Moon Maryland & Delaware
By Joanne Miller
Third Edition, April 2008
Price: $19.95 USD
Seasoned travel writer Joanne Miller knows the best way to experience Maryland and Delaware, whether it’s exploring the historic sites of Baltimore or soaking up the sun at Rehoboth Beach. Joanne offers itinerary suggestions for every traveler, such as a Civil War Tour and Three Days in Charm City.
Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Maryland & Delaware 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 visiting Annapolis, strolling on the boardwalk in Ocean City, or hiking on Delaware’s extensive greenways and trails, Moon Maryland & Delaware gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
With expert writers, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks are the cure for the common trip.
What’s inside Moon Maryland and Delaware
Enjoy the very best of Maryland and Delaware with these itineraries:
- The Best of Maryland and Delaware
- Five Days in Charm City
- Maryland & Delaware for Families
- American History 101
- The Great Outdoors
Explore what Maryland and Delaware has to offer.
Recommendations for the top sights, recreation, entertainment, hotels, and food in:
- Central Maryland including Annapolis, Greater Anne Arundel County, Ellicott City, Greater Howard County, Montgomery County, and Prince George’s County
- Southern Maryland including Western Calvert County and Charles County, Solomons, Twin Beaches, Greater Calvert County, and St. Mary’s County
- Western Maryland including Fredrick and Vicinity, Crossroads of the Civil War, Hagerstown and Vicinity, Orchard Country and the C&O Canal, Cumberland and Vicinity, and Garrett County
- North-Central Maryland including Westminster and Carroll County, Baltimore County, Havre de Grace, Greater Harford County, Chesapeake City, North East, Greater Cecil County, Chestertown, Rock Hall, and Greater Kent County
- The Eastern Shore including Wye Island and Vicinity, Greater Queen Anne’s County, St. Michaels, Tilghman Island, Oxford, Easton, Greater Talbot County, Greater Dorchester County, Salisbury, Greater Wicomico County, Crisfield, Smith Island, Greater Somerset County, Snow Hill, Berlin, Ocean City, and Assateague Island
- Upper Delaware including The Brandywine Valley, Wilmington, New Castle and Environs, Odessa and Upper Kent County
- Lower Delaware including Dover, Lewes, Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, and Greater Sussex County
One of Joanne Miller’s earliest memories is of being lulled by the hum of car wheels as she gazed out the window of a wine-colored Oldsmobile; the scenery changed from dense forests to cornfields to dry plains. Her father, a freelance photographer, was taking pictures in the U.S. National Parks System for National Geographic. By age 10 she had visited every state in the lower 48.
Comic books made interesting companions on the road, and “travel” became synonymous with “adventure”, all in an easy-to-follow four-color format. While camping in a musty tent in New Mexico, Joanne followed Scrooge McDuck to the south Pacific, climbed Egypt’s pyramids, and hoisted sail with Huey, Dewey and Louie alongside Jason’s Argonauts. An appreciation of fine literature followed, in the form of Classics Illustrated —MacBeth was a terrific ghost story. By the time Joanne was reading books with more words than pictures, she had written and illustrated one of her own: a primer on How to Do Everything Right. Martha Stewart, eat your heart out.
After surviving her know-it-all teen’s, and adding Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, England, and Canada to her list of been-there’s, Joanne first glimpsed the mighty Chesapeake. After securing a B.A. in anthropology, she crossed Mexico, and traveled up the eastern states through the Necks of Virginia, along the coast of America’s largest estuary. In the following years, she lived in the mid-Atlantic, visiting the Tidewater to crack crabs in Virginia Beach and indulge in fantasies of powdered wigs in colonial Williamsburg.
She continues to live and write her own adventures in full color, whether it’s watching the fiery sun set under full sail near St. Michaels, dodging feisty crabs on Smith Island’s oyster-shell roads, or feeling the burn while climbing Baltimore’s Washington Monument. Every place has its story, and Joanne makes the landscape come alive through words and pictures.
She is the author of Moon Pennsylvania and Moon Chesapeake Bay and is a frequent contributor to Writer’s Market and Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market.