In our March/April 2018 issue
Did you know that most of Rome’s richly- historical settlement lies below this vibrant city and only three percent has been excavated by archeologists to date? Explore Rome with very different eyeglasses when you read this story about discovering Underground Rome. Next we journey to Costa Rica to learn about some community-based eco-lodges and the amazing natural environment they embrace.
Then we fly to the Hawaiian Islands for a mouth-watering introduction to the multi-ethnic melting pot of Hawaii’s cuisine, and return to Europe to explore Vienna, Austria on a “thin wallet” and hang out with Mozart for a whole day! Tackling the idea of traveling with an aging parent head on, we share tips for making any trip with Mom or Dad a raging success. And finally, we navigate through Canada’s Northwest Passage on an exciting expedition cruise through the waters of Nunavut and western Greenland.
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Long-time contributor, Marianne Scott, explores Rome’s earliest history as archeological excavations deep below the surface reveal a storied past. Celebrating its 2770th birthday in 2017, the “Eternal City” remains as fascinating as ever from the underground labyrinth of its Colosseum to its hidden temples and early churches.
This Central American country is rare in the world, with an enviable 25% of its land set aside as national parks and reserves. Book a community-based eco-lodge holiday to immerse in nature at its most impressive with animals, birds, rich habitat and river explorations all near at hand. Costa Rica tree frog image: © La Quinta Sarapiquí Lodge.
Let chef Matthew Gray, founder of Hawaii Food Tours, invite you on a mouth-watering introduction to the multi-ethnic melting pot of Hawaii’s cuisine while encouraging you to sample some of the most popular [and dangerous!] specialties of the islands. “The best way to experience the Aloha spirit is to taste it!”
Vienna, Austria is one of Europe’s most fascinating cultural and historic cities, but it can also be an expensive place to linger as long as this destination deserves. Here are ten “low budget” tips for exploring this relaxed, accessible city of music, museums, coffeehouses and desserts. You will also enjoy a related story about spending a day immersed in all things Mozart including a visit to his house and an elegant period-costume concert showcasing his music.
A travel trend gaining traction as Baby Boomers consider destinations and companions to share a holiday is the possibility of making memories with an aging parent. This can be a highlight of the year or an utter disaster. With a sense of adventure and co-operation, Valerie Grubb, shares her tips for preparation and time “in the field” to make any trip with Mom or Dad a raging success. Button image: ©Kelley School of Business at Indiana University/Josh Anderson.
Adventurous travelers will want to discover a 17-day expedition cruise navigating the waters of Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut, and down the west coast of Greenland. Veteran expedition cruisers, John and Sandra Nowlan, share their delight in exploring the wildlife, geology and indigenous cultures that makes this a unique experience not to be missed.
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