Cover of  Best of Oregon and Washington's Mansions, Museums and More

PS Travel Book Wins IBPA

Gold Award


Our parent company Publishing Syndicate and its owners Ken and Dahlynn McKowen have won prestigious national awards for both travel writing and travel book publishing. Best of the California Coast is the latest award winner, taking the Independent Book Publishers Association's Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for best travel book in April 2015. Order your copy right now!


IbPA's Ben Franklin Gold Award for Best of the California Coast
Cover photo of national awar-winnning travel book, Best of the California Coast.

Coming Spring 2016!


Meet the rest of the "Wherever" family! This expansion will include three new categories: beer, food and wine.


Stories will be added under each category, written by travel enthusiasts from all over the world. Every time you visit Journey Wherever, you'll see new stories and reviews about beer, food and wine destinations. And under the food category, you'll find recipes and other gastronomical delights!

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Button for a new Food Wherever website
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wine wherever in California's Midcoast & Inland Regions: Santa Cruz, Monterey and Santa Clara counties. Cover of Best of California's Missions Mansions and Museums award-winning travel books

A National Award-Winning Travel Book

  • Need a good travel book?

    Our parent company Publishing Syndicate sells direct to the public at discounted prices often lower than those found at Amazon. In addition to travel, PS also offers its earlier books, including kids' titles, LGBT young adult books and the popular Not Your Mother's Book series.

    Cover for Lake Natoma, A Ranger in Search of Walden PondBook cover: Not Your Mother's Book on Travel
  • Journey throughout the Western U.S.

    For the Western U.S: Here you will find everything west of the Mississippi River, where we share firsthand information on many dozens of western states' travel destinations. We are currently "California heavy" at the moment, because our current travel books are focused on California's parks, museums, and more. We do have plenty of stories and photos from Oregon, Washington and other  states; those stories will be posted soon, so be sure to check back often.


    You may come across a destination that features only photos  or just a story. That's because we are working on the text or photos at this time. Again, check back.



    to go West


    visitor looking up at a redwood tree at Prairie Creek Redwoods state park

    Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

    Northern California

  • Journey throughout the Eastern U.S.

    We use the Mississippi River as our diving point between East and West. We currently are sharing significantly more photos from the Eastern U.S. than full length stories. The stories are coming, regularly, as we have time to write them. But for now, the hundreds of captioned photos can provide a great look at dozens of places people love to visit.



    to go East


    Exterior of the Salem Witch Museum in Salem Massachusetts

    Salem Witch Museum

    Salem, Massachusetts

  • Journey to Wherever...

    We currently are sharing significantly more photos without written text from travel destinations outside the U.S. The stories (and more destinations) are coming, regularly, as we have time to write them. But for now, the photos we have included are designed to grab your interest about some of the places people love to visit.



    for complete listing


    Three Vietnamese children in costume waiting to go on stage.

    Children taking a break during a play, Vietnam

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