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Eddy Ancinas was delighted to learn that her new book “Tracing Inca Trails: An Adventure in the Andes” was chosen as a Finalist for the 2022 Best Books Awards in the Travel category. Edited by Don George, Eddy’s book is a “rollicking, true-life adventure tale,” of an epic journey in the Peruvian Andes, where three women friends join a seven-day horseback trek on an ancient Inca trail—over a 15,000 foot pass and down into the jungle, where a train will to stop and take them to Machu Picchu—However.…

During this “sometimes harrowing, sometimes exhilarating” memoir, Eddy shares the stories, adventures, resilience and discoveries of three women as they face detours and mishaps while traveling on foot, horse and the back of a truck—and why she fell in love with Perú. (Review copies for media are available from Eddy at

Ginger Dingus featured Tunnel Tops and Greens along with the de Young’s Ramses the Great exhibit in her latest post for

Ginny Prior just published a November feature in Diablo Magazine on Tomales Bay. Inspired by a BATW meeting last year at Straus Home Ranch in Marshall, the One Fine Weekend article highlights everything from fresh oysters to farm tours in this  West Marin destination.


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