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.
Virginia resident Katie Githens shares the best her state has to offer, from the tumultuous Great Falls to Southwest Virginia's The Crooked Road. Githens provides unique travel strategies, including The Two-Week History Tour and Virginia Is For Foodies. Complete with tips on how to find the choicest swimming holes on sweltering summer days, as well as which u-pick farms and sustainable eateries to visit, Moon Virginia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Foodie authors James Lasdun and Pia Davis offer forty walks through the extraordinary landscape of Provence, each specially designed to combine natural beauty, historical interest and, of course, world-class local cuisine. James and Pia offer a wide array of itineraries, from multi-day adventures that are linked by train to short half-day excursions. This is a guide that is perfect for both doers and dreamers—for those who are planning a trip to Provence and those who want to explore the region from the comfort of their home.
From the fjord-like calanques near Marseilles, through the classic Provencal villages of the Luberon mountains, to the remote wilderness of the Mercantour National Park, Moon Walking and Eating in Provence guides travelers through the best sights—and flavors—of this remarkable region of France.
Florida resident and former food critic, Laura Reiley, offers an insider's view of Walt Disney World and Orlando from making the most of a vacation at the world’s #1 theme park to dining out in downtown Orlando and exploring the Space Coast. Laura includes unique trip ideas like Walt Disney World with Children, Adults-Only Travel, and Rainy-Day Orlando.
Award-winning writer and Washington native Ericka Chickowski provides an insider's view of the Evergreen State, from Seattle's arts, culture, and snow-capped peaks to the fire and ice of the state's most venerable volcanoes. Chickowski offers itineraries such as Volunteer Vacations, Quintessential Washington Eats, and Great Drives in Washington. Complete with details on climbing Mt. Rainier, sleeping in a train car near Elbe, and dining in almost every major and minor city in the state, Moon Washington gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Journalist Patricia Nevins Kime welcomes travelers to iconic, history-rich Washington D.C. with this thorough guide, covering everything from the city's vibrant downtown scene to its stately Foggy Bottom district. Kime offers interesting trip ideas for every kind of experience, including Top 10 Off-the-Mall Delights, Fun and Free in D.C., and Washington's Winning Theaters. From experiencing the thrill of the National Mall to catching a ballgame at Nationals Park, Moon Washington DC gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead knows the best ways to experience Western Canada—from canoeing down the Yukon to people-watching at the West Edmonton Mall. Covering British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories, Hempstead provides unique travel strategies such as Westward Bound: Calgary to Vancouver, Watching Wildlife, and Two Weeks of Northern Discovery. Also included are details on camping in Whitehorse, finding the perfect bed-and-breakfast in Victoria, and skiing in the Kootenays. With guidance on visiting the Calgary Stampede and making reservations at the newest restaurants in Vancouver, Moon Western Canada gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Born and bred Cheesehead Thomas Huhti offers an insider’s view of Wisconsin, from the bars and pubs of Madison to the beaches and water parks of the Wisconsin Dells. Huhti is a perfect tour guide, providing unique trip ideas such as Wisconsin Outdoors Adventure and the Frank Lloyd Wright Tour. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this handbook has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. With advice on dining in Milwaukee and exploring the scenic lakeside towns of Door County, Moon Wisconsin gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
The expansively rugged land called Wyoming resonates with the spirit of the American West. The state evokes vivid images: cattle standing in the lee of snow fences, children riding horses along dusty dirt roads, weather-beaten ranches lit by the slanting light of late afternoon, rolling hills of endless raw-edged, surreal beauty. Expert travel writer and photographer Don Pitcher helps you have a truly personal experience. Suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights provide you with the real insights so you can decide where you should go, stay, and eat—without hassles or regrets. Don's travel strategies include:
• The 16-Day Tour de Wyoming
• Following Historic Trails
• Seven-Day Parks Adventure
• Yellowstone in a Day
• And Now for Something Completely Different
Travel photographer Don Pitcher reveals the splendors of Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton, from the sought-after vacation town of Jackson and a world-class museum complex in Cody to the gorgeous badlands topography of Old-West Dubois. Don is the essential tour guide, covering itineraries such as Yellowstone in a Day, Five Days in Jackson Hole, and The Seven-Day Grand Loop. Moon Yellowstone and Grand Teton is packed with maps and photographs, and places a special emphasis on leading destinations such as Old Faithful Geyser, Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, Mammoth Hot Springs, the Snake River, and Jackson Hole. Complete with details on watching wildlife, and including information on activities such as camping, hiking, and horseback riding, Moon Yellowstone and Grand Teton gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel writer and experienced outdoorswoman Ann Marie Brown offers her in-depth knowledge of Yosemite, from hiking through Tuolumne Meadows and horseback riding in Wawona to buying shower time at local campgrounds. Brown provides trip strategies for every type of traveler, including The Hardcore Hiker, The Waterfall Lover, and even A Winter Weekend, for those visiting in the off-season. She also breaks down outdoor recreation activities like hiking, backpacking, rafting, and fishing with the essentials: routes, total distance, and supplies. Whether it’s rock climbing near the Royal Arches, checking out Bridalveil Fall, or simply camping under the stars, Moon Yosemite gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Experienced travel writers Liza Prado and Gary Chandler offer up their best advice on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula—from exploring Mayan ruins and Caribbean beaches to visiting hotspots like Mérida, Cancún, and Playa del Carmen. Prado and Chandler include unique trip ideas for a variety of travelers, such as Pyramids and Palaces, Diving and Snorkeling, and A Family Affair. With essentials on dining, transportation, and accommodations for a range of budgets, Moon Yucatán Peninsula gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Seasoned travel writers W. C. McRae and Judy Jewell offer an in-depth look at the national parks of southeastern Utah, from the awe-inspiring sandstone cliffs of Zion to the otherworldly rock formations of Arches. The authors provide suggestions for great trip ideas, such as the Best of Southern Utah’s National Parks and Standing High: The Best Vistas. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, this handbook has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. With advice on hiking the remote corners of Canyonlands, mountain biking in Slickrock Canyon, and finding the best brewpub in Moab, Moon Zion & Bryce gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.