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Welcome to the Travel with a Challenge library of destination features articles arranged alphabetically by country. Alternatively, you may prefer to browse this diverse collection by topic or by using our heavily-browsed travel theme pages that assemble groups of past and present articles into geographic regions or key interests such as bird and nature vacations, wellness and spiritual vacations, volunteer vacations or cruise and train travel.
Africa
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Bahamas
Barbados
Belgium
Bhutan
Botswana
Britain
Canada
  Alberta
  British Columbia
  Churchill, Manitoba
  New Brunswick
  Nova Scotia
  Ontario
  Quebec
  Yukon Territory
Caribbean
Chile
China (including Hong Kong)
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Ecuador (including Galapagos)
Europe
Finland
France
Germany
Greece (including Greek Islands)
Grenada
Ireland (including Northern Ireland)
India
Israel
Italy
Jordan
Malaysia
Mexico
Namibia
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Oman
Patagonia
Peru
Portugal
Scotland
Singapore/Malaysia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Pacific
Spain
Switzerland
Tanzania
Thailand
Trinidad & Tobago
Turkey
Ukraine
U.S.A.
  All States
  Alaska
  Arizona/New Mexico
  California
  Colorado
  Florida
  Hawaiian Islands
  Louisiana
  Maine
  Oregon
  Utah
Vietnam
Africa (see also South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, Botswana)
A videography expert and African safari tour leader shares her best tips for capturing your travels on video. Enjoy fabulous video clips with Africa as your classroom!

A senior volunteer shares her experience of helping African wildlife on a conservation holiday in South Africa and Botswana.

A veteran African wildlife safari photographer offers tips for getting best wildlife images, based on his inspiring, beautifully-illustrated and educational book, Wildlife Photography.

Accessible Africa tours and safaris guidebook encourages people with limited mobility or wheelchairs to explore with disability-friendly tours and safaris or even independently.

Learn dozens of ways African elephants communicate, and discover tour operators who can take you into the wild to observe them.

Argentina
Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, shares her riding and hiking vacation in Patagonia, one of the world’s less-visited regions straddling southern Argentina and Chile.


Australia
Small-ship expedition cruises are taking adventure exploration to the ends of the earth. See our exciting spotlight on new frontiers of travel where Australia's UNESCO-recognized Subantarctic island of Macquarie is one of the stars of the article.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Heron Island attract vacationers who volunteer to monitor the declining health of spectacular coral reefs.

Kangaroo Island, one of Australia's lesser known ecotourism treasures, reveals rare animals, sea mammals and birds against a spectacular geological backdrop.

Thousands of people, toddlers to seniors, join the Great Victorian Bike Ride for nine days of cycling Australia's spectacularly scenic Great Ocean Road.

Spend a holiday on Australia's famed Heron Island, a magical Queensland coast eco-island where Nature rules.

Austria
Ten tips for exploring Vienna, Austria independently on a tight budget, around one of Europe's most fascinating cultural, musical and historic cities.

A unique 12-day luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna includes the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and crossing a mountain range via the world’s most modern lock system.

Learn all about Mozart and enjoy his musical connection with Vienna during an Austrian holiday.


Bahamas
In The Bahamas, discover traditional country cuisine with a Tru Bahamian Food Tours that embraces a walking, talking and tasting experience through the back streets of Old Nassau.

Barbados
An Earthwatch Institute volunteer vacation in Barbados reveals an island's history and slave culture from the inside out.

Belgium
Brussels in Bloom flower carpet celebrates a colorful begonia festival in the heart of this beautiful city every two years. See our dazzling photo essay of past carpet designs.

Bhutan
Read the touching account of the traditional wedding celebration of an American couple during their cultural and educational trip to Bhutan.

Botswana
A day of walking in Botswana's Okavango Delta leads to unexpected challenges that include learning about uses for animal dung and having a dung spitting contest.

Britain (see also Scotland, Europe)
While you travel to Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, sample eight British restaurants where the fresh, local dishes and the view are equally delicious.

