Using his severance pay to fund the research, Michael Guerriero landed a book deal, hit the road, and penned Party Across America!--the first travel guide to the nation's 101 greatest annual celebrations, festivals and sporting events. Not only does the book pinpoint the best bashes across the country, but it provides every detail necessary for others to enjoy them. It's out nationwide and is selling like hotcakes, due to an economy that is suited to domestic long-weekend travel.
CNN has dubbed Michael Guerriero "the nation's leading authority on good times." How did this former buttoned-up corporate stiff transform himself into the USA's foremost celebratory expert? After getting the axe from the pharmaceutical industry, Guerriero jumped into his Subaru Outback, drove 12,000 miles, and crossed the country 8 times while attending the 101 greatest annual celebrations in America. The result--Party Across America! "Nobody had ever tackled a project like this. And it took loosing my job before I finally had the guts to do it. The idea was sitting inside my head for years," he says.
If there was ever a time that we needed to blow off some steam, this is it. Party Across America! is the first book of its kind - 300 pages that reveal the ins, outs, and secrets to attending the nation's best shindigs on a budget. The book has received glowing reviews from USA Today, The L.A. Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Chicago Sun Times, and countless other publications. In fact, a TV production company has recently developed Party Across America! into a weekly show with Michael as the fun-loving host (see attached 2 minute video).
Types of celebrations range from the expected (Kentucky Derby, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Halloween in NYC) to the unexpected (Tour De Fat, Mermaid Parade, Oakie Noodling Tournament), and details from lodging to tickets to transportation to what-to-pack are included. 47 states are represented, and no rock is left unturned in Michael's quest to weave the social fabric of the United States.
With international travel at an all-time low, most Americans will rely on long-weekend trips to recharge their batteries (according to Travel Industry Statistics, 55%). Each event occurs over the course of a long-weekend, and is suitable for fun-loving retirees as well as 20 and 30 something's. This is truly the time to Party Across America - from sea to shining sea.