After 40 years I have decided to retire from the rigors of research and publishing. It has been a very difficult decision and it is honestly sad for me to say goodbye.
I want to personally thank you, the traveler, for faithfully trusting “Karen Brown” recommendations and sharing your experiences. You have afforded me a wonderful career and allowed me to pursue my passion. I feel so fortunate as I never felt I was working. I loved traveling the miles; appreciate all the friendships forged and have taken great pleasure and pride in sharing discoveries. I also want to thank the innkeepers and hoteliers who have so graciously extended their hospitality and welcome to you, the traveler, and made me “look good!”
I honestly look forward to experiencing a true vacation; traveling without pen and paper. My husband will appreciate driving without detours to investigate a promising new “lead.” Most especially, I will savor the luxury of time with family and those I love.
I personally thank you for traveling with me all these many years and many miles. I wish you safe travels and memories to cherish.
About Karen Brown Guides
Our mission statement is to provide travelers with recommendations and guides they can rely on and trust. We take great pride in our extensive, personal research and offer what we feel are the very best in terms of where to stay and what to see. Our regional countryside itineraries are a direct result of the literally thousands of miles we covered in order to visit the places we recommend. Our itineraries detail what we consider to be the most scenic and interesting routes when traveling the countryside. Whether you follow our recommendations exactly or use them as a template for personalizing your own route, we sincerely hope our itineraries will serve to help you plan a memorable journey.
We began as book publishers and over the years have had as many as twenty titles in the Karen Brown Series. This year, 2015, celebrates thirty-eight years in publishing for Karen Brown Guides. We have just recently transitioned to publishing our recommendations in electronic Format: E-Books and E-Itineraries. Enhanced with color photos; maps that link to interactive maps; internal links facilitate navigation, and external website and email links facilitate direct communication and reservations, we believe our E-Books and E-Itineraries serve as a powerful travel tool and resource.
Through our dynamic and interactive website, we are pleased to be able to enhance what we have offered you through our published guides. What you are visiting now is actually a brand new website. We hope you will like the new format as well as the ability to view our website content on a variety of hand held devices – our recommendations are now “portable”!
Bottom line: Our commitment and responsibility is to you, the traveler. We see everything we recommend and offer selective and honest evaluations – “Recommendations Travelers Trust”.
Karen Brown (and her guides) might just be the perfect travel companions. She knows the best places to stay and the sights to see in the world’s most delightful places.
– Larry Bleiberg, Travel Editor, Dallas Morning News
An unbeatable combination of good taste, accurate descriptions, and travel savvy make these guides indispensable.
– Martin Rapp, Travel & Leisure
Books to dream over, but also to use.
– The Washington Post
Karen Brown Guides, LLC
Post Office Box 70
San Mateo, CA 94401 USA