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January 2007 * 01/30/2007

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“We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character”

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Welcome to the January issue of The Traveler

We look outside our office window here in mid-town San Francisco and the unseasonably spring-like weather has The Traveler longing for adventure. After all, it's a new year and time to plan for new journeys to placed as yet unexplored.

That's what we love about the new year, it brings with it new possibilities.

We'll try to explore some of those with this issue, starting with our feature articles from two veteran travel writers and regular contributors to The Traveler, they'll take us on a trip through Vienna, explore the wine offerings there, and then off to warmer climes in our second installment featuring Trinidad's little sister island of Tobago (which The Traveler was fortunate enough to visit back in 2000) .

For this issue and the next, we'll be looking at anthologies of the best travel writing for 2006 in our travel writing pick-of-the-month section.

Finally, we have our latest roundup of travel ideas, bargains, and resources for all your travel adventures in 2007.


P. S. - Make sure to read our What's New section to read about a very important reader survey that will be available soon. We'll be providing the link to it in our next issue. Everyone that fills it out is automatically entered to win a cash prize! So you see, if we're giving away money, it must be pretty important to us.

Feature Articles

Heurigen Nights - Stumbling Along with Vienna's Wine Offerings
Nothing beats sitting in a cozy Heurigen sipping your favorite Austrian wine

Tobago - The Adventure Continues
Trinidad's"Little Sister" sits warm and cozy with the Atlantic on one side and the Caribbean sea on the other - with the added bonus of a great jazz festival just around the corner!

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Traveler's Tales offers their third annual Best Travel Writing for 2006. This volume includes thirty-three stories, crossing the globe and offering a glimpse of the world as seen through these hand-picked story tellers. The Best Travel Writing 2006: True Stories from Around the Globe.


Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

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Valentine's Day is Almost Here:
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Alaska Adventure:
The Traveler is starting his research for his planned adventure in Alaska later this year. He's come across some great resources to help plan the perfect Alaskan adventure. One good site is The site is full of information for travel, tours, and adventure throughout the state, and offers a travel planner to help research and organize your trip.

Art and Travel:
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Research, Plan, & Book Adventure Travel:
Our latest staff recommendation of Eco and Adventure travel: Gordon's Guide.

What's New at

A Special Reader Survey is Coming!
We're starting a new year and, like we hinted at last month, we're in consultation and research for making some changes here at The Traveler. Next month we'll be including a link to a reader survey to get some very important feedback about what you'd like to see in The Traveler, and if you think some planned changes are a good idea. This is a very important step in our ongoing efforts to make The Traveler the best it can be, so please take the time to click on the link and fill out the survey. As an incentive, you'll be automatically entered in a drawing to when a cash prize, and all entries will receive a special gift, just for taking the time.

If you'd like to get the survey before our next issue, just send us an email and let us know you'd like to get the survey as soon as it is ready. We'd be happy to send you a copy. Otherwise, look for the special link in the February issue.

New new stories are posted on our website, make sure to check them out! Look at past web features articles (not shown here in The Traveler) out our monthly feature article index page.

We're always adding new resources and features for your travel and adventure. Make sure to check out the latest by visiting our Home Page

Concerned about climate change and global warming? Check out our new site: - Find out what causes global warming, the current science surrounding the issues of climate change, and what you can do about it. We've also just started our blog at

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