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September/October 2002 * 10/01/02

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Welcome to the September issue of The Traveler!.

Follow The Traveler in New Mexico!

The Traveler is preparing for an upcoming trip to New Mexico to visit the high desert, mountains, and mysteries of this diverse land. We’ll be participating in a media familiarization trip of Albuquerque and the famed Balloon Festival held in October.

So plan on some fresh insights of the Great Southwest in upcoming issues of The Traveler! For those interested in getting daily, on-the-ground narratives from The Traveler as he journeys the state, see our section below on signing up to receive your free daily “Report From New Mexico”.

Our previous reports from Molokai, the Big Island, and Paris have proved popular and we encourage you to take advantage of The Traveler’s wit and wisdom... (he made us say that!) Really, it’s fun getting these reports so sign up for your daily briefings...

Also in this issue we bring you a very practical article with useful tips for visiting the island of Maui from a new writer for The Traveler, Keith Gilchrist. We also have our travel writing pick-of-the-month, some more travel ideas and bargains for you autumn getaways, and What's New at So let's get started!

Feature Article

Seven Tips To Plan Your Maui Trip
People come to Maui for six main reasons...sun, sand, sea,sights, shopping, sports. Here are seven tips to help make your Maui trip wonderful.

Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Four essays about the wonders and mystery of New Mexico, with fifty full-color photos. Capture the spirit of New Mexico with New Mexico, Rio Grande & Other Essays

Travel Ideas, Resources, and Special Deals!

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Amazon Canopy Walkway Weekend Special. This exciting three-day rainforest eco-adventure is now only $395 through 2003. This and other ecotours are available at Amazon Explorama Lodges

Ever wonder what happened to Pat Benatar? Or maybe the Doobie Brothers? Come to Aruba October 11th and 12th and hear for yourself at the Aruba Music Festival! More Info...

Now is great time to visit a national park! Fewer crowds and cooler temperatures mean more fun for you! Find out about all our national parks at the National Parks Page.

Be a Storm Chaser! Storm chasing tours are available for the 2003 tornado season of Tornado Alley, in America's heartland. If you're fascinated by weather and storms this is a great to indulge that interest! For information regarding these tours, as well as a photo and video gallery visit Tempest Tours

Follow The Traveler in New Mexico!

New Mexico is a land rich in the history of three distinct cultures. This mix of history and culture combine to make New Mexico unique and mysterious.... Even the light is different, we're told. And The Traveler intends to find out! From aliens to adobes, venture along as The Traveler journeys to New Mexico. Our "real-time travelogs" is a feature we've been testing and is now available free to all our subscribers!

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That's our issue! If you've signed up for our daily New Mexico briefings, we'll see you starting the 12th. Otherwise, stayed tuned for the next issue full of new travel ideas and resources and fresh new travel articles from our worldwide network of travel writers!

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