Frommer's California 2005: With the Best Beaches and Wine Country Tours(Frommer's Travel Guides Series)by Harry Basch, Erika Lenkert, Matthew Poole, David Swanson
Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer's California features detailed reviews and insider info on the state's spectacular beaches, national parks, vineyards, and more. Quite simply, this is the most reliable and comprehensive California guide you can buy. Whether you're looking for a romantic B&B in the Wine Country, the hippest new restaurant in San Francisco, or the best beaches in L.A. and San Diego, Frommer's California will show you the way. The guide is personally researched by longtime residents, and it's full of their candid opinions about the best their state has to offer. They've selected the very best places to stay throughout the state: lavish golf resorts, spas, stunning B&Bs, beachfront motels, and Yosemite's best campgrounds. With Frommer's in hand, you'll see it all -- from the desert to the towering redwoods, from Hollywood to Hearst Castle, from Sea World to Big Sur. You'll even get a color fold-out map!
Meet the Author
Harry Basch, and his wife Shirley Slater, have been a husband-and-wife travelwriting team whose books, articles, and photographs have been published internationally over the past 25 years. He and Shirley are the authors of Frommer’s Exploring America by RV, RV Vacations For Dummies, and have contributed to Frommer’s USA.
A native San Franciscan, Erika Lenkert spends her time traipsing through San Francisco and across the globe in search of adventure and great food. She has written for Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Bride’s, Wine Country Living, San Francisco Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Time Out. Her latest work is an entertaining and cooking guide called The Last-Minute Party Girl: Fashionable, Fearless, and Foolishly Simple Entertaining (www.lastminutepartygirl.com), which mixes fun, humor, and recipes into a tasty, useful guide to living large, Bay Area–style.
Matthew Richard Poole, a native Californian, has authored more than two dozen travel guides to California, Hawaii, and abroad, and is a regular contributor to radio and television travel programs, including numerous guest appearances on the awardwinning Bay Area Backroads television show. Before becoming a full-time travel writer and photographer, he worked as an English tutor in Prague, ski instructor in the Swiss Alps, and scuba instructor in Maui. Highly allergic to office buildings and mortgage payments, he spends most of his time traveling the globe searching for new adventures. His other Frommer’s titles include California from $70 a Day, San Francisco from $70 a Day, Los Angeles, Portable Los Angeles, the Irreverent Guide to San Francisco, and Portable Disneyland®.
San Diego native David Swanson’s first travels were in the back of a Volkswagen bus with his parents through Yosemite and the Sierras, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara. His stories and photography have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Miami Herald, Dallas Morning News, and The Globe and Mail among many others. His work also appears in National Geographic Traveler, Bride’s, TravelAge West, and he is a contributing editor at Caribbean Travel & Life.
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