Even if you are a California native, there is a lot you need to know to fully appreciate the "what" and "why" of our special state. Explore its rich history, famous authors such as Steinbeck and Kerouac, the unique geography of Yosemite, Big Sur, and the Valley of the Moon, and what sets California apart from other states. Join in the lively discussion and start to feel like an insider. Plan your next road trip to include newly discovered festivals and communities. From the food you eat to the beautiful climate, come away understanding the west coast influence of innovation and cultural diversity in our day-to-day life.