In our July/August 2018 issue
We begin with an invitation to explore ten of Europe’s most popular pilgrimage routes, from England and France to Switzerland, Italy and Spain. Whether it is a shorter option or one of the truly marathon routes, our author/photographer motivate readers to plan a stimulating holiday with a beautifully-illustrated and informational coffee table book. Then we head for the South Pacific and a comfortable freighter exploration of French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands before returning to Europe and the Scottish Highlands where a well-established nature center has been welcoming visitors to sample its fully-inclusive, small-group learning holidays for over 40 years.
Hopping across the Atlantic Ocean to Key West, Florida, marking the southernmost point of the U.S. mainland, we discover how such a tiny obscure island can possibly have 101 things to do! Next we share an Earthwatch volunteer vacation in the African country of Namibia where participants are working to save the cheetah from extinction. And finally we conclude our journey at the Mayan archaeological site of Chichén Itzá to learn why it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
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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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Calling all long walkers! Be inspired by Derry Brabb’s photographic essay as he describes and illustrates ten famous and lesser-known pilgrim routes in Britain, France, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. Maps, distance charts and follow-up websites are included in his new coffee table-sized book.
Sail away for two-week adventure with travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, on a modern freighter passenger ship which services French Polynesia’s remote Marquesas Islands, 900 miles from Tahiti. The impressive newest version of this freighter, Aranui 5, offers more traveler options and comforts than ever before.
Explore Scottish highland history and ancient archaeology, encounter nature up close, and learn about environmental challenges at Scotland’s Aigas Field Centre. There, Sir John Lister-Kaye and his wife Lucy, offer warm, personal hospitality to guests staying on their historic property.
Author and photographer, Gary Sikorski, invites readers to journey along a remarkable bridge-linked ocean archipelago to the island of Key West, Florida. Here is the southernmost point of Mainland U.S. just 90 miles from Cuba and there is much more to do besides lounge on a sandy beach – like 101 things! Button image: White Heron. ©Gary Sikorski
Book author and octogenarian adventure traveler, Dorothy Conlon shares her educational experience of a 15-day Earthwatch volunteer vacation in Namibia, southwest Africa, where creating a safe, sustainable environment for the fastest animal on earth is a race against extinction.
In the center of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula lies the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichén Itzá, a fine example of the still-mysterious Mayan culture and a regional pinnacle of culture and economic power during then 700 years it was occupied. Alison Gardner shares her exploration of this remarkable site and what it reveals.
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