Chandler O'Leary's West Coast Atlas Is Your New Road Trip Co-Pilot

A new book offers illustrated itineraries and offbeat attractions for taking a West Coast road trip

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Just in time for road trip season, Tacoma-based artist Chandler O’Leary’s recently released The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas (Sasquatch Books, $24.95) is an illustrated guide to adventures that await along highways hugging the West Coast. Focusing on California’s Pacific Coast Highway (State Route 1), U.S. Highway 101 and U.S. Route 99, O’Leary’s bright, delightful watercolors depict worthwhile stops and sights, from the mission architecture of San Diego to the parks of Vancouver, British Columbia. The book is also packed with the kind of dad-approved roadside history (did you know there are wild zebras in California?) that makes for memorable meandering.

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