Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pacific Coasting: A Guide to the Ultimate Road Trip, from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest


Pacific Coasting is a tutorial, planning, and inspiration guide to driving the Pacific coast of the USA. Due out 16th March 2021 from Workman Publishing on their Artisan imprint, it's 224 pages and will be available in hardcover and ebook formats.

This is a really engaging and appealing homage to the All-American road trip with some specific destination suggestions and a wealth of information for dreaming, planning, and execution. The introduction includes some good general info - what the pack, how to plan, and what the Pacific coast has to offer. 
The following chapters are arranged more or less from southerly destinations toward the northwest (she explains why in the book). The chapters include lots of fun destinations for day trips, longer trips, or the ultimate marathon road trip from Southern California to Washington. Each of the chapters - So. Cal, No. Cal, Oregon, and Washington contain side info on different destinations and seasonal information. 

The text is accompanied by a number of the author's own paintings of areas and landmarks (and whimsical maps) of the area and destinations. This is a beautifully written, illustrated, and inspirational book. I'm sitting in front of my living room window at the end of September and it's rainy, overcast, and grey, and I'm definitely California dreamin' - sunshine, palm trees, picnics, and breezes sound wonderful.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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