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Destination: Sea Island

This week, golfers on the PGA Tour are competing in the RSM Classic at Sea Island Golf Club, one of North America’s best public golf courses and part of an iconic vacation destination on the Georgia coast. Sea Island is a long narrow…

Lake O’Hara Information Boards

I’m lucky that Lake O’Hara, arguably one of the world’s finest hiking destinations, is just one hour’s drive from my home. I head up to the region at least a couple of times a year, but in the last two years…

Bestselling Canadian Guidebook

Moon Canadian Rockies spent most of this past summer ranked as the bestselling Canadian guidebook at Amazon.com. It’s been consistently ranked as one of the top sellers in this category for many years, but this is the first summer season I have…

Where Should I go in Australia?

New South Wales New South Wales may not be the biggest state, but you’re still not going to see everything in one trip. Sydney, Australia’s largest city, is the state capital and the arrival point for most international visitors. The…

Recommended Books for Budding Travel Writers

The Internet is awash with travel writing courses and how-to eBooks, all provided by “experts” who are probably making more money selling their knowledge than they ever did actually writing for someone else. In this post, I step back in time…

Three new guidebooks to British Columbia

I spent a large chunk of last summer traveling through British Columbia updating my existing guidebooks to Vancouver and British Columbia, as well as expanding the content from existing books to create a new book on Vancouver Island. All three…

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Driving the Cabot Trail

  Looping around the northern end of Cape Breton Island, driving the 300-kilometre Cabot Trail is always a highlight of my travels through Nova Scotia. The dramatic coastal scenery alone qualifies the Cabot Trail as one of the world’s great…

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Where should I go in Alberta?

Moon Alberta was the first guidebook by a major travel publisher that was dedicated to the province. It was also my first guidebook (now in its seventh edition) and is also my home. In this time, I’ve come to know the province…

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Where Should I go in British Columbia?

I’ve being writing and updating the Moon British Columbia guidebook for almost 20 years, with the most recent edition (10th) being published in spring 2014. In this time, I’ve come to know the province inside out, having traveled through every…

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Where should I go in New Zealand?

I’ve travelled to New Zealand on assignment at least half a dozen times and authored two books on this unique destination. I’ve just returned from my most recent trip, and continue to find new and wonderful places previously missed. For travellers, a major…