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Moon California Road Trip

The top destinations in the West are within a day’s drive of one another. See them all with Moon California Road Trip as your guide. Detailed driving instructions tell you how far you’ll have to drive, how long it will take, and which highways you’ll need to follow—including information on alternate routes and the best […]

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Moon California Camping

Tom Stienstra, the nation’s top-selling outdoors writer, invites you to spend the night under the stars with the latest edition of Moon California Camping. Extremely comprehensive and packed with useful information, Moon California Camping covers more than 1,400 camping options throughout the state, from sites nestled among towering redwoods to remote backcountry destinations in the […]

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Esalen: An Advanced California Experience

The Esalen Institute is known throughout California as the home of Esalen massage technique, a forerunner and cutting-edge player in ecological living, and a space to retreat from the world and build a new and better sense of self. Visitors journey from all over the state and beyond to sink into the haven that’s sometimes called “The New Age Harvard.”

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Northern California in the Fall

Starting in September, the sun comes back to the beach, inland mountains and valleys cool down just a notch, and the fall colors are exquisite against brilliant blue autumn skies. It’s the perfect time to plan a trip through Northern California, and author Elizabeth Linhart Veneman shares suggestions for a variety of travelers looking to make the most out of their autumn vacations.

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Coastal California’s Romantic Getaways

Crashing waves, breathtaking views, gourmet restaurants, and luxury hotels make the California coast perfect for romance. Author Stuart Thornton points you to some of the Golden State’s most romantic coastal destinations from north to south.

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Coastal California Road Trip: The Sights of Big Sur

Soaring cliffs dropping to sporadic white-sand beaches exemplify the Big Sur coastline made legendary in film and literature. The region is explored via Highway 1, also called the Pacific Coast Highway, a road that hugs sheer cliffs and passes several state parks, resorts, and restaurants like Nepenthe, seemingly perched on the edge of the world.

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Moon California Fishing

Acclaimed outdoors author and experienced fisherman Tom Stienstra knows the best fishing spots in the Golden State, from the crystal-clear lakes dotting the Sierra Nevada to the open waters located just off the coast of San Francisco. Offering detailed descriptions of more than 2,000 fishing locations and including more than 70 pages of fishing tips […]