Two chestnut colored ponies walk along the sand by the rolling waves.

Visiting Assateague Island

While Assateague is perhaps best known for its resident herd of wild ponies, the island is also home to a beautiful 37-mile beach, dunes, wetlands, and marsh. Read about camping, birding, and more on Assateague Island.

Moon Spotlight Coastal Virginia

Moon Spotlight Coastal Virginia is a 76-page compact guide covering Northern Neck, Middle Neck, Northern Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, the Eastern Shore, and Colonial Williamsburg. Michaela Riva Gaaserud offers her seasoned advice on must-see attractions, and she includes maps with sightseeing highlights so you can make the most of your time. This lightweight guide […]

A man in a yellow kayak paddles down the river with the washington monument visible in the distance.

Kayaking the Potomac River

Viewing the city from inside a 40-pound shell of fiberglass could be intimidating, but instead it offers welcome perspective. Learn more about Michaela Riva Gaaserud’s experiences on the Potomac, as well as how you can start paddling yourself.

Moon Virginia

Area native and current Virginia resident Michaela Riva Gaaserud covers the best of the Old Dominion, from getting some sun on Colonial Beach to seeing the Beauregard Civil War Cemetery. With original trip ideas for a variety of interests, as well as comprehensive coverage of the area’s best sights, this guidebook is the perfect addition […]

View of the columns of Monticello with a neatly groomed path lined by blooming flowers.

Discover Virginia & Maryland: Where History Comes Alive

In Virginia and Maryland, history comes alive. Follow in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson at stately Monticello. Raise a glass at George Washington’s favorite tavern in Colonial Williamsburg, or tread the hallowed ground at Civil War battlefields like Manassas and Antietam.

Moon Virginia & Maryland

Area native and current Virginia resident Michaela Gaaserud provides travelers with an insider’s perspective on two of the nation’s most historically significant states. An experienced guidebook author, Gaaserud offers up original trip ideas to help visitors make the most of their time, such as Five Days for the Active Traveler and the Seven-Day Historical Road […]

Moon Take a Hike Washington DC

Historic grounds, mountain terrain, beachside and waterfalls surround Washington DC. Because of the stunning scenery around the city, hiking in Washington DC is more than a trek around town. Travel writer Theresa Dowell Blackinton shows you the best hikes in and around Washington DC. All hikes within the guide take less than 2 hours to […]