A Very Happy New Year to all our Readers!
In our January/February 2020 issue
We start off the year with a story about Squamish, British Columbia with far more dazzling reasons to visit this small town than should even be possible. It is an inspiring, diverse destination year round and easy to reach if you know where to go. This new season for planning active vacations also reminds us that the Camino de Santiago consistently remains the number one destination of reader interest in our Travel Article Library, so we highlight nine different routes to follow your Camino to the rewarding pilgrimage goal of Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain.
In addition, we offer food for thought and for the body with stories on successfully traveling with an aging parent and on sampling superb chocolate around the world. We showcase some strange but successful accommodations where you may book your next vacation, and we conclude with a you-can-do-it challenge article on why you should paint your own destination postcards to mail to friends and family.
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 Newsletter for fast-breaking travel news … always food for intriguing 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!
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Anyone traveling between Vancouver and Whistler along the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway has passed by Squamish, British Columbia. Year round, it is an extraordinary destination in itself with river rafting and wildlife viewing, a world-class mine museum, a massive railway heritage park, a mountain gondola, a craft beer tasting trail, and character accommodations that reflect a small town atmosphere. Button: ©Garry Broekling / Tourism Squamish
As each new year arrives, a surprising number of our active hiking and walking readers turn their thoughts to researching something laced with a significant challenge. Often one of the large network of Camino de Santiago paths converging on northwestern Spain from across Europe is at or near the top of the list. Is this your year to say “Buen Camino”?
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: ©Kelley School of Business at Indiana University/Josh Anderson.
For a great many people, chocolate is one of life’s great culinary pleasures. Author, Doreen Pendgracs makes a compelling case for including chocolate in your vacation itinerary … even selecting destinations where chocolate is sure to be on the menu as well as a theme for delicious tours.
Bold travelers, get ready to sleep the night in some truly unusual places. From a spherical tree house to a bus and a “nest” to an igloo, these awesome sleeping spots go (way) beyond your average accommodations. So push aside those traditional hotels and predictable airbnbs, and prepare to grab 40 winks that you can tell tales about at dinner parties back home for years to come!
Artist, Charlene Brown, gives readers of this image-rich article many reasons to create their own watercolor postcards to mail home when traveling. Her only warning is that once you’ve sent people these special postcards, they’ll expect nothing less every time you go on vacation!
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