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.
Seasoned writer and outdoor enthusiast Ericka Chickowski offers an insider’s view of San Diego, from surfing at San Onofre State Beach to exploring the expansive San Diego Zoo. Ericka includes great trip ideas such as On a Mission, a tour of the city’s historical sights, and Surf and Turf, which covers recreational opportunities in and out of the water. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon San Diego has lots of options for a range of travel budgets.. With advice on where to grab a cocktail in the Gaslamp Quarter and hike in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Moon San Diego gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Writer and photographer Don Pitcher introduces travelers to the best of the San Juan Islands, from their luxurious inns and upscale restaurants to their evergreen forests and rocky shorelines. Pitcher is the essential tour guide to this popular getaway destination, providing itineraries such as Romantic San Juans, Camping with the Kids, and Exploring the Outer Islands. Complete with details on activities including whale-watching, kayaking, sailing, hiking, and diving, Moon San Juan Islands gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel journalist Suzanne Van Atten covers the best of San Juan, Vieques, and Culebra—from the historic charm of Old San Juan to the electric-blue waters of Mosquito Bay. Van Atten also includes creative suggested itineraries for travelers of all kinds, including families, couples looking for a romantic getaway, and sports enthusiasts in search of recreation ideas. With expert advice on exploring the Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, sampling local cuisine at the Luquillo kiosks, and lounging on the uncrowded white sand beaches of Culebra, Moon San Juan, Vieques, & Culebra gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Professional writer and longtime Mexico resident Julie Doherty offers up the inside scoop on the Bajío, from where to sip a margarita in San Miguel to how to best explore Guanajuato on foot. Doherty also provides original trip itinerary ideas, including The Best of the Bajío, Art Lover's Tour, and Desert Chill. Complete with tips on the best museums, historic sights, shopping, and food in the region, Moon San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato & the Bajío gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Restaurant critic and travel writer Michael Cervin introduces you to the best of Santa Barbara and California's Central Coast, from Santa Barbara's stunning Spanish architecture to Ventura's treasure-filled thrift shops. A longtime resident of the Central Coast, Cervin has plenty of unique trip strategies to offer, including Going Green: Eco Winery Tours and Pedaling the Coast. Complete with inside information on golfing in Ojai, riding the waves at some of Santa Barbara's famous surf spots, and where to sample Santa Maria's famous tri-tip barbecue, Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
New Mexico native Zora O’Neill shares her appreciation for the Land of Enchantment, from exploring Acoma Pueblo—a 12th-century Native American settlement built upon a 367-foot mesa—to hitting the slopes at Taos Ski Valley. O’Neill offers a variety of trip strategies, such as Weekend Getaways, American Indian Heritage, and Not Just Hot Tamales—a guide to sampling the tastiest examples of the region's distinctive cuisine. Full of tips on hiking aspen-covered mountainsides, wandering among crumbling Franciscan churches, and checking out the area's thriving art scene, Moon Santa Fe, Taos, & Albuquerque gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Travel writer Jason Ferguson gives an inside look at Sarasota, Naples, Sanibel Island, and the Everglades, from the calming waters of Sarasota Bay to the teeming wildlife of the Everglades. Ferguson offers his expert advice on how to make the most out of a trip to the southern parts of Florida's Gulf Coast, providing one-of-a-kind trip strategies—including Art & Architecture and Swamps & Solitude—for travelers of all interests and budgets. With tips on viewing the Naples Museum of Art's impressive collections, hiking in the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, and kayaking through the Glades, Moon Sarasota & Naples gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Journalist Luke Waterson spent his summers in Scotland as a child and offers an insider’s perspective on the region, from pub-crawling in Glasgow to climbing Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest peak. Waterson provides ideas for great trips, such as a Weeklong Highland Fling and a Coves, Caves, and Beaches tour. Including expert advice on sampling whisky in Speyside distilleries, exploring ancient stone circles, and golfing at the world-renowned courses of St. Andrews, Moon Scotland gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Journalist Jonathan Hopfner gives travelers the benefit of his firsthand experience as a Seoul resident, providing unique insight into the many sides of this bustling city. Hopfner outlines entertaining travel strategies for exploring Seoul, including A Walk Through History, Nature in the City Limits, and Seoul with Children. From where to find the best-tasting and most affordable Korean barbecue to which areas are best for shopping and people-watching, Moon Seoul gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Writer, editor, and past South Carolina resident, Jim Morekis covers the best of the Palmetto State—from the shores of Myrtle Beach to the undeniable charm of Charleston. Morekis includes fun and unique trip ideas for a variety of travelers, including Carolina for Kids, Historical Highlights, and Top Ten Golf Courses in this helpful guide. Whether you’re looking for an extended vacation or a weekend getaway, Moon South Carolina gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Writer and native Californian Liz Hamill Scott covers the best that the Southern California has to offer, from road trips through the vast deserts to the glitz and glamour of Beverly Hills. Scott offers many unique trip strategies, such as PCH (Pacific Coast Highway) Road Trip, and provides insight on all the must-see sights. Including expert advice on exploring Los Angeles, San Diego, and the rest of the southern half of the state, Moon Southern California gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Resident of Madrid and freelance travel writer, Candy Lee Laballe, offers an insider’s view of Spain from kite-surfing in Tarifa and architecture-gazing in Barcelona to sipping sangria in Cordoba. Candy is the perfect tour guide providing unique trip ideas like the Art & Architecture Tour, the La Costa Verde Tour, and The Best Way to Explore Spain in 21-Days.
As a St. Louis resident, Brooke S. Foster knows the best ways to experience the Gateway City, from must-see sights like the Gateway Arch and the City Museum to great Northern Italian cuisine on the Hill. Foster provides travelers with unique trip strategies to help organize their visit, such as Blues, Barbecue, and Beer: A Legendary St. Louis Weekend; and From the Butterfly House to the Gigantic Slide: St. Louis with Kids. Including experienced advice on checking out the Victorian-era mansions in Lafayette Square, exploring the revived nightlife of downtown St. Louis, and seeing live music at the Blue Note in nearby Columbia, Moon St. Louis gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.