Best Travel Series of 2007
In September Booklist, the magazine of the American Library Association, named Moon the Best Travel Series of the Year, 2007. Here's the Booklist review in full:
By their very name, Moon guides have always suggested visits to locales off the beaten tourist path, and, indeed, for a long time, Moon guides did focus on the more distant or remote or not-usually-thought-of places that are nevertheless exciting to visit. These days, of course, Moon guides take you not only to Costa Rica and Fiji but also to more standard locations, such as London and Ireland. And Moon guides these days have such an easy feel in the hand: they open well, and the pages are just the right size, with lots of information presented in uncrowded fashion. And the information is full but precise, evaluative but not pompous ("The only downside to the London Eye is the price"). Such good spirit arises from the pages of a Moon guide that the reader can't help but want to board a plane and make every trip a soulful experience. Along with listings of things to do and places to see and restaurant and hotel recommendations, each volume in the series has a concluding section called "Background," which performs exactly that task: imparting history, culture, current events, and other basic information the well-informed traveler needs to know.