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Seventh Edition, May 2017
Pages: 372

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Price: $17.99 USD
ISBN: 9781631213977

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ISBN: 9781631213984

Moon Virginia

Including Washington DC

Journey through history with Moon Virginia, from bustling cities and small towns to colorful coastlines and misty mountains.

What you’ll find in Moon Virginia:

  • Strategic itineraries for any budget and timeline, from two days in Washington DC to ten days exploring the whole state
  • Detailed maps and handy reference photos throughout
  • Curated advice for history buffs, foodies, outdoor adventurers, families, beach-goers, and more
  • Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Visit Revolutionary War battlefields and hear the stories behind Civil War landmarks, or immerse yourself in history in Colonial Williamsburg. Stroll the Virginia Beach boardwalk or ride the coasters at Busch Gardens. See world-class museums and monuments in the nation’s capital, wander historic downtown Charlottesville, or visit the homes of former presidents like Jefferson and Washington. Hike sections of the Appalachian Trail, explore underground caves, or kayak on the Potomac River. Sample authentic Virginia ham, kick back at a local pub, and discover the best spots for a romantic getaway
  • The best road trips in Virginia, including the scenic Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Honest advice from local author Michaela Riva Gaaserud on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campgrounds to historic inns
  • Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ visitors, seniors, international visitors, traveling with pets, and travelers with disabilities
  • Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history

With Moon’s local insight, diverse activities, and expert advice on the best of Virginia, you can plan your trip your way.

State-hopping? Try Moon Maryland. Headed to the Smokies? Check out Moon Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Exploring more of the South? Try Moon North Carolina or Moon Charleston & Savannah.

Michaela Riva Gaaserud

Michaela Riva Gaaserud is a native Virginian and longtime resident of the Washington DC area. Some of her earliest memories are of playing travel guide to visiting relatives as they went to the museums and monuments in Washington DC. Inspired by the enthusiasm she witnessed from first-timers to the city, Michaela began looking for hidden secrets to share with her audience. A particularly inspiring school field trip to the underground depths of the Lincoln Memorial sealed her love for discovering and sharing the marvels of her own backyard.

Michaela has published travel guides on various aspects of the Washington DC region, and her articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines, and international publications such as Canoe & Kayak Magazine and Paddler Magazine. Other publications include Lake Placid: With the Olympic Village, Lake George and New York’s Adirondacks; From Fairbanks to Boston: 50 Great U.S. Marathons; From Kona to Lake Placid: 50 Great U.S. Triathlons; and Sea Kayaking the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Area. After the publication of this last book, she became a sought-after speaker and was featured in a kayaking documentary. She is also a founding partner at Rainmaker Publishing and an executive producer at Eddyline Media.