Moon Publications

Moon Publications
Parent company Avalon Travel, a member of the Perseus Books Group
Founded 1973
Fiction genres Travel Guides
Official website

Moon is a travel guidebook publisher founded in 1973 in Chico, California as a collective of world travelers and writers. The company started with travel guides to Asia and later became the top publisher of guides to the Americas. Moon was an early advocate of independent travel, and their authors often live in the areas they write about. The company is now based in Berkeley, California and published by Avalon Travel, a member of the Perseus Books Group.


Moon Handbooks
Moon Handbooks are offered for many domestic and international destinations and are written by authors who either live, or have lived, in the area they are writing about. They offer travel tips, trip strategies, and information on local restaurants and hotels.

Moon Metro

Moon Metro books cover 18 cities throughout the world and offer laminated fold-out maps and insider travel info. Moon Metro books divide a city up by neighborhood, allowing travelers to get a sense of their surroundings.

Moon Outdoors
Moon Outdoor guidebooks (formerly Foghorn Outdoors) provide adventure travelers, day hikers, cross-country RV campers, and weekend campers with information, advice, insider tips, and tools for heading outdoors.

Moon Living Abroad
The Moon Living Abroad series provides information on the practicalities of relocating and the realities that one faces upon arrival.

Moon Spotlight
Moon Spotlight guides are lightweight guides covering smaller geographic regions than the Moon Handbooks or Moon Outdoors guidebooks. The travel content in Spotlight guides is pulled directly from the individual chapters of larger Handbooks or Outdoors books, with no introductory information, no indexes, and fewer pages. The result is a compact guide that gives travelers what they need to explore a specific locale.



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