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Road Fever by Tim Cahill - The October travel writing Pick-of-the_Month




"A man practices the art of adventure when he breaks the chain of routine and renews his life through reading new books, traveling to new places, making new friends, taking up new hobbies and adopting new viewpoints"
-Wilfred Peterson








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Welcome to the October issue of The Traveler!

Happy Halloween from The Traveler.

In just a few days witches and goblins will be roaming the streets of America. But we've survived presidential elections before in the United States. And we'll survive this one too!

We've scared up some fun and interesting resources for all your fall and winter travel needs.

Our Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month is a classic Tim Cahill tale of border crossings, world records, milk shakes, and beef jerky.

For our featured articles this month we are happy to bring back all veteran writers to The Traveler. They'll take us from New York City's Greenwich Village to Downunder in Australia's Northern Territory, from West Africa to Georgia O'Keefe's Bermuda.

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Feature Articles

The Top End of Downunder
Continuing our series of exploration through Australia from our very own resident Aussie.

Off the Beaten Path Travel Treats - New York City
A delectable treat and a different look at New York's Greenwich Village. Excerpted from Lynne Christen's popular travel column Travel Wisdom

Georgia O’Keeffe’s Bermuda
Discover the vibrant colors of Bermuda that inspired a great artist

Discovering Diversity in Ghana
Beena Nadeem discovers this diverse West African nation.

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Imagine driving 15,000 miles from Tierra del Fuego at the Southern tip of South America to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska; and doing it in less than twenty-five days fueled mostly on beef jerky and frozen milkshakes. Well, you don't have to imagine it because Tim Cahill has done it for you! Cahill's classic story of beating the Guinness Book of World Records for this drive with professional driver Gary Sowerby is a fun and humorous tale told by one of the masters of travel writing. This month's Travel Writing Pick is Road Fever (Vintage Departures)

Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

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In the Wake of the Great Explorers - A Wilderness Travel Adventures special event. Travel to Antarctica this February and visit many of the actual sites made famous during Antarctica's Heroic Age of Exploration. Guest speakers include world famous historians, explorers, biologists, and wildlife photographers. Truly a once in a lifetime event. Find out about this and other exciting special events offered by Wilderness Travel Adventure.

Top Quality Luggage and Travel Accessories at Discount Prices -  If you travel as much as we do here at The Traveler, you need your travel gear! Magellan is the one source for all your travel accessories. Looking for something? Check out Magellan's Catalog.

San Francisco Voted #1 City in the United States - According to Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers' Choice Awards, published in the November 2004 issue. For the 16th time in 17 years, and the 12th consecutive year in a row, San Francisco is the city to visit. So you want to come here, enjoy the great food, ride a cable car, and see all the sights? Find great bargains for Hotels in San Francisco

Florida Key Kayaking Tours Give Visitors a View of Exotic Wildlife - Crystal Seas Kayaking is offering opportunities to ply the waters of Southern Florida in high performance sea kayaks. View abundant wildlife such as the West Indian manatee, key deer, stone crab and the West Indies spiny lobster which make their home in the Keys. Tour the heart of the Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, paddling by offshore rookeries and nesting sites for pelicans, herons, egrets and cormorants, and tidal creeks deep enough to witness passing Atlantic bottlenose dolphin. Get all the information at the Crystal Seas website.

Save on Last Minute Getaways - Site59 is the premier site for last minute getaways. In this fast-paced, deadline driven world of ours sometimes you just need to get away, even if it's only for a few days. Find great getaways from $200 at the website

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