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June 2001 * 06/26/01


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Welcome to our first issue of Tourist Traveler! What you'll find here will be destination articles about fun and exotic places, travel tips, news and updates, and resources to help make your travel experiences better and cheaper!

As a brand new ezine, we'd love to here from you. This ezine is for you, our readers, and we want this to be a fun, informative, and interesting read..

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We're excited about our new ezine and invite you to come along on our maiden voyage!

Feature Articles

Volcano House
A review and description of Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawaii, and the Volcano House Lodge located inside the Park.

After the Thrill Is Gone
Having a tough time getting back in the mood to work after taking a relaxing vacation?

A Home Away from Home
For a vacation with a difference try home exchange. Enjoy free accommodation, all the comforts of home and experience life as a local rather than a tourist.

Here are some great adventure tours being offered by one of our affiliate partners. Most of these tours focuse on family, single and mature travel deals, but there is still something for everyone here. To see more specialty adventure tours, go to:

[ Deals & Discounts June1, 2001 ]

--[ Idaho Whitewater Rafting for Families Price: Fares for children under 16 are discounted to half the adult regular price, now $660. Adults rates are $1320. Date: July 15 and August 8 departures. Highlights: This six-day family whitewater adventure in Idaho runs through the heart of the largest wilderness area in the lower 48. The Salmon River is a classic with broad sandy beaches, roller coaster rapids, wildlife, hot springs and the immense beauty of one of the deepest canyons in the world. Departures are specially designed with families in mind. Tour Company: Destination Wilderness Phone: 800-423-8868 Website:

--[ Hiking Costa Rica's Cloud and Rainforests Price: Save over $140 on special departures, now $1278. Date: Sunday and Wednesday departures through October. Highlights: Hike in Costa Rica's national parks featuring volcanos, rainforests and cloud forests.Places of interest include Sarapiqui, La Selva, Arenal Volcano, Monteverdo Cloud Forest Reserve, Carara National Park, Butterfly garden and boat trip on the Guacalillo Estuary and Tarcoles River. Tour Company: Preferred Adventures Ltd. Phone: 800-840-8687 Website:

--[ Glacier-Waterton Multi-Sport Explorer Price: Save $100, now $1595. Date: July 22 to 27 (Family inn departure), July 1 to 6 and July 8 to 13 (for singles). Register on-line by June 30 for discount. Highlights: Hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and horseback are the perfect way to explore the untamed wilderness and snow-clad peaks of Montana. Add to the mix roaring waterfalls, glacier-carved valleys and ice-blue lakes to set the scene for a diversity of active adventures. Cycling options range from easy backroads to challenging trails. Enjoy a choice of skill levels on all activities to experience the adventure, at your own pace. Tour Company: The World Outdoors Phone: 800-488-8483 Website:

--[ Spain for Senior Singles Price: Now $1499 per person. 10-night tour includes airfare from Washington, D.C., accommodations in Paradors and historic hotels,transfers, medical and baggage insurance, all breakfasts and dinners with wine. Date: Singles only departure December 11. Regular dates November through April 2002. Highlights: The Spirit of Andalusia is a 10-night jaunt through the heart of southern Spain, a region known for it's Moorish history,legendary bullfighters and splendid wines. From the Moorish capital, Cordoba, to Granada and its famed Alhambra, the fortress palace of Nasrid kings, this tour combines overnights in castles, convents and palaces with medieval cities and a trip to Spain's sunny beaches. Tour Company: Saga Holidays Phone: 800-343-0273 Website:

--[ Experience Exotic Turkey and save $500. Price: $3190 (adults), $3090 (kids, 12-17), $2990 (kids, 11 & under) Discount applies to groups of two or more travelers. Airfare not included. Date: July 7 to July 22 Highlights: Parents and children alike will feel the ancient magic of Turkey as we travel deep into the heart and soul of this exotic land. Our journey takes us through Istanbul's scented bazaars, on hikes to ancient Crusader castles and crumbling ruins, through the passageways of an underground city and along the stunning Mediterranean coast. Tour Company: Thomson Family Adventures Phone: (800) 262-6255 Website: http://

--[ Biking Shakespeare's England Price: Discounted over $130, now $1785. Date: July 21 to August 3. Highlights: Biking along canal tow-paths, through delightful Cotswolds villages and through landscapes that inspired Shakespeare's plays are the focuses of this English biking excursion. Bath, Gloucestershire, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of Shakespeare are visited. Tour Company: International Bicycle Tours, Inc. Phone: 860-767-7005 Website:

--[ Discover the Ancient Silk Route Price: $100 off, now $3465. Date: August 12 to September 3. Highlights: Do you find silks, spices and camel trading intriguing? Travel along the colorful and historic Silk Route exploring the ruins of ancient civilizations on a journey through snow-capped mountains and natural beauty. Uncover legends of wealth and splendor in Lahore. Cross the famous Kyber Pass enroute to the vibrant Bazaars in Peshwar continuing to the capital of Hunza. Tour Company: Asian Pacific Adventures Phone: 800-825-1680 Website:

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