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ISBN: 9781631214172

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Moon California

Including Las Vegas

Discover California in a Whole New Way!

Travel writer and California native Elizabeth Linhart Veneman shares her expert perspective on the Golden State, guiding you to a memorable and unique experience.

Whether you’re looking to dine in the epicenter of farm-to-table cuisine, soak up the beauty of Yosemite’s glacier-carved monuments, or stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Moon California has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Best of California in Two Weeks” and “Coastal California Road Trip,” expertly-crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Veneman’s trustworthy advice, Moon California provides the tools for planning your perfect trip!

Moon California covers can’t-miss sights and the best destinations including:

  • The Redwood Coast
  • Northern Sierras and Southern Cascades
  • Sacramento and Gold Country
  • Wine Country
  • San Francisco and the Bay Area
  • Yosemite and Eastern Sierras
  • Central Coast
  • Los Angeles and Orange County
  • San Diego
  • Palm Springs and the Deserts

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman

Elizabeth Linhart Veneman has always viewed growing up in Northern California as both a blessing and curse. There is so much to see, do, and experience all within a short drive—from broad sequoias in the Sierras to ancient lava beds north of Mount Shasta, from creaky Gold Rush towns to the pampering Wine Country—that she began to wonder why anyone would ever leave.

Elizabeth was eventually lured out of the Golden State to Alaska’s far north, where she traveled the Inside Passage, baked bread under the midnight sun in Denali National Park, and chronicled the state’s burgeoning sustainable agriculture for Alaska Magazine. These adventures culminated in penning the travel guide InsightGuides: Alaska.

But Elizabeth knew her California roots were too deep to stay away for long. Raised in Carmel, where her great-great grandmother opened the first restaurant (a soup kitchen with dirt floors!) at the turn of the 20th century, she would always call California home. So she returned and devoted herself to writing about the state she loves most. Her work has included the travel guides SmartGuide: San Francisco and InsightGuides: San Francisco, as well as reporting on food and sustainable agriculture for local publications.

Elizabeth is still enchanted by Northern California’s wondrous melding of natural splendor with cultural charm. She currently lives with her family in San Francisco’s Richmond district.