Moon Olympic Peninsula (Third Edition)
By Jeff Burlingame
Discover endless trails of lush greenery, miles of rugged coastline, and the distinct character of the Pacific Northwest with Moon Olympic Peninsula.Inside you'll find:* Strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule and budget, from a weekend getaway to a week-long adventure* Expert insight from Washington native Jeff Burlingame* Full color photos and detailed, easy-to-use maps throughoutStrategies for getting to the Olympic Peninsula from nearby cities, including Seattle and Tacoma* Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, what to bring, and how to get around* The top attractions and unique activities: Hike through wild elk habitats, dig for clams in the wet coastal sand, and soak your tired muscles in the remote Olympic Hot Springs. Kayak beneath snow-topped mountain peaks, try your hand at fishing the abundant rivers, and indulge in local delicacies like Dungeness crab. Wander through the intoxicating Hoh Rainforest, hike the many trails of Olympic National Park, camp beneath starry skies, or take in stunning coastal views over a glass of local wine* Thorough information, including background on the landscape, plants and animals, climate, and local cultureWith Moon Olympic Peninsula's expert advice, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.Staying in the great outdoors? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Camping, Moon Oregon Camping, or Moon Washington Camping. Exploring more of the Northwest? Try Moon Oregon, Moon Washington, or Moon Seattle.
Rick Steves Great Britain (Twenty-second Edition)
By Rick Steves
You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Great Britain.With this guide, you'll explore the misty isle of Great Britain, from lively London to the lush green fields of Wales and the craggy beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Wander the sheep-dotted hillsides of the Lake District, and stroll the promenade at the kitschy beach resort of Blackpool. On Edinburgh's Royal Mile, ask a proud Scot about the local whisky. Trace Britain's history from prehistoric Stonehenge to Roman Bath, and from stout Welsh castles to Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. After a busy day of sightseeing, relax at a neighborhood pub, sharing a chat and a pint with a friendly local.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in big cities and small villages. You'll learn how to travel by train, bus, or car and discover which sights are worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket
Moon New England (First Edition)
By Jen Rose Smith
Explore the best of New England's historic cities, admire the famed foliage, stroll the stunning coastline, and more with Moon New England.Inside you'll find:* Strategic, flexible itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, including: "Fall Foliage," "Acadia National Park," "White Mountain Peaks," "Small-Batch Breweries," "Revolutionary Roads," "Seafood Shacks," "Beach Time," and "Ski the East"* Full color, vibrant photos and detailed regional and city maps throughoutFocused coverage of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine* Curated advice for history buffs, foodies, culture mavens, outdoor adventurers, beach lovers, road trippers, and more* The tops sights and unique activities in each state: Catch America's first sunrise at Acadia, or hike the rocky landscape of the White Mountain Peaks. Hit the top slopes in the region for skiing and snowboarding, or watch the fall foliage paint the landscape in reds and gold. Explore the rolling dunes and sandy beaches at Cape Cod, and find the best down-home seafood shack for lobster rolls, fresh-shucked oysters, and piles of fried clams. Follow in the historical footsteps of rebels, redcoats, and America's founders, and gaze at glamorous 19th-century architecture in Newport. Discover the hippest craft breweries, sip chowder in America's oldest restaurant, and find the best spots for experiencing the local nightlife* Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around* Expert insight from Vermont local Jen Rose Smith* Thorough background on the wildlife, landscape, climate, and local culture* Recommendations for families, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, traveling with pets, and moreWith Moon New England's expert advice, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Hitting the road? Try Moon New England Road Trip. Only have time for the highlights? Try Moon Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire.
London: A Traveller's Reader
By Peter Ackroyd, Thomas Wright
Loved and hated in equal measure, London was for centuries the world's greatest city. Its streets, teeming with history, have always worn a variety of influences, reflecting the diverse crowds who have walked them. Its citizens have witnessed everything from pilgrimages, celebrations, acts of heroism and moments of religious contemplation to riots, executions, grisly murders and disastrous plagues and fires. Drawing on letters, diaries and memoirs of London's most interesting inhabitants and visitors, this anthology compiled by acclaimed historian Thomas Wright and with an introduction by Peter Ackroyd tells the story of the city from its earliest years.Here you will find John Evelyn's famous account of the Great Fire in 1666, Dickens's brilliant evocation of the Gordon Riots of 1780, an eyewitness description of the execution of Charles I, and Churchill's recollections of the Blitz. There are also less familiar, though no less vivid, excerpts, which provide an entertaining, sometimes risqué glimpse into the life, customs and morals of this great city.
