Books

Fodor's San Diego

Published by Internet Brands

Released August 2017

With blockbuster attractions like LEGOLAND and the world-renowned San Diego Zoo, great beaches, outdoor activities, excellent food, and an ever-expanding list of breweries and brewpubs, San Diego has become one of America’s top go-to cities. Fodor’s San Diego has everything travelers need to make the most of a trip, whether they’re looking for an all-out family vacation or a sophisticated adult getaway.

(Marlise Kast-Myers coauthored Fodor’s San Diego)

Fodor's In Focus Panama

Published by Random House

Released 2016

Panama has become Central America’s hottest destination. Looking beyond the country’s famous, century-old canal, an increasing number of travelers are discovering Panama’s vast jungles, remote islands, and rain forests filled with exotic birds. Panama City is the exciting, rapidly developing, hub–a vibrant metropolis with a colonial heart and excellent dining, lodging, and nightlife options, as well as an abundance of easy day-trip opportunities.

(Marlise Kast-Myers coauthored Fodor’s In Focus Panama, Second Edition for print/kindle/online)

Fodor's Costa Rica 2016

Published by Random House

Released 2015

Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor’s Costa Rica shows off the splendor of the country’s stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide.

(Marlise Kast-Myers coauthored Fodor’s Costa Rica for print/kindle/online editions 2016)

Fodor's Cancun & The Riviera Maya 2016

Published by Random House

Released 2015

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of the area, including the Riviera Maya’s beaches, Cancún’s vibrant nightlife, and Cozumel’s brilliant coral reefs. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.

(Marlise Kast-Myers authored Fodor’s Cancun & the Riviera Maya for print/kindle/online editions 2016)

Tabloid Prodigy, a memoir

Published by Running Press, a Division of Perseus Books

Released May 2007

 

Marlise, the daughter of a minister, grew up in a loving, conservative, slightly sheltered family, and aspired to a career as a respected journalist. She was perhaps the least likely person to become an undercover reporter for Globe and Star magazines.  But, right out of college, with a journalism degree and few job prospects, she became a tabloid writer, playing the high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse with some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities.

Using a combination of charm and brains, Marlise convinced co-workers, waiters, bouncers and bartenders to confess the juicy secrets of Hollywood stars. On the red carpet and VIP guest lists, she assumed countless identities, including those of a florist, a tennis player, a mourner, and a bridesmaid.

Torn between her journalistic duties and her moral responsibilities, Marlise tried to ignore the battle with her conscience, telling herself this wasn’t a permanent job, just a stepping stone to a more respectable career.

This riveting and entertaining memoir is full of her outrageous-but-true tabloid experiences. In an industry where turnover is high, and loyalty low, Marlise survived multiple bosses, a rotating roster of photographers, professional shenanigans, terrifying situations, and comical predicaments. She eventually wrote over 200 articles for the tabloids.

Her biggest story, though, is the one she’s never told before; how—after a dangerous high-speed chase, a corporate betrayal of her trust, and the doubts that continued to plague her—Marlise came face-to-face with a story her conscience would not allow her to tell.

After so many years of lying about who she really was, Marlise had to discover her own truth. As this memoir reveals, her redemption is more honest and personal than any celebrity news she’s ever reported.

(Marlise Kast-Myers authored Tabloid Prodigy)

Day Hikes and Overnights on the Pacific Crest Trail: Southern California

Published by Countrymann Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company

Released March 2014

Explore sections of the famous Pacific Crest Trail between the Mexican border and Los Angeles County. Travel writer Marlise Kast-Myers includes both easy day hikes and extended overnight trips. Each route is accompanied by a detailed topographical map and the book is filled with spectacular color photos.

The Pacific Crest Trail is one of America’s great long-distance hiking routes. The PCT follows the mountains from the Mexican border in the south all the way to the Canadian border in the north. Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling Wild led huge numbers of Americans to hear about the PCT for the first time. Now Kast-Myers gives you the tools you need to get out and explore sections of that fabled route for yourself. There are 100 color photographs throughout the guidebook.

