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Welcome to Summer at The Traveler!

This month we're packing the issue with travel ideas and special summer travel deals to entice you out into the wonderful world of fun and adventure this summer! From the warm, sunny beaches of the Caribbean to hiking and biking trails in Minnesota... You can make your own dream vacation anywhere in the world, or just find a weekend getaway... We've got the goods in this issue!

We also have two Feature Articles this month. Our contributing writer Mike Marino takes you along the famed Route 66, perhaps the most famous highway in America. And then we're off on a very affordable tour of mainland China, brought to you by a new contributor to The Traveler,Norman Keegan.

Then, of course, we have our Travel Writing Pick of the Month, which we know you'll love...

So sit back and relax and explore the world and start planning that great summer vacation, (or winter getaway for those of you down under) It's all here this month in The Traveler!

Feature Articles

Travel Writing Pick of the Month...

Bill Bryson travels across Europe in Neither Here Nor There

Here at The Traveler we just love to laugh.. And who doesn't? Bryson makes it all look so easy... Open the book and before you know it, you find yourself laughing right out loud... You won't be able to help yourself, or put the book down, as Bryson takes us through Europe with a sharp eye and a hilarious wit. This book is not to be missed!

Summer Travel Ideas and Special Deals


Celebrate the change of seasons and welcome the renewal of summer with a vacation in the islands -the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda. One of the most ideal times to visit the tropics is during the summer. Why? The answer is simple: Summer off-season rates offer vacationers incredible value.

Find a selection of great values for summer to some of the best resorts across the Caribbean, the Bahamas and Bermuda, Click Here!

  • Minnesota’s New Mesabi Trail Is Open For Biking and Hiking Enthusiasts and Families!

The Mesabi Trail, a planned 132 mile biking and hiking trail in Northeastern Minnesota, is open for the season. The Mesabi Trail traverses forests, meadows, rivers and lakes for an adventure from the Mississippi River to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Find out more...

  • Liberty Science Center Offers Enjoyable Family Summer Destination

Summer is coming, and so are those wonderful long weekends. If you're looking for an educational and entertaining place to take the kids look no further than Liberty Science Center. Find out more

Find the perfect vacation to suit your interests and hobbies!

At you can find tour packages based on your selection of region, price, and activity. From astronomy to yoga, you can find a tour that tickles your fancy... without tickling your pocketbook! (at least not too much!)

Here are a few examples of what you can find:

Eco-tourism adventures...

  • Hells Canyon 3-Day Adventure Season: May to September Destination: USA, Idaho Activity: River Rafting/River Exp., Camping, Ecotourism. Price: $779

  • Everglades Day Safari Season: January to December Destination: Florida Activity: Ecotourism, Birdwatching, Nature Trips. Price: $99

Railway Adventures...

  • Rio Grand Spectacular Season: September to September Destination: Colorado, New Mexico Activity: Railway Trips, Holiday Tours, Photography. Price: $318

Archeology/History Adventures...

  • Wilderness Safari Season: March to October Destination: Utah, Utah, Utah Activity: Archeology/History, Desert Expeditions, Hiking. Price: $495

These are just a few of the many different kinds of adventures you can find at Check them out today and start planning that dream vacation!

Travel Resources available at

Search for the lowest fare, book a flight, find a hotel or resort, reserve a rental car. All from the TouristTravel Resource Page

Interested in visiting Europe this summer? You can find all you'll need for your European vacation at our EuropePage

Find guidebooks and maps, get or renew your passport, buy travel insurance, exchange foreign currency, get the current weather anywhere in the world, and lots more, all available at our TravelTools & Weather Page

Other Sites of Interest

More sites to help you plan your travels this summer...
  • find out about our National Parks at ParkNet

  • Find smaller state parks and other resources for the outdoor enthusiast at

  • Find information on thousands of privately owned outdoor facilities at

  • Find last minute weekend getaways and save up to 60% at Site59

That's it for this month!

We hope we've given you some ideas for fun things to do this summer... Next month we'll bring you more great ideas and bargains, plus more adventures from our world-wide network of travel writers. Until then, enjoy the lazy, hazy days of summer!

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