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.
Mexico enthusiast and veteran travel writer, Bruce Whipperman, knows the best way to experience Pacific Mexico from exploring the Nayarit and Jalisco coasts to discovering Oaxaca City and Valley. Bruce includes unique trip ideas like One Day in Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, and Acapulco (walking tours ideal for cruise travelers) and 28-Day Best of Pacific Mexico.
Writer and Panama native William Friar offers unique tips for visiting this up-and-coming destination, from lounging in the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro to hiking the highlands of Boquete and exploring Panama City. Friar uses his local knowledge to craft unique trip strategies, such as The 14-day Outdoor Adventure and Six Days for History Buffs. Complete with details for navigating jungle trails, finding cheap taxis and underground bars, and planning a river expedition, Moon Panama gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Veteran travel writer Wayne Bernhardson covers the best sights and adventures that Patagonia has to offer, from viewing the jagged peaks of Cuernos del Paine and hiking on Argentina's Moreno Glacier to visiting Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city. Bernhardson also offers various trip strategies, including The Andean Lakes Loop and The Natural History Tour. Including details on exploring the penguin-dotted Falkland Islands, staying in guest ranches in the Patagonian outback, and whale watching at the World Heritage Site of Península Valdés, Moon Patagonia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Pennsylvania resident and voracious traveler Anna Dubrovsky covers the best of the Keystone State, including Philadelphia, Amish country, the Pocono Mountains, Hershey, and Presque Isle. She offers a variety of unique travel strategies—from kid-pleasing getaways to rail fan meccas—and details the most popular sights, including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Gettysburg National Military Park, and Fallingwater. Complete with expert tips on places to dine, sleep, and shop, Moon Pennsylvania gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Former Peru residents Ross Wehner and Renée Del Gaudio offer an insider's view of Peru, from exploring the churches and artisan neighborhoods of Cusco to avoiding the crowds at Machu Picchu and picnicking on the wilderness beach of Reserva Nacional Paracas. The husband-and-wife team also include unique trip ideas like Getting off the Gringo Trail, Archaeological Treasures, and 10 Days in Peru. Complete with details on trekking the Inca Trail, exploring the Amazon, and surfing in Lima, Moon Peru gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Journalist and Philadelphia native Karrie Gavin guides travelers around her hometown, from exploring Wissahickon Park to sampling the city's renowned cheesesteaks, soft pretzels, and hoagies. Gavin also includes one-of-a-kind trip ideas such as the Two-Day Best of Philadelphia and Philly’s Culinary Classics. With advice on the visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art, enjoying recreational opportunities on the Schuylkill River, and navigating Philly’s nightlife, Moon Philadelphia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Longtime Phoenix journalist and Arizona Monthly co-founder Jeff Ficker has nearly a decade of experience covering Phoenix as a writer and editor. In Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona, he covers the hot spots of the Valley of the Sun, including Phoenix's sandstone peaks, the red rocks and vortexes of Sedona, and the best golf courses and shopping Scottsdale has to offer. Discover the rich culture of the Native American tribes who first settled the Valley, venture north to the leafy respite of Oak Creek Canyon, marvel at larger-than-life cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden, or explore fossils at the Mesa Southwest Museum. Packed with information on the best dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona caters to a range of travel budgets.
Long-time Pennsylvania resident Dan Eldridge provides a quirky look at Pittsburgh, from visiting the Andy Warhol Museum to grabbing a beer at a hipster bar in South Side. Dan includes unique trip ideas like Go Where the Locals Go, Fun and Cheap, and Out with the Parents. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Pittsburgh has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with details on the best insider spots in the city and how to make the most of two days in Pittsburgh, Moon Pittsburgh gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Longtime resident Oregonian Hollyanna McCollom covers the best of the Portland area—including the Cultural District, the Alphabet District, and Alberta Street. McCollom provides a variety of travel strategies, such as The Best of Portland, Pint-sized P-Town, and Rainy Day Portland. McCollom covers the most popular sights: Ankeny Square, Skidmore Fountain, Union Station, and the Alberta Art Walk. Complete with expert tips on the best dining, as well as the best bars and nightclubs, Moon Portland gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Journalist Tom Dirlis offers a one-of-a-kind view of these two remarkable European destinations, from where to go for the best view of the immense Prague Castle to visiting the picturesque artist colony of Szentendre. Dirlis provides unique trip ideas for a variety of travelers, such as The Royal Treatment, a castle and garden tour, and For Wine Lover’s Only, which offers a taste of the Eastern European wine country. Complete with details on exploring the famous borough of Mala Strana, letting off some steam in Budapest’s thermal baths, and witnessing the macabre architecture of the Sedlec Ossuary, Moon Prague & Budapest gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel journalist Suzanne Van Atten covers the best of Puerto Rico—from its spectacular beaches and classic golf courses to its rich Spanish culture. Van Atten also includes creative travel ideas for a variety of travelers, including Thrillseekers Tour, Romantic Getaway, and Family Fun. With expert advice on exploring the El Yunque rainforest and the underground caves at Cavernas del Rio Camuy, Moon Puerto Rico gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Seasoned travel writers Bruce Whipperman and Robin Noelle know the best way to experience Puerto Vallarta—from dining at new restaurants in De Santos and Xitomate to snorkeling in the Bay of Matanchén. Packed with expert advice on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Puerto Vallarta has options for a range of travel budgets. Including tips on the best beaches and where to shop for Huichol crafts, Moon Puerto Vallarta gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.