Pilgrimage travel today is alive and well; this article shares reflections on taking spiritual journeys as well as spotlighting some well known and little known pilgrimage destinations.

Save money while traveling to Britain to enjoy all the top attractions and regions. We share 10 tips that make a difference!

Discover the adventure of self-drive narrow boat cruising on Britain's waterways, a network of historic canals in Scotland, England and Wales.

Enjoy our author's personal story about the challenging, rewarding Coast to Coast Walk across a skinny part of northern England at a pace and style that will appeal to seniors.

Go on a Sierra Club walking tour of Britain's picturesque Cotswold region to explore nature and English history.

Family travel is front and center as a veteran travel writer shares his hitchhiking experiences in Ireland with Mom and a rigorous walk across England with Dad.

Join a popular Elderhostel educational study tour in England to the home territories of some of Britain's most famous literary figures.

Explore Continental Europe, Britain and Ireland by barge or canal boat aboard luxury hotel barges or self-skippered vessels and identify tour operators who deliver memorable experiences in style.


Canada
Alberta
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies offers 10 horseback riding wilderness nature holidays, June through September, senior-friendly camping and riding vacations.

Rosebud, Alberta (population 100) celebrates its rural theatre roots in a tiny prairie village rich in pioneer history. In its 27th year of professional performance, 40,000 visitors annually come to see its dramas and musicals 10 months of the year.

Ride the rails in luxury aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying wildlife sightings, frontier history and spectacular scenery from Jasper, Alberta through the Canadian Rockies and across British Columbia to Vancouver.

Explore Alberta's Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a "living museum" east of Edmonton, as well as other natural and cultural attractions in the region known as Kalyna Country.

Learn about Alberta’s spectacular Jasper National Park and its historical Jasper townsite, the most northerly segment of the Canadian Rockies UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Alberta's dramatically-chiseled Badlands offers the perfect "Holy Land" back-drop on a grand scale for Canada's acclaimed Passion Play enacted each July for the past 14 years.


British Columbia
Chemainus, British Columbia, is an outdoor gallery of over 40 world-renowned building-sized wall murals illustrating the town's history. Stay at one of its bed & breakfasts, take in world-class theater productions, enjoy kayaking and a surprising mix of wonderful eateries.

When thousands of Bald eagles congregate on a British Columbia river near Vancouver, a lot of bird watching and a wildlife festival take place.

Each July the remote village of Bamfield, British Columbia offers a summer music festival by the sea with 10 jazz and classical concerts and lots of opportunities to mingle with the performers on Canada's wild West Coast.

Grandma Wears Hiking Boots is an active outdoor guidebook to the wilderness parks, cuisine and winery attractions of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

Vancouver International Airport leads the world in making the airport experience beautiful, relaxing and fun with an impressive aboriginal art collection and nature-laced alcoves in every terminal.

Victoria, British Columbia has exciting, educational marine wildlife attractions, on land and cruising some picturesque islands, all easy and accessible for seniors and families.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada boasts five boutique hotels and inns with personality -- luxurious accommodations, distinctive stories, gourmet breakfasts and other pleasant treats.

Ride the rails in luxury aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying wildlife sightings, frontier history and spectacular scenery from Jasper, Alberta through the Canadian Rockies and across British Columbia to Vancouver.

Learn about British Columbia's aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

Learn about Vancouver, British Columbia's unusual accommodations, tours, eateries, museums and local specialties you never new existed. Updated in 2014!

Celebrating its century of industrial heritage, Granville Island is transformed into a destination that attracts 10 million visitors a year, just five minutes from downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

From the Cook Islands and Belize to the U.S. and Canada, check out an ever-growing list of volunteer vacations suitable for senior travelers.

While staying in the picturesque historic village of Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island enjoy a memorable vacation where marine mammals, including killer whales and humpback whales, abound.

