In our July – August 2017 issue
It could be said that Holland is one big art museum and that its illustrious catalogue of past and modern artists is worthy of filling those museums and galleries. Join our author for a stimulating 12-day art appreciation barge cruise through amazing canals and locks to visit the best museums and galleries in the region. Then we’re off to Crete for a volunteer vacation teaching students conversational English and exploring this ancient Greek Island. Next our readers may sleep with history in a northeast region of Florida less visited before we cross the vast Pacific Ocean by container ship with an insider look at modern-day freighter travel. We conclude with a challenging hike along New Zealand’s famous Milford Track tackled by a group of American seniors, and we learn about the mighty walrus that lives in the planet’s northern circumpolar region.
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Holland is famous for its canals and locks that link landscapes and cities together. Join a 12-day art appreciation cruise aboard a traditional canal boat that takes in historic and modern art museums and teaches painting techniques to participants that were used by well-known Dutch masters.
Combine a trip to one of Greece’s most magical, diverse and deeply historic islands with a satisfying opportunity to teach conversational English to young people who will benefit from this gift you can provide not only to get into Greek universities but also to consider careers in tourism.
Wrapped in 400 years of colonial history, Northeast Florida’s Amelia Island and the picturesque city of St. Augustine a little further south each offer a host of uniquely-furnished historic sleeps. A welcome bonus is the wide variety of signature breakfast cuisine that leave visitors begging for recipes.
Travel with our author and photographer, Julie and Patrick Lawson, as they board a giant container ship in Seattle to discover the appeal of crossing the Pacific Ocean to Shanghai in a manner quite unlike the experience of a traditional cruise vacation. Could this be a new travel option for you?
Short (four days) but challenging with significant elevation changes, the Milford Track on New Zealand’s South Island is a trek that is popular with active mature travelers. MaryAnn Gerst, age 72, shares her ups and downs with seven hiking friends, ages 55 to 65, all from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
The Walrus is eminently recognizable in print photos and on nature shows because of its huge bulk and long protruding tusks. However, few travelers have ever glimpsed it in the wild nor appreciate why this circumpolar marine mammal should be on their viewing bucket list. We offer insights and images that could well change your mind. Photo by Nathalie Lasselin.
Coming in September/October 2017: A senior goes camel trekking in the “Land of Oz”.
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