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...]
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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...]
Moon Los Angeles by Avalon Travel This full color guide to Los Angeles is categorized by neighborhood. Los Angeles is fairly spread out (compared to say San Francisco). As a result, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the size and diversity of this metropolis but this guidebook does a good job of just focusing on the main neighborhoods of interest - whether it be historical, for shopping, or movie related. In addition, the book highlights the … [Read more...]
Moon Seoul by Jonathan Hopfner Forty pages of in depth maps, itineraries and notes covering the main highlights in Seoul preface this guidebook. The core of the book is devoted to insider tips on restaurants, accommodation, what to see and regional highlights. Author Jonathan Hopfner's brings a perspective to the country that only a local can bring. He was first introduced to South Korea in the late 1990's and has lived in Seoul since … [Read more...]
Lonely Planet Beijing by Damian Harper and David Eimer For those planning a trip to Beijing this is a good book to consider for your pre-trip plans. It is small enough that it can easily be taken with you or carried around. This guide focuses not only on Beijing proper but also on attractions surrounding the city. A detailed color pullout map of the city as well as the Metro is available on the back cover. This book not only provides detailed … [Read more...]
Moon San Miguel de Allende by Julie Doherty Meade has just released their guide to San Miguel de Allende in Central Mexico. We used to hear stories from family who would travel to this region annually - stories of the silver mines, stories of the lifelike human mummy museum, wonderful art galleries, but most of all photos showing giant colorful bougainvillea plants and descriptions of these warmer regions during times of the year when much of … [Read more...]
London by Fred Dust A travel book like no other! Physically its almost a 6"x6" square with pages bound with 6 metal rings with a flexible strap to hold the book together when finished reading. Each page is a "snapshot" within London containing a paragraph and several photos of a specific place, attraction, unique restaurant & more. All items are very experiential in nature and some are not the typical items you will find in a mainstream … [Read more...]
Moon Cuba by Christopher P Baker is certainly one of the more exhaustive guides to Cuba with 775 pages chock full of detailed travel information. Start your browsing of this book with one of their several suggested itineraries including trips by bicycle, for beach lovers, for cigar and car lovers as well as a description of the most scenic drives. For those with at least 3 weeks, the 21-day "Best of Cuba" itinerary is a must read. Excellent maps … [Read more...]
Living Abroad in London by Karen White With the Olympics held this year (2012) the spotlight certainly shone on London. Living in one of the world's great cities is certainly different than visiting. Author Karen White has spent nearly the past 2 decades of her life in England much of it in London. This book highlights what to look for in London before making your actual move, outlines the best places to live in the city as well as … [Read more...]