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August 2005 * 08/30/05
Welcome to the August issue of The Traveler!
We're a little late this month. A modern version of "the dog ate my homework": the failure of a key hard drive, or, "my hard drive crashed, man".
Fortunately not the only hard drive, but, indeed, the principal drive in our office went to sleep on a recent Friday and never really woke up.
But no hard drive will keep The Traveler from our readers!
The days are starting to get just a little shorter here at thirty-seven-degrees northern latitude. As the summer winds die away and thoughts turn to school, cooler days, and autumn color (of course, just the opposite for our friends at thirty-four south latitude - you know who you are), The Traveler offers the last official summer issue. Soon it will be the earthy hues of fall and the harvest season; and then another year gone by. There's no time to waste not exploring the world, and it is in this spirit - undaunted by drives that eat data - that we bring you The Traveler for late August!
Our feature articles this month will let us stomp through the money puddle that is Las Vegas, party-like-there's-no-tomorrow aboard a commuter train in Prague, board a submarine looking for the lost island of Atlantis, or at least the very real ruins of ancient civilizations, and finally have an adventure through the streets of Madrid, breaking up a den of thieves in the process. Just another issue of The Traveler courtesy of our worldwide network of travel writers and observers.
Our Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month is back to the classics with Mark Twain (a Traveler favorite) and Following the Equator.
Ever dream of becoming a freelance travel photographer? Our featured sponsor this month gives you the opportunity to learn the business from a seasoned professional at an intense workshop next month in Washington, DC.
Last but not least, we've got the latest in travel resources, ideas, and bargains for all your late summer and early autumn travel needs.
The Money Puddle - Las Vegas
Czech Out the Music
The Santorini Submarine
Adventure in Madrid
Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month
Certainly Mark Twain spoke to his time, he lived and wrote about a world that has since changed in ways he could not have imagined. Nonetheless Twain's dry, insightful wit and powers of observation still serve us well in the 21st century - a great writer in any age.
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