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Januray 2004* 01/23/04



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The Traveler soon makes the annual R&R trip to Monterey, along the beautiful and rugged central coast of California. Read past travelogues of visits to the land of John Steinbeck.

A Walk and Dinner Along Monterey's Cannery Row

The Plan is Point Lobos




Auburn Leaves in the Afternoon Sun


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jelly fish - Monterey Bay Aquarium
the sea and the sky - Pt. Lobos

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Welcome to the January 2004 issue of The Traveler!

Welcome to our first issue of 2004! We're just now back from a trip to the zany and colorful Las Vegas strip, where The Traveler gave a short talk to fifty or so fresh-faced, budding travel writers. This always makes everyone at The Traveler excited and grateful about the opportunity of presenting new travel writers every month. Our feature article contributors are all new to The Traveler with this issue and they take us continent-hoping from North America to Africa and finally down under to New Zealand. Welcome to our new writers!

Now is a great time to think of new travel adventures in the coming year. Look in our resources section for a few ideas for fun and adventure in 2004.

And of course there is our travel writing Pick-of-the-Month. This book was suggested by a reader of The Traveler and we're glad he did! A great read. You can recommend a book too by sending us your suggestion at


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Feature Articles

California: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Explore the wonders of the sea at one of the nation's premier Aquariums

Desert Dreaming
Desperate to escape the stresses of study and shake off the tackiness of tourism, Abi Dennison (new to The Traveler with this issue) joined a group of backpackers on a tour across Morocco to educate herself in a completely different way of life, or so she thought.

Glaciers, Rain Forest, Gold and Greenstone
South Island New Zealand's fantastic west coast

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Whimsical, humorous, entertaining, and informative. "The Shoes of Kilimanjaro" is a collection of "odd-ventures" experienced by the author. Cameron Burn's view of the world is just quirky enough to suggest to us that humor can be found in the most unlikely places. It can see us through our most vexing situations as we make our way in the world..

A good read and a lot of fun. The Shoes of Kilimanjaro & Other Oddventure Travel Stories

Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

Cultural, Nature, and Adventure Travel Ideas:

Botswana Wildlife Safari
- Visit Chobe National Park and the famed 800-mile-wide Okavango Delta, ending at Victoria Falls just over the border in Zimbabwe. Away from the crowds, experience remarkable and unique African ecosystems. Nightime reveals the true sounds of the African night. Find out more about this and other exotic wildlife adventures offered by Wilderness Travel Adventure.

Marvel at the stars of the Southern Cross - Visit some of the most breathtaking landscapes of both New Zealand and Australia on a small group expedition. Find out more at Earthbound Expeditions.

Travel with a Differance - Cultural and special interest small group tours in over 25 countries. Find out more about their programs at Cross-Culture.

The Wondors of the Ancient World - Visit Egypt and experience the ancient world of our deep past first hand. Various tours including adventure, cultural, religious, dving, and more at

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