In our March/April 2020 issue, we cover the globe in just six feature articles!
Small-ship cruising has never been more popular and a European destination that begs to be explored by our readers is Croatia. Wrapping those two travel goals together, we bring you a delightful story about cruising Croatia’s coast and islands north from Split. Active travel readers will want to pedal into our in-depth feature on electric bike (e-bike) holidays that will suit older cycling enthusiasts, as we reveal nine tour operators that set the perfect pace for their needs and interests. We shine a spotlight on Costa Rica’s community-based eco-lodge holidays, and ponder why two great European painters found the Provence region of southeastern France such a perfect inspiration for their creativity. Canada’s Yukon Territory presents itself as a four-season destination wrapping abundant nature, indigenous culture, colorful history and good times travel into a memorable vacation, and finally we get really serious by asking, “Do you think you know a friend or family member well enough to share a successful vacation?
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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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There is no better way to appreciate the history, culture and dramatic natural environments of Croatia’s coast than with a small ship yacht cruise. Many travelers may already be familiar with the coast and islands between the iconic destinations of Dubrovnik and Split, but here Alison Gardner makes a case for discovering Croatia’s equally fascinating northern gems. Join her adventure!
Are you thinking you have probably “aged out” of bicycling holidays? Many cycling tour operators are now offering their clients electric bikes, a wonderful invention that allows cyclists to pedal (or not) on the flat and easily go the extra mile up hill as you take in that scenery you came for. Our article will inspire you! Button: ©Bike Taiwan, Grasshopper Adventures.
This Central American country is rare in the world, with an enviable 25% of its land set aside as national parks and reserves. Catherine Evans shares her favorite community-based eco-lodge holidays to immerse in nature at its most impressive with animals, birds, rich habitat and river explorations all near at hand. Costa Rica tree frog image: © La Quinta Sarapiquí Lodge.
Take a self-driving vacation through a region of Provence in southern France that captivated two great artists, Paul Cézanne and Pablo Picasso. Julie Ferguson follows a route that gives readers a glimpse of what these artists experienced and why they made this small part of France their home and artistic inspiration.
Nestled between Alaska, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories, Canada’s Yukon Territory offers diverse four-season tourism that is hard to resist no matter whether you are planning a family, couple or solo vacation. Think (mostly) accessible wilderness, rich aboriginal heritage and a colorful settler and Gold Rush history mixed with some of the most comfortable accommodations and most intriguing small communities imaginable. Check it out!
You think you know a friend or family member well enough to share a vacation? Or you’re planning to share a “double occupancy” tour or cruise with a stranger? Creating some ground rules, sensitively acknowledging different travel styles, and managing potential conflict spell the difference between a trip’s success and failure. Marianne Scott shares her insights from a lifetime of travel.
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