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August 2007 * 08/23/2007

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“We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend”

-Robert Louis Stevenson - Scottish Essayist, Poet and Author of fiction and travel books, 1850-1894

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Welcome to the August issue of The Traveler.

The Traveler is preparing for a three-week adventure to the Great North of Alaska and the Yukon Territory. Before we vacate the office there is, of course, some very important tasks to complete...

First and foremost is our feature articles for August.
We're happy to introduce Bonnie Caton, a new writer for The Traveler, as she tells a compelling and tasty tale of learning to cook Thai the right way.
Then veteran writer Erin Riordin takes us to the English countryside for a visit to Hever Castle and the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
Peace and quiet is what we find with regular contributor Sandra Kennedy's account of her visit to a very special eco-resort in Chile, a model of sustainable tourism and a place to rejuvenate the world-weary soul.

Our travel writing pick-of-the-month is a travel humor anthology, one of our favorite things, that we invite you to read along with The Traveler (it's the book he's taking along to Alaska).

And finishing off, as usual, is our short list of travel resources.


Northern Exposure:
Starting from Ketchikan, Alaska on August 24th, The Traveler will post dispatches from his Alaskan adventure (internet access permitting). Make sure to check in at The Traveler Blog for the latest from the Great North.


Feature Articles

The Flaming Wok
Taking a break from the beach and learning to cook Thai

Of Castles and Future Queens
Ann Boleyn left her head at the Tower of London, but probably left her heart at Hever Castle

Unwinding at Ulaa Patagonia
Sustaining not only the soul, but also the environment and cultural heritage, is the mission at Ulaa

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled is a travel humor anthology that's been on our wish list for some time now, so we thought we'd offer it to our readers for their review. We love travel humor anthologies, so if you do read and enjoy it, please make sure to let us know! Following is the editorial reveiw:

"The perfect trip, where nothing goes wrong, is surely not the memorable trip, which is where everything goes wrong and one lives to tell the tale — and laugh about it. This collection captures the wackiest and most bizarre experiences of well-known writers whose travels have taken a detour.
Stories include Nigel Barley escorting a monkey to the movies in Cameroon, Dave Barry vainly trying to learn more Japanese than how to order a beer, Alan Zweible high-tailing it to a nudist camp, Donna Marazzo bravely attempting to use a high-tech Italian toilet, and Richard Sterling feasting on deep-fried potato bugs in Burma. There are even practical tips here too; readers can surely learn from Mary Roach, who discovers that utilizing an Antarctic ice-sheet outhouse at the very moment a seal chooses to use its opening as a blowhole may not be the best way to start the day".
There's No Toilet Paper on the Road Less Traveled: The Best of Travel Humor and Misadventure (Travelers' Tales)

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