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 Mexico enthusiast Nikki Goth Itoi knows the best way to experience Baja—from exploring Valle de Guadalupe, Baja's wine country, to riding the waves at the region's premiere surfing spots. Itoi offers a variety of suggested travel strategies, including Island Hopping, Around the Cape in Seven Days, and Seaside Romance. Complete with tips on fishing and kayaking in Loreto and information on evening Art Walks in San José del Cabo, Moon Baja gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
As the former managing editor of Baltimore magazine and a long-term resident of the city, Geoff Brown knows firsthand why so many publications are touting Baltimore as a “hidden treasure.” Brown leads travelers to both the famous destinations and the little-known secrets, from historic sights like Fort McHenry, the birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner, to the music shows and galleries of the art collective Wham City. Brown also includes unique trip ideas tailored for different kinds of travelers, such as “A Cinematic Tour de Baltimore” and “The Locals-Only, Never-See-Another-Tourist Way.” With details on visiting the National Aquarium and finding the best Italian food in Little Italy, Moon Baltimore gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Moon Living Abroad in Thailand author and Bangkok resident Suzanne Nam covers the best of Bangkok, from exploring the Buddhist temples of The Old City to bargain shopping in Pratunam. Using her insider's knowledge, Nam also guides travelers through the historic buildings of Dusit and along the meandering Chao Phraya River. Including unique travel strategies, such as Art Lovers’ Bangkok and Bangkok’s Best Eats, Moon Bangkok gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Journalist Susie Gordon offers her insider's perspective on Beijing and Shanghai, from experiencing the grandeur of the Forbidden City and slurping noodles at the open-air night market in Wangfujing to shopping in People's Square and strolling through Old French Concession. Gordon also includes many unique travel strategies, including Essential Beijing, Whistle-Stop Shanghai, and City Contrasts—a 10-day itinerary for a tour of both cities. From Beijing's well-preserved old hutong alleys to Shanghai's ultra-modern Pudong district, Moon Beijing & Shanghai gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Writer and former Belize resident Joshua Berman knows the best ways to experience Belize—from hiking the waterfall at Lubaantun to riding horseback to El Pilar. Berman offers a range of interesting activities for every traveler, such as visiting Monkey River, bird-watching in the wetlands, and reserving a barstool at the Lazy Lizard at sunset—as well as unique trip ideas like Surf and Turf and Diving in Belize. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon Belize gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Bermuda native Rosemary Jones provides her firsthand insight into the best this balmy island has to offer, from shopping for duty-free treasures in the capital of Hamilton to exploring St. George's, home of the island's first settlers. Jones also offers creative travel ideas, such as Vacation with the Kids, On the Wild Side, and A Romantic Retreat. With expert advice on lounging on pink-sand beaches, golfing at the famous Mid Ocean Club, and scuba-diving on shipwrecks, Moon Bermuda gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Expert traveler Bree Kessler covers the best sights and adventures that the Big Island has to offer, from soaking up the sun on Kona's iconic white sand beaches to sampling local delicacies at Hilo's popular farmer's market. Kessler also offers one-of-a-kind trip ideas, including Eat Your Way Around the Island, Big Island on a Budget, and Just Leave Me at the Beach—an itinerary for travelers who want to spend their entire vacation relaxing on the sand. Brimming with details on checking out the sea turtles at Punalu’u Beach County Park, tidepooling in Pahoa, and venturing up Saddle Road for the spectacular views at the Mauna Kea observatory, Moon Big Island of Hawai'i gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Virginia native Deborah Huso offers her firsthand experience and advice on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains—including North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Huso includes travel strategies, such as More Than a Drive: Top Hikes Off the BRP and The 3-Day Best of the Smokies. Complete with expert tips on scenic drives, horseback riding, hiking, and camping, Moon Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Journalist Michael Sommers guides travelers to the best that Brazil has to offer, from surfing, hang gliding, and enjoying the sizzling nightlife in Rio to venturing into the Amazon to witness the Meeting of the Waters, where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões join to form the world’s mightiest river: the Amazon. Sommers also includes unique trip strategies like A Tale of Two Amazon Cities—which provides details on exploring the rainforest between Manaus and Belém—and Gastronomic Brazil, a mouthwatering tour of Brazil’s cuisine. With expert advice on viewing popular attractions like Iguaçu Falls and Corcovado, as well as escaping the crowds in less frequented places, like Bahia's rustic fishing villages, Moon Brazil gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Canada resident and avid outdoorsman Andrew Hempstead gives you his unique perspective on British Columbia, from dining at the best of Vancouver’s 3,000 restaurants and cafés to skiing and snowboarding on the world-class slopes of Whistler/Blackcomb. Andrew offers unique trip ideas that utilize the region’s amazing outdoor options, such as Winter Fun and B.C. Road Trip. Packed with information on dining, transportation, and accommodations, Moon British Columbia has lots of options for a range of travel budgets. Complete with guidance on whale-watching near Telegraph Cove, hiking the Stanley Glacier Trail, and camping near Mount Robson, Moon British Columbia gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
From exploring the museums and botanical gardens of Palermo and dancing in San Telmo's best tango bars to wandering the legendary Pampas, Moon Buenos Aires is the guide to the best that this popular South American destination has to offer, both on and off the beaten path. Complete with details for exploring Montevideo’s new Ruta del Vino (wine route), lounging on Uruguay's glamorous beaches, and taking in Argentina's burgeoning art scene, Moon Buenos Aires gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.