Maui. The name quickly brings to mind the Road to Hana, beaches, surfing and the 10,000 foot volcano, Haleakalā. Long time travel blogger, Kyle of Kyle the Vagabond (who we have followed for numerous years) has written the go-to guide for all things Maui (including Molaka'i and Lan'i). Growing up in Maui, with a passion for exploration - he has a unique and varied perspective of the island that only a local can have. Specific itineraries are … [Read more...]
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Opposite to the title of this book - there are plenty of noisy corners in Paris frequented by both locals and tourists alike. This tiny square book highlights nearly 70 of these places including a photograph of each and a short description highlighting historical aspects or a cute nearby eatery of interest. Places like cloisters, courtyards, gardens, museums, galleries, shops, historic homes, ruins, churches and more are highlighted in this … [Read more...]
This is the 8th edition of this guide - released in time for the National Park's 100th anniversary. This is a best seller - since first released in 1989 this guide has sold over 125 million copies! In order to update this edition, contributors revisited all of the 59 National Parks. The guide is divided by parks located in the East, Midwest, South Central, Southwest, Rocky Mountain, Pacific Southwest, Pacific Northwest and Alaska - and its … [Read more...]
This is a must have guide for anyone considering a gap year - the largest group of gappers are in their late teens and early 20's but these days those taking a gap year are from all walks of life - and ages including those taking career breaks as well as those who are retired. This guidebook is resource rich and focuses on everything relating to taking a gap year from the preparation, how to fund it, working and volunteering abroad and … [Read more...]
Sacramento & The Gold Country, by Christopher Arns Initial impressions of Sacramento perhaps: Inland. Old town. Brick buildings. The state's capital city. A good thing considering its somewhat central geographical location in the state, rather than being located in one of the major urban coastal areas. More recently occupied by a body builder, turned actor turned politician. But he has gone away now and there is a "new" governor - or rather an … [Read more...]
Moon Rio de Janeiro by Michael Sommers is hot...and will only get hotter from an International perspective as the world view narrows down on this "Cidade Maravillhosa" (Marvelous City) as the 2016 Olympics draw closer. This is Moon Handbook's first edition (released November 2009). Now is really the time to head down to Rio before prices go up the closer to the Olympics - from caipirinha's to churrascaria's to Carnival this book has you covered. … [Read more...]
Moon Take a Hike Los Angeles by Ann Marie Brown and Julie Sheer For someone who spends a lot of time in the Los Angeles area (as we do), or is planning a trip here and loves the outdoors, this book represents a must have. Not only does it cover wonderful hiking in Los Angeles County but it offers expanded horizons with information about hiking north of Santa Monica in the Santa Monica Mountains, the San Gabriel & Verdugo Mountains, and further … [Read more...]
Moon Panama by William Friar This detailed guidebook to Panama includes sights, activities, hotels, restaurants and much more. Invariably when one thinks of Panama two words come to mind, "Panama Canal". However there is much more to see and do in this small but rich Central American country. There are several well thought out itineraries available in the beginning of the book which are cataloged by length of stay and various interests. Did … [Read more...]
Moon Brazil by Michael Sommers Plan ahead with this book. Brazil is hot and only getting hotter in the coming years. The country hosts the FIFA World Cup in 2014 followed by the Olympics in 2016. The country is super diverse - Moon expertly covers the highlights of the country and lists itinerary suggestions including a "21-day Best of Brazil, Beaches, Carnaval, a Food & Drink tour and the Amazon River. While the country's beaches extend much of … [Read more...]
Moon Maya 2012 by Joshua Berman In time for the end of the 5125 year cycle started by the Mayans in 3114 BC - Moon has released "Maya 2012" a guide to celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras. This region is often referred to as the "mundo maya" - where most of the world's 10 million Mayans still live today. While some of the guide is geared towards touring in 2012, much is not and the book offers helpful advice in general on … [Read more...]