Pacific Mexico: A Cruiser's Guidebook by Shawn Breeding and Heather Bansmer (2010; $40; Blue Latitude Press, www.bluelatitudepress.com). Aboard Om Shanti, their Westsail 32, this adventuresome duo—he, a boat captain, scuba diver,and former graphic designer; she, an equestrienne, sea kayaker, and white-water rafter—combine their love of wandering the rim of western North America with their passion for sharing advice that's attractive to look at, detailed, and fresh via their publishing house, Blue Latitude Press. Like their 2009 guide to the Golfo de California, the book relies on color graphics and photography, including satellite imagery. Covering the area farther south along the Pacific coast of Mexico, it features chartlet details for anchorages gained from, among other sources, GPS readings and the couple's on-site surveys; advice for sail and power; short bits about flora and fauna; and even tips on hiking trails and surf breaks. The website includes chart updates. -E.L.