Moon Costa Rica

Award-winning travel writer Christopher P. Baker shows travelers the way to the best of Costa Rica—whether it’s surfing the beaches of Golfo Dulce, hiking in Corcovado National Park, or dining in the upscale Escazu barrio in San José. Along with his in-depth coverage, Baker includes unique trip ideas for a variety of interests, such as […]

Moon Coastal California

Travel writer and longtime California resident Stuart Thornton covers the best of Coastal California, from hiking through redwoods in Big Sur to surfing the waves at Black’s Beach in San Diego. Thornton is the perfect tour guide, offering unique trip ideas for a wide variety of travelers, including Pacific Coast Road Trip and Romantic Getaways. […]

Moon Northern California

Northern California residents Heather C. Liston and Elizabeth Linhart Money cover the best that Northern California has to offer, from day hikes in awe-inspiring Yosemite Valley to rest and relaxation at the spas and vineyards of Wine Country. To help travelers plan their trip, Money and Liston also offer a number of unique itinerary ideas, […]

Moon Monterey & Carmel

Journalist and Monterey Bay area resident Kristin Leal offers her firsthand experience and advice on Monterey, Carmel, and beyond, from Fisherman’s Wharf and Cannery Row to the nearby areas of Pacific Grove and Salinas. Leal includes various travel itinerary ideas, such as Family Fun in Santa Cruz, Charmed in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and Visit Early California—a guide […]

Moon Galápagos Islands

Sea lions and iguanas sunbathe side by side, penguins and turtles swim together offshore, and giant tortoises wander freely. The Galápagos is both a glimpse of life before human civilization and a reminder of its fragile beauty. This is the trip of a lifetime. It will leave you with a new sense of wonder — […]

Moon California Road Trip

The top destinations in the West are within a day’s drive of one another. See them all with Moon California Road Trip as your guide. Detailed driving instructions tell you how far you’ll have to drive, how long it will take, and which highways you’ll need to follow—including information on alternate routes and the best […]

Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands

Seasoned traveler and journalist Ben Westwood leads adventurers to off-the-beaten-path experiences in Ecuador, from riding a train up the steep switchbacks of the famous Nariz del Diablo (Devil’s Nose) to diving off of the Galápagos Islands, where the waters are abundant with ocean life. Westwood also includes several trip strategies—such as the Culture and History […]

Summertime Thrills, Part 1

What began as a simple car that rolled down a hill has evolved into an engineering marvel. Roller coasters are bigger, faster, and more thrilling than ever. In this fun list, Moon.com Content Editor Gayle Hart shares several great wooden coasters in the United States.

Moon California Wine Country

Locals and wine lovers Philip Goldsmith and Michael Cervin have the inside scoop on how to best experience California’s Wine Country, from swirling and sniffing lessons at Yountville’s Goosecross Cellars to glider rides over scenic Santa Ynez Valley. Goldsmith and Cervin offer great trip ideas, including Weekend Wine Warriors, Understanding California through Wine, and Highway […]

Moon California Beaches

Parke Puterbaugh and Alan Bisbort, two self-described “beach bums,” have written nearly a million words on the subject of beaches and boast that they have “visited more beaches more often in the continental United States than anyone else.” It is very fitting then that the two have collaborated on this new edition of Moon California […]