Where to Travel in 2016 Moon Travel Guides

Where to Travel in 2016: A Month-by-Month List

Most of us at Moon have an ever-growing list of places we want to visit, a common side effect of working on travel books. This list reflects a few of the destinations that inspired our wanderlust in the last year. There are trip-of-a-lifetime–type destinations, and there are smaller destinations, but all of them triggered that classic reverie, imagining what it would be like to be there, feeling that pull.

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Discover Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Canada’s smallest provincial capital, Charlottetown (pop. 35,000)—Prince Edward Island’s governmental, economical, cultural, and shopping center—makes no pretense of being a big city. Rather, this attractive town is walkable, comfortable, and friendly. Learn about the town’s history, a bit about the surrounding Queen’s County, and the beautiful sights and attractions you won’t want to miss.

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Moon Vancouver and Canadian Rockies Road Trip

HIT THE ROAD! Visit Vancouver, Victoria & Vancouver Island, Banff & Jasper National Parks, Whistler & the Sea-to-Sky Highway, and the Okanagan Valley. See the top destinations in Western Canada with this book as your guide. Our detailed driving routes give you all you need, including mileage from place to place, driving times, and advice […]

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Moon Banff National Park

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead shares his firsthand tips on experiencing Banff National Park—from savoring the spectacular backdrop of glacial lakes and lush forests, to white-water-rafting down the western slopes of the Canadian Rockies. Hempstead includes unique trip activities, such as swimming in the naturally hot springs of Banff and driving along the […]

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Moon Canadian Rockies

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead offers his firsthand advice on experiencing the Canadian Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead offers his firsthand advice on experiencing the Canadian Rockies—from rafting on the Bow River and hiking Lake O’Hara to staying in a remote log cabin. Hempstead includes unique trip ideas, such as A […]

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The Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario typically opens with preview performances in late April and early May and continues through October. Beyond the plays, the festival offers a variety of theater tours, lectures, and special events.

Toronto's Distillery Historic District is a 13-acre site with Victorian-era brick industrial buildings.

Exploring Toronto’s Distillery Historic District

The Distillery Historic District is a 13-acre site with Victorian-era brick industrial buildings that now house art galleries, shops, cafés, and theaters, as well as high-end condominiums. Read more about the galleries and studios in the area, as well as some of the breweries operating in the district.

A view of Toronto from the Ward's Island Ferry.

Visiting the Toronto Islands

Just a short ferry ride across the harbor from downtown, the Toronto Islands in Lake Ontario are the city’s backyard. Learn about the different islands and plan to escape the urban bustle by lounging at the beach, cruising around by bike or kayak, or having a picnic.