If you ever dreamed of takeing a year off and sailing from the northeast US to the islands south this will give you a good picture of what it is like. Author's husband is the sailor - she gets seasick and has no idea how to sail.
Beautifual pictures of wine country gardens but most of not open to the public. So if you just want to see them in pictures this is the book for you. If you want to visit them that might be a little harder.
Great book could not wait to go home and read it each night. It was a quick read. Since I live in San Francisco where this takes place I recognize the places mentioned and the characters whether their real names were used or not.