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 Alaska Passages - Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month








Nothing helps scenery like bacon and eggs

-Mark Twain, American writer, humorist, satirist, and lecturer, 1835-1910. Quoted from Roughing It.

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Welcome to the September issue of The Traveler!

We're back from our Alaskan Adventure, and kicking off our feature articles for September with The Traveler's own rather inauspicious arrival in Skagway - a lonely town when you show up a 4AM. Next we'll bike and sail through the romantic Dalmatian Islands of Croatia, and then discover an unexpected surprise on a dreamy Tuscan afternoon.

Since we're just back from Alaska, that's our theme for the Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month. An anthology of voices tell of life in the Great North of Alaska, from the urban center of Anchorage to the most remote reaches where families have settled and live a hard life off the land. A great way to see beyond the tourist busses and cruise ships into the real Alaska.

And finally, in preparation for your fall (or spring) adventures, we'll cap the issue with our usual travel ideas, resources, and bargains .


Fall Color:
Regular readers know; this is The Traveler's favorite time of year! We'll be busy the next few days updating our Fall Color Page for 2007 and in the coming weeks preparing the Fall Color Special Edition and Photo Album. It'll be a lot of work, but we love doing it. If you're interested in submitting photos and/or text for the special issue, check our What's New section below to find out more.


Feature Articles

Calling a Cab in Skagway at 4am
Arriving by ferry in the middle of the night can be lonely, if you've got no place to go

Like Charms on a Bracelet
The Dalmatian islands; charmed, charming, and ready for exploration

Down Memory Lane – A Dusty Detour to a Tuscan Surprise
Daydreaming about Harry can lead to an unexpected hidden jewel in Tuscany

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Alaska demands something of those who choose to live there. The forces that forged the magnificent landscape mold an independence and resilience required for life in Alaska. Alaska Passages contains the voices of some of those people that take on the demands of life in the Far North. In their stories we can all get a taste what it means to live in the Last Frontier. Alaska Passages: 20 Voices from Above the 54th Parallel

Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

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Fall Color is here!
In October The Traveler will publish its annual Fall Color special edition, including our Fall Color Photo Album. If you have photos or article you'd like us to consider, please visit our Fall Color Submission Guidelines.

Like to hear more about The Traveler's adventure in Alaska? Visit the Traveler Blog for installments of the Alaska travelouge. Make sure to check back often as we're udating with fresh stories throughout October!

New stories are posted on our website and blog, make sure to check them out! Look at past web features (not shown here in The Traveler) on our monthly feature article index page.

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