Moon Istanbul & the Turkish Coast author Jessica Tamtürk knows the best way to experience Istanbul. As a journalist who has lived there for five years, Tamtürk has the firsthand know-how and insight to help travelers make the most of their time in this fascinating country where east and west meet. We asked her to share some of her best travel tips and she was happy to help.
Moon Santa Barbara & the Central Coast author and Santa Barbara resident Michael Cervin knows the best way to explore California’s idyllic hotspot. As a restaurant critic for the Santa Barbara News-Press and wine connoisseur, Cervin has insider knowledge to help travelers make the most of their time in Santa Barbara and the rest of California’s Central Coast.
Moon Living Abroad in Costa Rica author Erin Van Rheenen was three years old when her parents moved her family from Oregon to Nigeria for a two-year Peace Corps stint. Since then, she’s been fortunate to live outside of the U.S. for extended periods of time in Ireland, Ecuador, Mexico, and Guatemala. Erin answered Costa Rica's call in 2002, when looking for a second home where she could put down roots. She currently splits her time between California and Costa Rica. We asked her to share some tips about moving to Costa Rica. Enjoy!
Moon Living Abroad in Thailand author and Bangkok resident Suzanne Nam knows what it takes to make the move to Thailand. As a dedicated travel writer who has lived in Thailand for more than four years, Nam has the firsthand know-how and insight to help would-be expats make a smooth transition to life in Southeast Asia.
Moon Coastal Maine author Hilary Nangle has worked as an editor for the pro ski tour, managing editor for a food trade publication, features editor for a daily newspaper, and as a freelance writer and editor. She divides her year between the coast and the mountains. Here, Hilary tells visitors how to do Coastal Maine like a local. Enjoy!
Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains author Deborah Huso grew up on a small farm in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, just six miles from Shenandoah National Park. Over the course of 10 years, the Smoky Mountains have become her second home. She’s written more than 100 articles on the area for numerous publications, and currently serves as the contributing editor for Blue Ridge Country. We asked her for insider information on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and she was happy to share her secrets.
The day after graduating from the University of Missouri, Katy Ryan headed west to Kansas City. More than five years later, the Moon Kansas City author freely proclaims her undying love for a city that continually reinvents itself. Ryan combines her two passions—Kansas City and writing—into covering business, real estate, and lifestyle topics for various publications, including The Kansas City Star. We talked with her about “The Paris of the Plains” and she was happy to fill us in on some insider tips. Enjoy!
A native Oregonian, Moon Portland author Hollyanna McCollom spent two years as the editor-in-chief of PDX Magazine, a where to go, what to do publication for the city of Portland, before leaving to pursue a career as a freelance writer and full-time advocate for the city. Hollyanna lives in southeast Portland. We asked her to give us an insiders look into the city, and she was happy to help.
Moon Coastal Carolinas author Jim Morekis grew up just a stone's throw from South Carolina in Savannah, Georgia. He has traveled up and down the Carolinas and continues to find new spots and things to do on this historic and hospitable stretch of coast. He’s also the author of Moon South Carolina and Moon Charleston & Savannah.
Moon Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills author Laural Bidwell grew up in Connecticut but left the rolling hills of the east for the wide-open spaces of the American West. She first lived in Colorado Springs, then moved on to Denver before finally finding her home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Here, Laural shares her insights on some of South Dakota’s most inspiring spots and top attractions.