Explore Victoria, British Columbia ’s world famous Butchart Gardens in the Winter season, a time of more subtle beauty by day and dazzling light displays and festive activities each evening during December and early January.

Bear Watching vacations offer an introduction to these always-fascinating creatures and to some educational ecotours where bears are the star attraction.

Grizzly Bears & Killer Whales are the main attractions at a floating eco-lodge on a remote British Columbia coastal inlet.

Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's Panhandle provide a rare rafting and camping adventure in The Ultimate Northern Wilderness.

Winter storm watching vacations on Canada's Pacific coast are the latest adventure attraction for North American and offshore visitors.


Churchill, Manitoba
Go on a Polar Bear Watching eco-vacation that takes readers into the heartland of polar bear territory around Churchill, Manitoba.

New Brunswick
Island-hopping from Maine, U.S.A. to New Brunswick, Canada is a rewarding active camping vacation for intermediate ocean kayakers.

Nova Scotia
Drive the Evangeline Trail along Nova Scotia’s west shore Bay of Fundy while sampling historic inns, gourmet seafood and unique natural wonders and wildlife.

Ontario
This deeply-informative article introduces Ontario's Manitoulin Island as a richly-cultural destination for educational aboriginal experiences in an unfamiliar natural backdrop along the shores of Lake Huron.

Canada's capital, Ottawa: a year round travel delight with many festivals, cultural events and great natural setting.

Take a cruise through numerous locks of Ontario's historic and picturesque Rideau Canal or drive alongside and stay at historic accommodations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Quebec
Quebec's historic accommodations in Old Montreal, Eastern Townships and Old Quebec City are a key element of the cultural history and cuisine highlights of La Belle Province.

From Montréal, cruise the St Lawrence River and Gulf to Québec's Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands) while enjoying Acadian history, fabulous seafood cuisine and a chance to explore the picturesque islands during a three-day cruise stopover. Also check out the accompanying map page to illustrate the cruise route and the configuration of the islands, as well as some very unusual geology you will want to learn about.

Yukon Territory
Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's Panhandle provide a rare rafting and camping adventure in The Ultimate Northern Wilderness.


Caribbean (see also Grenada, Trinidad & Tobago)
A colorful photo essay captures the powerful legacy of garden design and horticultural expertise in the exotic gardens of Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia ... the Eastern Caribbean at its most lush and beautiful.

Chile
Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, shares her riding and hiking vacation in Patagonia, one of the world’s less-visited regions straddling southern Argentina and Chile.

China (including Hong Kong)
Join a nature conservation holiday in China and lend a helping hand to highly-endangered Giant Pandas with a rewarding volunteer vacation.

Join a two-week hiking tour of China's Great Wall which includes village encounters, memorable cuisine, and rich cultural experiences off the beaten path. Three articles!

Newly-launched in 2014, educational, cultural and historical tours take Hong Kong visitors behind the scenes with innovative food-tasting, cycling, history and Kung Fu tours.

Costa Rica
Costa Rica guidebook author, James Kaiser, shares his top five picks of the country's 26 national parks and even more nature reserves. Rare and endangered birds and animals are a big part of the attraction.

Though Costa Rica has been a popular cultural and ecotourism destination for decades, it remains full of surprises for short vacations and long term stays.

Croatia (see also Europe)
Join a small group of seniors on an active ElderTreks exploration of unique national parks and richly historic towns throughout Slovenia and Croatia.

Demonstrating that the guide makes the difference, discover how an exploration of Croatia’s Island of Vis comes alive with rich culture and history from the Greeks to World War II.

Learn about a luxurious Croatian Islands cruise on the Dalmatian Coast between Split and Dubrovnik where cultural cuisine and a deeply-layered history are highlights of visits to Korcula, Hvar, Vis and Brac.

Cuba
Guidebook author, David Stanley, shares 10 cultural, historical and natural reasons for senior travelers to visit Cuba now.


Ecuador (including Galapagos Islands)
Ecuador's Andes Mountains Highlands offer unique national parks, colorful indigenous market towns, rich Inca history, and Spanish colonial hacienda vacations.

