After moving to Canada in 2003, Moon Ontario author Carolyn B. Heller began exploring Toronto’s multicultural neighborhoods, taking in the theater festivals at Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake, and discovering Ontario’s outdoors, from the Bruce Peninsula’s rocky shores to the pink cliffs of Killarney and the lakes and trails in Algonquin Provincial Park. We asked her to share some insider knowledge about Ontario and she was happy to help.
Moon Sarasota & Naples author and Florida native Jason Ferguson has yet to find a corner of his home state that doesn't hold some sort of surprise. With a background in alternative journalism and arts and culture reporting, Jason enjoys discovering some of Florida's more unusual sights and diverse nightlife and art scenes. As a father of two, he also understands the infinite appeal of Florida's theme parks, beaches, and outdoor opportunities.
New Orleans native and author of Moon New Orleans Laura Martone has dined at countless seafood restaurants, attended numerous jazz concerts and Mardi Gras parades, and relished every major attraction in Louisiana’s biggest city. From soaking up voodoo culture to where to take the best photograph, she highlights the best of New Orleans by offering tips to help travelers plan an unforgettable trip to this unique city.
Australian-born Andrew Hempstead might be cheering for the Aussies when it comes to cricket and rugby, but after visiting and exploring New Zealand almost a dozen times, he has developed a deep appreciation for Australia’s southeastern neighbor. Andrew has authored and updated more than 60 guidebooks since the 1990s, and now he and his wife own a regional publisher of nonfiction books in Canada.
A native of New Orleans, Laura Martone has been an avid traveler since childhood, but New Orleans still remains her favorite destination. As a child, the Moon New Orleans author explored much of the city, from the French Quarter to Lake Pontchartrain. She's dined at countless seafood restaurants, attended numerous jazz concerts and Mardi Gras parades, and relished every major attraction, from Jackson Square to the Audubon Zoo.
After living in Kenya, England, and the Middle East, Moon Living Abroad in Belize author Victoria Day-Wilson and her family decided to move to Belize because of its climate, amazing fauna and flora, pioneering spirit, and sense of space and freedom. She has since gotten to know Belize intimately, traveling its length and breadth.
Moon Living Abroad in Mexico author Julie Doherty Meade took her first trip to Mexico after college, and was immediately drawn to the country’s warm people and fascinating culture. For the next 10 years, she lived, worked, and traveled throughout Mexico before settling in San Miguel de Allende. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Arturo, and her transplanted chihuahua, Tequila.
Moon Big Island of Hawai’i author Bree Kessler has always been a traveler. She's lived in India and Honduras, worked in Thailand, and traveled extensively throughout Latin America. Although there are certainly more travels ahead of her, she always returns to Hawai'i and her true vocation: exploring her island home and sharing its spirit of aloha.
Moon Charlotte author and Charlotte resident, Jodi Helmer, fell in love with life in the South. She has explored all corners of North Carolina—from Blowing Rock to Ocracoke—and developed a taste for sweet tea and barbecue. She was happy to offer her suggestions for making the most of a trip to Charlotte. Her suggestions are ideal for delegates visiting the Democratic convention.