Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting. Outstanding color photography, plus a wealth of archival images Written and photographed by local residents Best seaside and mountain resorts 29 detailed color maps to all regions and cities Wineries of Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia Spectacular photography and archival paintings Literary excerpts and topical essays Ferry trips to the San Juan and Gulf Islands Northwest cuisine -- from buying the freshest seafood to dining at sophisticated city bistros About the authors John Doerper has been traveling the Pacific Northwest for more than 30 years, enjoying its beaches, inns, restaurants, and prime camping sites. He is the author of four food books describing the pleasures of travel on the Pacific Coast, including Wine Country for Compass American Guides. He has acted as editor and columnist for several publications and has published articles in Travel & Leisure and Pacific Northwest Magazine. Mr. Doerper in the publisher and editor of Pacific Epicure, A Quarterly Journal of Gastronomic Literature. Judy Jewell who wrote much of the Oregon section of this book has traveled all over the state and has twice swum the Columbia River cross-channel swim. She has worked for many years as a book buyer for Powell's Travel Store in Portland. About the photographer Greg Vaughn is a freelance photographer specializing in travel, nature, and enviromental concerns. His award-winning imagery has appeared in magazines such as National Geographic, Outside, National Wildlife, Sierra, Natural History, and Travel & Leisure. He was the principal photographer for two books about Hawaii as well as Compass American Guide: Oregon. Greg lives in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife and two sons.