A Guide to the Ultimate Road Trip, from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest
by Danielle Kroll
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 16 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 16 Mar 2021
Artisan Books, Artisan
Roll down the windows, turn up the radio, and take a drive up the world’s most magical coastline.
It’s a beautiful and practical travel guide. An illustrated keepsake. An inspiration to get out and visit. And a celebration of the wild, lush, larger-than-life 2,000 miles that run along the edge of the West Coast through California, Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver Island, where you’ll find everything from stunning vistas and alluring beaches to botanical gardens, nature trails, antiques stores, charming villages, and a handful of great cities along the way.
Created by artist and inveterate road-tripper Danielle Kroll, Pacific Coasting covers all the not-to-be-missed stops, while including maps, packing lists and playlists (yes, what to listen to as you’re driving up to Hearst Castle), and specific guides like Tide Pool Etiquette and Oregon Lighthouses. The result is the offbeat adventure of a lifetime, filled with something new to discover every hour of every day.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 13 members
An absolute gem! What a delightful read. I will be purchasing a copy in May (and talking someone into taking a road-trip with me ASAP). The artwork is gorgeous, the information is concise and informative, and the author seems to portray an intimate/personal knowledge of the subject matter.
Beautiful and evocative illustrations, and tight, clear information. Pacific Coasting is an excellent guidebook for those who love the area, or those who want to fondly remember a trip up the 101. I'll be adding this to my library collection, and I'm sure it will fly off the shelf. Review to be posted to Goodreads and Instagram upon publication.
Thank you to Netgalley and publishers for an ARC. What a gorgeous book!! I love travel journals and this one does not disappoint. Kroll shares her knowledge, experience, and artistry with the reader on the glorious west coast shoreline. With tied bits of history complemented by Kroll's paintings, you will fall in love with the Pacific Northwest. I hope there are more installments of travel throughout the nation!
Beautifully illustrated guide to traveling the Pacific Coast, from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest. Broken down into separate destinations in each state, it covers interesting places to visit at each location. Along with things to look for at each (agates, whales, wildflowers, etc). I have visited many of the places the author mentions, but will now have to go back and look again, just to find all her suggestions. This book is definitely going onto my trip planning bookshelf. And a copy for the glove box of my vehicle, too! Very enjoyable!
Pacific Coasting is just amazing! It is informative, helpful, entertaining, and downright GORGEOUS. Subtitled “A Guide to the Ultimate Road Trip, from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest,” it covers the entire Pacific Coast of the Continental U.S., with clearly defined sections for the various regions in each of the three states. It includes interesting places to visit, things to look at (whales, agates, trees, wildflowers), it is completely spectacular. I plan to buy a copy for myself, as well as for a few special friends who will appreciate it both as an information resource and a piece of art. Seriously, it is wonderful! Five stars. Thanks to Artisan Books and NetGalley for providing a copy in exchange for this honest review.