Kathy Strong is a Palm Springs correspondent who covers the region for Forbes Travel Guide. Formerly an editor for three magazines in the Palm Springs area, she has been a travel writer for 30 years. Strong has written or contributed to more than 20 guidebooks and countless magazine features, covering all areas of the world. Her books include Southern California: Off the Beaten Path, Recommended Bed & Breakfasts: California, Driving the Pacific Coast: California, Driving the Pacific Coast: Washington and Oregon and The Seattle Guidebook. Her popular Gannett newspaper column, “Going My Way,” appears in travel sections weekly, and her features can be seen in USA Today’s GOEscape magazine. She has been a frequent talk show guest on both radio and television, recently appearing on the Today show.