For more than 30 years, Moon Handbooks have appealed to an eclectic group of travelers, from backpacking students to solo adventurers to families on vacation (and a budget). With expert writers delivering a mix of honest insight, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks ensure that travelers have an uncommon and entirely satisfying experience—and a few new stories to tell.
Journalist and Maine native Hilary Nangle knows the best ways to enjoy Acadia National Park, from biking through coastal forests and exploring iconic lighthouses to visiting quaint towns with great shopping and seafood. Nangle offers unique strategies that help organize trips around central themes, such as A Studio Tour: Artists and Artisans and The 3-Day Best of Acadia National Park. With details on hiking to ancient sea caves on Mount Desert Island, boarding a catamaran in Bar Harbor to observe whales and puffins, and enjoying fresh lobster at market price on the Schoodic Peninsula, Moon Acadia National Park gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel writer and nature photographer Don Pitcher covers the best of Alaska, from fine dining in Anchorage to backpacking in Denali National Park. Pitcher also includes various travel strategies such as The Best of Alaska and Along the AlCan. Complete with details on where to view wildlife at the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge and the best spots to kayak in Prince William Sound, Moon Alaska gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Alberta resident and avid outdoorsperson Andrew Hempstead offers up his best advice on exploring Alberta—from dressing western at the Calgary Stampede to soaking in the hot springs in Jasper and hiking around Lake Louise. Hempstead includes unique trip ideas such as The Best of Alberta in One Week, A Wild Western Vacation, and Two Weeks on the Road. Complete with details on visiting the West Edmonton Mall and Dinosaur Valley, Moon Alberta gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
A group of young monks, their robes a luminous orange, cross the causeway. A stone’s throw away, rice paddies and golden temple roofs of Angkor shimmer in the morning sun. Monkeys swing from the trees and elephants stand in the shade nearby, waiting for passengers.
This is the trip of a lifetime. It will leave you with a new sense of wonder — and some great stories to share. Expert traveler Tom Vater tells you everything youneed to know to make this trip possible in Moon Angkor Wat: Including Siem Reap & Phnom Penh:
• How to get there, how long it will take, and where to stop along the way — including information on the cities of Siem Riep, Battambang, and Phnom Penh as well as excursions to remote temples
• How to choose the best means of transportation, whether you’re traveling by tuk-tuk, taxi, motorbike, or bicycle
Seasoned travel guide authors W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell are back with an expanded look at Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. Packed with information on local recreation (including hiking, biking, rafting, and more), they provide detailed information on which sights should not be missed as well as how to best enjoy the scenery. From Island in the Sky District to Maze District, from Horseshoe Canyon Unit to the unrivaled beauty of Moab, Moon Arches & Canyonlands National Parks gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
South America expert Wayne Bernhardson gives readers his unique perspective on Argentina, from hiking in the Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego to viewing wildlife among the lagoons of Esteros del Iberá. Bernhardson provides suggestions for great trip strategies, such as the 21-Day Natural History Tour and 15 Days of Argentine Art and Architecture. Complete with tips on exploring historic sites like Plaza de Mayo and the pre-Columbian ruins of Quilmes, Moon Argentina gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Freelance writer and news reporter Tim Hull offers up the best of Arizona, from rafting down the Colorado River to exploring the art galleries of Sedona. Tim includes creative trip strategies, such as Driving the History of Arizona and Feel the Heat: A Romantic Summer Weekend in Phoenix. As an Arizona native, Tim guides travelers to the Grand Canyon State’s best-kept secrets, including “sky islands,” small woodlands found on mountain ranges in the Sonoran desert. Explore Red Rock Country, visit the Navajo Nation, and hike in the Grand Canyon—Moon Arizona gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Skilled writer and journalist Tray Butler offers up his best advice on Atlanta—from the bustling financial Downtown district to the historical draw of Sweet Auburn and the fabulous food and arts of Decatur. Butler includes unique trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as The Two-Day Best of Atlanta and Food to Please the Soul. Including expert coverage of Centennial Olympic Park, the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, the World of Coca-Cola, and Zoo Atlanta, Moon Atlanta gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel writer and Canada expert Andrew Hempstead offers unique insight into this historic corner of the North American coast, from swimming in the warm waters of Northumberland Strait to exploring bustling downtown Moncton and its lively nightclubs. Hempstead includes unique trip strategies that connect with travelers’ specific interests, such as Rugged Atlantic Canada—an outdoors-oriented itinerary—and Atlantic Canada’s Best in One Week, for those who want to see all four provinces but only have a week to spare. With information on how to find the freshest seafood, where to hang out on America’s oldest street, and when to get the best views at Peggy’s Cove, Moon Atlantic Canada gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Musician and freelance writer Justin Marler offers his insider's perspective on Austin, San Antonio, and Texas's Hill Country, including where to take a leisurely stroll, rock-climb in the great outdoors, or catch a live show. Marler shares unique travel strategies like Texas Pride, Family Fun in San Antonio, and Hill Country Road Trip—an itinerary that will take you on a whirlwind horseback-riding, antiques-hunting, and wine-tasting tour. With expert advice on exploring the region's most interesting historic sights and dining on the best Tex-Mex money can buy, Moon Austin, San Antonio & the Hill Country gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.