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.


  • Moon Spotlight Denali National Park Moon Spotlight Denali National Park is a 55-page compact guide covering the wonders of this Alaskan national park. Author Don Pitcher offers his seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and he includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on entertainment, shopping, recreation, ...


  • Plan a Visit to Furnace Creek and the Amargosa Range Notch-leaved phacelia (Phacelia Crenulata), along 190 north of Furnace Creek.Furnace Creek is the hub of Death Valley National Park, an outpost of comfort and civilization with a visitors center, accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, and even gas. Here’s helpful advice on planning a trip to the area, including when to go and where to spend your time.


  • Moon Sarasota & Naples Travel writer Jason Ferguson gives an inside look at Sarasota, Naples, Sanibel Island, and the Everglades, from the calming waters of Sarasota Bay to the teeming wildlife of the Everglades. Ferguson offers his expert advice on how to make the most out of a trip to the southern parts of Florida’s Gulf Coast, providing one-of-a-kind ...


  • Best Kayaking in Kailua Kayaks on the beach of Moku Nui, with the ocean and O‘ahu in the background.Beautiful views and calm waters make for excellent kayaking in Kailua; you’ll want to make sure you have your camera along in a dry sack. Along with outfitters, guided excursions, and lesson providers, here’s where to go for the best day on the water.

Heartland and Great Lakes

  • Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Wineries Vineyard view of Northern Sun Winery, the only Estate grown winery in the U.P. with a tasting room on site.Picture a leisurely drive along one of Michigan’s storied wine trails, but instead of the familiar destinations near Traverse City, you’re making your way down U.S. 2, stopping at Upper Peninsula wineries, vineyards and tasting rooms.

New England

  • Road Trip USA Now in its seventh edition, Jamie Jensen’s best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you’ll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you’re ...

Pacific Northwest

  • As Seen in Portlandia If you want to stand in line for a bacon maple bar, the original Voodoo Doughnut is at 22 SW 3rd Avenue.A recent 12-year-old visitor said that he wanted to see two places in Portland: Voodoo Doughnut and the feminist bookstore. Like many others, his view of the Rose City had been shaped by the popular IFC series, Portlandia. Here’s a brief rundown on visiting businesses and parks used as sets in the TV show.

Rocky Mountains

  • Your Two-Day Best of Denver Itinerary A bicyclist on the Cherry Creek trail in downtown Denver. Photo © 123rf.Denver has great things to offer those who only have one or two days in the city, between exciting attractions within its city limits, such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and Commons Park, and nearby excursions like the Red Rocks Ampitheatre.

Southwest and Texas

  • Visiting Taos Pueblo in New Mexico A crumbling church bell tower and wooden crosses mark the site of the Pueblo Revolt of 1680.Even if you’ve been in New Mexico for a while and think you’re inured to adobe, Taos Pueblo is an amazing sight. Two clusters of multistory mud-brick buildings from the 1200s make up the core of this village, one of the oldest continually inhabited community in the United States.

The East Coast

The South

  • 2-Week Itinerary for a Blue Ridge Parkway Road Trip Tracing the ridges and hillsides of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year.The Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors every year. In just two weeks, you can drive the 716 miles from Washington DC to Knoxville via one of the greatest scenic roads in the nation. You can also easily reverse this route by beginning in Knoxville and ending in DC.