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Everyone approaches the world in a different way. Moon knows this, and with four distinct guidebook series, travelers and adventure-seekers will find the guide that matches their individual style. Explore a new place, get lost in a great city, head out on a scenic trail, run away from home—there's a Moon guide for you.

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Moon Handbooks
For more than 30 years, Moon Handbooks have appealed to an eclectic group of travelers, from backpacking students to solo adventurers to families on vacation (and a budget). With expert writers delivering a mix of honest insight, first-rate strategic advice, and an essential dose of humor, Moon Handbooks ensure that travelers have an uncommon and entirely satisfying experience—and a few new stories to tell.

"…well-written and exceptionally informative guides." —The New York Times

"What sets Moon apart is the attention to detail, and more importantly, a respect for the topic." —Chicago Tribune

"America's finest travel guidebook series … extensively researched, engagingly written, intelligently indexed, and packed with helpful maps and sidebars." —Money magazine

"The writers have the most impeccably eccentric and well-traveled backgrounds." —New York Times Book Review

 New guides and editions in this series:
 Moon Puerto Vallarta  |  Moon Tampa & St. Petersburg  |  Moon Coastal Maine  |  Moon Dallas & Fort Worth  |  Moon Portland

Moon Metro
Moon Metro takes travel to a new level with an innovative fusion of discreet maps and insider advice. Metro unfolds each city neighborhood by neighborhood, with insider recommendations on the best spots to eat, sleep, shop, and explore.

"A sleek two-in-one blend of advice and street maps." —U.S.News & World Report

"Map-based and stylish." —Los Angeles Times

"Street-map driven with uncluttered layouts and signature electric-turquoise covers … an A for Hipness." —Food & Wine magazine

 New guides and editions in this series:
 Moon Metro New York City  |  Moon Metro Paris  |  Moon Metro London  |  Moon Metro Los Angeles  |  Moon Metro San Francisco

Moon Outdoors
Moon Outdoors authors know their stuff—devoted campers, hikers, boaters, anglers, bikers, and golfers agree. These local recreation gurus have hiked the trails, fished the rivers, and pitched their tents, all to provide you with the complete lowdown on every outdoor location and activity.

"A smart new look provides just one more reason to travel with Moon Outdoors. Well written, thoroughly researched, and packed full of useful information and advice, these guides really do get you into the outdoors." —GORP.com

 New guides and editions in this series:
 Moon Northern California Camping  |  Moon Take a Hike Washington DC  |  Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles  |  Moon Take a Hike Salt Lake City  |  Moon Take a Hike Seattle

Moon Living Abroad
Moon’s Living Abroad series helps readers realize their dream of making a home in a foreign country. Written by authors who have made the move themselves, and who offer honest insights into the challenges and rewards, each Living Abroad title provides the tools necessary to find—and settle into—a new home.

"Engaging, honest, and packed with information … the Moon Living Abroad series provides well-rounded insight into the country and its culture, and then gives you the real scoop on how to make the best move." —Transitions Abroad

"Smartly organized books that tell you how to blend in." —San Francisco Chronicle

 New guides and editions in this series:
 Moon Living Abroad in Brazil  |  Moon Living Abroad in Japan  |  Moon Living Abroad in Italy  |  Moon Living Abroad in Belize  |  Moon Living Abroad in Mexico





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