A Great American Road

ByWAYS Magazine just named Hwy 1 along California’s Mendocino Coast, a ‘Great American Road’.

California Hwy 1 crosses the Noyo River in Fort Bragg CA. Photo: Mary Charlebois


Working on this story was a true labor of love. I worked on it for years without even knowing I’d be selected as its writer. I moved to this area in 2005. Since then I’ve spent untold hours photographing and filming the natural beauty, abundant wildlife, awesome food and wonderful people. It’s my home, the astounding Mendocino Coast.

CA Hwy 1, Mendocino Coast

Click above to read my story of one of America’s greatest road trips.
Photos begin on page 8, story begins on page 12.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Debra says:

    Wow- Mary! Congrats on the publication of your article! AND…the photos are FANTASTIC! I’m so happy for you. You’re living my dreams, so now I get to live them vicariously through you. It makes me want to drive the hwy and see all that history. Oh, to have a time machine, right? Keep up the great, creative work!

    1. Thank you Debra. Your compliment for my photos means a great deal coming from a photographer with your talent. If being a travel writer is your dream, go for it. I’d be glad to help. It’s a fun job, has some nice perks from time-to-time and the pay is… well let’s say you do get paid – sometimes. 🙂 –MaryGo

  2. Caroline says:

    Awesone job, Mary Go! 🙂

  3. Phyl Doppelt says:

    Great writing and spectacular, amazing photography. There’s no stopping you – congratulations on the success you are enjoying, well deserved.

    1. Thank you so much Phyl. I have the best material to draw from – Mendocino County. 🙂 –MaryGo

  4. Rob Curtin-Sinclair says:

    Loved your article Mary, I could almost imagine actually being there. Fantastic attention to detail.

    1. Thanks Rob. One of my favorite stories. It’s my home. –MaryGo

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