27 Stories You Never Knew About the Cape

Shipwrecks, pirates, wars, and revolutions…

Discover Cape Cod brings history and travel together in ways that make exploring the Cape a rich, educational experience.

“Traveling Cape Cod is extremely sensory-driven and deeply experiential. Every single visit I discover something new, beautiful, or sublime. It might be an unexpected slice of history, a jaw-dropping sunset, or a crazy delicious plate of food. I’ll never stop falling in love with Cape Cod!”  ~Author, Shawnie Kelley

Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 2015 – Discover Cape Cod brings history and travel together in ways that make exploring Cape Cod a rich, educational experience. From the naming of Martha’s Vineyard to the formation of the National Seashore, this book explores four centuries of colonial, maritime, architectural, and economic history in a collection of 27 short stories. Learn about an English sailor who named many the Cape’s major landmarks and how a humble fruit saved the region from economic depression. Read a story about a legendary pirate’s treasure lost in a furious storm just off the coast of Wellfleet and discover sites where important economic and technological “firsts” took place. Written in an easy-to-read style, this book is both educational and entertaining, encouraging travelers to actively Discover Cape Cod through its rich historic and cultural offerings.

Wanderlust Travel Press

Wanderlust Travel Press is an independent publishing house in Columbus, Ohio.

“Experience is everything!” say owners Sherri Pickett and Shawnie Kelley. “We produce travel books inspired by a passion for history, culture, and cuisine.”  Our guides encourage readers and travelers to explore, experience and engage with each destination. Our authors are passionate about traveling, eating, and digging deep into the local scene. Embrace an experiential side of travel with books and tours by Wanderlust Travel Press. For additional information or to order books, contact Wanderlust Travel press at

About the Author

Shawnie Kelley, of Upper Arlington, has also written the Insiders’ Guide to Columbus and It Happened on Cape Cod and contributes to a variety of history, food, and lifestyle magazines. She is a Partner and Travel Director for Wanderlust Tours, specializing in cultural and culinary travel, and teaches travel, history and architectural seminars and travel-inspired cooking classes. Shawnie is a Partner and Editorial Director of Wanderlust Travel Press. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, but is based in Yarmouth when on the Cape.

ISBN # 978-0-9903236-0-0  $15.95 Trade paper – Size: 6 x 9 – 210 pages – ©2016

Contact: Shawnie Kelley, (614) 546-8118


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