(Marlise Kast-Myers authored and photographed images for Day Hikes & Overnights on the Pacific Crest Trail)

Fodor's Los Cabos: with Todos Santos, La Paz & Valle de Guadalupe

Published by Random House

Released 2015

The crowds keep coming to Los Cabos as much to relax on its beaches and in its spas as to golf on its courses and sail or fish its waters. Well-rounded Los Cabos has more to offer than the average beach resort, including regional wines, a happening art scene, a wide range of lodging options (from luxury to all-inclusive), and both desert and ocean adventures.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Los Cabos for print/kindle/online editions 2015)

Fodor's Cancun and the Riviera Maya 2013 & 2014: with Cozumel and the Best of the Yucatan

Published by Random House

Released 2013 & 2014

As the gateway to the Riviera Maya, Cancún is a thriving beach community and Mexico’s most popular tourist destination. In stunning full-color, Fodor’s Cancún and the Riviera Maya 2014 illustrates the best beaches, resorts, restaurants, and activities in the region, including Cozumel and the Yucatán. Curated content for the Yucatán Peninsula as well as the best new hotels, spas, and restaurants have been added. Beach reviews include “Best For” rankings that help travelers choose the perfect beach.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Cancun and the Riviera Maya for print/kindle/online editions 2013 & 2014)

Fodor's Cancun, Cozumel, & the Yucatan Peninsula 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Published by Random House

Released 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Fodor’s Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan Peninsula features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime. If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places around Cancún, Cozumel, and the Yucatan Peninsula.

Fodor’s Cancun, Cozumel, & the Yucatan Peninsula includes unique photo-features that impart the country’s vibrant culture, covering diving and snorkeling in Cozumel and Mayan palaces and temples. Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.

Fodor’s Cancun, Cozumel, & the Yucatan Peninsula features over 25 maps from dining and lodging options in cities and up-close looks inside temple complexes, to regional overviews.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Cancun, Cozumel & the Yucatan Peninsula for print/kindle/online editions 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)

Fodor’s Costa Rica 2014 & 2015

Published by Random House

Released October 2014

Costa Rica is one of the most popular destinations for travelers in search of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and sun. In full-color and with helpful magazine-style illustrated features, Fodor’s Costa Rica shows off the splendor of country’s stunning natural landscapes and its varied flora and fauna like no other guide.

(Marlise Kast-Myers updated Fodor’s Costa Rica 2014 and coauthored 2015 edition)

Fodor’s Vietnam, Online Guidebook

Published by Random House

Released August 2013

Fodor’s Vietnam is the practical illustrated guide that brings Vietnam to life. Essential information about sightseeing, dining, and hotels is all conveniently organized by region–making it easy for you to find the details you need when you’re on the go.

(Marlise Kast-Myers coauthored Fodor’s Vietnam, online guidebook)

Fodor's Puerto Rico, 7th Edition

Published by Random House

Released August 2012

New restaurants and hotels in and around San Juan, delicious food kiosks in Luquillo by top chefs, and exclusive mountain paradores are just a few of the dining and lodging highlights we’ve added in this edition. Also look for an updated, full-color pull out map.  Full-color spotlights provide in-depth information on the wondrous Bioluminescent Bay in Vieques, tips for the best places to Salsa dance, and the best beaches for both novice and expert surfers. Discover the best of El Yunque National Forest and learn about the traditional art of mask-making.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Puerto Rico, print/kindle/online 7th edition)

Fodor's Puerto Rico, 6th Edition

Published by Random House

Released August 2010

Known as the Island of Enchantment, Puerto Rico conjures a powerful spell. Here, traffic actually leads you to a “Road to Paradise,” whether you’re looking for a pleasurable, sunny escape from the confines of urbanity or a rich supply of stimulation to quench your cultural and entertainment thirst. On the island you have the best of both worlds, natural and urban thrills alike; and although city life is frenetic enough to make you forget you’re surrounded by azure waters and warm sand, traveling a few miles inland or down the coast can easily make you forget you’re surrounded by development.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Puerto Rico, print/online 6th edition)

Fodor's Puerto Rico, Kindle Edition

Published by Random House

Released December 2010 and September 2014

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Puerto Rico. Easy navigation makes it simple for you to move through each section of the ebook with a simple touch. To get your bearings, browse a brief overview and peruse full-color maps of the island. You’ll immediately develop a sense of the island’s awe-inspiring beauty as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Read more about the island and find all of the essential, up-to-date details you expect in a Fodor’s guide: From the best dining and lodging to top beaches and attractions, Fodor’s has it all.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Puerto Rico, kindle edition for 2010 & 2014)

Fodor's Peru, 4th Edition: with Machu Picchu, the Inca Trail and Side Trips to Bolivia

Published by Random House

Released in May 2011

Ancient Incan ruins, misty mountains, mysterious lines in the desert, gorgeous coastline — it all comes alive in this full-color guide to South America’s most dynamic country. Fodor’s Peru provides you with the best choices for all price ranges, covering everything from what sights to see, which hotels have the best verandas, and where to find the tastiest pisco sour.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Peru, 4th Edition)

