Native Kentuckian Theresa Dowell Blackinton gives readers an insider's look at the Bluegrass State, from the revelry of the Kentucky Derby Festival to quiet, cool Mammoth Cave. Blackinton provides suggestions for unique trip itineraries, including Horsin' Around, Traveling the Bourbon Trail, and The Best of the Bluegrass State. Complete with tips on where to find the best bluegrass tunes and barbecue in Owensboro and how to rent a house boat to cruise the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area, Moon Kentucky gives travelers to tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Avalon Publishing; April 2014
- ISBN: 9781612388373
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Moon Kentucky
Series: Moon Handbooks
- Author: Theresa Dowell Blackinton
Imprint: Moon Travel
About The Author
Theresa Dowell Blackinton was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and spent her childhood visiting the state's attractions with her parents and three brothers. She left Kentucky to attend college at Rice University in Houston, Texas, and has been on the move ever sinceliving in Freiburg, Germany; Athens, Greece; Washington DC; and Durham, North Carolina; and spending time in more than 50 countries. But she still considers the Bluegrass State home.
Research for this book took Theresa to the state's deepest cave and its highest point, with stops at just about everywhere in between. In the process, she was reminded of Kentucky's interesting history and awesome natural beautybut what she most enjoyed was getting to interact with her home state's warm and welcoming people, all of whom had interesting stories to tell.
Theresa is also the author of Moon Take a Hike Washington DC and has written for multiple newspapers and magazines.