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.
Seasoned food, wine, and travel writer James P. Kelly offers his unique perspective on this remarkable travel destination, from free Wednesday night concerts at The Grove in Boise to the bizarre rock outcroppings of the Magic Valley. Kelly uses his local knowledge to craft original trip ideas, including Five Days of Fun in the Sawtooths, Birding in Idaho, and Exploring Backcountry Hot Springs. Complete with details on skiing Silver Mountain, exploring McCall's numerous hot springs, and noshing on contemporary Northwest fare in downtown Nampa, Moon Idaho gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel writer Christine des Garennes has lived in her adopted home of Illinois for over a decade, and in Moon Illinois she shares her insider knowledge on the best ways to explore the heart of America. Beyond Chicago and tourist-friendly Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo, des Garennes takes travelers into agricultural country, where local farmer's markets reign in the central region of Illinois known as the Grand Prairie. She also provides unique trip strategies for a variety of travelers, including “Day-Tripping Around Chicago” and “Outdoor Adventure in Southern Illinois.” From touring the Frank Lloyd Wright homes of Oak Park to hiking along the Little Grand Canyon Scenic Trail, Moon Illinois gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel writer Camille DeAngelis offers her unique perspective on visiting Ireland: from grabbing a pint of Bulmers at a pub in Dublin to hiking up Croagh Patrick in County Mayo. Camille provides suggestions for unique trip ideas, such as 21-Day Best of Ireland, Sacred Sites and Pilgrimages, and Ghosts of Ancient Ireland. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Ireland has many options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights and regional, area, and city-centered maps. Including advice on visiting Dublin and Galway, Connemara, the Dingle Peninsula, and the six counties of Northern Ireland, Moon Ireland gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal, memorable experience.
Turkey resident Jessica Tamtürk guides travelers to the highlights of Istanbul and the Turkish coast, from exploring the world-class shopping and dining of Istanbul's Kadiköy district to relaxing on the golden sands of Altinkum's beaches. Tamtürk also offers unique trip ideas, including Outdoor Adventures in Turkey, Retracing History, and Gastronomica. Complete with details on sampling papalina in Ayvalik, hiking the Turquoise Coast's Lycian Way, and touring the architectural marvels of the Thracian Peninsula, Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel writer and Rome resident Alexei Cohen offers an insider’s view of Italy, from exploring the often-empty Palazzo Pitti in Florence to biking around the ancient walls of Lucca. Alexei provides great travel strategies for enjoying all that this world-class destination has to offer, such as the Best of Italy in 10 days and, for those who enjoy spas and relaxation, La Bella Vita.
Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Italy has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Every Moon guidebook includes recommendations for must-see sights and many regional, area, and city-centered maps. With guidance on everything from climbing Western Europe’s highest peak on the Monte Bianco cable car to donning a costume for the Carnival of Viareggio, Moon Italy gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
With his name on guides to Oaxaca, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajara, and Pacific Mexico, Bruce Whipperman is a verifiable expert on making the most of a trip in Mexico—from relaxing on pristine, palm-shaded beaches to dancing until dawn at local clubs. In this guide to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, Whipperman draws on his extensive knowledge of these getaway destinations to provide one-of-a-kind travel strategies and in-depth coverage of the many activities available to visitors. Complete with information on cliff-diving shows, handicraft markets, and first-class scuba diving locations, Moon Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.