Fodor's Panama 2nd Edition

Published by Random House

Released in March 2010

With its abundance of wildlife, beaches, and jungles, Panama is the hottest destination in Central America. From the sun-drenched Bocas del Toro archipelago and the secluded white-sand islands of Kuna Yala to the wonders of Panama City and the Panama Canal, this is one country that’s got it all. Fodor’s Panama gives travelers an insider’s perspective on this captivating destination, with advice on the best trips from the capital, the most pristine beaches, and the finest resorts and island getaways.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Panama 2nd Edition)

Fodor’s France (Dijon section); Fodor’s Corsica & Sardinia Online Edition

Published by Random House

Released September 2010

Covering the worlds of culture and history, the dernier cri in fashion and cuisine, what’s hot/what’s not, day trips, night life, and all the memorable sites—from gay Paree to Mont-St-Michel—that has made, and keeps, France as one of Europe’s most popular destination , this edition delivers non-fail super-trips to France-bound travelers, whether beginner or veteran.

(Marlise Kast-Myers updated sections of Fodor’s France Dijon chapter, and authored Fodor’s Corsica & Sardinia online edition.)

Fodor’s Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises

Published by Random House

Released October 2011

Written by cruising experts, our overviews of each major cruise line and ship tell you which cabins are the biggest, which kids’ programs are the most comprehensive, and which lines offer the most dining options.

(Marlise Kast-Myers updated Fodor’s Caribbean Cruises 2009 & 2011)

Fodor’s Caribbean

Published by Random House

Released September 2013

In amazing full color, Fodor’s Caribbean 2014 covers almost 50 destinations in the Caribbean, from the Dominican Republic and Trinidad & Tobago, to Turks & Caicos and even Montserrat. The guide reviews the best each island has to offer, including activities, resorts, restaurants, nightspots, shops, and more. This guide is a complete planning tool that will help travelers put together the perfect trip to an island paradise.

(Marlise Kast-Myers updated the Puerto Rico section of Fodor’s Caribbean 2014)

Fodor’s Mexico 2009, 2010, 2011, 26th Edition

Published by Random House

Released 2009, 2010, 2011, 26th Edition 

Experience Mexico like a local. Fodor’s Mexico includes unique photo-features that impart the country’s vibrant culture, covering the Día de Los Muertos celebrations; Chichén Itzá’s mysterious ball courts; the most indulgent spa treatments in Los Cabos, and much more. Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls. Fodor’s Mexico features over 60 maps from dining and lodging options in cities and up-close looks inside temple complexes, to regional overviews.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Mexico 2009, 2010, 2011 & 26th Edition)

Fodor’s Caribbean Ports of Call

Published by Random House

Released January 2014

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of the Caribbean’s top ports of call, including Bonaire’s coral reefs, Antigua’s Nelson’s Dockyard, and the best shops in St. Thomas. Our cruise experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first cruise or your fifth.

(Marlise Kast-Myers updated sections on Progreso/Merida for Fodor’s Ports of Call 2014)

Fodor’s Caribbean Ports of Call

Published by Random House

Released October 2009

Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in the Caribbean’s ports of call.

(Marlise Kast-Myers updated Fodor’s Ports of Call 2010)

Fodor's San Diego 2009 & 2010

Published by Random House

Released 2009 & 2010

Picnic in Balboa Park, visit the pandas at the San Diego Zoo, learn how to surf (or dress like you already know how), cheer for the Padres at Petco Park, or try the local food favorite: the fish taco–Fodor’s San Diego 2009 offers all these experiences and more. Our local writers have traveled throughout the country to find the best hotels, restaurants, attractions and activities to prepare you for a journey of stunning variety. Before you leave for your trip be sure to pack your Fodor’s guide to ensure you don’t miss a thing.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s San Diego 2009 & 2010)

Fodor's Southern California 2009

Published by Random House

Released in 2009

Fodor’s Southern California includes choices for every traveler, from hiking Death Valley and catching the perfect wave to sampling authentic Mexican cuisine and shopping L.A.’s trendy boutiques, and much more.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s Southern California 2009)

Fodor’s In Focus Cancun 1st Edition

Published by Random House

Released November 2008

Fodor’s In Focus Cancun features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime. Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. Although you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in Cancun. If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in Cancun.

(Marlise Kast-Myers co-authored Fodor’s In Focus Cancun 1st Edition)