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In our March/April 2014 issue

We present six new Hong Kong tours for your consideration ... ranging from food tasting, history, and architecture to Kung Fu, cycling and exploration of rural areas by ferry and on foot. Next we invite readers to consider their luggage packing style: a humorous, insightful look at how that style reflects our personalities. We highlight five of the world's top remote-area birding cruises aboard some of the finest expeditionary ships sailing the seas. In a thoughtful photo essay, we reveal Venice, Italy's unique charm and underscore the challenges it faces right now and in years to come. And finally, we get an insider look at Europe's growing rural tourism ... an authentic way to discover the essence of a country in village- and farm-stays in 28 countries.
Article about new Hong Kong tours for 2014.
A visit to an historic stilted village, nicknamed "Venice of the East," is among many Hong Kong tours offered in 2014. We share six of our favorites.
Hong Kong Tourism Board
With a Classic Selection from our Travel Article Library, we have updated one of the three most popular articles in our collection, spotlighting Europe's picturesque canal network with new barging options and exceptional images in the 2014 edition.
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: April 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!


Semester at Sea's MV Explorer, the world's only floating university, invites up to 70 mature Lifelong Learners to join one of its creative cruise itineraries for a unique educational immersion. Read more.
Are you attracted to Southern Africa and want to make a difference in wildlife conservation while working alongside local people? Older international volunteers will love this new opportunity in Botswana, managed by one of the regions most reliable volunteer travel planners.
Canada's Rocky Mountains are an iconic draw for visitors from around the world. The view just got better with the May 2014 debut of the Glacier Skywalk in Jasper National Park, the first major attraction in these mountains in fifty years.
Exciting travel news on North America's eastern seaboard: a new state-of-the-art cruise-ferry has launched a seasonal option May through October between Maine in the U.S. and Nova Scotia in Canada, joining two popular vacation destinations with just nine hours of sailing, rather than multiple days of driving.
Germany is home to 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites of both cultural and natural importance. The country has declared 2014 the Year of World Heritage, inviting visitors to explore its impressive treasures.

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.
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Article about new Hong Kong tours on food tasting, history, architecture, Kung Fu, cycling and travel by ferry and on foot.
zHong Kong has long been a shopper's paradise, but in our new article we share a richer, deeper Hong Kong experience, revealed in a 2014 menu of creatively-designed tours – from food tasting, history, and architecture to Kung Fu, cycling and exploration of rural areas by ferry and on foot – each from one to three days long.
Article about new Hong Kong tours on food tasting, history, architecture, Kung Fu, cycling and travel by ferry and on foot.
Article about six packing styles that mirror the distinct personalities of their luggage owners.
zThis witty, insightful article highlights six packing styles and reveals how they mirror the distinctive personalities of their luggage owners. Are you a (Holy) Roller, an Over-Packer, a Carry-on Connoisseur or a Master of Mini-Bags? You'll find yourself peaking in the suitcases of your friends and family members to see what their packing style reveals too.
Article about six packing styles that mirror the distinct personalities of their luggage owners.
Article about barging holidays on Europe`s Canals and Rivers.
Prize ribbon.With a Classic Selection from our past article library, we have updated one of the three most popular articles in our collection. In this 2014 edition, look for useful information, new barging options and exceptional imagery right here.
Article about barging holidays on Europe`s Canals and Rivers.
Article about best bird watching small ship cruises around the world.
Bird Watching is one of the world's most popular activities. Traditionally, most of it has been land-based, but increasingly small-ship cruises are being recognized as an ideal platform for spotting birds both while at sea and in remote places where land access is best made from a ship's landing craft. An expert shares his five favorite destinations for small-ship bird viewing around the world.
Article about best bird watching small ship cruises around the world.
Article about Venice, Italy and its environmental and human challenges in the 21st century.
Comprising 118 small islands, Venice rose to be one of the great powers of the Middle Ages. Today it exercises a different compelling power that is beyond description for all who visit. The city is in a fragile state that needs the world's attention and a much lighter human footprint than it is presently experiencing.
Article about Venice, Italy and its environmental and human challenges in the 21st century.
Article about Europe's rural tourism and farmstay holidays.
Rural tourism and farm holidays (agrotourism) make up 15% of tourism on that continent. This article introduces readers to the advantages of a country vacation where diverse cultural and natural experiences, fresh local cuisine, and undisturbed recreational opportunities await the bold traveler!
Article about Europe's rural tourism and farmstay holidays.

Coming in May/June: Strictly for seniors, we tag along on a deeply-cultural exploratory tour of Albania, Macedonia and Bulgaria with a few detours across other borders!

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.
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 to give you ideas.
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, often 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 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 Cruises 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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