Happy New Year, dear readers!
In our January/February 2018 issue
Canada’s Northwest Passage across the most remote waters of the northeastern Canadian Arctic is revealed in our lead article, described on an expedition cruise that includes the territory of Nunavut and western Greenland in the itinerary. Next we report on Portugal’s massive showcase of open air rock art, dating from 25,000 to 10,000 years ago, that is little known but a must-see for anyone interested in Ice Age art created by our ancestors.
We then highlight a culinary specialist’s picks for cuisine school holidays across the U.S. that will dazzle the taste buds and teach new kitchen skills in a surprising number of recreational cooking programs. We go Down Under to join a challenging annual bicycle ride in Australia recounted in a wonderful “you are there” story, before returning to Canada for an exploration of the Yukon Territory in Summer and Winter. Finally, recognizing that many of our active senior readers are already eyeing up Spain’s Camino de Santiago as a 2018 challenge, we present an insightful article about the diverse routes to the pilgrim goal of Santiago de Compostela and – very importantly – the type of terrain that each walking or cycling route offers.
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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!
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Embrace the Arctic on a Northwest Passage Cruise
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.
In an under-visited area of northeastern Portugal rests what has been identified as“the biggest open-air site of Palaeolithic rock art in Europe, if not the world.” Join Alison Gardner as she meets this precious collection of Ice Age engravings, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and now selectively accessible to the public.
Culinary reporting specialist, Joe David, encourages readers to cook their way across the U.S. from coast to coast with 50 mouth-watering holiday options to test taste buds while creating some dazzling new kitchen skills. He shares how he came to write Gourmet Getaways, an insider guide to America’s leading recreational cooking programs.
Thousands of people annually, from toddlers to seniors, join the Great Victorian Bike Ride by signing up for a healthy, active, inexpensive holiday of up to nine days. Join a Canadian couple, Steve and Wendy Sullivan, who take up the challenge of exploring a picturesque piece of Australia’s state of Victoria in this unique way.
Canada’s Yukon Territory is bursting with dramatic wilderness, wildlife viewing, colorful indigenous and settler history and culture, and outdoor adventure opportunities for all ages. Whether self-exploring this ultimate northwest corner of Canada by car or recreational vehicle (RV), or by joining a small-group tour, you will be wonderfully surprised by its unique story and scenery.
It is natural to get excited about making a journey on foot, by bicycle or even on horseback to one of the best known pilgrim destinations in the western world, Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. However, few of us are aware of just how many routes there are to choose from or the terrain to be tackled with each route. Lots to consider with this informative article!
Coming in March/April: Go underground in Rome, Italy to learn fascinating hidden history.
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