Ericka Chickowski was destined to live in San Diego. The region captivated her with its blend of her two youthful passions: beaches and mountains. As a child, she strolled Florida’s beaches wearing water wings. Clouds replaced sun when she moved to Seattle, but she loved the mountains so much she looked past it. One visit to San Diego hooked her with the best of both worlds. We asked Ericka how to do San Diego like a local, and she was happy to help.
Luke Waterson spent his summers in Scotland as a child, and worked as a reporter in remote Orkney. He’s now a reporter in London, and has an ongoing column in The Guardian comparing life in rural Scotland with London. We asked him to discuss some of his favorite things about Scotland, and he was happy to oblige. Please enjoy!
Moon Las Vegas author Rick Garman was 14 when he first visited Sin City. He remembers standing behind his mother as she played a slot machine at Circus Circus, when an intimidating casino attendant leaned down from her perch above the slot carousel and said, “You can’t be here, little man!” Once Rick turned 21, and could no longer be denied access, he returned to Vegas to make up for lost time and has been in love with the city ever since. We asked Rick to share some of his best Vegas travel tips. Enjoy!
Joshua Berman, author of Moon Belize, has spent 10 years touring, trip-leading, and teaching throughout Central America and is continually amazed by Belize's uniqueness in the region—and the world. "There's no place like it," he says, "no country that's as small and culturally diverse as Belize." We asked Josh to talk about some of his favorite places to eat, sleep, and explore in Belize.
Karrie Gavin has backpacked throughout the United States and Europe, and lived in San Francisco and Ireland — but only Philadelphia has ever been “home.” Karrie was eager to write Moon Philadelphia to share her favorite Philly gems with locals and newcomers alike. She’s always had a large dose of Philly hometown pride, and here she shares some of her best insider tips.
1050 Independence Ave. SW
HOURS: Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; closed Christmas Day
Technically two separate museums but lumped together because they share a similar focus—Asian art—and twin buildings surrounding a center court, the Freer and Sackler Galleries are true oases on the Mall, often overlooked spaces that hold an exquisite collection of Asian art and decorative artifacts, including centuries-old ceramics, jades, and bronzes, Japanese porcelains, Chinese scrolls, screens, and Islamic art and books.
The Freer Gallery, whose collection is largely derived from a gift by turn-of-the-20th-century industrialist Charles Lang Freer, also contains the world’s largest collection of works by James McNeill Whistler, Freer’s favorite artist.
Not to be missed is Whistler’s Peacock Room, designed for the home of British shipbuilder Frederick Leyland, a spectacularly embellished room the artist decorated without consulting the owner and then proceeded to hold parties in when Leyland wasn’t home. When the pair had a falling out over payment and the parties, Whistler reworked the room, painting it blue and adding a garish pair of gilt fighting peacocks.
Freer had the Peacock Room disassembled and rebuilt at his home in Detroit before it eventually ended up in this Washington gallery.
Destination panel page
Adds ability to perform actions within a view
Enables actions to be fired on certain system events, such as when new content is created.
Renders a menu tree for administrative purposes as dropdown menu at the top of the window.
Backup tools for your Drupal site.
block (5.9 core module )
Controls the boxes that are displayed around the main content.
Base CAPTCHA module for adding challenges to arbitrary forms.
comment (5.9 core module )
Allows users to comment on and discuss published content.
Allows administrators to define new content types.
Enables ability to import/export field definitions.
Defines CCK date/time fields and widgets.
A Date API that can be used by other modules.
Needed when using Date API. Overrides site and user timezone handling to set timezone names instead of offsets.
Show difference between node revisions.
A helper extension for the Drupal for Firebug Firefox extension addon
A helper extension for the Drupal for Firebug Firefox extension to do preprocessing of forms
Allows users with the right permissions to edit a node's author and/or date authored field.
Provides an engine for modules to integrate various 3rd party content providers, such as Video Neighborhood, Image Neighborhood, and Audio Neighborhood.
Defines a field type for displaying third party videos, such as YouTube and Google Video.
Adds a CSS class to all external and mailto links.
Allows users to manage a favorite list of nodes.
Create field groups for CCK fields.
filter (5.9 core module )
Handles the filtering of content in preparation for display.
Allows each role to have a default input format for nodes and comments.
Provides tools to manage Drupal sites.
