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June 2005 * 06/28/05
Welcome to the June issue of The Traveler!
Starting our 5th year of publication!
What do we have to say for ourselves after four full years of publishing The Traveler? A big, heart-felt thank you!
Thanks to our worldwide team of writers that have consistently provided The Traveler with new and exciting stories, thanks to all our merchant partners that bring fun and adventure to each issue, and thanks to our special joint-venture partners at the American Writers & Artists Institute making available one of the best travel writing courses available.
But, most of all, a great big thanks to you, our readers. You are the reason we do this, and we've had a heck of a good time bringing you each issue these past four years. We look forward to continuing to bring you The Traveler for many years to come. Are you curious what our fist issue looked like? Check it out here! (We all hope you think we've improved a bit over the past four years...)
To help celebrate our anniversary, we've started The Traveler Blog, which will enable you to stay in touch with The Traveler between regular newsletter issues. It's free, of course, and you can avoid the hassles of email while still enjoying The Traveler Blog. Find out all about it here.
Of course, we have our regular monthly feature articles from our network of top-notch travel writers. This month we get a close look at the 2005 season of Ashland Shakespeare Festival, watch as four Bodacious Blondes corrupt Mexican checkpoint soldiers, visit the Wild Animal Park in San Diego, and finally to the charming and multi-cultural town of Lecce, tucked away in the "heel" of the Italian "boot".
Next we have guest reviewer Michael McCarthy, a working travel writer based in Marin County California, for our Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month.
Last but not least is our usual lineup of Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains so you can get out there and see the world!
As Always - Enjoy!
Ashland Shakespeare Festival
Bodacious Blondes Corrupt Mexican Checkpoint Soldiers
Stay in touch with The Traveler Blog
During our last four years of publishing The Traveler, we've often wanted to stay in closer touch with our readers and keep them up to date with last minute travel deals, new resources we think are useful, offer even more top-quality travel writing, and just generally spout off about whatever is on The Traveler's mind. But we've shied away from publishing The Traveler more than once a month, and for good reason. First, you get enough email as it is. We know that. We aren't interested in flooding your email inbox and giving you "inbox anxiety". Let the other guys do that, we'd prefer to stay out of your face. Second, well, it takes us time to produce a full, quality issue of The Traveler. We don't want to rush it.
On the other hand, we wouldn't mind staying in touch with you throughout the month with little tidbits, travel deals, ideas, interesting travel sites, last minute travel getaways, a cool photo, or news of a great new book.
And we think we've come up with the perfect solution: The Traveler Blog!
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Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month
Our pick and review this month is by Michael McCarthy of Intentional Traveler.com:
Of course, as with any classic, it’s all in the writing. Moon reveals himself as a lyrical stylist with a good memory for conversation and a keen eye for details. Consider this description of North Dakota : “There was something stretched about the landscape as if all dimension but length had been pulled from it. It seemed incapable of hiding anything. The buffy western soil was now the color of hazelnuts, and I knew I was nearly across the prairie.”
Who doesn’t long just to pack it all in one day, and just head out with “no direction home, like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone”? If there is such a thing as a guidebook into the soul of America , this is it. Blue Highways : A Journey into America
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