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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!
January – February 2021 Feature Articles
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TOTALLY UPDATED!! We are excited to introduce our readers to the 15 diverse web pages of our guaranteed unique Alternative Hawaii collection. Featuring Oahu, Kauai, Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii, Molokai and Lanai, these richly-illustrated pages include personal destination stories and valuable reference descriptions that will open doors on amazing possibilities. Discover the finest treasures and pleasures of six islands with plenty of nature, active adventures suitable for seniors, unique places to stay on each island, and wellness vacations with a Hawaiian flavor! Button: Native Hawaiian bird. ©Jack Jeffrey
Sustainable Escapes is a new guidebook perfectly suited to our time as both an inspiration and a call to action. From recommendations by many of Lonely Planet’s seasoned authors, we spotlight a selection of the nearly 180 escapes in countries around the world. Whether you are looking for wildlife spotting, sustainable dining, conservation action, homestays or just a relaxing holiday, this article will show the way. Button: Galapagos sea lion. ©guentergun/Getty Images
Ever wondered what it would be like to buy a three-month Eurail pass and explore Continental Europe without a timetable? Award-winning book author, Karen McCann, shares her hilarious, harrowing, life-changing adventure as she and her husband visit 13 countries at their pace, mostly in Eastern Europe.
Visit Canada’s Yukon Territory and immerse in a mix of raw wilderness, wildlife, lakes and rivers, rich aboriginal heritage and colorful Gold Rush history. If you’re a winter fan, a sled dog experience is just the ticket, or try some kayaking and horseback adventures if summer is your preferred season. A fabulous Aurora Borealis season is icing on the cake!
Portugal’s distinctive wine production first took root in Roman times. Today picturesque vineyards range over 14 regions of this small Atlantic-facing country with award-winning vintages and accompanying Portuguese cuisine creating a thriving culinary tourism easily accessible to travelers with many interests and budgets. Wine tours and river cruises, unique accommodations and memorable restaurants are drawing appreciative vacationers.
Have you ever considered trekking with a train of camels across part of the largest dune desert in the world? That would be Australia’s Simpson Desert. Intrepid senior, Trish Clark, describes her hardy adventure, the expected and the unexpected as her journey pushes body and mind to the limit. Button: Charles Tait
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. Finally, our innovative Travel Advertiser Directory is a treat not to miss. Click here to view our Feature Link of the Month.
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