Eco-cruise visitors to Galapagos Islands enter a bird and nature heaven. Find out their Favorite Five Animals in a 2008 wildlife poll.

Europe (see also individual countries)
With this introduction to Europe's rural tourism and farm holidays, discover what is going on in 28 countries from Britain to Greece, now representing 15% of the continent's tourism.

Multi-award-winning river cruising specialist, Uniworld, announces new ship, itineraries, and all-inclusive river cruising in 2014.

A unique 12-day river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna includes the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and crossing a mountain range via the world’s most modern lock system.

A new book by Ron and Adelle Milavsky shows how to take a Recreational Vehicle (RV) holiday in Europe while saving money and adding itinerary flexibility.

Explore Continental Europe, Britain and Ireland by barge or canal boat aboard luxury hotel barges or self-skippered vessels and identify tour operators who deliver memorable experiences in style.

Finland
Finnair's cabin crew has published Airborne: Tales From A Thousand And One Flights, a collection of unusual or humorous stories from their six decades of travel around the world.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, spends a day far north of the Arctic Circle with a Lapland reindeer herder, 21st century-style, and learns about the traditions and challenges of this declining profession in northern Finland.

France (see also Europe)>
Pilgrimage travel today is alive and well; this article shares reflections on taking spiritual journeys as well as spotlighting some well known and little known pilgrimage destinations.

Discover the Provence on a self-drive exploration of highlights, brimming with history and an intriguing painter's light that captivated Cezanne and Picasso.

Step aboard a Uniworld river cruise in the south of France and sail north on the Rhone and Saone rivers towards Paris for a stimulating, luxurious week of travel through Provence and Southern Burgundy.

A canal barging holiday in Burgundy, France is a classic cruise adventure, experiencing picturesque countryside, historic towns and the best of local cuisine and wines.

Enjoy unexpected cultural heritage highlights of France's Black Paris tours and activities, with a century of impressive African-American contributions to art, music, literature.

Stroll and hike the French Riviera, western Côte d’Azur, a memorable holiday for active seniors to discover mountain footpaths, local islands, medieval villages, and dramatic shoreline trails.

Get the most out of a brief time or a longer visit in Paris by enlisting the planning expertise of My Genie in Paris, an invaluable, inexpensive self-guiding service that focuses on your interests, abilities and timelines. You will love the reader report on this service from a mother "doing" Paris with three teenager girls!

A new book by Ron and Adelle Milavsky shows how to take a Recreational Vehicle (RV) holiday in Europe while saving money and adding itinerary flexibility.

Explore Continental Europe, Britain and Ireland by barge or canal boat aboard luxury hotel barges or self-skippered vessels and identify tour operators who deliver memorable experiences in style.


Germany (see also Europe)
A unique 12-day luxury river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna includes the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and crossing a mountain range via the world’s most modern lock system.

Greece (including Greek Islands)
A 50-plus solo traveler discovers the benefits of "Slow Travel" on the Greek Island of Folegandros during her independently-planned holiday.

Meteora in Central Greece features towering pinnacle rock formations topped with medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries now open to vacationers and pilgrims.

Through the eyes of Greek American culinary expert, Nikki Rose, experience Crete, from rugged, mountainous geography to distinctive culture and cuisine.

The Greek Islands are brilliant stepping stones of thousands of years of Mediterranean history, distinctive culture and cuisine, and spiritual treasures. (three articles)

Grenada (see also Caribbean)
Carriacou and Petite Martinique are two less-visited Caribbean islands of Grenada, keeping their own authentic beat and rural way of life in a nation still unspoiled by mass tourism.


Ireland
(including Northern Ireland)
Family travel is front and center as a veteran travel writer shares his hitchhiking experiences in Ireland with Mom and a rigorous walk across England with Dad.

The Creaky Traveler is back with new independent travel explorations "for the mobile not agile" in southwest Ireland’s counties of Cork, Clare and West Cork.

