California Trip


An Uncensored Look At California That Captures Its Freewheeling Spirit And Beauty

This is a book about real California–from the era of peace and love and protest marches to the freedom of the open road and the highs of California’s wild places. It celebrates both California’s natural beauty and creative spark, while observing its precipitous growth. A thinking person’s guide to the country’s most diverse state, outrageous and insightful, California Trip takes the pulse of California from San Francisco to Los Angeles–its dual heartbeat. With gorgeous photographs and an insider’s point of view from decades of traveling throughout California and thinking about its complexities, California Trip shows the state’s organic farming movement, devastating earthquakes and wildfire infernos, as well as its famous wineries and varied peoples–from hippies to nerds. For visitors and residents alike, California Trip is a journey with both thrills and spiritual meaning. It’s a new kind of coffee-table book, because it covers controversial subjects as well as the beauty of the state–its amazing coastline, alpine peaks, and shimmering deserts.

California Trip, won a gold medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards for the best West coast regional non-fiction book. The IPPY Awards are held annually to honor the year's best independently published titles. More than 3000 publishers enter to win an award, including many museum and university presses.

“There are many books of California photography on the market, but in terms of geographical and social inclusiveness, few can equal California Trip by Richard P. Blair and Kathleen P. Goodwin from Color & Light Editions.  It is a book that I have proudly placed in my personal library as a guide to the Golden State.”

-Kevin Starr

University of Southern California

California Trip is a big 300 page, 600 photograph book with a beautiful cloth binding and the highest quality paper and printing. It's $49.95 plus shipping via the paypal button on our website. Please choose your book jacket image and add any short message you wish to have the authors inscribe!

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