Tourist Traveler
The Newsletter For People That Love To Travel!
Stories, adventures, humorous anecdotes, and musings from The Traveler...  

October 2001 * 10/22/01
Subscribe FREE!


back to newsletter home page



Ever Dream of Living the Romantic Life of a Travel Writer?

Here's a very unique opportunity for you to actually live it!

--The Writers Life--

Find Last Minute Cruises and Vacations at discounts of up to 90% only at 11th Hour

Sierra Club Books. Adventure! Travel!

Get great car rental deals with Hotwire Hot-Rates(sm)!


Welcome to the October issue of The Tourist Traveler...

This month we will begin a series of articles about a recent stay on the island of Molokai, a place to go to really get away from it all.

And as we like to do here at Tourist Traveler, we wax philosophic this month for the amusment and thought of our dear readers. First, an article by Mindy Hitchcock reminding us that we can find ourselves in nature...

And then some thinking out loud in the ongoing wake of a tragedy...

Feature Articles

Nature Reveals the Secrets of Success
When you have questions that concern you, sit quietly and determine what those questions are. Then go out into Nature, and find your answers...

Just a thought...
Thinking out loud in the wake of a tragedy...

Molokai - Hawaii for Hawaiians
an introduction to the island of Molokai

___________________________________________________ The Following Travel Packages Are Brought To You From Our Friends at TravelRoads

Toronto Theater Getaway

Price: Now priced at $469 per person from Boston or New York, $489 from Cleveland or Detroit, $599 Atlanta or $669 from Los Angeles. Package includes round?trip airfare to Toronto, two-nights hotel and theater ticket. Date: Through December 23. Highlights: Canada's cosmopolitan city of Toronto offers it all- world-class restaurants, great museums and galleries, bustling nightlife and awesome shopping. Besides London and New York, Toronto is rated as the world's top city for theater. This new package from Maxxim Vacations features tickets to the smash musical Mamma Mia, based on songs from ABBA or the Canadian premier of the six-time Tony winner, The Lion King, along with airfare and hotel. Tour Company: Maxxim Vacations Phone: 800-567-6666 Website:

Early Ski Discounts at Steamboat

Price: Save 50 per cent off hotel and lift tickets. Package is $300 per person for adults. Children 12 or under stay and ski. Package includes room for three-nights and a two-day lift ticket. Date: November 21 to December 20. Highlights: The Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel, with a western-theme mountain lodge ambience, is in the heart of Mountain Village, steps from a gondola that takes skiers up the mountain. Known for its 'Champagne powder' snow, the lightest, driest snow on earth, the mountain has six peaks, 142 trails and 20 lifts for all experience levels. Tour Company: Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel Phone: 877-269-2628 Website:

Costa Rica Diving

Price: Special value rates are $565 per diver and $240, nondiver. Package includes seven-nights at Sol Playa Hermosa Resort, 6-days of two-tank boat dives and daily breakfast. Date: Until December 23. Highlights: Whale sharks and humpback whales were spotted by divers just last week returning from a dive in the Bay of Papagaya. October has been a popular month for whale shark sightings. Expect the unexpected on local diving in the bay. Upgrades to Cat or Bat Islands are the tickets to larger marine life like bull sharks, manta rays and large schools of rays and fish. The dive shop is conveniently located beach front, at the Sol Playa Hermosa Resort and Villas. Tour Company: Bill Beards Adventure Travel Phone: 877-853-0538 Website:

Fall Savings on European River Cruises

Price: Savings of $300 to $400 on river cruise with prices beginning at $1555 per person. Date: October 27, November 3, 10 and 17 departures. Highlights: Enjoy special savings on a seven-night sailing aboard the five-star Casanova departing from Venice with stops along the Po River. Shore excursions include Cremona, Bologna, Ferrara, Verona, Padua and islands in the Venetian lagoon. Tour Company: Peter Deilmann Cruises Phone: 800-348-8287 Website:

Belize Sea Kayaking

Price: Save $150, now $815. Date: December 16 to 21. Highlights: Explore undiscovered reefs and cayes sea kayaking in Belize. Glide along crystal Caribbean waters by kayak, snorkel with colorful fish and corals, dine from the bounty of the sea and pitch your tent each night under starry skies. Price does not include flights or taxes. Tour Company: Adventure Life Phone: 800-344-6118 Website:

Cultural Trip to Cuba

Price: Save 10 per cent, now $1577. Dates: Any departure before December 31. Highlights: Insight Cuba is an opportunity for legal travel to Cuba to interact directly with the people. Learn about Cuban society by meeting doctors, teachers and artists. Program includes Cuba-based expenses including room in a four-star hotel, three meals daily, pre- departure materials, cultural and social activities and hotel transfers. International flight and airport taxes not included. Tour Company: Cross-Cultural Solutions Phone: 800-380-4777 Website:

Kenya Deluxe Photo Safari

Price: $1376 off brochure price, now $3864 per person. Date: November 1 to 14. Highlights: This private group safari features some of the best tented camps and lodges in the most remote parts of Kenya's African wilderness. Personally escorted by Jacqueline Wade, a bronze certified East African Wildlife Guide, the safari, which begins and ends in Nairobi, includes all internal airfare, meals on safari, game drives and park fees. The journey includes Amboseli, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tsavo, foothills of Mt. Kenya, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara and the Serengeti plains. Tour Company: International Safaris, PVT Phone: 919-499-2687 Website:

That's our issue of Tourist Travelerfor this month. Let's keep our eyes and ears, and hearts and minds, open to new adventures, new ideas, and new ways of thinking...

Until next month...

Return to Tourist Travel

Published by TDS Information Service
Copyright 2001. All Rights Reserved