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December 2006 * 12/23/2006

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"Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.

Oren Arnold - American novelist, journalist, and humorist











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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Traveler!

An Old Fashioned ChristmasWe know that you're probably pretty busy getting ready for the big holiday and, frankly, so are we. The Traveler is giving us the rest of the day off so we can do our Christmas shopping. It's not that he's a Scrooge, exactly. It's just that he does most of his shopping on Christmas Eve and he has a hard time understanding why we'd want to do our shopping so early.

Nonetheless, we want to make sure to get our December issue to you before we do our "early" Christmas shopping so we can wish you the happiest of holidays. Just like we said last issue, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or simply the winter (or summer) solstice, we hope it's the best ever for you and yours.

This issue will be short and special. Short because, well, there is that Christmas shopping we still need to do, and special because we've got some of the The Traveler's own travel tales for you this issue, including a brand new travelogue from his recent fall trip to Yosemite Valley. For our travel writing pick-of-the-month we have the year in review, and finally we feature a special new travel partner with some interesting ideas for your travel adventures in 2007.

So enjoy this little issue as our way of saying thank you to all our loyal readers. Happy Holidays and here's to a bright, safe, happy, and peaceful 2007.

Have the Happiest of Holidays and Happy New Year!

Feature Articles

Christmas in San Francisco
An old favorite of The Traveler's. Visit his beloved City-by-the-Bay for the holidays

The Shut up and Walk Tour - Yosemite, Fall 2006
Sometimes the best thing said in such a place is nothing at all

The Mountains of Our Imagination
The Tetons are Grand not in name only

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month - The Year in Review

Our Travel Writing Picks for 2006

Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

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We've got new stories posted on our website, make sure to check them out! Look at past web features articles (not shown here in The Traveler) out our monthly feature article index page.

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