Moon Olympic Peninsula author Jeff Burlingame was born and raised in the Olympic Peninsula, in the town of Aberdeen. He grew up exploring the areas around him; working as a shake rat in the peninsula’s woods; hiking the 14-mile round trip trail to the top of Colonel Bob Peak; and fishing the area’s beautiful rivers, lakes, and streams. Below he shares tips with Moon.com on how to enjoy this majestic area.
In the early 1980s, Moon Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo author Bruce Whipperman was drawn away from a 20-year career of teaching physics to travel—and he hasn't stopped since. For him, travel writing heightens his awareness of the places he visits and helps him focus his own travel experiences. We asked Bruce to give us some insight and advice on travel to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo, and he was more than happy to help.
Even though he grew up in Detroit, Moon Michigan's Upper Peninsula author Paul Vachon has always been aware of the fact that Michigan consists of two peninsulas—different in many ways, but both integral parts of the Great Lake State. Vachon has written three books on Michigan and released an iPhone app about Detroit. We asked him to help us with some tips on travel to the UP and he was happy to oblige.
Moon Hudson River Valley author Nikki Goth Itoi grew up making maple syrup in the Catskills, and later studied in the Berkshires and got married in Rhinebeck. These days, she visits the region to enjoy winery tours in Dutchess County, fall foliage in the mountains, and lake time in the Adirondacks. We asked her to give us some tips on traveling to the Hudson River Valley and she was happy to help.
After Moon Beijing & Shanghai author Susie Gordon’s first vacation to China, she was so enamored of Shanghai that she decided to move there permanently. After three years, she is proud to call it home. We asked her for some insider tips on visiting Beijing and Shanghai and she was happy to help.
A native of Washington State, Moon Take a Hike New York City author Skip Card has climbed most of the Northwest’s highest peaks, including 14,410-foot Mount Rainier. Skip worked for many years as an outdoors reporter and his freelance work has appeared in magazines ranging from Outside to New York Family. Skip and his family now live on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. We asked him for some advice on hiking in NYC and he was happy to help.
While studying as an undergraduate student in southern England, Moon Living Abroad in London author Karen White fell in love with Britain. She moved to London a few years later to start life as a graduate student and later met her British husband, sealing her fate. We asked her to share some of her best tips for making the move to London.
When Moon Living Abroad in Ireland author and journalist Christina McDonald first visited Ireland, she was seduced by the emerald green of the countryside, the colorful, terraced houses, and the friendly, charismatic people. A year after returning home to America, she decided to make the move to Ireland to pursue a master's degree in journalism. We asked Christina to share some tips and advice about life in Ireland, and she was happy to help.
Moon Seoul author and journalist Jonathan Hopfner was first lured to South Korea in the late 1990s for a writing position with a newspaper in Seoul. Since 2008, Seoul has been Jonathan’s home and consistent source of inspiration. We asked him to answer some questions about travel to Seoul and he was happy to oblige.