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Leslie Atkins

  • Bethany Beach Books 99 Garfield Pkwy Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)

Meet Leslie Atkins, author of Backroads and Byways of Chesapeake Bay.

Backroads and Byways of Chesapeake Bay

Backroads and Byways of Chesapeake Bay captures the timeless romance and relaxing vibe of life by the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware Bay, and the banks of the Delmarva Peninsula's many rivers and tributaries.

The allure of this region is legendary. A place with plentiful seafood, a mild climate, and great aesthetic beauty, the peninsula that encompasses Maryland's Eastern Shore, the whole of Delaware, and a tiny bit of Virginia is well worth exploring. Those interested in American history, the seafood industry, Nanticoke Indians, World War II fortifications, Atlantic beaches, boardwalks, and magnificent gardens will not be disappointed.

You'll find out about Captain Kidd's exploits, shipwrecked Spanish vessels loaded with Mexican gold and Columbian emeralds, a haunted hotel, restored Victorian-era splendor in Cape May, boutique shopping in St. Michael's and Lewes, the fantastic Du Pont mansions and gardens close to Wilmington, and so much more. This book is filled with enticing places to visit -- sites that spark the imagination, from traditional travel destinations to quirky and unusual attractions off the beaten track: there's definitely something for everyone.

Backroads and Byways of Chesapeake Bay is the shortest route a visitor can take to explore like a native and a perfect way for residents to delve deeper into the history and magic of their own region.


Leslie Atkins

Award-winning travel author Leslie Atkins began her career in journalism as a television writer for Oprah Winfrey and soon discovered a passion for travel and adventure writing. Also the author of Backroads and Byways of Maryland and No Strings Attached: The Savv Quide to Solo Travel, Atkin's work has appeared in the Washington Post, USA Today, the Baltimore Sun, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and Baltimore Magazine, among many other publications.

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