Growing up in Monterey inspired me to write this book years ago and I finally did it. My goal is to share the places you may not find on your own - hidden beaches, places to visit and things to do with limited time. When it comes to car trips, this is one of the best in the world. Seriously. Car trips are in my blood. Our whole family always loved having the flexibility to stop and take photos or just hop out of the car and breath fresh fragrant air. Regardless of the weather, the combination of beautiful beaches, water, trees, small towns and a two lane road, make this drive an adventure you'll never forget. I grew up in Monterey and always chose Highway One over the freeway route. Yes, it's a bit longer, but usually only 20-30 minutes. Every turn offers unique jaw dropping views you won't see anywhere else. You won't understand, until you do it.