-Wall Street Journal

City guides with a Wes Anderson aesthetic.
-AFAR Magazine

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