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Early morning walk in Everglades National Park - Photo by Tom Schueneman












Sand in My Bra : An anthology of humorous women and their world travel : The Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month






I have found out there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

-Mark Twain
American humorist, writer and lecturer. 1835-1910












Morning sun and reflection on the Everglades floor - Photo by Tom Schueneman  
A Handsome Tree in Kauai - Photo by Tom Schueneman
Evening in Key West - Photo by Tom Schueneman  

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Welcome to the February issue of The Traveler

And just in the nick of time, too. The end of February always sneaks up on us here at The Traveler. But we stand ready for a long March right into spring!

If you haven't done it yet, now is a great time to plan your travel adventures for 2006, and we're ready to help!

Let's start with our feature articles for this month, beginning with a couple of culinary treats... well one is perhaps more of a culinary challenge, but well worth reading nonetheless.
Then we move onto the beaches of Australia, then off the beach, then back on again, as we ride the Forty Mile Beach highway in something more than just your Dad's Buick.
Finally, we take a look at a landmark and legacy of the civil rights movement of the fifties and sixties. A powerful reminder of the true meaning of our nation's founding principals.
All brought to you by our crack team of worldwide writers!

Our Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month has a title that will get your attention. Sand in My Bra is a humorous collection of travel adventures (and some mid-adventures) written by funny women. And by funny we mean "ha, ha". A travel anthology sure to entertain and amuse.

Last and never least is our travel resources, ideas, and bargains where we've found some of the latest bargains and deals in airfare, hotel, vacation packages, and car rentals. Add to that some interesting tidbits, travel ideas, and special travel deals, you're sure to get those wheels turning inside your head as you plan your next adventure.


Feature Articles

Crazy for Crickets
Don't think about it, just chew. You may not wish to read this article near dinnertime.

Kampong Culinary Adventure
More culinary adventure, traditional cooking on an exotic island of Singapore

On a Lark with Danger
By land or sea - riding the Forty Mile Beach Highway

Arkansas' Central High School
A look at the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement's beginnings at an unassuming high school in Little Rock.

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Sand in My Bra?

Yes, that's right! Adventurous women telling humourous tales of their mis-adventures traveling the globe. The Traveler's attention was, admittedly, caught by the title of this Traveler's Tales anthology. His attention was maintained by well told and amusing stories.
Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures: Funny Women Write from the Road (Travelers' Tales)

Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

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Interesting Stuff:
Is it Possible to Live in Peace with the Lions?
An interesting article on African wildlife conservation and finding ways to preserve what is essentially African.

Live Your Road Trip Dream -
New website offers resources, information, and advice to plan, budget, and live your ultimate "dream road trip". Site also offers a great book for living the road tripper's dream.

Wine Tasting Package at 4-Diamond Napa Resort
Another great deal brought to us from our friends at
Anyone familiar with the California Wine Country knows that March and April don't only bring nice weather, but also high hotel rates. That's why we're amazed that the AAA 4-Diamond Silverado Resort is offering a $129 "Wine Tasters Dream Package". Valid seven days a week thru April 13, the package comes with over $100 in added value!

The History Channel and Steve Thomas Explore Alaska
Steve Thomas, former host of “This Old House”, isn’t looking for an old house this time, but his Alaskan heritage.  Did you know that the Aleutian Islands were the site of some of the bloodiest battles of World War II?  Did you know that behind Alaska’s calving glaciers, soaring eagles and breaching humpbacks there exists a surprising fascinating and powerful history?   Well, History Channel and Steve Thomas have teamed up to take a limited number of history buffs on an Explore Alaska Cruise to examine this hidden heritage.

Thomas, known to many for his work on “This Old House” and with a family past in Alaska, has a personal goal to preserve its national and local heritage. Steve is now the host of “Save Our History” debuting on History Channel on March 25.  He will take viewers on a journey to discover the little known impact of World War II on Alaska.  In conjunction with the series’ launch Steve Thomas will escort a group of travelers on a one time Explore Alaska cruise departing August 10, 2005. Find out about this and other History Travel Tours at the HistoryTravel website.

And Finally...

Portland - Home of the Rose Martini - (Though, perhaps we really shouldn't call it a Martini)
Portland, Oregon, known as the City of Roses, is now the home of the Rose Martini. The promoters of the Rose Martini hope that Portland, Oregon will eventually become known for this drink, just like Venice, Italy is known for the Bellini.

The Rose Martini, which is made from fresh rose petals and vodka, has a light pink tinge and a subtle and refreshing rose flavor. A fresh red rose petal floats on top and adds color and movement to the drink. The Rose martini was previewed last month at Portland's Wildwood Restaurant
The Traveler is happy to let folks know about the Rose Martini, but, well, regular readers might understand there is some trepidation about calling this fine drink a real martini. For more insight into how The Traveler feels about this, click here.


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