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GrassRoutes: Northern California Wine Country

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Author: Serena Bartlett
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 978-1-57061-607-5
Pages: 288
Price: $16.95

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Traveling to new places is fun and exciting, and it’s helpful to have a guidebook to see all the places that interest us. But what if our interests are a little off the beaten path? Or a bit greener than most? GrassRoutes Guides were designed with the eco-tourist in mind.

The Northern California Wine Country guide shares some of the best places to visit, broken down into sections by location: Napa & Suisun Valleys, Livermore Valley, Inland Sonoma County, and the Northern West Coast. Within each of these geographical sections, things to do are organized in helpful categories like “Sweet Tooth,” “Gardens,” “Bookish,” “Pamper,” and “Volunteer.”

Symbol keys identify businesses that bank & hire locally, use organic products, run a green establishment, and recycle. Costs, dog friendliness, reservation info, and other factors are also included to make planning a breeze.

If you’ve always longed to visit California Wine Country, but prefer to venture onto roads less traveled, this guide will be indispensable for you. Bike, walk, volunteer and eat healthy, while still sampling some of the best wines on the market. It’s easier to travel green with your GrassRoutes guide.

Reviewer: Alice Berger

July 31, 2009 - Posted by | travel

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