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February 2003 * 02/26/03

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We had hoped to have the issue out a few days ago, but a quick trip to Anaheim in southern California set back our publication date a little; we still have plenty to offer you for February.

This month we have three feature articles taking us from the south of France, to London, to Australia's tropical North Queensland. Speaking of Australia, we offer the whole country in this month's travel writing Pick-of-the-Month; we're sure you'll enjoy "In a Sunburned Country" by Bill Bryson.

We then offer some bargains and travel ideas for your upcoming spring and summer adventures, plus What's New at TouristTravel.


Feature Articles

In the Footsteps of Fountaine - Writer Susan Richardson follows in the footsteps follows in the steps of a free spirit to Karunda in Australia's tropical North Queensland.

The Affordable South of France - Regular contributor Norman Keegan shows us the affordable side of one of the most desirable regions in Europe.

On the Kindness of Strangers - New contributor Maureen Fogarty tells a heartening tale of the kindness of strangers.


Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Bill Bryson is one of the premier travel writers of our time, his insightful humor brings a delightful and informative picture to wherever he is in the world. With In a Sunburned Country Bryson takes the reader through the history, culture, people, and awesome landscape of the land Down Under - Australia. Before you now it, you feel as if you've almost been there yourself. Bryson makes it look easy, and you always get a good laugh in the process. Highly recommended. In a Sunburned Country

Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

Yosemite vacations - By booking your reservation with Yosemite West Reservations, vacationers to Yosemite National Park will be eligible for "Early Bird Special" rates. Reservations for April and May must be confirmed by March 15, while June, July, and August reservations must be confirmed by April 30. Reservations for September and October must be confirmed by May 31 to receive these special rates. For more information call Yosemite West Reservations at 559-642-2211 or visit their website.

Discounts on Luxury Hotels From Around the World - San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, Cancun; find great deals on the most luxurious hotels in these and many other worldwide cities. Also featured are last minute specials and weekend getaways. Visit the LuxRes website to find the best specials on Luxury Hotels and More!

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Switzerland's "Glacier Express" is Voted the Worlds Top Train Trip - Do you love train travel? The Society of International Railway Travelers voted the Glacier Express (also known as the "worlds slowest express train) as the worlds best. For more information about the Society and to see the full results of the poll go to their website.

Save on Fares to Hawaii - Now through March 7 Hawaiian Airlines is offering great fares to Hawaii. Only $425 round trip from many west coast cities to Honolulu. Get ready to say Aloha! Find out more at the Hawaii Vacation Store.

Students Travel Discounts With the ISE Card. - Discounts on hotels, transportation, museums, and more all over the world. Find out more about the student ISE card

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What's New at

We're always adding new resources and features for your travel and adventure. Make sure to check out the latest by visiting our What's New page - We've added a lot of stuff for February!

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