Moon Idaho author James P. Kelly, a former chef, earned a journalism degree from Boise State University before becoming the restaurant critic at the Idaho Statesman. He has written numerous food and travel-related features for Northwest Palate and other magazines and websites. We asked James to share with us some of his insider tips on Idaho, and he was happy to oblige.
Michelle Waitzman grew up in Toronto, Canada and made the move to New Zealand in 2005 to enjoy the great outdoors. She currently works in communications for Education New Zealand, an organization that promotes New Zealand as an educational destination for international students. She delights in helping others make the move, and authoring Moon Living Abroad in New Zealand has given her the perfect outlet to do just that. We asked her to answer a few questions about life in New Zealand and she was happy to help.
Moon Living Abroad in France author Aurelia d’Andrea’s love affair with Paris started in her high school French class, but it really took flight in 2004 when she spent a year in the City of Light. Five years later, she packed up her San Francisco apartment and schlepped her husband, dog, and seven bicycles back to the French capital. We asked her to share some insider knowledge about life in France and she was happy to help.
Moon Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands author Ben Westwood set off for Ecuador in 1998 to follow his passion for travel. He fell in love with the country—and one of its citizens. He returned to the UK with his new wife to study journalism and later worked for five years for The Daily Telegraph and Telegraph.co.uk as a travel journalist and editor. In 2007, he moved back to Ecuador with his family to combine his passions for teaching and travel writing. We asked him to answer some questions about travel to Ecuador and he was happy to oblige.
Since 1983, Christopher P. Baker has made his living as a professional travel writer, photographer, speaker, and international tour guide. He is acclaimed for his specialist knowledge of Cuba and Costa Rica, about which he has written 10 books, including Moon Costa Rica.
Moon San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato & the Bajío 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 Colorado Camping author Sarah Ryan’s favorite state of being is “in transit.” A Fort Collins resident, Ryan enjoys long cycling trips, skiing to huts in the Colorado Rockies with too much food and lots of friends, and her annual Thanksgiving canyoneering trip. Her favorite playground is the Poudre Canyon—where she can go hiking, biking, fishing, and skiing all within two hours of home. We asked her to share some Colorado camping tips and she was happy to oblige.
Moon Take a Hike Boston author Jacqueline Tourville grew up hiking in the Adirondacks region of New York State. As an adult, she discovered the diverse terrain of New England while living in Boston. Tourville is an avid writer and outdoors enthusiast, and currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two children. We asked her for the inside scoop about hiking within two hours of Boston, and she was happy to oblige.
Barbara I. Bond discovered her love of the outdoors at an early age. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, she camped, backpacked, and hiked in the Sierra Nevada and Santa Cruz mountains. She moved to Chicago after graduate school and began her early exploration of the Midwest. Four years later she moved to Portland, Oregon, where she joined Mazama, a nonprofit mountaineering organization. Bond and her family returned to the Midwest in 2008, and she began exploring the subtle landscapes of the Prairie State once again. Bond has published two previous outdoor books, including Moon Take a Hike Portland.