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November 2007 * 11/30/2007

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 Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain : The Travel Writing Classic Pick-of-the-Month






“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.”


-Saint Augustine


Welcome to the November issue of The Traveler!

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Another holiday season is upon us, and what better way to relax from all the shopping a boisterous activities than to grab a cup of your favorite hot beverage (or cold one if it's almost summer where you are)and read the latest travel adventures from our worldwide team of travel writers!

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This month our feature articles will explore the best that America's capital has to offer as we day-hike the sites, then we'll find ourselves hanging (literally) in the Swiss Alps, and finally we'll settle in with our toes in the sand on the Garden Isle of Kauai. Ahhhh....

Next comes our Travel Writing Classic Pick-of-the-Month, and we top it off with our travel resources, bargains, and a few gift ideas thrown in for good measure.

So take a moment, relax, and -



Fall Color? What Fall Color? And You Promised!
Did you receive the Fall Color issue? No? Due to a dispute that we had to resolve with America Online (who finally admitted they had no idea why they blocked emails sent to my readers subscribed through AOL) some of you may not have received our third annual Fall Color Photo Album.

My apologies for the inconvenience (and let me apologize on behalf of AOL as well). But it isn't too late to enjoy the Fall Color Photo Album for 2007


Feature Articles

DC Trekking: Day Hiking Around the Nation's Capital
Walk in the footsteps of the nation's history - why not make a day of it?

Defying Death 450 feet Above the Swiss Alps
No really - just jump...

Beautiful Kauai
The oldest island of the five main islands, Kauai is one of the most beautiful

Travel Writing Classic Pick-Of-The-Month

The Innocents Abroad sold over 70,000 copies in its first year and remained the best-selling of Twain's works throughout his lifetime. This classic records Twain's keen wit and amusing observations during his trip through Europe and the Holy Land in 1867. The Innocents Abroad: or, The New Pilgrims' Progress (Modern Library Classics)

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Travel News, Ideas, and Fun Stuff:
The Total Eclipse of the Sun on Your Private Train

It is rare that a total solar eclipse can be observed – the phenomenon is often visible only over uninhabited lands or mid-ocean. But on August 1, 2008, a memorable coincidence will occur – two minutes and twenty seconds of totality will darken the sky above Western Siberia. The celestial event will be visible from Novosibirsk, a regular stop on MIR Corporation’s Trans-Siberian Rail Odyssey. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is part of a15-day Trans-Siberian journey by private train, which follows the classic route from Moscow to Vladivostok on an epic rail adventure that traverses almost a third of the globe. Private train tours are in a class of their own, offering the opportunity to experience remote destinations in style. This all-inclusive tour aboard the fully chartered Siberian Tiger Trans-Siberian Express private train features specialty train carriages for sleeping, dining and relaxing. Find out more about this exciting journey on MIR's website.

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