Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Help for Victims of Katrina

The full scale of the devastation to New Orleans and surrounding areas continues to unfold.

For anyone interested in learning more about the situation and finding a safe means of providing assistance, here are links to the Red Cross and Mercy Corps:
Red Cross

Mercy Corps

Monday, August 22, 2005

Ride The Green Tortoise


It all started 30 years ago as an idea and one sturdy bus. Now, adventurous travelers - young and old alike - crawl through prairies, mountains, deserts, and rugged coasts of north and central America. And they're still doing it on the Green Bus.

Freelance travel writer Sandra Kennedy takes a first-hand look at life on the bus in her recent account of a Green Tortoise tour from San Francisco to Baja, California.


Tales of the Green Tortoise.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Fish heads and Fashion: Fifteen Minutes in Chinatown

Anything can happen in New York, even on a quick fashion errand...

An amusing anecdote by freelance writer Marnie McCown-Guard.

Hiroshima Peace Park: Ground Zero

The original "ground zero" now stands as a testament to the ideal of renewal, survival, and peace. Sixty years after the atomic bomb devastated the city and changed the world, what have we learned?

Freelance writer Ginger Warder takes us to the Hiroshima Peace Park at ground zero for a sobering look at the aftermath and effects of nuclear war.

Monday, August 01, 2005

A Passion for Travel: The Coolest Travel Summit on The Planet

The Nordic House in Reykjavik
Reykjavik, Iceland is the place to be this September 8 -10.

Reykjavik has become all the rage lately, and the Icelandic Geographic Travel Summit brings some of the best travel writers, editors, and photographers for a two-day event that is sure to be an adventure in itself. (Tim Cahill, Bill Bryson, Tony and Maureen Wheeler, and many others...)

The Traveler has always wanted to visit Iceland, and this may just be his reason to go. Registration for the event if free! All you need to do is get yourself to Iceland!

How about it? Maybe meet The Traveler in Iceland!
Find out about it at
http://icelandicgeographic.is/