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In our November/December 2014 issue

Ever been to Wales? We present eight historical, cultural, and natural highlights that will make you want to plan a vacation there. Then we introduce readers to Ticino, Switzerland's Italian face, and learn about its distinctive personality in terms of both cuisine and culture. We introduce readers to authentic Bahamian cuisine on a walking tour of Nassau's Old Town eateries with plenty of colorful history served up on the side. We take time out from our travels to consider the relationship between meaningful travel and a happy, healthy body, mind and spirit ... lots of food for thought there! In this issue, we conclude our global journey with a dazzling drive along Oregon's rugged Pacific Coast where shipwrecks and glorious beaches are just the beginning.

With a Classic Selection from our past article library, we spotlight free organic gardening and farming volunteer opportunities throughout the United States with world-renowned organization, WWOOF.
There is plenty of Italian flavor in the cuisine and culture of Switzerland's canton of Ticino.
Switzerland's visitor-friendly canton of Ticino showcases Italian cuisine, culture and language.
 Annie Palovcik
Be sure to visit the magazine's entire Travel Article Library and the handy Theme Pages to browse our growing collection of richly-illustrated features. In addition, we invite you to check our latest TravelWatch column for fast-breaking travel news ... always intriguing food for thought. Finally, our innovative Travel Advertiser Directory is a treat not to miss. See why for yourself!

While showcasing both well-established and freshly-minted alternative travel opportunities throughout the world, this website and its Web magazine promise its readers practical advice and plenty of nuts-and-bolts information to encourage active, educational, value-added vacationing suitable for men and women over 50. The one thing you won’t find is an excuse to stay home!

This travel website also includes a Consulting Services section designed for tourism professionals and organizations wishing to tap into the visible subject and design expertise demonstrated on these pages.

Senior Travel Newsletter: nature vacations, educational, cultural and volunteer vacations, cruise and barging. Senior Travel Newsletter: nature vacations, educational, cultural and volunteer vacations, cruise and barging.

All New Stories: December 1, 2014
Alternative travel and active, adventure travel are growing at such a pace, there is always news to share and fresh horizons to consider.
See our latest news picks and join our email notification list for TravelWatch!


The official launch in 2014 of Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way is a fresh reason for travelers to plan a trip to the country and enjoy regions that most international visitors have yet to explore.
A new comprehensive, interactive African Safari website allows potential travelers to search the offers and options of more than 1,200 tour operators in 14 countries. Articles, reviews and compare-and-contrast tools make decision-making more personal and more fun.
Our readers are always keen to include UNESCO World Heritage Sites on their trips, so they will be interested to hear about a small-ship cruise operator partnering with UNESCO to provide in-depth lectures aboard ship about sites they will be visiting.
The New7Wonders organization has just announced the seven top cities in the world, selected by democratic vote through several stages over the past couple of years. What do you think of the choices?
One of the world's most respected river cruise companies is heading back to Egypt in 2015, offering luxurious Nile River cruise and land exploration, starting in October. Book early for significant savings.

Senior Travel Advertiser Directory: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.Senior Travel Advertiser Directory: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.   New Design -- Check these exciting pages!
You will love our colorfully-illustrated Advertiser Lynx Directory for the best in accommodations, tour operators & travel planners, wellness & spiritual vacations, cruising and barging, volunteer vacations, educational travel, travel products & services, transportation, and more. Check the latest Feature Link of the Month.


Travel Article Library of senior travel feature articles: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.Travel Article Library of senior travel feature articles: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.
NEW HEADINGS AND THEMES ADDED MONTHLY! Don't miss our Travel Article Library, arranged for easy access by topic and country destination. This archive presents all of Travel with a Challenge's richly-illustrated collection of stimulating articles and helpful information on creative, challenging vacations for mature travelers. Our readers use this resource very actively!


Senior-friendly travel resources and product reviews, Travel with a Challenge web magazine.Senior-friendly travel resources and product reviews, Travel with a Challenge web magazine.
SOMETHING NEW! From time to time we come across some great new books, DVDs, travel clothing, travel gadgets and helpful tools that we think our readers would like to know about. If we've looked it over, we like to share our thoughts as part of what promises to be a growing collection of useful information and travel inspiration. Check back often!

