Driving I-40 through New Mexico.

A Memorable Road Trip on Interstate 40

For as long as Laura Martone can remember, she’s been an ardent fan of road trips. While she appreciates the country’s lesser-known highways and byways, perhaps her most inspiring trip took place on Interstate 40. Here are some of her favorite attractions she encountered along the way.

New Orleans Jazz Procession Fountain. Photo © legacy1995/123rf.

The Evolution of Jazz and Blues in New Orleans

While New Orleans is known for its fine art galleries and historical architecture, its biggest artistic claim to fame is indeed its music. This city is one of the world’s most dynamic live-music scenes. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz, blues music has its origins just upriver, and it was here in the 1950s that they mixed together to form rhythm and blues.

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Moon New Orleans

This full-color handbook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. New Orleans native Laura Martone offers an insider’s take on the Big Easy, from shopping on Magazine Street to listening to old-time jazz in Faubourg Marigny. Martone also includes a handful of fun trip itinerary ideas, including “A Romantic Weekend,” “Mardi […]

View down at Lake Superior and another lake across a sea of trees.

The Huron Mountains in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

The Huron Mountains have plenty of wilderness open to the public—more than enough to go around for those who are fortunate and smart enough to explore this special place. Laura Martone covers a bit of the history of the area as well as how best to experience this area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Moon Spotlight Detroit & Ann Arbor

Moon Spotlight Detroit & Ann Arbor is an 80-page compact guide covering the best of Southern Michigan, including Detroit’s treasured Belle Isle and one-of-a-kind The Henry Ford, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and the W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, one of America’s pioneer wildlife conservation centers. Author Laura Martone offers seasoned advice on must-see […]

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Moon Spotlight Michigan’s Traverse Bays and Mackinac Island

Moon Spotlight Michigan’s Traverse Bays & Mackinac Island is an 80-page compact guide covering the best of northern Michigan, including Traverse City, the Leelanau Peninsula, Petoskey, and Cheboygan. Author Laura Martone offers her firsthand advice on must-see attractions and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight […]

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Moon Michigan

World traveler Laura Martone spends summers with her family on Michigan’s Big Bear Lake, and she shares her favorite Michigan experiences, from indulging at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to exploring Detroit’s rhythmic roots and auto museums. Martone provides itineraries for trekking through the Upper Peninsula, touring lighthouses on the Great Lake shoreline, […]