Spring is here, which means its road trip time. If you're heading out to coastal California, which is my neck of the woods, consider picking up Lonely Planet's brand-new Coastal California guidebook, which I co-wrote.
Want a free sneak peek before you buy? Start dreaming about your coastal California road trip by downloading the free "Getting Started" chapter PDF here. Peruse our top 8 expert itineraries, including coastal California for kids, kitsch lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and yes, freaks & weirdos (we love 'em here!).
You'll also get top 10 lists for California's best parties and parades and hidden beaches, a round-up of the best travel literature about the Golden State and tips for greener, more sustainable eco-travel, plus our recommendations for the best months to go (hint: it's not June through August).
Eager to take a cross-country road trip or itching for a tropical island getaway ? Check out these free trip-planning guides to the USA, Hawaii and Oahu, excerpted from other Lonely Planet guides I co-wrote.