Forget the rental car. If you’re looking to transverse California, check out this comprehensive public transport map on how to get from city to city without getting behind the wheel of a car.
The California Rail Map shows more then 500 destinations, all reachable on the train or connecting by bus or ferry. And one of these days — so long as the money holds out — high speed rail will be available from San Francisco to Sacramento to Los Angeles. Let’s hope that Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is on the money about US efforts to move forward with high-speed rail funding in other states.
Chelsea is a former newspaper reporter who has spent the past few years teaching English in Poland, Finland and Japan. When she wasn't teaching or writing, Chelsea was traveling Europe and Asia, sampling spicy street food along the way.