TheTraveler
Traveler's Tales, Adventure, Ideas & Resources, and musings from The Traveler... The adventure awaits...
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A step in time - on a tropical paradise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month for July

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a simple stand of trees

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This month The Traveler takes us on adventures through the Sierra Madres, to India, and then on to Arizona for some fun hiking in the sunny Southwest.

As always, we've got our travel writing pick-of-the-month, and what's new at TouristTravel.com, plus some great travel ideas, resources and bargains for all your summer and fall travel adventures.

Hot off the press is The Traveler's new travelogue, "The Road Dog Tour", now complete and available for the reader's enjoyment, with the accompanying web picture album.

Just added - hours before this issue toThe Traveler went to press we received an invitation to all our readers from Paris Eiffel Tower News to enter their Paris essay writing contest! See all the details below!

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Feature Articles

A Starry Night on Earth - Celebrating the Karthika celebration in Kerala, India.

Treasure of Sierra Madre -
Ride the Rails to Copper Canyon, Mexico.

Favorite Arizona Hikes of the Outdoor Pros - Discover some of the best hiking trails throughout sunny Arizona.


Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Regular readers of TheTraveler know that I love Bill Bryson's writing. He makes you laugh and teaches you a thing or two in the process. He's just a joy to read! So what better pick this month than his highly acclaimed tale of walking the Appalachian Trail. It's great summer reading with A Walk in the Woods


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Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

 

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Visit Canada now and enjoy great savings - Air Canada, Budget car rental, and Fairmont Hotels has teamed up to offer money savings deals when traveling to beautiful Canada. Get information about these bargains and find out all you need to know about travel to Canada at ComeSeeCanada.com

Discounts Available on Luxury Weekend Breaks in Europe- Newly launched UK based website AuctionWeekendBreaks offers the opportunity to bid on great deals at some of Europe's finest hotels and resorts. The breaks always feature luxury – upgrades, champagne in the room on arrival, late check-outs, personally escorted city tours, spa treatments, reserved tee times, or even fly-fishing with a knowledgeable ghillie and always with accommodation in elegant suites or deluxe rooms. Find out more at the AuctionWeekendBreaks website.

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Yosemite - The Jewel of the National Park - Visit one of the most beautiful places on earth - Yosemite National Park. To find out all this park has to offer, including booking reservations online go to YosemitePark.com.

Hotels in Prague - Visit this fascinating city of history and culture. E-vacations.com offers highly discounted rates for hotels all over Europe, including Prague. Find great deals on hotels in Prague here

Spend Your Vacation Helping Restore the Planet - The Earthwatch Institute promotes conservation of our natural environment and cultural heritage. By forming partnerships with scientists, the public, educators, and business, Earthwatch is able to support projects from St. Croix to Madagascar. You are invited to participate in these projects helping research scientists learn more about our Earth and to help preserve our environmental and cultural heritage for future generations. This isn't a typical vacation or eco-tour, but it is your chance to get involved and make a difference! To find out more about Earthwatch, how you can participate in their sponsored expeditions, including a complete catalog of projects in the field that you can participate in, go to their website.

Visit a National Park this Summer - From Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, to Arcadia National Park on the eastern coast of Maine, the USA has a some of the most beautiful and unique national parks in the world. Visit one this summer and experience for yourself some of this nation's greatest treasures! Comprehensive information about the entire national park system is available on ParkNet, the official website of the National Park Service.

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What's New at TouristTravel.com

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

TouristTravel is getting a face lift! Over the past two and-a-half years, TouristTravel has grown tremendously and with all the content we offer, we're bursting at the seems! We're working with a design house here in San Francisco to build a better looking, easier navigating TouristTravel. Stay tuned, the new TouristTravel will be online soon!

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