Posts Categorized: Books

The New Baja California Road & Recreation Atlas

  There’s a new Baja Atlas available and we’re so excited for you to have this invaluable tool for your Baja explorations! The Baja California Road & Recreation Atlas is a gorgeous full-color, large-format atlas that covers the entire peninsula with detailed maps as well as recreation guides that highlight campgrounds, parks, natural wonders, beaches,… Read more »

Q&A With Author Paul Ganster

A new book, Loreto, Mexico: Challenges for a Sustainable Future by Paul Ganster, Oscar Arizpe Arizpe C., and Vinod Sasidharan features essays by leading researchers on the history, natural environment, society, tourism, economy, and related challenges that Loreto faces for sustainable development. The threat of mass tourism is heightened by the specter of enormous mining operations… Read more »

Peninsula Picks: Baja Travel Narratives

We could all use an escape right now and these Baja travel narratives will immerse you in the adventure, people, culture, and history of the peninsula. From discovering cave paintings on mule, to exploring the marine life of the Sea of Cortez, to walking the perimeter of the entire peninsula, there’s plenty to keep you… Read more »

Native Peoples and Native Plants of Baja California

By Michael Wilken-Robertson, author of Kumeyaay Ethnobotany: Shared Heritage of the Californias For over ten thousand years, native peoples have made their homes in the rugged landscapes of the northern Baja California peninsula. Throughout this vast period, the natural environment changed dramatically as cool, moist climates of the late Ice Age gave way to the warmer… Read more »

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 »