Win an eReader from Moon Travel Guides

This summer we’re offering readers a brand-new (and free!) eBook, the Moon USA Travel Planner. And in the spirit of being generous, we’ve decided to give away an eReader to one lucky reader as well!

For a chance to win an eReader of your choice, all you need to do is tell us what your favorite travel-related book is. This can be anything from A Passage to India by E.M. Forster to one of our very own Moon travel guidebooks. The winner will be able to choose from a Kindle (retail value $139), Nook (retail value $139), or Kobo (retail value $129.99). There are three different ways to enter:

1. Comment on this post below with your answer.
2. Email your answer to
3. Tweet your answer to us @MoonGuides including the hashtag #MoonUSA

Entries will be accepted until 2pm CST on Tuesday, July 5th, and a winner will be announced on the Moon Staff Blog the later that week. Only one entry per person is allowed, and participants must live in the United States. Employees of the Perseus Books Group are not eligible to win.

We’re looking forward to hearing what travel books you love, and announcing a winner. Good luck to all!

Download a Free Copy of the Moon USA Travel Planner

Moon Travel Guides is celebrating summer by offering readers a brand-new (and free!) eBook, the Moon USA Travel Planner. This handy guide is chock-full of valuable travel information, and available for free download now at most online booksellers.

The Moon USA Travel Planner is a sampler of top travel destinations in the U.S. and perfect for anyone planning a domestic travel adventure this summer. Excerpted from the Moon Travel Guide series, this easy-to-use eBook offers information on vacation spots ranging from Washington’s San Juan Islands to Florida’s Gulf Coast. The travel planner provides information on fifty-two individual cities, states, regions, national parks and monuments —along with a trip-planning section, suggested itineraries, helpful maps, and photos.

The Moon USA Travel Planner will be available for free download through September 2011. To download your copy, visit the Amazon Kindle store, Apple iTunes, Kobo, or the Barnes & Noble Nook store.

Wishing you all happy and safe travels this summer!

We Have a Winner in Our Road Trip Giveaway

Congratulations to Becky Cole of West Seneca, New York, who is the lucky winner of our road trip-themed giveaway.

Becky feels like hitting the road whenever she hears “Life is a Highway” by Rascal Flatts. Fortunately, she’ll be able to download this song soon—right onto her new 8GB iPod Nano. She’ll also receive a copy of Moon Walt Disney World & Orlando, which she plans to use during an upcoming vacation to Walt Disney World.

Thanks to all who participated and shared a favorite road trip tune. Keep reading for information on future giveaways, travel tips, and updates on all things Moon!

Hit the Road with Moon and Win an iPod Nano

Summer is almost here. Are you road trip ready?

All this week at we’re featuring handy road trip itineraries and routes, as well as plenty of road-tested tips and advice from Moon’s American Nomad blogger, Laura Martone. We’re also giving one lucky reader the chance to win an 8GB iPod Nano (Retail Value $149 USD) and a Moon guidebook of their choice. To enter to win, simply comment below or on our Facebook or Twitter page and tell us what song most makes you want to hit the road.

Deadline to enter is 5pm PST on Sunday, May 1st. We’ll be picking one winner at random the week of May 2nd. The name of the winner will be announced on the Employees of the Perseus Books Group, the parent company of Avalon Travel & Moon, are not eligible to win.

We can’t wait to hear all your favorite road trip songs. As for me, I love “Take it Easy” by The Eagles. For me, it’s a true road trip classic.

Moon’s Southwest Airlines Gift Card Winner Announced

We have a winner!

Brice Jacobson of Cheyenne, WY is the lucky winner of the $250 Southwest Airlines gift card. Congratulations, Brice!

Brice submitted his entry on the Moon Facebook page. He hopes to use the gift card for a trip to Glacier National Park or possibly somewhere in Florida, like the Everglades or Key West.

All of us at Moon Travel Guides wish him a great trip! For the rest of you, keep reading the Moon Staff Blog, and checking our Facebook and Twitter pages to get the scoop on future giveaways, and some great travel news and tips.

Win a $250 Southwest Gift Card from Moon Travel Guides

With the new year upon us, now is the perfect time to start thinking about where you want to travel in 2011—and Moon Travel Guides wants to help send you on your way.

Moon is offering one lucky reader a $250 Southwest Airlines gift card. For a chance to win, all you have to do is answer one simple question: “What U.S. city, town, or national park do you most want to visit in 2011?” You can post your answer on our Facebook page, Tweet us your response using the hashtag #MoonGiveaway or submit your response in the comments section below. The name of the winner will be announced on the Moon Staff Blog the week of January 10th. All entries must be received by 5pm CST on January 9th. Employees of the Perseus Books Group are not eligible to win.

We’re looking forward to hearing about the places you want to go in 2011, and helping you make the best of your travel adventures. If you're looking for some ideas, visit Laura Martone's American Nomad blog to see her list of the best places to travel in the U.S. in 2011.

Good luck, and happy travels in 2011!

Moon to Guest Host Travelers’ Night In (#TNI) on Twitter

Moon Travel Guides is excited to be one of the guest hosts for this week’s Travelers’ Night In (aka #TNI) event on Twitter. Each week there’s a new travel-related topic to discuss—and this week’s topic will be “Libations Around the World,” which we’re sure will inspire some interesting (and more than likely hilarious) conversation.

Moon Travel Guides Helps the Alameda County Community Food Bank

As travelers, we have the privilege of experiencing new places and having great adventures. But for some people, every day is a struggle for food and water. That’s why we’re working closely with the Alameda County Community Food Bank to help fight hunger this holiday season.

Why We’re Thankful

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, so we asked our staff to share some of the things they are thankful for this year.