View up at a tree canopy heavy with golden leaves.

Plan a Fall Leaf Peeping Getaway

The surefire sign that summer is nearly over is the changing of the trees, and now is the perfect time to start making plans to create your own fall foliage memories.

Ice cream at the counter waiting to be scooped.

I Scream, You Scream

Back in 1984, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed July would forevermore be recognized as National Ice Cream Month and called upon the people of the Untied States “to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.” So what, exactly, constitutes appropriate ceremonies and activities?

A trio of pots filled with different curries.

Flavorful Travels: Add Cooking Classes to Your Travel Itinerary

With the growing popularity of food-based travel shows like Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations and Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre Foods, travelers are increasingly aware of how they experience cultures through food. But beyond savoring the local cuisine, more and more travelers are seeking out cooking classes while on vacation so they can recreate regional specialties at home, long after the actual vacation is over.

Close up of LGBT rainbow flag.

US & Canada Pride Events 2010

Most pride events occur annually in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, a pivotal moment in the modern LGBT rights movement, though it is possible to find pride events throughout the summer months and even into October. Here is just a sampling of upcoming pride events.

Moon’s Top Eco-Friendly Destinations

As people who live and breathe travel, we often worry about the impact our wanderings have on our planet. In honor of Earth Day, our Moon Travel Guide editors have compiled a short-list of some of our favorite eco-friendly travel destinations.

Dramatic view of the mountains in Yosemite National Park.

National Parks Week 2010

To make it easier to experience America’s Great Outdoors, the National Park Service is waiving entrance fees, so visitors can enjoy all 392 national parks for free April 17-25, 2010. With so many parks to choose from, figuring out where to go can be a daunting task. To help with your decision, Moon staffers have put together a list of our 15 favorite national parks.

St. Patrick’s Day 2010

What’s the best way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day short of jetting off for Belfast, Dublin, Armagh, or Drogheda? Check out some of these events a little closer to home.

Celebrating Black History Month 2010

February is Black History month, and many Americans are celebrating and honoring African Americans in different ways. Here are a few ways people are celebrating throughout the country.

Planning a Romantic Weekend Ski Getaway

With Valentine’s Day falling on a three-day weekend this year, Gayle Hart decided to enjoy the perfect weekend getaway with her sweetie: a ski weekend at Squaw Valley U.S.A. The folks at Squaw Valley resort have really outdone themselves this year; in addition great skiing, they’ve added several special events and activities just for the holiday.