Happy New Year, Dear Readers!
In our January/February 2019 issue
We start the new year with feature articles that spotlight two epic bucket-list adventures: a delightful tale about a Trans-Siberian train journey from China through Mongolia and Siberia to Russia, and a pilgrim tale with the eyes of a watercolor artist walking 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago from the French border to northwestern Spain. We then introduce readers to five “crown jewel” boutique hotels in Victoria, British Columbia, each with a unique story to tell. We invite readers to consider what luggage packing style they embrace in a travel tips article that is sure to bring a chuckle.
Next, we offer an insider glimpse of house sitting as a way to travel inexpensively to destinations you never thought you could afford. And lastly, we share an inspiring small-ship cruise around the Alaska Panhandle’s glacier bays and intriguing islands, as interpreted through the eyes of the longstanding native culture that has called the region home.
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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Travel with our talented storyteller, Anne Jardine, on a Trans-Siberian rail journey from China through Mongolia across Siberia to Russia, all first class on a Road Scholar educational holiday with expert-led excursions and lectures. This trip was on Anne’s bucket list. After reading her tale of adventure, it will be on yours too.
American watercolor artist, Jennifer Lawson, and her friend, Patricia Lennon, conquered 500 miles/805 kilometers of the Camino de Santiago with Jennifer vowing to paint every one of their 32 days on the road. The result is a charming, whimsical and colorful personal article based on their book that captures this iconic pilgrim experience with a unique set of eyeglasses.
While the palace-sized Empress Hotel has reigned for more than a century as a Victoria, British Columbia landmark, smaller-scale “crown jewel” accommodations have carved a creative niche in this capital city’s tourism market by offering guests a variety of signature experiences for sleeping and eating. Check out five of the Travel with a Challenge editor’s favorites, each with a distinctive story to tell.
Our author, Angela Laws, is a veteran of house and pet sitting, who together with her husband has taken assignments on six continents as a low cost, creative way to explore the world. Sharing her personal story, Angela offers insider tips on how to be a successful house sitter while meeting both the house owner’s and house sitter’s expectations.
This witty, insightful article highlights six packing styles and reveals how they mirror the distinct personalities of their luggage owners. Are you a (Holy) Roller, an Over-Packer, a Carry-on Connoisseur or a Master of Mini-Bags? You’ll find yourself peaking in the suitcases of your friends and family members for what they are too.
A cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage is a bucket list item for travelers around the world, but before booking a cabin on a giant cruise ship, consider a small-ship experience. The author illustrates the benefits of making that choice, including an exciting opportunity to learn about Tlingit native heritage direct from descendants of those who arrived in the land 10,000 years ago.
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