is the author of Frommer''s
Exploring America by RV
and RV Vacations For Dummies
and a contributor to Frommer''s USA.
His books, articles,
and photographs-many of which he produced in collaboration with his
late wife, Shirley-have been published internationally for more
than 25 years.
Tara de Lis is a native Angeleno. She spent six
years as the L.A. City Editor for Citysearch.com and has been
published in L.A. Times Magazine, Gayot, dineLA,
AOL, and CitySpots. Never offi cially off -duty, she spends her
"free time" seeking out new restaurants and hand-crafted
A third-generation Southern Californian, Mark
Hiss is a writer and photographer who has spent more than
25 years in San Diego. He was founding editor of both the visitor
guide Where San Diego and Performances, the
playbill magazine for the city''s leading performing arts venues.
He is also a recovering publicist who spent many years working for
several of San Diego''s top theater companies.
A native San Franciscan, Erika Lenkert spends
her time traipsing around the Bay Area and across the globe in
search of adventure and great food. She has written for Travel
+ Leisure, Food & Wine, Bride''s, Wine Country Living, San
Francisco Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Time
Out. Her latest work is an entertaining and cooking guide
called The Last-Minute Party Girl: Fashionable, Fearless, and
Foolishly Simple Entertaining (www.lastminutepartygirl.com).
Kristin Luna hopped around a bit before fi
nding a permanent home in San Francisco. Her intrepid spirit has
led her all over the globe in search of adventure, whether scuba
diving cageless with sharks in the South Pacifi c or hurling
herself out of a plane at 15,000 feet in the Pyrenees. Kristin has
worked on other Frommer''s guides and been a contributor to
Newsweek, Forbes Traveler, and the Travel Channel. Her
work has also appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Islands,
Real Simple, Sherman''s Travel, Glamour, People, and
Matthew Poole, a native Californian, has
authored more than two dozen travel guides to California, Hawaii,
and abroad. A regular contributor to radio and television travel
programs, he has made numerous guest appearances on the
award-winning Bay Area Backroads television show, among
other broadcast outlets. Before becoming a full-time travel writer
and photographer, he worked as an English tutor in Prague, ski
instructor in the Swiss Alps, and scuba instructor in Maui and
Thailand. Highly allergic to office buildings and mortgage
payments, he spends most of his time traveling the globe in search
of new adventures.