An active travel exploration through Ireland's Aran Islands and County Clare provides healing and encouragement during a family reunion.

Northern Ireland's famous Antrim Coast offers a perfect week-long hiking and cultural history tour for the active traveler.

Explore Continental Europe, Britain and Ireland by barge or canal boat aboard luxury hotel barges or self-skippered vessels and identify tour operators who deliver memorable experiences in style.

India
A group of women travelers visiting Rajasthan, Varanasi and north central India have many new and unusual experiences at a very grassroots level.

Explore Kerala, India's magical backwater canals by canoe and learn about Ayurveda health holidays hidden away there.

Matriarchs of Meghalaya takes readers inside one of northern India's most unique cultural communities where women are the decision-makers.

Learn about volunteer holidays on a Darjeeling tea estate in northern India. With a variety of volunteer tasks to choose from, this historic estate is a world leader in organic farming and sustainable community living.

Rural farmers in India have create a sanctuary for wild peacocks, India's dwindling national bird, while offering authentic agri-tourism experiences for international visitors.

Darjeeling, India's miniature mountain railway is an historic treasure recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.


Israel
With this distinctive photographic essay, readers will immerse in Jerusalem's history, architecture and culture through the lens of acclaimed photographer, Marcelo Bendahan.

Italy
Venice, Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideal for exploring by barge and river cruises. Learn about its many challenges to survive and thriive, and about a new book that captures the early morning magic of this unique city.

Walking and hiking between picturesque historic villages in Cinque Terre National Park, Italy is a popular Mediterranean coastal holiday.

What to do after walking Spain's Camino de Santiago? How about Italy's Via Francigena, a pilgrim walking route from the Alps to Rome, laced with wine and food tasting.

Fifty-plus and ready for a deeper appreciation of Italy? Try a senior-friendly language learning program in Taormina, Sicily, a beautiful historic setting with active volcano, Mount Etna sighing in the background.

Join Arizona photographer, Lorraine DarConte, on her solo cycling holiday through picturesque countryside and medieval towns around Umbria, Italy.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes a horseback riding vacation and lessons in Tuscany, Italy through picturesque countryside and well-preserved medieval towns.

Jordan
A Jewish travel writer and a Jordanian Moslem tour guide identify similarities, not differences that must motivate their people to find peace.

For active seniors, take a hike up Mount Aaron and experience the hospitality of Bedouin tribal people near Petra, Jordan.

Malaysia
Learn about Malaysia's rural village homestay holidays with rich cultural and educational insights and some unexpected adventures not found in conventional hotels!

Mexico
Take a trip to Chichen Itza, Mexico's Mayan temple city on the Yucatan Peninsula and discover why it was chosen by 100 million people as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

South of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico's Riviera Maya offers birds, nature, authentic Mayan cultural history, as well as a taste of eco-living on Quintana Roo coast.

Explore Mexico's State of Sonora bordering the Sea of Cortez, with mountains, desert and tropical forests as well as a rich native and Spanish colonial history.

Explore Mexico's vast Copper Canyon region in a richly illustrated three part spotlight that features the geology, natural history and indigenous culture of the region.

A fine example of Mexico's new rural tourism shows how a whole community outside Mazatlan can deliver memorable grassroots experiences.


Namibia
Globetrotting volunteer, Dorothy Conlon, shares her inspiring and educational cheetah encounter during a 15-day Earthwatch conservation volunteer program in Namibia, southwestern Africa.

New Zealand
Small-ship expedition cruises are taking adventure exploration to the ends of the earth. See our exciting spotlight on new frontiers of travel where New Zealand's UNESCO-recognized Subantarctic islands are part of the itinerary.

In addition to offering stimulating spa wellness holidays, Rotorua, New Zealand is the historic heartland of indigenous Maori culture with exciting educational experiences.

Meet New Zealand's most rare and endangered wildlife and birds, on tours and holidays. Learn their intriguing stories, and plan to encounter them in this unique holiday destination.

