Moon Spotlight Cappadocia

Moon Spotlight Cappadocia is a full-color, 60-page guide covering the fascinating area of Cappadocia and Turkey’s capital, Ankara. Author Leeann Murphy offers her insider’s take on must-see attractions, and includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, recreation, […]

View of the Hungarian Parliament Building from the Buda side of Budapest.

The Best of Prague and Budapest

Ten days is enough time to take in all the major sights both cities have to offer, but it does mean sticking to a tight schedule and forgoing a few museums. Be prepared to do a lot of walking, and get your camera ready—you’re about to experience a few Kodak moments.

Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast

This full-color guide to Istanbul and the Turkish coast includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Turkey resident Leeann Murphy guides travelers to the highlights of Istanbul and the Turkish coast, from exploring the world-class shopping and dining of Istanbul’s charming neighborhoods to relaxing on the golden sands of the Mediterranean’s beaches. Murphy also offers […]

Budapest at night.

Going Local with Budapesting

Budapesting is a family-run affair that provides apartments and private rooms to travelers looking for a personal touch during their stay in the capital. All accommodations are centrally located and include free bedding, towels, Internet access, parking, coffee, tea, a welcome bottle of wine, and maps to the city.

The indoor pool at Gellért Baths in Budapest.

Treat Yourself in Budapest

Those who like to treat themselves to something extra special while on holiday will find no shortage of opportunities to do so in Budapest.

Prague’s John Lennon Peace Wall.

Prague’s John Lennon Peace Wall

Lennon’s legacy lives on in this tribute wall in Prague. After his assassination, despite repeated warnings from the state, fans of Lennon’s music, as well as believers of his message of peace, would slip into the square unnoticed to write down their own “rebellious” thoughts on the politics of life and love.

Bags of dried paprika stacked for sale in a shop in Budapest.

A Primer on Hungarian Paprika

If you weren’t aware of paprika’s popularity before landing in Hungary, you most certainly will be when you get here. Before visiting, brush up on the eight types of the spice you’re bound to encounter there.