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August 2006 * 08/29/2006
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Welcome to the August issue of The Traveler
Here in the United States, Labor Day is nearly upon us, heralding the end of summer; at least symbolically if not quite the actual autumnal equinox. But schoolchildren were seen trudging off to school outside The Traveler offices this morning, heralding another change of season and anticipation of our favorite time of year here at The Traveler - fall!
We've got a full complement of feature articles for our readers to anticipate this month. We start with a look at the greener side of Prague, then down under for a biking adventure through the north island of New Zealand, then it's is off to the beach in sunny - no you didn't guess it - Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Next, we're off to experience rich Hungarian culture and hospitality, and finally, we feel what it's like to be a woman of a certain age traveling alone in Bali. Indeed, our network of adventurous travel writers cross the globe to bring you, dear reader, the world!
For our Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month, this month we, well, don't have one. Actually, that's not entirely true; in fact, we feature one of our favorite authors of all time. You'll see what we're talking about below.
And, as always, we have our monthly offering of travel resources, ideas, and bargains for all your late summer and fall travel plans.
-To all our loyal readers...
Two Souls Departing – Cycling New Zealand’s North Island
The Best Little Hotel We Never Stayed At
Alone in Bali
Travel Writing Pick-Of-The-Month
"I thought you had the travel writing pick-of-the-month this issue "...
It seems as if nobody here at The Traveler's offices took it upon themselves to review a new travel writing book for August. We've been hard at work keeping abreast of the latest travel resources, researching new adventures, reviewing articles from our team of travel writers, but no new travel book reviews came across the editor's desk.
Truth be told, we may have done it on purpose. It's times like these that we bring out some of our favorites from the past, and there's none better than our hero - Mr. Mark Twain. We've been feeling like we could use a good dose of Twain lately.
In Letters from Hawaii we get Twain's impressions of the Sandwich Islands, later to become the Hawaiian Islands, through his regular dispatches for the Sacramento Union in 1866.
Twain observed the world in which he lived, but he is timeless in the way he can bring to bear a sense of place, filtered through his own sardonic wit and ironic twist of phrase. We think this should be required reading for all visitors to Hawaii - or anyone else interested in reading a great American writer, traveler, and philosopher. Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii
Travel Ideas, Resources, and Bargains
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What's New at TouristTravel.com
Our third annual Fall Color issue (part 1) soon hits the press! The Fall Color issue have been some our most popular issues here at The Traveler. We're excited to bring our third annual series of Fall Color issues for 2006. Part 1 is due out in mid-September, and the follow up in mid-to-late October. If you love Autumn and the magnificent color that comes with the season, then you'll love the Fall Color Special issue of The Traveler!
We've got new stories posted on our website, make sure to check them out! Look at past web features articles (not shown here in The Traveler) out our monthly feature article index page.
We're always adding new resources and features for your travel and adventure. Make sure to check out the latest by visiting our Home Page
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What would Thomas Paine think? The Traveler is involved in a new project sponsored by WorldHistory.com. The idea is to blog historical figures of the past, using their own words to current events and life in our modern world. Check out our little bit of this interesting project at ThomasPaineBlogging.com
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