Moon California Road Trip

The top destinations in the West are within a day’s drive of one another. See them all with Moon California Road Trip as your guide. Detailed driving instructions tell you how far you’ll have to drive, how long it will take, and which highways you’ll need to follow—including information on alternate routes and the best […]

A striped orange and white nautilus at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

What to See in Monterey, California

The best days in Monterey are picture perfect: It’s no wonder that so many artists have been inspired to paint this land- and seascape. Here are recommended sights including the must-see Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Light filters through the tall redwoods of Muir Woods.

Visiting Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods National Monument comprises acres of staggeringly beautiful redwood forest nestled in Marin County. Here’s information on getting there as well as recommended nearby food and accommodations.

Moon Spotlight Mendocino & Redwood Country

Moon Spotlight Mendocino & Redwood Country is an 86-page compact guide covering one of the most picturesque towns on the California coast and the stunning redwood forests. Author Stuart Thornton offers his seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide […]

Silhouette of a statue of shiva with the ocean visible outside the window.

Esalen: An Advanced California Experience

The Esalen Institute is known throughout California as the home of Esalen massage technique, a forerunner and cutting-edge player in ecological living, and a space to retreat from the world and build a new and better sense of self. Visitors journey from all over the state and beyond to sink into the haven that’s sometimes called “The New Age Harvard.”