From Library Journal
A veteran travel writer of guides to San Francisco and Northern California, with at least four titles in multiple editions, Misuraca has expanded her territory by heading south from the Redwoods down the coast to San Diego. In this colorful portrait of the West Coast, she describes the environment, towns and cities, and attractions that make this 1200-mile coastline an exciting place to explore. The ten essays, providing both current and historical perspectives, are accompanied by over 120 color photographs that are sure to stimulate any armchair traveler's imagination. This is not a traditional travel guide, as it does not provide detailed information on attractions; nor does it include listings of restaurants and places to stay as does, for instance, Don Neuwirth's The California Coast: A Traveler's Companion (LJ 4/15/98). It does, however, stand alone as an excellent introduction to the California coastline for students and visitors alike. Recommended for all libraries in California as well as for libraries that wish to supplement their basic travel collections on the Golden State. John McCormick, New Hampshire State Lib., Concord
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About the Author
Karen Misuraca is a travel, golf, and outdoor writer from Sonoma. She is the award-winning author of The California Coast as well as Our San Francisco, Backroads of the California Wine Country, Quick Escapes from San Francisco, and other travel books. www.karenmisuraca.com