Nicaragua
Nicaragua is a rewarding Central American country for short, medium and long term living on vacation or forever! Two guidebook authors share their knowledge.

Oman
Oman offers authentic, friendly Arabian hospitality, cultural tourism, forts and castles, desert camps, and ecotourism on land and sea.

Oman’s heritage tourism includes authentic architectural restoration of centuries-old forts and castles, some in deserts, others on mountain peaks or guarding fertile valleys.

Visit southern Oman’s Salalah region, land of frankincense, monsoons, fine beaches, fabulous bird-watching and camels roaming the country roads.

Peru
A small-ship cruise explores Peru's Amazon River tributaries, spotting wildlife on day and night expeditions and visiting remote villages while adventure cruising.


Portugal
Portugal's Ca Valley hosts over 5,000 Ice Age engravings across its open-air archaeological park, the largest of its kind in the Palaeolithic world! The public is welcome to come, learn and enjoy at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Scotland (see also Europe)
Explore Scottish Highland history, nature, and local cuisine on a Go Barging luxury holiday along the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal clear across Scotland.

Explore Scottish history, nature and environmental challenges at Scotland's Aigas Field Centre, where hosts, Sir John Lister-Kaye and his wife, Lady Lucy, welcome guests to stay on their historic garden-landscaped property.

Take an independent ramble through the rugged remote Highlands of North West Scotland with a travel-seasoned 70-something couple who classify themselves as "mobile not agile".

Singapore/Malaysia/Thailand
Ride the rails in bygone luxury aboard the historic Eastern & Orient Express train from Singapore through Malaysia to Thailand.

Slovenia (see also Europe)
Join a small group of seniors on an active ElderTreks exploration of unique national parks and richly historic towns throughout Slovenia and Croatia.

Visit the famous Lipizzan horses on their Lipica Stud Farm in Slovenia where visitors can tour, ride and even stay on this historic, elegant estate.

South Africa (see also Africa)
A videography expert and African safari tour leader shares her best tips for capturing your travels on video. Enjoy fabulous video clips with Africa as your classroom!

A senior volunteer shares her experience of helping African wildlife on a conservation holiday in South Africa and Botswana.

Go along on a nature safari with a difference to two South African parks. Tracking wildlife on foot is all part of the fun!


South Pacific
Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, explores French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands aboard a modern passenger freighter.

From the Cook Islands and Belize to the U.S. and Canada, check out an ever-growing list of volunteer vacations suitable for senior travelers.

Rarotonga in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific still offers vacationers a glimpse of unspoiled nature, rare birds and an island in transition.

South Pacific guidebook author, David Stanley, shares his knowledge of the black pearls of French Polynesia [also farmed in the Cook Islands] and offers tips on how to select good quality pearl jewelry.

Spain (see also Europe)
Two senior women walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago for 751 kilometers from the French border to Santiago de Compostela, staying in pilgrim hostels and meeting every challenge.

Pros and cons of holiday rentals in Spain: the idea of self catering apartments vs hotels is examined in this article, tips which can be applied to other holiday destinations as well.

Independent travel in Spain's Galicia province is an empowering, illuminating cultural history vacation. There's much more to Galicia than the fabulous pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela!

In this inspiring, entertaining addition to our Camino collection, perennial traveler and book author, Robert Ward, speaks about his many journeys on the Camino: its “eternal newness” and its “deep, persistent rhythms of the road”.

In a small-group tour, walk part of northern Spain's Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over more than 1,000 years and experience the fascination of this route.

Learn about the significance of the Camino passport and the scallop shell that is the pilgrim's symbol for the famous walk to Santiago de Compostela.

A senior American teacher reflects on his expectations of being a pilgrim of Santiago and how those expectations were achieved in some surprising ways.

Switzerland
In Switzerland's land of mountains, transportation by train, gondola and funicular are essential travel fun, and all may be sampled with one convenient Swiss Pass offering discount prices.


