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September 2004 * 09/27/04

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Victoria Fall, Zimbabwe - Photo by Tom Schueneman











The Roadhead Chronicles by Mike Marino - The Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month for September








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Welcome to the September 2004 issue of The Traveler!

Before you know it, the cosmos has shifted, the sun transits due east in its rising, and the vernal equinox heralds a new season. We share our excitement of the cycling seasons with the continuation of the second annual Fall Color special.

Our feature articles this month are from both veteran and new writers for The Traveler, bringing us to northern Africa, the Middle East, and - for something entirely different - the American southwest.

Our Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month brings us a true Traveler success story. Mike Marino's writing has appeared on numerous occasion in The Traveler. We now have the honor of featuring his new book The Roadhead Chronicles. You'll want to check it out!

Finally, we've got some great resources in our Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains section. Information you can use to find your next adventure!



Feature Articles

Beyond the Resorts: Exploring the Tunisian’s Tunisia
Europe and Africa meet in Tunisia

Egypt-- A Journey of a Lifetime
Getting there wasn't so easy, but it was well worth visiting the Land of the Pharaohs

Sedona: Where the Rat Race Stops
Beyond the hustle and bustle is this land of beauty and mystery

Beyond the Rose-Red City
Exploring Jordan beyond Petra

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything. -Charles Kuralt

It's Mike Marino's mission in life to stay off the interstate as much as possible and see everything. His insightful, informative, and lighthearted look on things has appeared in past Traveler issues and now are part of his new book. Mike's style embodies the best of the American Road, the pop culture that grew up around it, and what you'll find out there - off the interstate
The Roadhead Chronicles: Popculture and Chrome Meet Asphalt and Art

Fall Color!

Our second annual Autumn Color special! The Traveler loves fall - in fact, it's his favorite time of the year. So we've put together this special feature with some great online resources to help you learn about and enjoy the magnificent fall color of North America. It's here at our special Fall Color Page.

Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

Paris for a Song (or only $389) - Our friends at have found a terrific deal for six nights and airfare to Paris. Get all the details here.

Fall is For Lovers - Perhaps we're paraphrasing, but what better time to spend with someone you love? Crisp sunny days, brilliant fall color, and nights spent by the fire. Getaway this autumn with someone you love! Click here for Romantic Getaway Packages.

Find out Where You Are in the World - Maps, Globes, GPS and more at The Travel Store on

Custom Designed Packages to Latin America - From sunny beach to tropical jungles to high mountain passes. Find the perfect adventure to Latin America here

The Best in Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and Las Vegas Tours - Voted number one for customer satisfaction, this is your first stop when planning a trip to the Grand Canyon or Hoover Dam. Grand Canyon Tour Company.

The 34TH Kona Coffee Festival - The Traveler loves coffee! The Traveler loves Kona! Our only regret is not being at the Kona Coffee Festival this year. But you can go! The Festival is Nov. 5 to 14 on Hawaii's Big Island. For all the details go to - Aloha!

San Francisco Elegance - The Chancellor on Union Square is a charming 137 room hotel located in the heart of San Francisco. A classic boutique hotel serving guests who want to be surrounded by world class shopping, restaurants, and theater at a good value. Where the Cable Car stops at your doorstep! Special fall deals available through October. Get more details at The Chancellor website.

Wrotham Park Station-Australian Outback - A hotel on a property with working cattle on the banks of the Mitchell River in northern Queensland, Australia, welcomed its first guests on September 6th. Wrotham Park can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests in 10 private guest "quarters." The accommodations, dining and living area, library and open bar feature pioneer designs and furnishings. Guest activities include guided tours on horseback, cattle mustering, fishing for barramundi, evening spotlight tours and stargazing. Rates at Wrotham Park start about $570 per person, per night, double, including all meals, beverages and activities. Get all the details at

Botswana: The Kalahari Bushman Expedition with Alwyn Myburgh - March 2005. Enjoy fascinating cultural encounters with Bushmen at our special Kalahari camp and extraordinary gameviewing at famed Moremi and the Makgadikgadi and Central Kalahari reserves. The Traveler personally endorses this trip. Wilderness Travel Adventures and Alwyn Myburgh provided us with an outstanding African experience this past summer. Read all about our adventure and what you can expect with The Traveler's African Diary. Download a detailed online itinerary from Wilderness Travel Adventure.

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Our Victoria Falls photo album is online! 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

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