Travel Matters

As authors and publishers of independent travel guidebooks, Avalon believes travel is perhaps the most valuable means by which we learn about the world and our place in it.
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Rick Steves

One of America’s best-loved travel icons, Rick Steves brings decades of exploring the cities, towns, waterways and countrysides of Europe to travelers eager to experience the old world. His mission to make European travel fun, affordable, and culturally broadening for Americans is realized in his best-selling travel guides and a series of helpful maps, phrasebooks, and DVDs.

Learn more about the Rick Steves series.

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Moon Travel Guides

Everyone approaches the world in a different way. Moon knows this, and with its distinct guidebook series—Handbooks, Living Abroad, Outdoors, Spotlights, and MapGuides—travelers and adventure-seekers will find the guide that matches their individual style. Explore a new place, get lost in a great city, head out on a scenic trail, run away from home—there’s a Moon guide for you.

Learn more about Moon Travel Guides.

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Andy Steves & Other Titles

Meet Andy Steves’ Europe. Drawing on a young lifetime’s worth of travel experience gained alongside his travel-expert father Rick Steves, Andy Steves now helps students, backpackers, and other young travelers experience the best of Europe on a budget. Inspired by the tours he leads via his own student tour company, Andy’s 3-day itineraries to 12 of Europe’s top cities are essential planning for both long weekends and study-abroad adventures.

Get to know Andy Steves or learn more about Avalon’s other travel titles.

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2015 Frankfurt Restaurant Map

For those attending the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, we’ve assembled some of our favorite restaurant recommendations in the area. Use the map to pinpoint restaurants near you, or browse the listings by cuisine to find the perfect location. Download the 2015...