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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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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Getting to Lake O’Hara in Yoho National Park

Nestled in a high bowl of lush alpine meadows, Lake O’Hara is an especially fine hub for day hiking. What makes this destination all the more special is that a quota system limits the number of visitors. If you hope to take the shuttle, here’s what you need to know.

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Moon British Columbia

Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead gives you his unique perspective on British Columbia, from dining at the best of Vancouver’s 3,000 restaurants and cafés to skiing and snowboarding on the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Hempstead offers unique trip ideas that utilize the region’s amazing outdoor options, such as Winter Fun and B.C. Road […]

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Winter Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

The focus of your winter vacation in the Canadian Rockies will be very different than that of a summer trip. Instead of hiking and canoeing and barbecuing, you’ll be skiing and snowshoeing in a magical mountain setting purified by snow, then retreating to relax around a roaring fire. Andrew Hempstead outlines the possibilities for your trip, including activities like dogsledding.

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Getting to the Canadian Rockies by Air

Everything you need to know about gateway cities and travel to the Canadian Rockies by Air. This handy guide includes airline service information from the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, as well as Asia.