Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover New Mexico From sandstone canyons and austere mesas, to snowcapped mountain peaks, discover an otherworldly landscape and unique culture with Moon's guide to the Land of Enchantment. Moon New Mexico features: Curated trip advice for outdoor adventurers, culture mavens, history buffs, foodies, and more Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughout Expert insight with a local perspective from born-and-raised Santa Fe native Zora O'Neill Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline-from a few days to three weeks-including: A Week in the Wild West, Not Just Hot Tamales, Black Stone, White Sands, Retro Route 66 and Beyond, Native New Mexico, Ancient and Modern, and Weird and Wonderful The best drives through New Mexico, including Route 66, the Turquoise Trail, the Sunspot Highway, and a state-wide road trip Honest advice on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around Focused coverage of Albuquerque, Sante Fe, Taos and North Central New Mexico, Las Vegas and the Northeast, Navajo Nation and the Northwest, Las Cruces and the Southwest, and Carlsbad Caverns and the Southeast Must-see attractions and offbeat ideas: Wiggle through tiny tunnels on a dive into Carlsbad Caverns, or take a mountain biking tour of the badlands and white sand dunes. Wander a ghost town graveyard, visit the International UFO Museum in Roswell, or count the bullet holes in the ceilings of preserved 19th century saloons. Experience the Native American history and culture, including pueblo visits, ceremonial dances, and markets. Sample local cuisine, from Tucumcari cheese and Pecos beef to green-chile cheeseburgers, and explore the bustling nightlife, spirited art scene, and rich history of Santa Fe Accurate, up-to-date information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and local culture Handy tools including a Spanish glossary, health and safety tips, and advice for families, seniors, international visitors, and LGBTQ+ travelers With Moon New Mexico's myriad activities, practical advice, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. If you're exploring New Mexico's major cities, Try Moon Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip. Crossing National Parks off your bucket list? Try Moon Grand Canyon.
Experience the Life of the City Baroque palaces and energetic streets, old-school taquerías and contemporary art: these are the contrasts that define the beguiling and frenetic metropolis that is Mexico City. Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, making it easy to find what you want to do and where you need to be. See the Sights: Follow guided walks through the liveliest neighborhoods. See the ruins of Tenochtitlán at the Museo del Templo Mayor, or visit Frida Khalo's childhood home. Explore the color and bustle of Mercado de la Merced, admire the sleek modernity of Mexico City's contemporary art museum, or take a day trip to see the temples of Teotihuacán. Get a Taste of the City: Sample your way through the city's famous food scene from charming cantinas to cutting-edge cuisine, and polish it off with traditional pulque. Bars and Nightlife: A dazzling array of traditional dance halls, chic nightclubs, and hip mezcal-centric hideaways means that Mexico City parties well after the sun goes down. Trusted Advice: Local author and expat Julie Meade shares her cultural and artistic expertise on her adopted city. Itineraries and Day Trips: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit, head out to Cuernavaca or the ruins of Teotihuacán, or follow itineraries like The Best of Mexico City, Market Saturday, or Mexico City with Kids. Maps and Tools: Moon provides background information on the landscape, history, and culture of Mexico City, as well as vibrant, helpful photos and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the go, packaged in a book light enough to toss in your bag. With Moon Mexico City's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiders view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Includes coverage of the following neighborhoods: Centro Histórico, Alameda Central, Paseo de la Reforma, Chapultepec and Polanco, Roma and Condesa, and Coyoacán and San Ángel Covers day trips to: Teotihuacán, Downtown Puebla, Taxco, and Cuernavaca Looking to experience more world-class cities? Try Moon Buenos Aires. Exploring more of Mexico? Check out Moon San Miguel de Allende or Moon Yucatán Peninsula.
Discover New Mexico in a New Way Travel writer Zora O'Neill shares her expert perspective on New Mexico, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're museum-hopping in Santa Fe or exploring the vast beauty of the desert, Moon New Mexico has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Not Just Hot Tamales” and “Weird and Wonderful,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Zora's trustworthy advice, Moon New Mexico provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon New Mexico covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Santa Fe Taos Albuquerque
From exploring the myriad of historical sites packed into the world-famous Centro neighborhood and dining on Mexican-Asian fusion cuisine to viewing the renowned paintings of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, David Siquieros, and Jose Clemente Orozco, Moon Handbooks Mexico City is the guide to the best the city has to offer, both on and off the beaten path. Practical information includes suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights, plus essentials on dining, transportation, and accommodations for a range of budgets. Complete with details for day-trips to wander the colonial village of Tlalpan, climb the pyramids of Teotihuacan, or hike to see Monarch butterflies in forest reserves, Moon Handbooks Mexico City gives travelers the 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.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and helpful maps. Traveler and author Justin Henderson covers the best of Oaxaca, from bargaining at the Mercado Juárez to exploring the Castillo de Moctezuma Aztec pyramid. Henderson offers up unique trip strategies, including Best Beaches and Local Festivals & Native Markets, as well as experienced advice on where to go and what to see. Complete with information on sampling mezcal, Oaxaca's native liquor, and enjoying the vistas and fresh seafood of Puerto Ángel, Moon Oaxaca gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
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.
