The Imperfect Traveler’s Guides
The flagship book of my fabulous new travel book series, The Imperfect Traveler’s Guides, will be published in the spring of 2011. Inspired by this blog, The Imperfect Traveler’s Guide to Traveling With Pain contains plenty of new content to help travelers with both chronic and acute pain to enjoy more fun on the road with less pain and less hassle. A slim volume that’s easy to take on trips (and that will also be available on the Amazon Kindle), Traveling With Pain takes readers from the all-important planning phase of travel, through dealing with the pitfalls of lodgings and dining, and on out to the sights, museums, parks, and events that make traveling fun in the first place.
In the meantime, please consider pre-ordering this book. The more pre-orders I get, the more marketing I can do to increase sales, and the more people with pain can get out and take a nice vacation.
I researched and wrote these guidebook to the state of California while dealing with active endometriosis, IC, pelvic pain, and all that fun stuff. Be aware that none these titles are written specifically for those of us with hidden disabilities. So if you’ve got a question about the comfort and accessibility of a particular California locale, please ask me! I’ll tell you my experience, or otherwise find an answer for you.
Moon California, the mothership of my California guidebooks, describes travel across the Golden State. Instead of an exhaustive list of hotels, restaurants, attractions, etc etc from Crescent City to San Diego to Mammoth Lakes to Mono Lake to Mount Lassen, I select what I think are the very best spots to visit in my home state. Reading Moon California is like sitting down with me for a cup of coffee and asking me for advice about where to take a romantic weekend getaway or a weeklong trek across the state. My wry wit comes out clearly as I make sure my readers know that every hotel, every monument, every restaurant is not created equal.
A “pullout” guide based on Moon California, Moon Northern California includes a few of my favorite itineraries for traveling pre=”traveling “>NorCal, plus all the great region-by-chapter specific content from the original. Hike a volcano, comb beaches for agates, hug a really big tree, climb a rock, eat some haute cuisine, relax into a massage…there’s no place like Northern California. Oh, and a whole bunch more Wine Country content. Because Wine Country rocks.
A “pullout” guide based on Moon California, Moon Southern California includes a few of my favorite itineraries for traveling SoCal, plus all the great region-by-chapter specific content from the original. I explore the flat, sunny beaches, brutal yet beautiful deserts, giant Sequoia trees, and some of the best cheap ethnic food anywhere. Come join me down south!
A “pullout” guide based on Moon California, Moon Coastal California includes a few of my favorite itineraries for traveling the Coast, plus all the great region-by-chapter specific content from the original. Just don’t ask me to pick any one favorite. I love the pristine views of Big Sur, the barefoot beaches of San Diego, and the untamed wilderness of the Lost Coast all equally.
Moon Spotlight Palm Springs includes information about Joshua Tree National Monument and Death Valley National Park. This cute little regional reference includes information about where to stay, where to eat, and how to maneuver through the sometimes desolate California deserts.
Whose Panties Are These is part of the bestselling Sand in My Bra women’s travel anthology series. My story “Why Earplugs Are Mandatory” describes a slight honeymoon mishap. Reader advisory: some material in my story may be hard for cockroach-haters to stomach. Consider carefully before reading while dining.