Description : A unique literary and artistic guidebook to one of the world’s most amazing drives—California State Highway 1, a narrow strip of roadway etched between cliffs and the ocean that leads travelers through the state’s beautiful natural attractions. Lavishly illustrated with original watercolors that depict the glories of the California coast, this book takes an appealingly idiosyncratic perspective as the authors record their explorations off the beaten path, their serendipitous discoveries, and their reactions to the places and people they encounter. A contemplative mixture of captivating artistry and personal essay, this travelogue offers an accessible introduction to many little-known details of scenic California.
Description : The best loved and most spectacular drive in California is documented in a beautifully illustrated artistic and literary journey. Completing the trilogy started in An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North and continued in An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 South is an enchanting exploration of California's State Highway 1 from Point Hueneme Lighthouse to the Mexican border.Lavishly illustrated with over 130 original full-color Pat Hunter watercolors depicting gorgeous landscapes and architectural treasures, An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 South is a thinking person's travel guide for people who want to explore the history, culture, and architecture of the Southern California Coast--as well as experiencing the best in dining, lodging, and unusual experiences along the route. An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 South is a triumphant conclusion to a unique travel trilogy.
Description : It's perhaps the most famous highway in the world — California State Highway 1, a narrow strip of roadway between the cliffs and the ocean on the very edge of the continent. Blessed with spectacular natural landscapes, inspiring ocean views and the echoes of California history, Highway 1 is a scenic drive like no other.The sequel to the authors' acclaimed book “An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 North,” “An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central” takes the reader on a unique literary and artistic journey through the natural and man-made beauty of California's central coast.Lavishly illustrated with over 100 original full-color Pat Hunter watercolors depicting gorgeous landscapes and architectural treasures, “An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central” is a thinking person's travel guide that reveals hidden treasures and unexpected delights. Written as a memoir of the authors' tour along the highway, the book takes an appealingly idiosyncratic perspective, as the authors record their explorations off the beaten path, their serendipitous discoveries, and their personal reactions to the places and people they encounter.A satisfying and contemplative mixture of captivating artistry and personal essay, “An Artist and a Writer Travel Highway 1 Central” reinvents the travel guide as a literary form.
Description : DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California will lead you through the best attractions the region has on offer, including fully illustrated coverage of all the major sights from walking the Golden Gate Bridge to sailing out to somber Alcatraz. The guide provides all the insider tips every visitor needs, whether you are exploring Lake Tahoe or experiencing the delights of some of the richest wine regions in the world, with comprehensive listings of the best hotels, restaurants, shops, and nightlife in each region for all budgets. You'll find 3D cutaways and floor plans of all the must-see sites including Fort Mason and the Yerba Buena Gardens. Also included are street maps of major towns and cities plus reliable information about getting around. The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California explores the culture, history, wineries and national parks, not forgetting the varied and dramatic surrounding countryside. With all the sites, beaches, shops, and attractions listed town by town, this DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook is your essential companion to San Francisco and Northern California.
Description : DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California is your in-depth guide to the very best of San Francisco and its surrounding area. Experience the greatest attractions the region has to offer, from strolling across the Golden Gate Bridge to sunning with sea lions on Pier 39 to discovering the city's hottest neighborhoods on walking tours. Plus, check out the best of Northern California with suggested highlights for Mendocino, Napa Valley wine country, national parks, and more. Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California. + Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. + Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. + Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. + Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. + Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. + Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation. + Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. + Suggested day-trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city. + Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: San Francisco & Northern California truly shows you what others only tell you.
Description : The Road Awaits! Criss-cross the country on America's classic two-lane highways with Road Trip USA! Inside you'll find: 11 of America's favorite road trips with a flexible network of route combinations, color-coded and extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itineraries Mile-by-mile highlights celebrating the best of Americana, including roadside curiosities, parks, diners, and more Local history that reveals the unique personalities of small towns and big cities across the country Vintage snapshots, full-color photos, and beautiful illustrations of America both then and now Over 125 detailed driving maps covering more than 35,000 miles of classic American blacktop Expert advice from road-warrior Jamie Jensen, who cruised nearly 400,000 miles of highway in search of the perfect stretches of pavement Road Trip USA celebrates the great American road trip, and gives you the tools, resources, and inspiration to make it your own. Hit the road!
Description : A gorgeously illustrated tour of California's heartland, lovingly depicted in over 100 original watercolor paintings. From Tejon Pass in the south to Mount Shasta in the north stretches one of California's hidden gems, the heartland of the Great Central Valley. The most productive agricultural region anywhere in the world, the Central Valley is an entirely different California most tourists never see--a rural land of farms and industry, stunning natural beauty, and historic cities, populated by friendly, hard-working people. Superbly illustrated with over 100 full-color original watercolor paintings, Landscapes and Landmarks of the Great Central Valley is a loving tribute to the Valley created by two native daughters, award-winning artist Pat Hunter and acclaimed writer Janice Stevens. Hunter and Stevens take the reader on a personal tour of their home region, showing the charms of the Valley's agricultural heritage, natural scenery, history and architecture.
Description : This book provides everything you'll ever need in a guide book. It is an inspiring background read, an invaluable on-the-spot companion and a superb souvenir of your visit. Evocative photography: Insight Guides are renowned for their great pictures, which vividly convey a sense of everyday life. Illuminating text: Expert writers bring to life Arizona's history, culture, parks, arts, food and, above all, its people. Incisive evaluations: From the overwhelming beauty of the Grand Canyon and Indian Country to the bustle of Phoenix and Tucson, it's all here. Detailed, cross-referenced maps: All sites are clearly highlighted and numbered in relation to the text. Full listings: All the travel details, hotels, restaurants and phone numbers you'll need.