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Foreword | California! | Santa Cruz | Monterey | San Luis Obispo | Hollywood | Santa Monica | Long Beach | San Pedro | Yosemite Bound | Yosemite | Yosemite Falls | Vernal Falls | Snow Shoeing | Snow Boarding | San Francisco | Alcatraz | Last Day In Frisco

Foreword to the Foreword

I should point out that the furthest I had ever been was Germany, and that was with my parents many years ago. On my own I'd got as far as North Wales and Scotland, but only for very short periods. I'd never been anywhere on a plane before and had no idea what to expect when I landed, except that the idea was for my American friends to show me how they survived and I would join in. Things turned out rather differently than planned.


Hello. This is a combined account and guide created from my experiences while visiting California in the USA. I had a guide book but rapidly discovered that the prices and information were often out of date and one piece of advice was understated: the necessity for a car to see some of the more remote places, but more on that later. Now sit back and enjoy the eye candy that is...