Get Your Bay Area Hike On This Spring

Hikers who take advantage of Bay Area trails this spring will see rare wildflowers and centuries-old virgin redwoods, surf crashing against miles of coastal bluffs, waterfalls, summits, big-leaf maples, and more. Ann Marie Brown has compiled a list representing some of the best hikes for activities like wildlife-watching, backpacking, and exploring waterfalls in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Giving Vegas a Second Chance

For your typical tourist, spending New Years Eve amid the lights and celebration of Las Vegas is a dream come true. For our publicist Jodee Krainik, it was a different story.

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Not Your Typical Walk in the Park

Ann Marie Brown wasn’t kidding when she gave Yosemite’s Half Dome a “very strenuous” rating in Moon Yosemite. Mostly everything you’ve ever heard about Half Dome is true. It’s arduous, yes. It’s grueling, yes. It’s risky, yes. Even with all this, you may ask, is ascending Half Dome really worth it? To that, our publicist Jodee Krainik gives a resounding YES!

Moon Covers Places Others Don’t

Here at Moon, obscurity and seemingly untouched regions don’t stop us…in fact, they intrigue us. While other publishers might ignore unique destinations like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, we are committed to them with a belief that any corner of the world is worthy of first-class coverage and exploration.

Cover of Moon Cuba 4th ed. featuring a vintage car on a colorful street.

Moon Cuba: A Sure Thing

What happens when you pit four Cuba guides from Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Rough Guides, and Moon (obviously our favorite) against each other? One guide always seems to outshine the rest. After a rigorous round of comparison testing and assessments on important guidebook components, popular adventure travel site Gadling let the cat out of the bag when it declared, “Moon [Cuba] is a sure thing.”