Tanzania
Plenty of seniors these days are climbing Tanzania's 19,341-foot Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Our 68-year-old author tells her own unexpected story.

A veteran African wildlife safari photographer offers tips for getting best wildlife images, based on his inspiring, beautifully-illustrated and educational book, Wildlife Photography.

A Global Service Corp volunteer vacation in rural Tanzania is a rewarding and life-changing experience for one British journalist.

Thailand
Thailand's marine treasures beneath the sea are revealed on a scuba diving liveaboard holiday in the Similan Islands, including a close encounter with a whale shark. Even if diving is not a priority, the images in this article are dazzling!

Ride the rails in bygone luxury aboard the historic Eastern & Orient Express train from Singapore through Malaysia to Thailand.

Trinidad & Tobago
(see also Caribbean)
Respected Trinidad & Tobago bird photographer, Roger Neckles, shares his passion for some of the islands most colorful and exotic birds.

Trinidad is developing rural, natural area tourism, training local people as guides and hosts, opening up lesser-known areas to adventure travel interests like biking, hiking and kayaking.

Try staying at Trinidad's small-scale, locally-owned hotels, inns and guest houses and sample the best in fresh local Creole and Trinidad cuisine.


Turkey
On a traditional Turkish gulet, share an archaeological cruise holiday of Turkey's spectacular Turquoise Coast (Lycian Coast) and walk out thousands of years of history.

Discover why archaeologist, filmmaker and tour host, Peter Sommer, considers Istanbul, Turkey, to be the Queen of Cities.

A 19-day ElderTreks' trip through western and central Turkey reveals a rich Greek, Roman, Christian and Ottoman Empire history and a lively present day culture to explore.

Journalist, Alison Gardner, describes her first balloon adventure while soaring and swooping over the dramatic scenery of Turkey's Cappadocia region. Her accompanying photo essay from a return trip in 2008 shares even more spectacular images with readers.

While on vacation you can go behind the scenes where Turkey's famous carpets are made in a people's co-op, and learn some tips on what to purchase.

An introduction to Turkey's only olive oil museum, tracing its history, production and uses; an exciting example of agri-tourism.

Ukraine
In this dazzlingly-illustrated article, learn about the pagan and Christian traditions of decorated, painted Easter eggs in the Ukraine and Russia.

Explore Alberta's Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a "living museum" east of Edmonton, as well as other natural and cultural attractions in a region known as Kalyna Country.


U.S.A.
All States
Learn about organic farming and gardening with WWOOF through volunteer, low-budget travel in the U.S.A. and worldwide.

Joe David, author of Gourmet Getaways, shares his mouth-watering culinary research and recipes from 50 U.S. cuisine/cooking vacations.

Alaska
Bear Watching vacations offer an introduction to these always-fascinating creatures and to some educational ecotours where bears are the star attraction.

Two senior women share their Aleutian Islands independent summer exploration from Homer to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska aboard an Alaska State Ferry.

Long a popular day-stop on Alaska's cruise ship circuit, Juneau, Alaska's capital, is worth a longer visit, with its character accommodations and eateries, abundant nature and colorful native culture.

A helicopter ride onto the Mendenhall Glacier leads to a thrilling new experience of hiking on Juneau, Alaska's most accessible glacier.

Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's Panhandle provide a rare rafting and camping adventure in The Ultimate Northern Wilderness.

Arizona/New Mexico
Learning is fun on an Arizona vacation whether you fancy archaeology, astronomy, wine blending, hummingbird migrations or Mexican cuisine and culture.

From the Cook Islands and Belize to the U.S. and Canada, check out an ever-growing list of volunteer vacations suitable for senior travelers.

Visit an all-inclusive health resort near Tucson, Arizona to discover how wellness vacations are as diverse in their agendas and activity choices as you would experience on a cruise ship.

The desert city of Tucson, Arizona offers a host of historic hotels, manicured gardens and character accommodations to tempt vacationers away from predictable generic hotel rooms. You will love sleeping with history!

