I grabbed a copy of Photographing California Vol. 1 - North for a Christmas road-trip down to the central coast of California. From Mount Shasta to Yosemite to Bowling Ball Beach this book is a great starting point. It's a good overview of the major landmarks and saves endless hours of internet research.
Our notes and tips to help you have a great adventure.
Eleven quaint cabins dot the shores of Lake O’Hara, Alberta, not far from Lake Louise. These rustic cabins offer incredible views of this secluded jewel in the Canadian Rockies. Few are fortunate enough to gain access to the protected area — it’s 11 kilometers from the road — but once in, a spectacular playground lies at your feet. Glacier lakes, alpine meadows, and mountain skylines surround you. Here, you can explore on foot some of the most spectacular hiking in North America. Canadians will tell you Lake O’Hara is one of the most beautiful places on earth. And it’s not far from the truth.
A is for Argentina. Nestled below the towering granite peaks of Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre, A-frames have finally found their place in a ramshackle paradise called El Chalten. It’s an isolated wonderland, one with a view and adventure waiting just outside your door.
This divine abode is a place you want to crawl into after a long hard day on the trails. Where you can escape the ferocious Patagonia wind. Where you can sit back, gaze into the mountains, and enjoy a local cerveza. Where possibilities are endless. This place is perfect.
Headed to Patagonia? Grab a copy of Gregory Crouch's "Enduring Patagonia" for a glimpse into the towering granite peaks and the climbers who can't get enough. This book is an excellent travel companion to the region.
One of the greatest overland journeys ever accomplished was in 1955 from London to Singapore. If you have never heard of this expedition, we highly recommend watching the video below & reading the book.
"Photographing Oregon" by Greg Vaughn, is probably the best $20 I have spent since moving to Oregon. I take it with me every time I head out on a road trip and the book never fails to lead me to an amazing site.
Great landmarks, suggested hikes and clear directions make it one of the best guide books for the state.