For more than 30 years, Moon Handbooks have appealed to an eclectic group of travelers, from backpacking students to solo adventurers to families on vacation (and a budget). With expert writers delivering a mix of honest insight, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks ensure that travelers have an uncommon and entirely satisfying experience—and a few new stories to tell.
South Pacific expert David Stanley knows the best way to vacation in Tahiti, from browsing the Papeete market to snorkeling off the island of Moorea. David also includes unique trip ideas like The Best of French Polynesia and Underwater in the Tuamotu Islands. Complete with details on taking lagoon tours and jeep safaris, lounging in Polynesian spas, and partaking in lavish seafood buffets, Moon Tahiti gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
California outdoors expert Ann Marie Brown provides you with the essential details needed to discover all of the can't-miss sights, attractions, and restaurants in and around Tahoe. Ski Squaw Valley's renowned slopes, hibernate in a cozy South Shore cabin, dine in Tahoe City, or hike the Tahoe Rim Trail—Brown will help you maximize your time with her insider's tips no matter which of Tahoe's offerings you choose to take advantage of. Including creative trip ideas for a variety of travelers, such as Summertime Family Fun and Adrenaline Junkie, Moon Tahoe gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
With its shimmering white marble domes and perfect symmetry, the Taj Mahal is among the most stunning marvels on the planet. A stroll through its lush grounds transports you back to a time when bejeweled royalty feasted on rich delicacies and terraced fountains flowed with rose water.
Expert traveler Margot Bigg tells you everything you need to know to make this trip possible in Moon Taj Mahal, Delhi & Jaipur:
• How to get there, how long it will take, and where to stop along the way—including information on excursions into Rajasthan, the Himalayas, and nearby wildlife preserves
• How to choose the best guide and means of transportation, whether it’s train, car, or bus
• Where to find authentic cultural experiences, from elephant processions to spiritual retreats
Writer and Tampa resident Laura Reiley offers her unique perspective on Tampa and St. Petersburg, from exploring the Salvador Dali Museum to enjoying the quirky Gasparilla Pirate Fest. Reiley includes trip strategies for a variety of travelers, such as a Nature Lovers Tour and Tampa Sports, covering the Yankees spring training. Including expert advice on the Museum of Science and Industry, Busch Gardens, and nightlife in historic Ybor City, Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Nashville resident Margaret Littman gives readers an insider's look at the Volunteer State, from the civil war battlefields of Middle Tennessee to Knoxville's World's Fair Park. To help travelers plan their trip, Littman provides unique trip itinerary suggestions, including Downtown and the Delta, Into the Heartland, and From Bluegrass to the Blues. Complete with tips on where to go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, making the most of the amazing music scenes in Nashville and Memphis, and which of the state's festivals are worth attending, Moon Tennessee gives travelers to tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
As a longtime Austin resident and writer for the Texas Historical Commission, Andy Rhodes knows the best ways to experience the Lone Star State. In keeping with the everything is bigger in Texas” motif the state is famous for, Rhodes covers a colossal amount of sights and activities, including catching up-and-coming indie bands at Austin’s South by Southwest music festival and exploring the rugged landscape of Big Bend National Park. Rhodes also offers unique trip strategies that help travelers plan trips according to their interests, such as Texas Food—an exploration of Southern cooking and Tex-Mex—and Overlooked Natural Wonders. With detailed information on everything from surfing and fishing the Gulf Coast to checking out museums in Dallas, Moon Texas gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Journalist and Bangkok resident Suzanne Nam shares the many ways to experience Thailand, from diving in the clear azure waters off the Andaman coast to exploring 13th-century Buddhist temples in Chiang Mai. Nam offers one-of-a-kind trip strategies—including Touring the Temples and Five Stars at Two-Star Prices—for travelers of all interests and budgets. Complete with expert advice on shopping at Bangkok’s vibrant street markets, island-hopping around Koh Samui, and visiting the country's striking national parks, Moon Thailand gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Moon Trips of a Lifetime is a sampler of four dream vacation destinations. Excerpted from Moon’s Handbooks series, this inspirational ebook offers information on vacation spots that include Angkor Wat, Cusco and Machu Picchu, the Galápagos Islands, and the Taj Mahal. Rather than providing in-depth coverage on just one location, this is a fun-to-browse guide that offers a brief overview of each destination—along with essential trip planning strategies and ideas for itineraries. With tips for planning the perfect “trip of a lifetime” and a foreword by the editor in chief of Afar magazine, Moon Trips of a Lifetime gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Freelancer and Tucson resident Tim Hull shares his advice on the best Tucson has to offer—from the Tucson Mountains and Rincon Valley to Adobe architecture and desert dude ranches. Hull provides unique trip ideas for a variety of travelers, including Tucson With Kids, The Old Pueblo on a Budget, and Outdoor Tucson: Hiking from the Desert to the Mountains. With expert advice on where to sleep, sightsee, and savor the best Southwestern cooking, Moon Tucson gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.