Forward this page module
Searches for an alias of the current URL and 301 redirects if found. Stops duplicate content arising when path module is enabled.
Simplifies the selection of one or multiple items in a hierarchical tree.
Creates blocks that allow selection of nodes tagged with terms.
Use Hierarchical Select for Taxonomy.
Ensures all HTML in user-submitted content is valid when output on the page.
Provides an image based CAPTCHA.
ImageAPI supporting multiple toolkits.
Uses PHP's built-in GD2 image processing support.
Adds reflection action to ImageAPI and Imagecache 2.x.
Dynamic image manipulator and cache.
Utilizes imagecache presets for user profile pictures.
ImageCache User Interface.
Defines an image field type.
Adds Imageflow display to imagefield and views
This module is used to import InDesign files exported via XHTML/Dreamweaver
Allows users to embed content lists generated by the Views module into node bodies.
Makes the jQuery Form Plugin available.
Updates Drupal to use the latest version of jQuery.
menu (5.9 core module )
Allows administrators to customize the site navigation menu.
Allows users to add meta tags, eg keywords or description.
Create mini panels that can be used as blocks.
Provides tools to import Moon maps to CMS and tag with book terms.
This module provides functions specific to the Moon website
Allows for the complete publishing and unpublishing of imported books
NAT - node auto term - is a helper module that automatically creates a term using the same title as a node.
node (5.9 core module )
Allows content to be submitted to the site and displayed on pages.
Provides filter to insert nodes into other nodes
A module to make nodes heirarchical.
Create queues which can contain nodes in arbitrary order
Defines a field type for referencing one node from another.
Defines selection, check box and radio button widgets for text and numeric fields.
Create nodes that are divided into areas with selectable content.
Create pages that are divided into areas of the page.
Core Panels display functions
Adds the simple cache as an option when configuring panel panes.
path (5.9 core module )
Allows users to rename URLs.
Input filter to convert internal paths, such as "internal:node/99", to their corresponding absolute URL or relative path.
Redirect users from one URL to another.
Provides a mechanism for modules to automatically generate aliases for the content they manage.
poll (5.9 core module )
Allows your site to capture votes on different topics in the form of multiple choice questions.
Improve English language searching by simplifying related words to their root (conjugations, plurals, ...).
Adds a printer-friendly version link to content and administrative pages.
Uses the reCAPTCHA web service to improve the CAPTCHA system.
Allows user to upload picture from the registration form.
Allows moderation of new node revisions while existing approved revisions stay visible.
Allows site administrators to grant some roles the authority to assign selected roles to users.
Do Search and Replace on the content of nodes.
search (5.9 core module )
Enables site-wide keyword searching.
Configure display of the advanced search form
Creates a node queue for each taxonomy vocabulary
statistics (5.9 core module )
Logs access statistics for your site.
system (5.9 core module )
Handles general site configuration for administrators.
A helper module for creating tabbed pages.
Configurable 'tabs' panel style. Provides 3 kinds of tabs.
taxonomy (5.9 core module )
Enables the categorization of content.
Edit multiple taxonomy terms at once.
Enables taxonomy based breadcrumbs and allows for node assosciations with taxonomy terms.
Restricts access to vocabularies on node forms by role.
Provides options to control the display of term information on content pages.
Defines simple text field types.
Provides a simple text based CAPTCHA.
Enables Thickbox, a jQuery plugin.
Provides a shared API for replacement of textual placeholders with actual data.
Adds a unique string onto the end of user picture uploads, so that the browser cache is invalidated and the new picture appears.
Checks to see if your installation of Drupal and its modules are up to date.
upload (5.9 core module )
Allows users to upload and attach files to content.
user (5.9 core module )
Manages the user registration and login system.
Defines a field type for referencing a user from a node.
The views module creates customized views of node lists.
Enables an alphabet pager option for views.
Exposes new Views type 'Bulk Operations View' for selecting multiple nodes and applying operations on them.
Creates views as content types that can be added to displays
RSS plugin for the views feed selector argument.
Enables the presentation of views through tabs.
The views theme wizard helps create stub theming for views.
The Views UI module allows you to create and edit views.
watchdog (5.9 core module )
Logs and records system events.
Enables the creation of forms and questionnaires.
Creates an XML site map in accordance with the sitemaps.org specification.
Submits site map to search engines.
Adds nodes to the site map.