WINNER Photography Travel: Guides & Essays 2023 Best Book Awards
Exploring Wine Regions – California Central Coast is the third book in the award-winning series, now exploring lesser-known areas of California’s wine regions. Beyond the familiar Napa and Sonoma, the Central Coast Wine Regions are producing top-level, high-quality wines, and the tourism is extraordinary. This book takes you on a journey to discover these amazing wines; combining wine education, insiders travel guide and spectacular photography. Higgins again dazzles his audience with another informative and beautiful book.
Tourism along the central coast of California is unmatched. The beaches, mountains and valleys are ever so enchanting. The wineries are engaging, have lots of tourism activities available, and are especially inviting and friendly, unlike other wine regions. It’s not uncommon to find the vintner or winemaker at the tasting room wanting to share their stories and their love of wine with you. Both connoisseurs and novices turn to this book series for insider information and inspiration. It is a must-have book for expanding your knowledge of California and its wines.
With 436 full-color pages and over 800 photographic images, this third edition explores California’s Central Coast regions of Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County (including Paso Robles) and Santa Barbara County. With breathtaking photography and personal commentary, readers are mesmerized by the world of wine, food and travel. Extensive resources are provided for wine lovers who want to know where to go, what to look for, and how to discover their favorite wines by understanding the terroir.
WINNER Travel: Guides & Essays 2023 International Book Awards
Life doesn't come with a roadmap... And this is not a guidebook
CORY MORTENSEN rode his bike from Chaska, Minnesota, to California. The experience ultimately changed his perspective on how life could be lived. So, rather than returning home after his adventure—back to the life unwanted—and equipped with absolutely no plan and nothing tying him down, he makes a simple phone call to quit his career and hitchhike south along the Pacific Coast Highway. Destination unknown. Sounds like a pretty good idea.
One minute, I'm sitting in a cubicle, and the next, I'm haggling over a room in the Andes in a location of the world I never even knew existed.
Where does a guy go when he has no place to be? Passport, tent, sleeping bag, and a favorite pair of Chaco sandals—enough gear for meandering from the Mexican border to the southern tip of South America, right?
Humor • Insight • Adventure • Gratitude • Peace
Forty-hour bus rides, Mayan Ruins, five-dollar tattoos, mountain biking down the Road of Death, para-gliding the mountains of Mérida, trekking the Patagonian Andes. Spectacular sights, strange foods, unfamiliar smells, interesting people—and what would a trip like this be without a little dynamite?