United States Travel Guide Explore America with Moon

From Sea to Shining Sea

It’s a big country. There’s lots to do, even more to see. Travel in the United States can be a quick outdoor getaway, a week enjoying city sights, or a classic state-spanning road trip. With popular destinations like Yosemite National Park and well-kept secrets like Wisconsin’s Door County, Moon has the best of America covered.

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  • A Brief History of Nome, Alaska An antique sepia tone photo of Nome, Alaska from September 1899.Alaska expert Don Pitcher gives a brief overview of the history of Nome, from the start of its gold-mining days to its role in World War II to its current tourism industry.


  • San Francisco Treasures: Grace Cathedral and Cable Cars Grace Cathedral opens its doors to the community as a vibrant, active Episcopal church.Known for their lavish shopping areas, cable cars, and mansions, Union Square and Nob Hill draw both local and visiting crowds all year long. Get a travel map and information on San Francisco’s famous cable cars and beautiful Grace Cathedral.


  • Tropical Fruit in the Gulf Coast A handful of lychee with reddish pebbled skin on a white glossy surface. Visit Pine Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast and you can sample the kinds of fruits you imagine eating on a far-flung tropical island: jackfruit, carambola, mamey sapote, sapodilla, lychee, longans, pineapple, and papaya.


  • Hawaiian Language Tips: Understanding the Okina Photo of the sign for the Ho'omaluhia Botanical GardenHave you noticed a backward apostrophe in Hawaiian words? That’s an okina, which serves as an instructional guide as to which vowels to pronounce individually and which to blend together.

Heartland and Great Lakes

New England

  • Stowe, VT, and the Trapp Family Lodge The Trapp Lager Brewery is a recent addition to the Trapp Family Lodge.Despite Stowe’s popularity, the resort has eschewed the modern trend of building up the base lodge with condos and restaurants, preferring to work with independent businesses in the community instead. For that reason, Stowe still feels like a real community that happens to have a ski resort, rather than the other way around. Moon guides ...

Pacific Northwest

Rocky Mountains

  • The Truth About Yellowstone’s Supervolcano Biscuit Basin in Yellowstone National Park.Volcanic activity is not a thing of the past in Yellowstone, but the reality is less terrifying than what you may have heard about on your Facebook feed. Read more to learn about whether or not the park’s infamous supervolcano poses a threat to travelers.

Southwest and Texas

  • Hiking Deer Creek Trail in Grand Canyon A shallow stream runs between striated rocks along the Deer Creek trail.Most Inner Canyon river trips stop to enjoy Deer Creek Falls and hike the Deer Creek Trail. Get information about this popular trail and a map to the trailhead.

The East Coast

  • Arlington National Cemetery and the Tomb of the Unknowns More than 300,000 soldiers from every U.S. military conflict are buried in Arlington National Cemetery.The cemetery is a sprawling 200-acre burial site where more than 300,000 soldiers from every U.S. military conflict are buried. The uniform, white tombstones form an orderly quilt across the rolling green fields of the cemetery and are meticulously maintained. On average, more than two dozen funerals are held each weekday. Find out more about ...

The South

  • Travel Reading List: Novels Set in Georgia and the Carolinas Black and white photo of author Margaret Mitchell.Gone With the Wind; Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil; Shoeless Joe (well, sort of) — some of the most classic works of American literature are set in the Carolinas and Georgia. Native Jim Morekis has compiled a list of required reading for literary times looking to enrich their experience while visiting these ...