Road Trip USA Pacific Coast Highwayby Jamie Jensen
Professional traveler Jamie Jensen traveled more than 400,000 miles to bring you the best-selling travel guide Road Trip USA. In this expanded tour of the Pacific Coast Highway, Jamie takes you from the dense green forests of Washington to the gorgeous beaches of Southern California. From logging towns to surfer lore, Road Trip USA Pacific Coast/i>
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I recently drove the PCH HWY with my boyfriend and this book was very informative and highlighted some of the areas we would have missed i.e the worlds largest artichoke (located in Castroville CA) I would highly recommend this book if you are planning a PCH trip. It was easy to read and gave quick information about the places we drove through with recommendations of places to eat and stay.
I wanted the travel guide as I was driving from San Diego to Seattle and this guide was perfect. I usually go with Lonely Planet but didn't want to be overwhelmed with information - just short notes on what shouldn't be missed. I stayed at a couple of the hotels listed (Curly Redwood Inn in Cresent City, CA and Crest Inn/Motel in Astoria, OR). They were perfect for what I wanted - cheap but clean and safe. Hard to beat $65 for a night over looking the Columbia River. I just wish I had more time to do everything in the book. The book is now with my parents who plan on using it while in N.CA this summer. If you're going to make the drive up/down the coast, taking highways 1 and 101, this is a good guide to invest in.