This full-color guide to Arizona and the Grand Canyon includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Moon Arizon & the Grand Canyon gives you the tools to make your own choices, with: Can’t-miss sights, activities, restaurants, and accommodations Suggestions on how to plan a trip that’s perfect for you, including: The Best of Arizona The Ruins of Lost Cultures A Grand Canyon Family Adventure Top Five Hikes Back to the Old West Scenic Byways 28 detailed and easy-to-use maps The firsthand experience and unique perspective of author Tim Hull
Author: Andrew Dier
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-07-03
Moon Travel Guides: Your World, Your Way Idyllic colonial towns and fast-paced cities, jaw-dropping mountains and stunning beaches: see it all with Moon Colombia. Strategic travel plans with adaptable itineraries for exploring the wild coasts, historic towns, and rural countryside, plus a multi-week trip covering the best of Colombia Curated advice from local writer Andrew Dier, who provides his American-expat perspective on his adopted home Full-color maps and photos for exploring on your own Activities for every traveler: Stroll along the bougainvillea-strewn cobblestone streets of Cartagena, or explore wildlife preserves, and hike diverse biomes from the Andes to the Amazon. See the ancient ruins of Ciudad Perdida and visit indigenous communities to learn about Colombia's past and present. Swim in the Carribean, or spot humpback whales in the Pacific. Immerse yourself in regional festivals to experience Colombia's diverse music and dance traditions, enjoy nouvelle Colombian restaurants and hopping nightlife of Bogotà, or the perfect weather and locally-grown coffee of Medellín In-depth coverage of Bogotá, Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast, Boyacá and the Santanderes, Medellín and the Coffee region, Cali and Southwest Colombia, the Pacific Coast, San Andrés and Providencia, and the Amazon and Los Llanos Current background information on the landscape, culture, history, and environment, as well as a handy Spanish phrasebook, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-on Essential insight for travelers on trekking through jungles, accessing remote mountain ranges, and exploring ancient ruins, with tips for traveling safely and respectfully engaging with the local culture With Moon Colombia's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view, you can plan your trip your way. Only visiting one region? Try Moon Bogotá, Moon Medellín or Moon Cartegena & Colombia's Caribbean Coast. Country-hopping in South America? Check out Moon Peru or Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands.
Author: Christopher P. Baker
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-02-10
In 2014, the United States began re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. For the first time in decades, every U.S. citizen can now travel to this eccentric, enigmatic island. In this book, renowned Cuba expert Christopher P. Baker tells you everything you need to know to make this trip possible. Choose the best guides, tours, and means of transportation Join in the cultural feast in Havana, a city like no other Experience the best beaches, natural wonders, and scenic drives Appreciate the island's history, from its indigenous origins through the revolution Find the ultimate mementos—authentic Cuban cigars and rum
Author: W. C. McRae
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Discover Utah with Moon Travel Guides! From remote deserts and arid mountain ranges, to colorful canyons and world-famous national parks, Moon Utah reveals the best of this adventurous state. What you'll find in Moon Utah: Strategic itineraries from a weekend getaway to Salt Lake City, to ten days covering the entire state, curated for history buffs, families, outdoor adventurers, budget travelers, and more Detailed maps and helpful reference photos throughout How to plan a national parks road trip covering Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Capitol Reef, and Canyonlands Must-see attractions and offbeat ideas: Hike or mountain bike across canyons, rugged mountain ranges, and glistening salt flats, or hit the slopes at a Park City ski resort. Admire ancient Native American rock art or cliff dwellings, and walk beside fossilized dinosaur footprints. Explore historic Mormon sites in Salt Lake City, or wander through old mining towns. Go rafting down the Colorado River, canyoneering through the Narrows, or climb to the famed Delicate Arch just in time to watch the sun setting over the captivating hoodoos Honest recommendations from Utah experts and lifelong explorers W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay, from ski resorts to budget motels Accurate, up-to-date information including the best ways to get around, plus background on the landscape, wildlife, history, and local laws Advice for LGBTQ+ travelers, international visitors, seniors, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Utah's myriad activities, practical advice, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Coverage: Salt Lake City, Park City and the Wasatch Range, Provo and Central Utah, Dinosaur National Monument and vicinity, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, the Escalante region (including Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Capitol Reef National Park), Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Moab Focusing on the parks? Try Moon Zion & Bryce or Moon Arches & Canyonlands. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip.
Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides! The Yucatán Peninsula is rich with history, culture, and natural wonders. Explore its vibrant cities, ancient ruins, and boundless beaches with Moon Yucatán Peninsula. What You'll Find in Moon Yucatán Peninsula: Unique insight from lifelong travelers and Yucatán experts Liza Prado and Gary Chandler Curated advice for culture buffs, honeymooners, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and more, whether you're visiting Mexico for a few days or a few weeks Full-color, vibrant photos throughout Detailed maps for exploring on your own, and useful tips on public transportation, car and bike rentals, and air travel Strategic itineraries for every budget, passion, and timeline, including: The Best of the Yucatán, A Family Affair, 10 Days of Ecoadventure, Classics of Yucatán Cuisine, Pyramids and Palaces, Diving and Snorkeling, Cenote Hopping, and Into the Wild Fun ideas catered your individual travel style: Spend a day relaxing on the beach or standup paddle boarding (SUPing) on the crystal-clear water. Take a short walk from the shore to visit jaw-dropping Mayan ruins, or kayak through lush mangrove forests. Peruse the markets, museums, and churches of Mérida or Tulum. Sign up for a mountain bike tour through the jungle for a peek at hidden ruins, remote beaches, and dazzling wildlife. Find the best spots to fill up on authentic salbute and panucho, and stay up late for live music, cocktails, and fire dancers on the beach Focused coverage of Cancún, Isla Cozumel, the Riviera Maya, Tulum and the Costa Maya, Chichén Itzá, Mérida, the Puuc Route, Campeche, and Palenque Thorough background information on the landscape, plants and animals, history, government, and culture Handy tools including a Spanish glossary and phrasebook Essential tips on health and safety, visa information, and accommodations With Moon Yucatán Pensinsula's myriad activities, practical advice, and insider tips, you can plan your trip your way. Can't get enough of the Yucatán? Try Moon Cancún & Cozumel. Exploring more of Mexico? Try Moon San Miguel de Allende.
This full-color guide includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. Travel writer, photographer, and Belize expert Lebawit Lily Girma knows the best ways to experience Belize—from the gorgeous beaches of the Northern Cayes to the lush countryside of Belmopan and Cayo. Girma offers a range of interesting activities for every traveler—such as waterfall rappelling at Bocawina National Park or attending the annual Chocolate Festival—as well as unique trip ideas such as the "Rhythms of 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.
Make Your Escape! With endless stretches of golden sand and waters teeming with beauty, Maui epitomizes the magic that Hawaii has to offer. Immerse yourself in the wonders of the island with Moon Maui, the travel guide preferred by locals. What You'll Find in Moon Maui: Local author and trailblazer Kyle Ellison's adventurous perspective on his home island Full-color guides with vibrant, helpful photos, all in an easy-to-navigate format Detailed directions and over 20 maps for exploring on your own Itineraries for every trip and budget with options for rainy days, including: Maui in 10 Days, Best Beaches, Outdoor Adventures, Best Snorkeling and Diving, Best Surfing, Honeymoon Hotspots, Best Hikes, Historical and Cultural Sites In-depth coverage for Lahaina and West Maui, Central Maui, Kihei and South Maui, Haleakala and Upcountry, East Maui, as well as the nearby islands of Lana'i and Moloka'i Honest advice on finding the best accommodations, accessible transportation, and experiencing the real Maui Activities and ideas for every traveler: snorkel with sea turtles, catch the perfect wave, or go whale-watching. Travel the Road to Hana, or hike and bike through miles of verdant trails. Unwind at a spa, or spend a relaxing day fishing. Visit the island's remarkable historic sites, or attend a traditional luau and sample Polynesian cuisine Accurate information including background on the landscape, plants and animals, history, and culture Handy tools such as detailed lodging information and suggestions on LGBT+ travel and eco-tourism, all in a book light enough for your beach bag With Moon Maui's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way. Interested in island hopping? Check out Moon Big Island of Hawai'i, Moon Kaua'i, and Moon Honolulu & O'ahu. Visiting all the Islands? Check out Moon Hawaiian Islands.
This full-color handbook includes vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps to help with trip planning. New Orleans native Laura Martone offers an insider's take on the Big Easy, from shopping on Magazine Street to listening to old-time jazz in Faubourg Marigny. Martone also includes a handful of fun trip itinerary ideas, including "A Romantic Weekend," "Mardi Gras," and "Haunted New Orleans." With tips on taking carriage rides through the French Quarter, visiting the Art District's museums, and bicycling in City Park, Moon New Orleans gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.