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December 2002 * 12/17/02

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Merry Christmas from The Traveler!

Click on Santa's Sleigh and get a Christmas card from The Traveler..."








Don't Let Winter Get You Down! Visit a Tropical Island...

Our Molokai Album is now online!




More images available in our new and improved photo gallery

(that's not snow you're looking at... That's white sand!

The Spirit of Christmas -

No, the Spirit of Chistmas isn't embodied inside the local Wal-Mart. I think it's when you walk outside and listen to the carolers singing "Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men"...

Deceptively simple, and thus far impossible for us humans, at least for very long. The fact that we have a holiday, a holiday season, that celebrates these ideas, and let's us give it a try one more time, means that there is still hope.

The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of Hope.

Merry Christmas!




Hotel Specials Every Day!

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Find the perfect gift for all the travelers on your list - There's still time!

From books and videos to luggage, photography equipment and so much more! Everything For the Well-Equipment Traveler...

Get Your Sierra Club Calender for 2003

Orbitz: The Most Low Fares to Planet Earth!

Resources for Travel Writers - Visit our TravelWriter Resource Page.



Happy Holidays from The Traveler!

Best wishes from The Traveler this holiday season.

We re-run The Traveler's "Christmas in San Francisco" from last year, and present a new contributor to The Traveler, Tom Rush, offering insight on how to find some good winter fun in Arizona.

For our last issue of 2002, the Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month will review all our picks for the year.

And then find this month's selection of travel ideas, bargains, and resources; followed by What's New at TouristTravel.



Feature Articles

Christmas in San Francisco- Childhood memories awaken into the reality of Christmas in San Francisco. The Traveler

Cool Winter Fun in Arizona's White Mountains - A Winter Wonderland in Arizona.
by Tom Trush

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

For the end of the year, we'd like to review all our Travel Writing Picks-of-the-Month for 2002. Now's the time to pick up that favorite book!


Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

1ST-Air.Net - Internation Premium Travel Specialist. 1st-Air.Net offers discousnts of up to 50% on international first classs travel, as well as many value added benefits and exclusive airline specials. Become a free member of this special club for "travel connoisseurs! Find out more.

Search for the Best Hotel Deals Across the USA - Download super-saver coupons at Free membership and details.

Cape Fear Coast - Visit Cape Fear coast and enjoy the Season-by-the-Sea! More information about special season packages are on their website.

The Ambrose - Santa Monica’s Cool Meets Turn Of The Century Craftsman Design With Winter Debut Of The Ambrose Set to open January of '03. Featured in the 2002 edition of Travel and Leisure's 100 Great Escapes, this 77-guestroom establishment is set to open its doors with opening rates starting at $145. Find out more!

Pan Pacific Hotels Offers Leisure Package - Available at each of Pan Pacific's 18 properties, the Pan Pacific Leisure Package offers value added benefits - like free parking or a free breakfast at their San Francisco hotel. For more details go to the Pan Pacific website.

The Cities of Europe - Austrian Airlines and IMTC offer "Smart Pack" vacation through March 31, 2003. Three night packages in Berlin, Budapest, Innsbruck, Paris, Prague, Salzburg, or Vienna cover airfare from ten US cities, lodging, and breakfast. Six-night, mutli-city packages also available. Rates start at $499 per person. To get more details, visit their website.

The New York Pass - Last month we brought you the London Pass, now we offer a great way to save money while visiting New York - The New York Pass.

New Zealand Geysers & Volcanic Wonders Tour - Experience the best that New Zealand has to offer in natrual wonder and beauty. Get the detail of this special travel package. To find the perfect adventure suited to your interests and expectations, check out the Info-Hub Specialty Travel Guide.

Low Internet-Only Fares - offers some of the best resources for finding the lowest airfare available. Check out our resource page.

Last Minute Getaways - You can get away this weekend or next to some great destinations, and save money to boot! Check out the latest specials from Site 59.

All Your Travel Needs In One Place - Find a flight, rental car, winter vacation, weekend getaway, or the adventure of a lifetime! You'll find everything you need from airline tickets to vacation packages to travel insurance, foreign currency exchange, and passport processing... It's all at!

What's New at

We've got some new photo albums available, with more on the way; check them out here. 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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