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Win a Moon Hat and Travel Guide

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.

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Moon is Now on Twitter!

If you can’t get enough of Moon at Moon.com, 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.

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Where Did You Go This Summer?

Being surrounded by guidebooks every day can definitely spark the travel bug. And this summer, Moon staffers took some awesome trips that ran the gamut from Paris to Paso Robles. Here’s a round-up of some of our summertime adventures.

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Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have Winners!

Here’s what this week’s winners of our guidebook giveaway contest had to say about their favorite U.S. cities. We still have lots of books to give away, and will be choosing more winners next week. So keep the entries coming!

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Tell Us, What’s Your Favorite U.S. City?

With countless Americans looking for ways to save money, many are trading in their typical summer trips abroad for domestic adventures—opting instead to re-discover the good old U.S.A. To help inspire these summer adventures, we’re giving away 50 of our popular U.S. guidebooks in 50 days, and featuring all U.S. destinations on Moon.com for the next two weeks, along with guest blogs from several of our authors talking about their top cities.

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National Park Service Announces Three Free-Admission Weekends this Summer

Yesterday, the National Park Service announced three weekends this summer where visitors and residents can explore their local National Parks, fee-free. The weekends are: June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16. Of the 391 National Parks in the US, 147 charge entrance fees ranging from $3 – $25, and these fee-free weekends offer a budget-friendly way to get out and vacation with your friends and family, and help local businesses thrive at the same time. For a full list of participating parks, you can visit the National Park Service website. With plenty of content covering National Parks, Moon.com is a great place to start researching your next trip to fee-free parks like, Yosemite, Glacier National Park, Zion National Park, or Big Bend. Here’s to some great fee-free weekends this...

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Moon Guides Author Spotlight

Moon author Jason Frye

Jason Frye (Moon Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

Raised deep in the mountains of West Virginia, Jason Frye first fell in love with North Carolina as a kid during family vacations to the Outer Banks. In 2002, he swapped his mountains for sand dunes and his river for an ocean when he moved to Wilmington to pursue a master of fine arts in creative writing. There, his love for North Carolina deepened into a longing to stay, settle, explore, and be a part of the people, culture, and history of the state.

Along with his wife, Lauren, Jason has kayaked the marshes and waterways near his home; hang glided off the Outer Banks; explored the cityscapes of Charlotte, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem; and wandered the woods and wilds around Asheville.

A member of the Society of American Travel Writers, Jason has contributed stories to VisitNC.com, AAA’s Go Magazine, Our State magazine, Southern Living, Salt, the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer, and acts as a culinary critic for the Wilmington StarNews.

Keep up with Jason on Instagram @beardedwriter.