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What the Media Says

‟Whether you are a parent with kids to distract, a host with guests to entertain or a multi-tasker who just needs to get out of holly-jolly hell, Brandais' book has a road map for you. Ladies and gentlemen of stressed-out San Diego, time to start your escape engines." — Karla Peterson, San Diego Union-Tribune

Latest from the Joyride Guru

November 18, 2017
A Nissan Maxima is in the parking spot for the next few days as I work on my next San Diego Union-Tribune column, which means I'm searching for my next San Diego day trip.
November 16, 2017
Today's rush hour traffic might be a pain, but back in 1941 this was what happened when the shift changed at Consolidated Aircraft on the north side of San Diego's Lindbergh Field.
November 14, 2017
This drive is great fun that starts at a Native American tribe's big casino (Pechanga) in Riverside County and ends at another (Pala) in San Diego. But what's in-between is great.
November 04, 2017
La Jolla, one of San Diego's most beautiful beach communities, and a Fiat 500 Spider sports car are made for each other, and we're visiting some of my favorite secret spots today in the print edition of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
November 02, 2017
Some great vistas of San Diego in the mid-1960s from this Chevrolet film that promotes the Chevy Nova compact and even gets in a dig of the rival Ford Falcon.
Explore San Diego County's backroads, beaches, mountains and deserts with Joyride Guru® and award-winning author Jack Brandais. Make them your San Diego day trip.

Video Trips

Jack talks about Joyrides on KUSI-TV.
A historic highway time warp in southeastern San Diego County.
Humans have been living here for thousands of years. See why.