Senior Travel Magazine Feature Articles: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.
Click on title or image button to read each article in full.

Article about eight highlights of visiting Wales.
zWales is a modest-sized bulge on the west side of Great Britain, often overlooked as a destination. For most international travelers, its most immediate association is probably with the title for the heir to the British throne which is a shame because there is a great deal to see and do there, offering a memorable holiday for culture lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
Article about eight highlights of visiting Wales.
Article about Ticino, Switzerland's Italian region.
zOnly a mountain range away from Switzerland's predominantly French and German sections of the country, the much smaller Italian-speaking Ticino region hosts just 6.5% of the country's population. Charming villages and towns, a warmer climate, lakeside boat rides, Italian-style cuisine, vineyards and, of course, a third language tell visitors they have left the more familiar Switzerland.
Article about Ticino, Switzerland's Italian region.
Article about a walking and tasting tour of local Bahamian cuisine.
For a delicious way to experience the back streets of Nassau, take a walking and tasting tour that foodies are guaranteed to give a standing ovation! Along the way learn about the history, culture and architecture of what was once the pirate capital of the Caribbean. Expect dishes to tickle the taste buds, a local beer tasting and handmade chocolates to dazzle the eyes.
Article about a walking and tasting tour of local Bahamian cuisine.
Article about Meaningful Travel that helps heal past challenges, allowing people to lead a life of awakened purpose, peace and passion.
Spiritual guide and healer, Ronda LaRue, shares her thoughts on the importance of meaningful travel as a valuable, creative tool in helping people take steps to recover from personal challenges and hard times in their lives. Such travel can also point each of us toward a life of awakened purpose, peace and passion.
For Travel with a Challenge readers, a free ebook gift on The Art of Living Your Destiny.
Article about Meaningful Travel that helps heal past challenges, allowing people to lead a life of awakened purpose, peace and passion.
Article about exploring Oregan's Pacific Coast, beaches, shipwrecks, glass blowing, eco-lodges.
Travel writer, Marianne Scott, takes us on her journey of discovery along 350 miles of one of North America's most dramatic accessible coastlines. She tells tales of shipwrecks, historic bridges, glass blowing, an aquarium tunnel under the sea and inspiring eco-friendly accommodations on tree-fringed shores.
Article about exploring Oregan's Pacific Coast, beaches, shipwrecks, glass blowing, eco-lodges.
Article about free organic gardening and farming stays with WWOOF.
Article about free organic gardening and farming stays with WWOOF.
Prize ribbon.With a Classic Selection from our past article library, we remind readers about our diverse collection of voluntourism articles such as this personal experience of free organic gardening and farming stays across the U.S.A.

Coming in January/February: We offer a Canadian small-ship cruise through lakes, rivers and historic waterways in eastern Ontario, and we highlight the adventures of a newly-retired couple who have successfully carried out seven house-sitting assignments in four countries.

Check out our "Feature Link of the Month"!

