Our bi-monthly issue dates did not mesh well with Easter this year, but we still want to honor the fascinating decorated egg traditions of the Ukraine with a beautifully-illustrated article, while wishing the best of governing luck to the country’s freshly-elected President Volodymr Zelensky. We also bring readers an inspiring article about two seniors hiking independently in Argentina’s and Chile’s rugged Patagonia region, and tackling some very challenging tracks backpack- and hostel style. Next, while acknowledging the difficulties of travel for vacationers with special dietary requirements, we are delighted to shine a light on some tour operators and accommodation providers in countries across the globe that cater creatively to vegetarian and vegan cuisine followers.
We go birdwatching among a thrilling “convocation” of bald eagles on Canada’s west coast, one of the most recognizable and majestic large birds in the world, before we trade nature immersion for art and culture on a Dutch appreciation canal cruise to discover that Holland is “one big art museum!” And finally in this issue, we ask, “How about moving abroad?” for a year or two or 15 years as our article contributor has done with both satisfaction and success. She’s written the book on how to do this well.
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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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Seniors Hike Patagonia with a Backpack
Two senior hikers take on Argentina’s and Chile’s most challenging Patagonia trails trekking from refugio to refugio and carrying moderate-sized backpacks. Regular contributor, MaryAnn Gerst, celebrated her 75th birthday by proving she can still take on wilderness adventures and come away smiling!
Vegan and Vegetarian Travel Made Easier!
Finding a tasty, well-balanced meal can often be a challenge for travelers embracing a vegan or vegetarian diet. This article spotlights amazing menus and dishes to meet the most demanding expectations whether you are in Italy and Greece, on safari or climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, visiting Mexico City or staying at a countryside lodge on New Zealand’s South Island. Photo ©Chaka Camps
Decorated Eggs: A Beautiful Tradition
We explore the history, art and science of decorating eggs from pagan times to Christian Orthodox times. Today, they are colorful travel souvenirs, but in earlier times they were much more! You will also discover some other Ukrainian traditions and their meaning.
A Grand Convocation of Bald Eagles!
When salmon return from the sea to migrate up British Columbia rivers, thousands of majestic bald eagles know the best places to congregate to feast on the fish. Julie Ferguson shares her experience of one of the best organized wildlife festivals on Canada’s west coast to celebrate this annual event.
Dutch Art Appreciation Canal Cruise
Holland is famous for its canals and locks that link landscapes and cities together. Join a 12-day art appreciation cruise aboard a traditional canal boat that takes in historic and modern art museums and teaches painting techniques to participants that were used by well-known Dutch masters.
Moving Abroad and Loving it!
Ever considered moving abroad, especially in your retirement years? Pay attention to successful expat, Karen McCann, and you will have no regrets. An American having lived and worked in many countries, she and her husband have called Seville, Spain home for 15 years, and her tips are practical, wide-ranging and applicable to any country.
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