Posts Categorized: Books

Searching for Steinbeck’s Sea of Cortez

searching for steinbecks sea of cortez

This spring, seventy-eight years ago, author John Steinbeck and his biologist friend Ed Ricketts explored the Baja coastline and its fertile tidepools, a stubbornly quirky project that he expected to be of little interest to the public. The result was his classic “The Log from the Sea of Cortez.” In 2000, journalist Andromeda Romano-Lax and… Read more »

The Mission Walker: Trekking El Camino Real

When she was diagnosed with gallbladder cancer, Edie Littlefield Sundby was given three months to live. In response, she beat the cancer and decided to walk the 800-mile Alta California Mission trail from San Diego to Sonoma. When the cancer returned, she beat it again and then decided to walk the other 800 miles of… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: 5 Books for Baja Travel

Baja Books

We’re often asked what we recommend for travel resources to Baja California so we’ve put together a list of some of our top picks to make the best of your peninsula road trip adventures. From practical logistics to history and biology, these books will help you take full advantage of the special treasures of the peninsula…. Read more »

Baja’s Wild Side

Baja's Wild Side

A Photographic Journey Through Baja California’s Pacific Coast Region   Book review by Graham Mackintosh Hiking the Northern Pacific coast of Baja in 1983 I was struck by its wondrous light and astounding beauty. Carrying little film for my point and shoot 35mm camera, I had to consign countless scenes to memory. Sometimes I only… Read more »

Baja California Land of Missions

Baja California Land of Missions David Kier copy

We’re pleased to announce the release of “Baja California Land of Missions,” a new book written by David Kier about the Spanish missions on the Baja peninsula. This 243-page work is a detailed history of the activities begun by the Spanish Empire, commissioning several orders of Catholic priests, and others, in an attempt to colonize… Read more »