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Jan Friedman

Jan Friedman has spent most of her life in the San Francisco Bay area. A travel writer, photographer, and former tour guide, she explored 56 countries before discovering that her very own could offer as much adventure as the most exotic foreign locale. Her" Eccentric America" was voted Best Travel Guide by the North American Travel Journalists' Association in 2001 and in 2002 won the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Gold Award for Guidebooks.