Moon author David Stanley has been writing about the South Pacific since the late-1970s and has been a low-impact traveler even longer. The first edition of Moon's groundbreaking South Pacific Handbook published in 1979, with his Moon guides to Fiji following in 1985, Tahiti in 1989, and Tonga-Samoa in 1999. With the anniversary of Earth Day near, Moon Acquisitions Director Grace Fujimoto asked David to talk about about ecotourism, and he was happy to contribute.
Moon Baja author Nikki Goth Itoi first traveled to Baja in 2000. In 2002, she and her husband drove Mexico's Baja and mainland coasts for several months. She has returned countless times since and loves exploring the area. Nikki was excited to share some of her insider tips on Baja. Enjoy!
Moon Cambodia author Tom Vater first visited Cambodia in 2001 and loved it instantly. He’s the author of numerous books, and a regular contributor to the South Eastern Globe, one of Cambodia's English-language magazines. His feature articles have appeared around the world in various publications. He lives in Bangkok.
Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona author Jeff Ficker is a transplant to the Valley of the Sun, though, having lived there since the age of six, he considers himself a true Arizonan—he grew up learning about prickly-pear cacti at the Desert Botanical Garden and celebrating birthday parties at the Phoenix Zoo. A co-founder of Arizona Monthly, and former managing editor of Desert Living magazine, we asked him to share some of his insider knowledge of Phoenix and the surrounding areas, and he was happy to oblige.
Together, Liza Prado & Gary Chandler have co-authored and contributed to several guidebooks, including Moon Chiapas, Moon Cancún & Cozumel, Moon Yucatán Peninsula, and Moon Spotlight Cozumel & the Riviera Maya. They split their time between Chiapas and Colorado.
Moon Pittsburgh author Dan Eldridge moved with his family to Western Pennsylvania during the summer of 1990. At the time, he was only halfway through his high school career. During his decade as a Pittsburgh resident, Dan also experienced life as a college student, a freelance journalist, a newspaper editor, a taxi driver, and a dishwasher. We asked Dan to share some of his favorite Steel City secrets, and he was happy to oblige.
Moon Living Abroad in Panama author Miriam Butterman is a freelance writer who left New York City for Panama with a two-year contract. Nine years later, she holds residency in Panama and is experiencing all the country has to offer. A language arts and writing teacher by career, she's worked in the hospitality industry, and as an editor for the Panama Eagle, a journalist for the Panama Star, and has contributed to the magazine, Panama 9°80°. She's also forayed into the local music scene as a singer, working with Panamanian artists and musicians. Here she shares insider secrets on making the move to Panama, and loving it.
Moon Living Abroad in China authors Barbara and Stuart Strother first visited China in 1993, and have been traveling and working in China since. In 2000, the Strothers and their two-year-old twins moved to Shanghai where they taught at several schools while also running a teacher recruitment business. Today, they split their year between teaching at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California and leading a variety of travel-study programs to China for MBAs and undergraduate business majors. We asked them to share some of their best tips for making the move to China.