Learning AFAR: Making Travel a Reality for Underserved Students

Julia Cosgrove, the editor in chief of AFAR magazine, introduces the Learning AFAR program, which sponsors international travel for high-school students who cannot otherwise afford to experience another part of the world. Learn more about the program’s goals and impact, as well as how to get involved.

Road Trip Twitter Giveaway!

Don’t hit the open road empty-handed this summer! Moon is giving away a basket filled with everything you’ll need for your next big road trip. Find out how to enter and what you could win.

Submit Your Road Trip Photos… and Win!

A corgi named Peach wears a Moon baseball cap.

Want to win a Moon hat? We’re celebrating the summer road trip season by sharing pictures from your favorite road trips—whether it’s a self-portrait outside the Grand Canyon or simply a beautiful sunset.

Send your best photos to travel@moon.com, and if we post yours, we’ll send you a hat to shade you from the hot summer sun.

Happy road tripping!

Camping Options: Boat-In Seclusion

Most campers would never think of trading in their cars, pickup trucks, or RVs for boats instead, but people who go by boat on a camping trip enjoy virtually guaranteed seclusion and top-quality outdoor experiences. Outdoorsman Tom Stienstra tells you what you need to know to enjoy the many available boat-in campgrounds, as well as how to fashion your own personal campsite.

Moon.com Launch Celebration

Celebrating the Moon.com launch here in the office with a tres leches cake—customized with some special Moon blueberries, of course. © Larissa Hageman. Celebrating the Moon.com launch here in the office with a tres leches cake—customized with some special Moon blueberries, of course. © Larissa Hageman.

Finding the Perfect Pair of Hiking Boots

Every hiker eventually conducts a search for the perfect boot in the mission for ideal foot comfort and freedom from blisters. While there are many entries in this search—in fact, so many that it can be confusing—there is a way to find that perfect boot for you.

Learning the Art of Layering to Better Enjoy the Outdoors

The most important element for enjoying the outdoor experience in any condition is to stay dry and warm. Thus comes the theory behind layering, which suggests that as your body temperature fluctuates or the weather shifts, you simply peel off or add available layers as needed—and have a waterproof shell available in case of rain.

Wildlife Watching in Glacier: Tips and Hot Spots

With 60 mammal species and more than 260 species of birds, wildlife watchers keep busy in Glacier. Here are the best spots to see everything from grizzly bears to mountain goats, as well as advice to make sure you get the best views and photographs while always staying safe.