But, in addition, we like maps. For traveling in Los Angeles, you can’t beat The Thomas Guide. If you can’t pack that, I received an excellent referral for quality maps. I exchanged email with Angus Weller at Weller Cartographic, who builds beautiful maps. I ran into Angus while looking for a detailed map of Nicaragua. His was so by far and away the best I found online, that I went to him to see if he had yet built one for Costa Rica. No luck there, but he did refer me to this site, which has an exhaustive collection of Los Angeles maps and guides.
If you are a traveler, or just like to see maps as art, check out Angus’ work at Weller Cartographic.