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February 2004 * 02/24/04

 

 

 

 

A Purple Caribbean Sky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lands End - February Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Windows Arch, Arches National Park
Half Dome, Yosemite
Autumn in New Mexico

Learn Travel Writing in The City of Lights - Paris!

The Ultimate Travel Writer's Workshop
May 9-12, 2004 Paris, France


Change the scenery for less than you'd think

 Destinations Under $250:


Welcome to the February issue of The Traveler!

As winter slowly turns into spring in the north, and summer into fall in the south, thoughts of visiting exotic new places fill our heads here at The Traveler. Or, at least a little change of scenery. This month we try to help with your wanderlust by presenting some ideas to help satisfy the explorer in all of us. Of course, wanderlust has to be tempered with some practicality and frugality, and we've got our usual travel resources and latest deals to help..

From the Azores, Barcelona and Cape Cod, to just keeping that dream of world travel alive while trudging trough a New Jersey winter, our travel writers show us our world through their eyes.

You'll also find our pick for the February Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month.

There's a lot to explore this issue.

Enjoy!

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Feature Articles

Opening a Closed Door in the Azores
The people of this isolated island are happy to show visitors an open door.

Barefoot Dreams
Keep the dream alive - go barefoot in the heart of a New Jersey winter.

Barcelona Live...Las Rambles and Barri Gotic
A visit to Barcelona requires a visit to Las Rambles and the Gothic Quarter.

Provincetown and Crowne Pointe Historic Inn
A world unto itself overlooking the Atlantic and Cape Cod Bay


Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month

Situated on little more than a shifting sand bar on the tip of Cape Cod. Incorporated in 1720, Provincetown is the actual landing site of the Pilgrims; having wintered here before crossing the bay to what is now Plymouth. Provincetown is a world set apart. A please of escape and rebirth, windswept and remote. Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer prize winner for his novel The Hours, takes us on a walk through Provincetown. The stark and compelling landscape, unique haunts, unusual denizens and their habits are shown in exquisite detail. Visit this most unique small American town with Land's End : A Walk In Provincetown


Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains

Deluxe Bicycling Vacations - VBT Bicycling Vacations has over 33 years experience in deluxe bicycle vacations. VBT has led the way in designing and running deluxe bicycling vacations that invigorate and pamper! You will travel at your own pace in small groups of 14 - 20 to provide you with an intimate experience. They utilize global offices, expert Trip Leaders, and professional support staff take care of all the details allowing you to fully enjoy your vacation and get to know the places you travel as only a native can. To find out more about their worldwide destinations, visit the VBT website.

Wildlife and Wilderness, Up Close and Personal - Small group tours lead through the natural habitat and cultural history of areas ranging from of Southeast Alaska and British Columbia.to the friendly gray whales of the Baja Peninsula, the Galapagos, the Amazon, and the San Francisco Bay and Delta. Back by popular demand is their Texas/Mexico Birding trip.Find out more about all their tours at the Dolphin Charters website.

Provincetown, A Unique Town at the Tip of Cape Cod - With a feature article and travel writing pick-of-the-month focused on Provincetown this month, we'd be remiss if we didn't provide you with more information to help you plan your visit to this little seaside enclave of beauty and sublime peculiarity. Visit the online home of Provincetown.

A True High-Seas Adventure - Roam the world by freighter, save money and be a traveler - not a tourist. Everything you need to know about freighter and small ship ocean travel is at TravLtips.com

Current Deals at Expedia.com - Special rates on airfare to Europe.
Experience the world: Fly United and Lufthansa to Europe, Asia & more!Flights start at $223+ round-trip for spring travel

Experience the Hong Kong Bun Festival Holiday-May 22-30 - This annual festival takes place on Cheung Chau Island and includes the spectacular Bun Towers, a children's parade, colorful decorations and special festivities throughout the island. The festival package offered by PleasantHolidays.com includes six nights accommodations from $1238. Other Hong Kong packages start at $788. For details on these and other vacation packages, visit the PleasantHolidays website.

The Path to Sustainable Tourism-Green Globe 21 - Green Globe21 is the worldwide benchmarking and certification program which facilitates sustainable travel and tourism for consumers, companies and communities. It is based on Agenda 21 and principles for Sustainable Development endorsed by 182 governments at the United Nations Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit in 1992. To learn more about Green Globe, sustainable tourism, and to find tour companies and other travel facilities that adhere to the Green Globe guidelines, visit the Green Globe 21 website

'Sharks: Myth and Mystery' Opens April 2 - These magnificent animals - and the traditions they inspire - come together at Monterey Bay Aquarium along California's beautiful central coast. Sharks: Myth and Mystery will include some of the largest live-animal displays ever created by the aquarium for a special exhibition. It will also explore how people around the world celebrate sharks and rays through art, dance, stories and other traditions. To find out more about this exciting new exhibit and all that this world-class aquarium has to offer, visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium website.

Cree Village Ecolodge, Ontario Canada - The Cree Village Ecolodge opened in July 2000. The design and development of the Ecolodge was guided by community members in accordance with traditional values and with a focus on Cree culture and ecological sustainability. This modern facility includes twenty guestrooms as well as the landmark Shabatwon Great Hall which is modeled on the traditional Cree winter dwellings. To find out more about the lodge, visit the Cree Village Ecolodge website.

Insiders Guide to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Everything you need to know about Rio! This site has information about the history, culture, and climate of Rio, plus practical tips for travelers, and hotel and tour information. Whether your a Rio newly or expert, you find something new here. Find out about Rio - visit IPanema.com

Round-trip to Tokyo-$330 from Los Angeles - Another great deal from our friends at TravelZoo.com, this great deal is a web-only fare available from Korean Air. To get this great fare, you need to book by February 29, so hurry! Get all the details from TravelZoo.com

Everglades Day Safari - Everglades Day Safari is a nine hour eco-tour of the Everglades featuring birdwatching and wildlife photography of the plants, birds, alligators and other animals of the Big Cypress Preserve and the Everglades outback. The safari is led by a highly trained guide and costs just $99 per person. Get all the details at the InfoHub Specialty Travel website.

Beat the new airline weight restriction and travel lighter - A new website helps the traveler stay within the airline's new weight restriction. Lightweight luggage, apparel, travel accessories and more are available at PackingLight.com

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