Travel Themes.
Hungry for vacation ideas and personal experiences but want an article menu in bite-size chunks? Click on the title or accompanying image to browse our collection of Travel Theme pages, each colorfully and clearly laid out on a single page that showcases articles about that theme or destination region.
A collection of richly-illustrated articles about travel in Africa.
Our Travels in Africa article collection illustrates original ways to sample this fascinating continent … from climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and choosing volunteer service to taking in all the highlights regardless of physical disabilities. We also feature amazing photographic and video-taking tips articles with Africa as the backdrop.
A collection of richly-illustrated articles about travel in Africa.
Sleeping with History, Accommodation articles theme page.
While taking a land or water vacation, accommodation can be much more than a predictable roof over the traveler's head. With a little research, it becomes a meaningful part of the holiday experience. Our Sleeping with History article collection illustrates some amazing accommodations in many countries.
Sleeping with History, Accommodation articles theme page.
Collection of feature articles about multi-generational family travels worldwide.
The 21st century is offering many creative ways to share stimulating vacations between the generations, be they adult with adult or adult with children and grandchildren. Our new Family Travel Theme Page offers plenty of ideas worldwide for how to make memories between family members of every age.
Collection of feature articles about multi-generational family travels worldwide.
Spiritual and Pilgrimage vacations are part of the Wellness & Spiritual Travel Theme collection.
As people increasingly recognize the need for physical wellness, emotional strengthening, and spiritual depth for healthy living, Wellness, Spiritual and Pilgrimage vacations are often becoming a quest for meaningful life direction. Plenty of food for thought and inspiration in our collection of feature articles!
Spiritual and Pilgrimage vacations are part of the Wellness & Spiritual Travel Theme collection.
Link to bird, nature & wildlife theme page.
The Bird, Marine Mammal and Wildlife feature articles present a dazzling showcase of Nature's rarest and most curious as well as lots of educational facts and suggestions for unusual, remote nature holidays. Photography is worth a visit in itself!
Link to bird, nature & wildlife theme page.
European travel articles about Ireland, France, Scotland, Germany and England.
The European Travel theme page opens windows on a varied menu and style of explorations in Ireland, France, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and England. Our authors share their travel stories going by barge, camper van, on foot, even entering a classroom or two.
European travel articles about Ireland, France, Scotland, Germany and England.
Asia and India travel articles spotlight China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and India.
The Asia and India Travel theme page spotlights our feature articles with cultural, natural and educational vacation opportunities in Bhutan, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and many parts of India. Enjoy the color, the cuisine, the diversity, volunteer possibilities, and the active adventures sure to appeal to older travelers.
Asia and India travel articles spotlight China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and India.
Link to Mediterranean Theme page.
The Mediterranean Travel theme page offers articles that immerse readers in the history, cultural richness, cuisine, senior-friendly active adventures and rich contemporary cultures bathed in that magic Mediterranean light that characterizes Italy, Greece and the Greek Islands, France, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia and Turkey.
Link to Mediterranean Theme page.
Cruise and train travel articles on Mexico, Southeast Asia, Europe and Alaska.
The Cruise and Train Travel theme page showcases unusual, small-scale, vacation explorations in Mexico's Copper Canyon, Southeast Asia, India, throughout Europe, Canada's Rocky Mountains, and Alaska with the uncommon perspectives of small ships, sailing ships, freighters, trains, river and barge journeys.
Cruise and train travel articles on Mexico, Southeast Asia, Europe and Alaska.
Latin American feature articles: Cuba, Nicaragua, Galapagos Islands, Peru's Amazon, Patagonia and more.
Except for a few iconic destinations, Latin American countries south of Mexico are unfamiliar to most travelers. That's too bad! Our collection of feature articles takes readers behind the scenes, onto the byways and into the essential grassroots of countries from Cuba and Nicaragua to the Peruvian Amazon and Patagonia.
Latin American feature articles: Cuba, Nicaragua, Galapagos Islands, Peru's Amazon, Patagonia and more.
South Pacific Travel feature article themes, Travel with a Challenge web magazine.
This theme page showcases our feature article collection on challenging, meaningful vacation opportunities across the vast South Pacific region, from Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia to French Polynesia and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Hop on a plane, a freighter, a ferry or a bicycle .... and be there!
South Pacific Travel feature article themes, Travel with a Challenge web magazine.
Volunteer vacations, volunteer travel, voluntourism, volunteer service holidays.
In response to our readers' persistant interest in planning their travel interests around reliable, creative volunteer opportunities, we are pleased to showcase an ever-widening range of destinations and volunteer ideas around the world. This collection of personal stories and objective reports will inspire and motivate you!
Volunteer vacations, volunteer travel, voluntourism, volunteer service holidays.
Link to Alternative Hawaii Theme page.
Definitely our most visited Theme Page any month of the year, the Alternative Hawaii collection takes readers way beyond Waikiki to explore the finest treasures and pleasures of six islands. Nature, active adventures suitable for seniors, unique places to stay on each island, and wellness vacations with a Hawaiian flavor!
Link to Alternative Hawaii Theme page.

Alison Gardner, Alternative Travel Consultant, Travel with a Challenge Consulting.

Alison Gardner, Alternative Travel Consultant, Travel with a Challenge Consulting.
Let Alison Gardner, world expert on stimulating, meaningful vacations for mature travelers, help you design winning tours, select hot destinations, reach mature travelers who want to use your services, and create websites which are not only stunning to look at but cost-effective in reaching your target audience.


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