Join a Global Citizens Network volunteer vacation lending a hand on native reservations in Arizona and New Mexico.

California
From the Sierra Nevada Mountains to its deepest valley bottoms, discover Yosemite National Park's wilderness vacations on foot, by car and on horseback.

Colorado
Step by step, two senior ladies prepare for the challenge of hiking to the top of 14,000 foot Pikes Peak in Colorado. An inspiring story!

Florida
Northeastern Florida's historic accommodations and sumptuous signature breakfasts make a visit to Amelia Island and St. Augustine unique and memorable.


Hawaiian Islands (including Midway Atoll)
Escape the beach crowds to explore Maui’s Upcountry Agri-Tourism includes a winery, a goat farm and a lavender farm …. each with spectacular volcano views.

Experience the famous Molokai Mule Ride down a 1,700 foot cliff with 26 switchbacks to the former Kalaupapa leper colony to learn about the settlement’s infamous past and compassionate present. Father Damien became Saint Damien in October 2009, perhaps leading to some new pilgrimage travel there.

Lanai is least visited of Hawaii’s big six islands despite its well-known history as “The Pineapple Island”. Enjoy a unique introduction by two of Lanai’s favorite sons.

From her newly-published guidebook, Kirsten Whatley spotlights short and long volunteer vacations on five Hawaiian Islands and surrounding waters.

Discover Maui's most Hawaiian hotel where guests quickly become part of the Hawaiian family (ohana), learning about culture through a menu of free activities and an unmistakable "aloha" atmosphere that engage every generation.

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, features endangered birds, plants, marine wildlife, and significant US military history in the Pacific.

Meet Chef Matthew Gray of Hawaii Food Tours while you eat your way through Hawaii’s ethnic cuisine, tasty cultural treats for every budget.

Hawaii offers much more than mainstream hotels and resorts -- learn about distinctive accommodations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Molokai that will add rich memories to your Hawaiian vacation.

Hawaii offers many educational guided and self-guided tours to explore Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Molokai that will add rich memories to your Hawaiian vacation.

Alternative Hawaii reveals an uncommon side of this famous tourist destination, with unique ecological and cultural vacation options across five islands.

The Hawaiian Islands are a world-class destination for health and wellness vacationing. Check out the print and web resources for doing your homework to match your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual goals.

Hawaii' wellness providers, planners, retreat centers and workshops on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island offer healthy holiday choices to suit every taste and budget.

Breathtaking bird photos and personal encounters with Hawaii's wildlife are shared by Jack Jeffrey, Hawaii's pre-eminent nature photographer.

Come along for the ride on a new zipline adventure course high in the tropical mountain rainforest of Maui, Hawaii where half the clients are over 50.

Louisiana
A rich Creole heritage is captured in this travel article spotlighting Louisiana.

Maine

Island-hopping from Maine, U.S.A. to New Brunswick, Canada is a rewarding active camping vacation for intermediate ocean kayakers.

Oregon

This article covers a three-day senior-friendly whitewater rafting trip on Oregon's Rogue River with lodge-tp-lodge accommodation.

The U.S. Oregon Coast skirting the wild, picturesque Pacific beckons explorers who love beach combing, shipwreck discovery and eco-retreats by the shore.

Utah

Visiting Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks is like taking a geology class with the colors, textures and visual WOW! factor all rolled into one.

Vietnam

Globetrotter, Charlene Brown, takes her paint box and her unique artist's eyeglasses on a solo trip that captures Vietnam in Watercolor.



The sunshine state of Florida is a great vacation destination of beautiful beaches and great tour spots. How about Orlando Florida with theme Parks like Disney World, and many historic districts with rich cultural history? It's easy to book a stay at the Royal Plaza Hotel to get the most out of an Orlando vacation.

Experience the world today. Spend your all inclusive holidays in Turkey or splurge under the Greek sun. Be amazed with nature's beauty. Be enthralled with each country's unique offerings.


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