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About Avalon Travel


Avalon Travel was formed in 1999 with the merger of three independent travel publishers—Moon Publications (established 1973), John Muir Publications (established 1973), and Foghorn Press (established 1982)—creating the largest independent travel publisher based in the United States.

Avalon publishes several major travel guidebook series: Rick Steves; Moon, which includes Moon Handbooks, Moon Metro, Moon Outdoors, and Moon Living Abroad; The Dog Lover’s Companion; the best-selling guidebook Road Trip USA; and individual travel titles.


Based in Berkeley, California, Avalon is a proud member of the Perseus Books Group.


To learn more about the Perseus Books Group, please visit the website: www.perseusbooksgroup.com.





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News & New Releases

Congratulations to Rick Steves, who was recently named 2011 Travel Journalist of the Year in the annual SATW Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition.


Great American Motorcycle Tours author Gary McKechnie shares favorite rides with USA Today.


Don't know much about Charlotte? Watch Moon Charlotte author Jodi Helmer on Charlotte Today.


Kansas City local Katy Ryan gives a behind-the-scenes look at authoring Moon Kansas City to KCFreePress.com.


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