Moon Donates Trees for Earth Day

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, Moon Travel Guides is partnering with American Forests to donate 1,000 trees to help offset Moon’s carbon footprint, and to aid in creating healthy forest ecosystems for every community.

We would like to encourage all our readers to do something to help the earth this month. If you’re interested in making a donation to American Forests, you can learn more about their program here. For every $1 you donate, one tree will be planted—and every donation, big or small, makes a huge difference in all of our communities.

Romantic City Giveaway Winner Announced

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Sharon S. of Greeneville, TN, who is the lucky winner of a gift pack of five of the following Moon Travel Guides, Moon Bermuda, Moon Big Island of Hawai’i, Moon Spotlight Napa Valley, Moon Cancun & Cozumel, and Moon Metro New York City.

To Sharon, the world's most romantic city is Paris, for its lovely landmarks, sidewalk cafes and beautiful art. She described it as "The perfect place to walk and explore with your significant other."

Thanks to all who participated. Happy (early) Valentine's Day!

Tell Us, What’s the Most Romantic City in the World?

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we wanted to start off your week of love on the right foot. All this week on, we’ll be featuring romantic trip ideas, guest blog posts, and information on some of the most romantic destinations in the world. We’re even giving you a chance to speak up about your favorite romantic city!

Tell us what you think is the world’s most romantic city for a chance to win a gift pack of five Moon Travel Guides to a few of our most romantic destinations, including Moon Bermuda, Moon Big Island of Hawai’i, Moon Spotlight Napa Valley, Moon Cancun & Cozumel, and Moon Metro New York City.

Just email your answer to for a chance to win. Only one entry per person, please. One winner will be picked at random on Friday, Feb. 12th and notified via email. The name of the winner will also be announced on the Moon Staff Blog.

Good luck—and Happy Valentine’s Day!

Win a Moon Hat and Travel Guide

Avalon Travel's Moon staff hold guidebooks in front of the Berkeley headquarters.

We’d love to give one of you the chance to become an “honorary” Moon staffer by giving away one of our stylish Moon baseball caps. To win, all you need to do is answer one simple trivia question.

Moon is Now on Twitter!

@moonguides is now on Twitter! →

If you can’t get enough of Moon at, you can now follow us on Twitter (@MoonGuides). We plan to tweet on the latest and greatest over here at Moon, as well as provide links to some of our best travel advice and share some of our favorite travel-related tweets.

Ready to Fly Giveaway Winner

We have a winner in our Ready to Fly Giveaway!

Congratulations to Heather Patrice Richardson of Boulder, Colorado who is starting 2010 as the winner of our Ready to Fly Giveaway.

Heather will receive a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card courtesy of Moon. She plans to use it for a getaway with her husband to celebrate their upcoming 10th anniversary.

A BIG thank you to all who entered! Stay tuned to for more cool giveaways, travel tips, and updates on our new travel guide releases.

Win a $100 Southwest Airlines Gift Card in Our Ready to Fly Giveaway

With the New Year just around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about where you want to travel in 2010—and wants to help send you on your way!

Moon is offering one lucky reader a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card. For a chance to win, all you have to do is sign up for the monthly e-newsletter by Monday, January 4th. The name of the winner will be selected at random, and posted to the week of January 4th.

Whether you long for a relaxing beach vacation, a hiking excursion , or more of a city getaway, has you covered with plenty of trip ideas and tips, maps, travel blogs, and updates on our popular guidebooks.

Good luck, and happy travels in 2010!

Reader Photo: Covered Bridge in Jackson, NH

A red covered bridge with a green roof and Jackson, NH painted on it. Covered bridges are a familiar sight in New England. Photo © Stephany Gerber.

If you’re interested in submitting a photo for possible consideration in our Photo of the Day feature, join our Flickr Group. We’ll send you a free travel guide of your choice if we decide to use your picture.

Who’s Our California Livin’ Giveaway Winner?

We have a winner in our California Livin’ giveaway!

Congratulations to Doreen Irby of Livermore, California, who won four tickets to the amazing Monterey Bay Aquarium and a copy of the all-new Moon Monterey & Carmel handbook. We'd like to offer a special thank you to the aquarium for providing the tickets, and wish them a happy 25th anniversary!

Stay tuned to for more giveaways, trivia contests and more. We’ve got some more good ideas up our sleeve, and will be announcing them soon.

Thank you to all who participated!

Enter to Win in Our California Livin’ Giveaway

Moon’s offices are based in California—Berkeley, to be exact. So it’s no surprise the Golden State has a special place in our hearts. This season, we’re releasing six new and fully updated editions to several popular California destinations: Coastal California, Tahoe, Monterey & Carmel, Northern California, Southern California, and California Beaches.

To celebrate, we’re giving away a copy of Moon Monterey & Carmel, along with four tickets (admission for two adults and two children) to the world-class Monterey Bay Aquarium! A special thanks to the aquarium for generously providing the tickets.

To enter, submit your full name, mailing address, and phone number (for shipping purposes only) to by midnight on October 18th. One winner will be selected at random and announced on the staff blog the week of October 19th.

In addition to the giveaway, California trip ideas, and guest blog posts by Liz Hamill Scott—author of several of Moon’s California guides—can be found all this week on the site. We hope you will enjoy our special tribute to California and do a little California dreamin’ of your own.