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July 2001 * 07/17/01
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Welcome! Here is the July issue of Tourist Traveler.

Hopefully everyone is out enjoying summer fun, so we'll keep it short and sweet this month. ...

Enjoy those lazy, hazy days of summer!

Feature Articles

Bahama Mama
Visit to South Bimini, Bahamas

Confessions of a Carry-On Baggage Abuser
The story of a traveling musician and his loyal assistant

Travel Tip!

when traveling overseas... If your passport is lost or stolen, it is much easier to get a replacement if you have copies of the first two pages. Keep the copies seperate from your passport.

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Travel Your Passion!

Do you love art history? Or maybe astronomy? Deep Sea diving? Eco-Tourism? Whatever your passion you can find the perfect tour for the adventure of a lifetime -

Start Exploring... Who knows where in the world you'll end up!

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Super Singapore and Bangkok Bargain Price: Now just $1,270 for seven-night land and airfare. Dates: Depart any Sunday through Thursday between Aug. 21 and Sept. 30. Book 30 days before departure and send copy of this newsletter for special price. Highlights: Imagine sipping a Singapore Sling at Raffles, strolling through Tiger Balm Gardens or ordering custom-tailored clothes at a fraction of the cost. In exotic Bangkok, visit ancient temples or the legendary floating market. This seven-night Asian escape includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles on Singapore Airlines, breakfasts daily, superior first-class hotels in Singapore and Bangkok, sightseeing and transfers. Tour Company: SITA World Tours Phone: 1-800-421-5643 Find out more

Discover the Romance of Provence Price: $400-per-person discount for two guests booking together. Discounted price: $2,395. Dates: Sept. 16 to 26. Highlights: Stroll through the countryside of Cezanne and Picasso. Savor the pastoral beauty and romantic history of this wonderland for walkers. Visit some of the world's famous vineyards, walk through olive groves or find the fields of lavender and sunflowers that inspired the great artists. Bask in the sun or relax in the shade of abbeys and chateaux. Tour Company: Walking The World Phone: 1-800-340-9255 Find out more

Ski New Zealand This Summer Price: Weeklong packages begin at $1,199, including roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles and five nights at Aspen Hotel in Queensland. Add NZ Superpass, a flexible ski lift pass, for just $22 a day. Dates: Through Sept. 30. Highlights: The New Zealand cure for the summertime blues is skiing and snowboarding the days away. Offering "peak" experiences that rival the Alps, the slopes are covered in deep virgin powder through November. The snow route features Mt. Hutt, with its huge bowls, natural half-pipes and chutes, and great free-riding. Porter Heights boasts New Zealand's longest run, with night skiing at Coronet Peak and the peaks of the Remarkablesí challenging vertical drops of over 1000 feet. Tour company: Holidaze Ski Tours Phone: 1-800-526-2827 Web Site: http://www.holidaze.com Find out more

Yachting the Turquoise Coast Price: Save $600, single supplement waived, for this cruise only tour costing $3,279. All-inclusive 13-day trip includes meals, accommodations, cruise and touring. Dates: Sept. 21 to Oct. 3. Highlights: Imagine sailing along Turkey's Mediterranean Coast onboard a traditional Turkish wooden yacht (gulet). Swim and snorkel in waters with sunken ruins, explore isolated coves and enjoy savory meals under the stars. The 13-day trip includes touring Istanbul and a stay in Antalya. Tour Company: Odyssey Adventure Travel Phone: 1-877-651-4059 Web Site: http://www.odysseyadventuretravel.com Find out more

Greek Islands Escape Price: Discount of $250, now $2,095. This 20-day tour of the Greek islands is land-only and includes meals, accommodations, sightseeing and cultural activities. Dates: Departures Sept. 3 and 22. Highlights: Visit the famed monastery at Amorgos, explore ancient Minoan settlements and the legendary Sanctuary of Apollo on this journey through the Greek islands of Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Delos and more. Tour Company: Adventures Abroad Phone: 1-800-665-3998

10 Best National Parks Price: $100 off, now $800. Dates: Aug. 4 to 19 and Aug. 25 to Sept. 9. Highlights: Hike, bike, raft and explore the national parks and monuments of the United States on this two-week extravaganza through the Western United Sates. The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone, Monument Valley and the Canyonlands are only a few of the many attractions on this trip. Tour Company: Adventure Planet Phone: 1-888-737-5263 Web Site: http://www.adventureplanet.com Find out more

These great adventure tours brought to you by our friends at Travel Roads.com

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What Did You Do On Your Summer Vacation?

Make sure to take note of all the fun and interesting things you do and see on your travels this summer. In the August issue of Tourist Traveler, we'll be calling for your best travel writing! The winner gets their article published in the September issue - and a fifty dollar cash prize to boot! So sharpen those pencils and be ready to give us your best stories, observations, and amusing anecdotes.

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What's new at TouristTravel.com

We've been working on creating the best travel and adventure website we can. To that end, we're consulting with some dotcom design professionals to give TouristTravel.com a cleaner look. Living in San Francisco is great for a fledgling web site and ezine. There are plenty of great web designers out there looking for work! In any case, we will keep working on making Tourist Travel.com as informative and enjoyable as we can possibly make it!

And if you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know! You can email your comments to me at tom@touristtravel.com

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Until next time!

Tom Schueneman

Editor - The Tourist Traveler

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