Karen Kefauver is a freelance journalist based in Santa Cruz, California. Since 1996, she has specialized in writing articles about adventure travel and endurance sports with an emphasis on road biking and mountain biking tours. A former triathlete and competitive cyclist, Karen is always ready to hike, bike, kayak, skydive, or riverboard in an exciting destination. With a background as a print journalist and regular contributor to the San Jose Mercury News outdoors section, Karen currently writes for the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine, Her Sports, Singletrack,, and other international publications. Contact her at

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Away Article, April 2008
Paradise Under the Palm Trees
A quick overview—and a virtual tour—of Zihuatanejo, Barra de Potsi, and Troncones