By David Farley
A visual and anecdotal exploration of the curious worlds hidden beneath our feet, including ancient cities, salt mine cathedrals, underground amusement parks, and more.From bone-filled catacombs to sculpted salt churches to hand-carved cave complexes large enough to house 20,000 people, Underground Worlds is packed with more than 50 unusual destinations that take some digging to find. Award-winning travel writer David Farley revels in the unexpected, whether it is a cave city in China which houses one of the world's largest collections of Buddhist art or an old salt mine converted into a theme park in Romania.Stunning photos help readers see places they could not even imagine, such as a three-story underground train station in Taiwan that is home to the a 4,500-panel "Dome of Light" that is the largest glasswork on Earth, as well as secret spaces, such as an ornate temple built beneath a suburban home in Italy. Throughout the fascinating text are themed entries of underground systems such as the 2,500-year-old water tunnels of Kish Qanat in Iran or engineering marvels like the New York City steam tunnels.
Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip (Second Edition)
By Allison Williams
Discover vibrant cities like Seattle, Vancouver, and Portland and the lush emerald wilderness in between. Moon Pacific Northwest Road Tripcan do everything but change the radio station. Inside you'll find:* Maps and Driving Tools: 31 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route* Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: Climb Mount Rainier or relax in Seattle with a freshly brewed cup of coffee or a local craft beer. Hike the temperate rainforests of Oregon, kayak the Puget Sound in Washington, hit the ski slopes in Whistler, or take the ferry to Canada to see First Nations art. You'll know exactly what you want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more* Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow suggestions for spending time in Vancouver, Victoria, the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, the Oregon Coast, Portland, Neah Bay, Port Angeles, Greenwater, Paradise, Olympia, Astoria, Aberdeen, and Newport* Local Expert: Native Washingtonian and outdoorswoman Allison Williams shares her love of the Pacific Northwest with you* Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kidsWith Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and local know-how, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon Seattle or Moon Vancouver.
By Andrea Bennett
Experience the Life of the City with Moon Travel Guides!Montréal is filled with circuses, concerts, and culture. Immerse yourself in this diverse and artistically dynamic city with Moon Montréal. * Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow along with one of our guided neighborhood walks* See the Sights: Walk through Montréal's history at the Point-à-Callière Musée d'Archéologie et d'Histoire, or stroll down rue St-Paul, the city's oldest street, for some shopping. Take a self-guided bike tour through picturesque streets, or picnic at the Parc du Mont-Royal. See the beautiful Notre-Dame Basilica, or take in some art at the Montreal Fine Arts Museum, before ending your day on a rooftop terrace with a view of the whole city* Get a Taste of the City: Poutine around every corner, beautiful farm-to-table restaurants, and a chance to wine and dine al-fresco, thanks to Montréal's picnic laws* Bars and Nightlife: Bar-hop between microbreweries, sampling the best of Montréal's craft beer scene, dance the night away to up-and-coming bands and DJs, or see Cirque du Soleil in their hometown* Trusted Advice: Local journalist and tour guide Andrea Bennett shares her love of her adopted cityItineraries and Day Trips: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit, including "The Best of Montréal," "The City With Kids," and "A Taste of Montréal"* Tips for all travelers including lists of the best views, people-watching, romantic getaways, coffee spots, and more, plus advice for LGBTQ visitors and families with children* Full-color photos and detailed maps so you can explore on your own* Maps and Tools: Moon provides background information on the history and culture of Montréal, 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 bagWith Moon Montréal's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to experience more world-class cities? Try Moon Boston or Moon Washington DC. Exploring the area? Check out Moon New York State or Moon Atlantic Canada.
Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip (Second Edition)
By Ian Anderson
Hit the Road with Moon Travel Guides!The PCH is an epic journey: 1,700 miles of vibrant cities, lively coastal towns, and dramatic cliffs, all bordered by the glittering Pacific Ocean. Inside Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip you'll find:* Maps and Driving Tools: 48 easy-to-use maps keep you oriented on and off the highway, along with site-to-site mileage, driving times, and detailed directions for the entire route* Eat, Sleep, Stop and Explore: You'll know exactly what you'll want to do at each stop with lists of the best hikes, views, and more. Coast by fields of golden California poppies or stop at a seaside grill in Santa Barbara for the best chicharrón and Baja fish tacos you've ever tasted. Marvel at the mystical evergreen giants of the Pacific Northwest, or dance down rainbow-colored streets in San Francisco's Castro district* Itineraries for Every Traveler: Drive the entire two-week route or follow suggestions for spending time in in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego* Local Expert: Born-and-bred Californian Ian Anderson shares his love of adventure with you* Planning Your Trip: Know when and where to get gas, how to avoid traffic, tips for driving in different road and weather conditions, and suggestions for LGBTQ travelers, seniors, and road trippers with kidsWith Moon Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip's practical tips, detailed itineraries, and insider's view, you're ready to fill up the tank and hit the road.Looking to explore more of America on wheels? Try Moon California Road Trip or Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip! Doing more than driving through? Check out Moon California or Moon Seattle.
Moon Washington (Eleventh Edition)
By Matthew Lombardi
Discover Washington State with Moon Travel Guides!Explore Washington's rugged mountains, lush wilderness, and vibrant culture with Moon Washington.Inside you'll find:* Strategic itineraries that can be adapted for your schedule, whether you're spending two days in Seattle or two weeks exploring the whole state, including: "Best Hikes," "Olympic Peninsula Road Trip," 'Best Skiing and Snowboarding," and "Wine and Waterfalls"* Full-color, vibrant photos and easy-to-use maps* Ideas for day trips from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, Tiger Mountain State Forest, Tacoma, Edison, Woodinville Wine Country, and more* Firsthand insight from Seattle resident Matthew Lombardi* Honest advice on where to stay, when to go, and how to get around* Activities and ideas for every traveler, season, and budget: Get out on the water for some of the best kayaking, sailing, or whale watching in the country. Wander the misty, pebble-strewn beaches of the Pacific Coast, or hit the slopes on a ski vacation. Hike or backpack through wild forests to sweeping mountaintop views, or sample your way through the celebrated Washington wine country. Discover Seattle's vibrant music and arts scene, grab a world-renowned cup o' joe, or explore charming cities like Tacoma and Bellevue* Focused coverage of Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula and the Coast, the San Juan Islands and North Puget Sound, the North Cascades, Mount Rainier and the South Cascades, Columbia River Gorge and Wine Country, and Eastern Washington* Detailed, thorough informationincluding background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local cultureWith Moon Washington's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight, you can plan your trip your way.Spending more time in the city? Try Moon Seattle. Hitting the road? Try Moon Pacific Northwest Road Trip.
Moon Banff National Park (Second Edition)
By Andrew Hempstead
Find Your Adventure with Moon Travel Guides!Banff sparkles as the crown jewel of Canada's national parks. Explore the best of it with Moon Banff National Park.Moon Banff National Park features:* Strategies for getting to Banff National Park by car or plane* In-depth chapters on each region of the park and its surroundings, including the town of Banff, Lake Louise and vicinity, Icefields Parkway, and other nearby parks* Full-color, vibrant photos and detailed maps throughoutExpert tips for hiking, biking, skiing, and more, plus essential packing and health and safety information* Detailed hike descriptions with mileage, elevation gains, difficulty ratings, and trailhead directions* The best places to spot wildlife like black bears, elk, and bighorn sheep* The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Ride over the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh or through the sky in a mountain gondola. Follow the vast network of hiking trails along glacial valleys to alpine lakes and to spectacular secluded vistas. Soak in a natural hot spring, treat yourself at a luxurious mountain resort, or discover the park's history at one of Banff's excellent museums. Grab a cup of coffee at a local shop, or experience the town's classic après-ski nightlife* Valuable insight from seasoned explorer and Banff local Andrew Hempstead* Honest advice on when to go and where to stay inside and outside the park, including mountain lodges and campgrounds* Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations* Recommendations for families, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets* Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and historyWith Moon Banff National Park's expert advice, myriad activities, and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.Exploring more of Canada's national parks? Try Moon Canadian Rockies. Hitting the road? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip.
Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island (Second Edition)
By Andrew Hempstead
See Your World Your Way with Moon Travel Guides! Stark mountains, lush rainforest, and a glittering city surrounded by the Pacific. Discover the rugged and the cosmopolitan with Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island.* Strategic itineraries in an easy-to-navigate format, such as "The Best of Vancouver Island," "Family Camping Trip," and "First Nations Highlights"* Curated advice from Canadian writer Andrew Hempstead, who shares the secrets of this beautiful island with you* Full-color with vibrant, helpful photos* Detailed maps and directions for exploring on your own*Activities and ideas for every traveler: complete one of the world's great coastal hikes, or try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding through protected fjords. Surf the rugged coast, or experience the thrill of hooking a giant salmon. Taste fresh seafood in downtown Victoria and admire the city's timeless architecture. Spend the day in the colorful Butchart Gardens, or learn about the region's natural history at the Royal BC Museum* In-depth coverage of Victoria, Sidney, Southern Gulf Islands, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino, Oceanside, the Comox Valley, the Campbell River, Port McNeill, Port Hardy and the Far North, and more* Background information on the landscape, culture, and neighborhood history* Essential insight on recreation, transportation, and accommodations, packaged in a book slim enough to fit in your daypackWith Moon Victoria & Vancouver Island's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insider's view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Expanding your trip? Try Moon British Columbia. Craving more of Canada's incredible wilderness? Check out Moon Banff National Park.
Moon Acadia National Park (Sixth Edition)
By Hilary Nangle
Find Your Adventure with Moon Travel Guides!Breathe in the pine-scented coastal air and discover a new kind of serenity with Moon Acadia National Park.Inside you'll find:* Itineraries for every timeline, budget, and travel style, ranging from one day in the park to a two-week road trip* Full color, vibrant photos and detailed maps* Strategies for getting to Acadia National Park, avoiding crowds, and exploring its less-visited areas* Expert tips for hiking, cycling, shopping, kayaking, and more, plus information on the right gear to pack* The top activities and unique ideas for exploring the park: Pedal Acadia's famed carriage roads or take a driving tour along the scenic byways. Island-hop by sea kayak, or embark on a whale-watching excursion. Wiggle your toes in the warmth of Sand Beach, hike the remote Isle au Haut, or take a romantic horse-drawn carriage to the summit of Day Mountain. Peruse downtown Bar Harbor, take a dip in Echo Lake, and watch the sunset over a feast of freshly caught lobster* Local insight from Maine native and Acadia expert Hilary Nangle* Honest advice on when to go and where to stay near the park, including campgrounds, hotels, and cottages* Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations* In-depth coverage of Acadia on Mount Desert Island, Schoodic Peninsula, Blue Hill Peninsula, Deer Isle, Isle au Haut, Ellsworth, and Trenton* Additional coverage of gateway towns, including Bay Harbor, Northeast and Seal Harbors, the Southwest Harbor, Tremont, and islands in Mount Desert's vicinity* Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets* Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and historyWith Moon Acadia National Park's practical tips, myriad activities, and local expertise, you can plan your trip your way.Exploring the rest of New England? Try Moon New England or Moon Maine, Vermont & New Hampshire.
Moon Chicago (First Edition)
By Rebecca Holland
Experience the Life of the City with Moon Travel Guides!Moon Chicago reveals the city's perfect mixture of cosmopolitan culture and Midwestern charm.* Explore the City: Navigate by neighborhood or by activity with color-coded maps, or follow turn-by-turn directions for a guided walk through each neighborhood* See the Sights: Relax with the manta rays at Shedd Aquarium, listen to live music at Millenium Park, or take in some modern sculpture at the Art Institute. Venture onto the glass skydeck of the 110-story Willis Tower, or take a river tour of Chicago's historic architecture. Ride the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, cheer on the Cubs at Wrigley Field, or grab a picnic basket, kick off your shoes, and watch the waves on Lake Michigan* Get a Taste of the City: Sample Chicago beef at a classic steakhouse, or pick from dozens of high-end farm-to-table restaurants (but don't forget to try the deep dish pizza!)* Bars and Nightlife: Kick back at an authentic speakeasy before taking in a jazz show, or visit the famous Second City improv comedy club, where many of Saturday Night Live's stars got their start* Trusted Advice: Local journalist and world traveler Rebecca Holland shares the secrets of her favorite city* Itineraries and Day Trips: All accessible by bus, train, or public transit, including "A Winter Day in Chicago", "Chicago with Kids", and a weeklong "Best of Chicago" plan* Tips for All Travelers: The best views, people-watching spots, romantic places, international cuisine, and more, plus advice for LGBTQ visitors and families with children* Maps and Tools: Background information on Chicago's history and culture, as well as full-color photos and an easy-to-read foldout map to use on the goWith Moon Chicago's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Looking to experience more world-class cities? Try Moon Boston or Moon Washington DC. Is Chicago just the first stop on a bigger adventure? Check out Moon Route 66 Road Trip.