In our November/December 2019 issue
Overtourism is a new word in the travel vocabulary these days and a concern in increasing parts of the world. We lead with an article on how to keep this phenomenon to a minimum on your travel itinerary. Our next story connects travelers with authentic, sustainable food experiences from home-cooked meals to cooking lessons, all shared with locals in their homes. Something for everyone with 160 cities in over 50 countries!
We join a paleoanthropologist specializing in Ice Age cave art in Europe who recommends the best sites open to the public in France, Spain and Portugal. Then for something equally unusual in terms of travel, we feature a charming, colorful story about an American couple who get married in Bhutan. Finally, we wrap up our editorial line-up with a stroll through exotic Caribbean Gardens in Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia, and the insights of an organic gardening volunteer who wrote the book on this unusual way to travel and explore the world with dirt under his fingernails.
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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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Many responsible travelers recognize that the original character of too many places is currently at great risk or soon will be if numbers are not reduced to a more manageable level. Author Kurt Kutay offers six practical ways to admirably satisfy your traveler wanderlust and avoid most of the crowds in an age of overtourism.
We all need to eat at home or on our travels, but here’s how to make your food encounters super special and totally authentic on your next vacation. Book some cultural experiences and unfamiliar tasty dishes served up by local hosts in their own homes. You may even help prepare the meal!
Human prehistory, reaching back from 12,000 to 47,000 years ago, is a source of global fascination to archaeologists and amateur enthusiasts alike. Paleoanthropologist, Genevieve von Petzinger, shares her intimate knowledge of European Ice Age sites in France, Spain and Portugal, while recommending the best sites for travelers to visit at this time.
When two Americans from New York decided to get married in Bhutan, they had no idea what an adventure they would have, from the traditional Bhutanese dress of the bride and groom to the warm embrace of local country folk and their fellow tour participants in a truly memorable day. Read their touching story!
Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada, St Lucia … long associated with sun, sea and sand vacations, now reveal a powerful legacy of garden design and horticultural expertise ranging from intimate to magnificent in size. Check out this glorious photo essay to confirm the beauty and intricacy of these treasures, all open to the public.
Combine your interest in organic farming or gardening with low budget travel opportunities by volunteering at properties across the U.S.A. in exchange for room and board. Our author, Brian Bender, did just that for a year and wrote an illuminating book about his experiences. In his article, he shares tips on what you need to know.
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