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December 2004 * 12/23/04
Welcome to the December issue of The Traveler!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Traveler!
We're closing our office a little early today so The Traveler staff can go out and finish their Christmas shopping. Perhaps next year we'll be more organized - but we doubt it. What we do have for you, our faithful readers, is our holiday issue of The Traveler.
Keeping with our tradition, we start off our feature articles this month with The Traveler's popular Christmas in San Francisco; exploring once again how the City by the Bay celebrates the holidays. Then we take a long hard hike through western Crete's unforgettable Samaria Gorge. Finally, we take a trip to Myrtle Beach in winter; put on a coat and have the place (almost) to yourself.
Next, we offer a classic John Steinbeck travel tale. One of our favorites here at The Traveler, we're always proud to have Steinbeck included as our Travel Writing Pick-of-the-Month.
And then we've got our monthly pick of travel ideas, resources and bargains. You'll find getaways to beat those post-holiday blues, ideas to start planning your adventures for 2005, and lots more!
Enjoy and Happy Holidays from The Traveler!
Winter in the Redneck Riviera
This month we feature John Steinbeck's classic and Nobel Prize winning story of his travels in 1960 across America with his dog Charley. Steinbeck's evocation of a time in America when the Russian's were the enemy-of-the-day and civil rights was causing unrest in the south awakens a sense of the country on the eve of a tumultuous decade. Steinbeck's observations still speak to us decades later, in our current dangerous and uncertain world. Steinbeck is truly a great writer and always a pleasure to read.
Elegant Hotels in Barbados and Jazz for the New Year 2005
Magpie Adventures Cycling Tours
Krishna Jungle Resort-India
Design Your Own Vacation - InfoHub Specialty Travel Guide
Exclusive Last Minute Travel Deals Around the World
Take the Chill Off Winter at Wentworth by-the-Sea and Samoset Resort
Papoose Creek Lodge offers winter wilderness photography safaris with Tom Murphy
Romantico Cottage - North Island, New Zealand
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