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Aardvark Travel is a travel search engine and directory listing more than 10,000 travel websites worldwide, including information on airports, hotels, vacation rentals, bed and breakfasts, apartments, flights, car rentals and tourist information. www.aardvarktravel.net.
About Seniors addresses the priorities and concerns of Australia’s older citizens and shares common interests with web visitors worldwide. This free-membership site includes such lifestyle themes as hobbies, sport, health, computing, finance and travel. www.aboutseniors.com.au.
Art to Heart is a website devoted to understanding the western world’s great art from a Christian perspective. Art appreciation museum tours in Europe and North America are also available. www.arttoheartweb.com
Family Adventure Magazine is an information resource and article site on family adventure travel as well as a listing of companies that offer such options throughout the world. www.famtrav.com.
This pathbreaking organization has created a win/win for donating tour operators and accommodations, eco-vacationers and advocates for environmental responsibility. Profits from auctioned tours go to carefully chosen environmental organizations around the world. www.generousadventures.com.
Read feature articles, destination guides, view travel videos and see photo galleries about ecotourism, responsible travel, volunteering and budget travel. Plus worldwide directories that help you find tours, language schools, volunteering, study abroad and teaching jobs overseas. A searchable database of more than 1400 tours, lodgings and travel opportunities. www.gonomad.com.
GRANDtimes is a popular web magazine covering many topics of interest to older people. Check out its travel section, Grand Travel, with excellent mature-friendly articles. www.GRANDtimes.com
Hobo Traveler is a rather off-the-wall, personality-driven website with a very big following among those of all ages who long to travel the world in a grassroots manner with a thin wallet, whether by desire or by necessity. Its motto is “Never Go Home!” www.hobotraveler.com.
Journeywoman is a lively online resource for women who love to travel with 73,000 subscribers in 200+ countries. Features alternative and main-stream vacation survival and enjoyment themes. www.journeywoman.com.
A comprehensive South Florida, Miami, and Ft. Lauderdale website covering hotel, airline & auto reservations as well as links to many attractions such as water sports and fine dining. www.miami-ftlauderdale.com.
Peachin & Peachin Leaders in World Travel is a broad-based adventure travel website listing a selection of operators and accommodations, and offering a monthly Web newsletter. An original contribution is this site’s profiles on some of the world’s most talented guides. www.peachin.com
This is the ultimate clearinghouse for practical ecotourism with 10,000 pages of stimulating articles and in-depth reports covering countries in Latin America. Over 300,000 interactive browsers a month may contact travel companies, language schools, and environmental groups directly from the site. It is now expanding its eco-focus to other regions. www.planeta.com
Seniority UK is a model community website that has quickly gained a large dedicated following among silver surfers throughout Britain and beyond. Be sure to visit Seniority UK’s geographically-diverse selection of travel pages which include lively, first person vacation articles contributed by mature adventurers in their prime and ready for action! Web site: .
A community of people interested in researching travel for themselves with extensive information for Italy as well as many other countries. Lists of vacation rentals, personal reviews of hotels and restaurants, survival guides, trip reports, travel notes and a great message board. www.slowtrav.com.
The Sustainable Tourism website explores links and information about sustainable tourism, ecotourism, responsible tourism and urban sustainability as well as provides regularly updated case studies on responsible tourism practices and examples worldwide. www.sustainabletourism.net.
The Trail Canada Guide is a treasure trove of personal experiences shared and documented by a true adventurer, James Shearer, who has set up a website that reflects the same exhaustive energy as his 20,000 kilometers in six months exploring this vast country. In addition, James has done all the hard work of bringing together every useful resource for any traveler considering a vacation in Canada. www.trailcanada.com
Travellady Magazine attracts 14,000 visitors per day (both women and men) with readable, well illustrated articles covering a wide variety of destinations. www.travellady.com
Travelwise Online attracts 1.5 million visitors a year by featuring a real variety of alternative travel interests which work well for the mature traveler. www.travel-wise.com
Travel with a Challenge is pleased to be associated with Transitions Abroad’s TAzine on the web, www.transitionsabroad.com. This US-based trailblazer of alternative travel for 35 impressive years is published monthly. It is a densely-packed guide to learning, living and working worldwide for all ages and stages of life enhancement.
TRAVEL ADVISORY WEBSITES
A number of governments track most, if not all, countries around the world regarding both security and health issues for travelers. They share this information on their government sites which are very current. This makes them extremely valuable when you are considering a trip to an area that may be politically unsettled, seriously inclined to crime, or subject to outbreaks of various diseases and epidemics.
While the U.S. State Department has a reputation for erring on the side of caution, it tends to deliver the most thorough advisories and reports on about 200 countries. It is also worth getting the perspective of three other respected travel advisory websites listed below. In addition, you will find excellent general information about each country.
U.S. Government: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/alertswarnings.html
British Government: www.fco.gov.uk (click on Travel Advice)
Canadian Government: www.voyage.gc.ca/countries_pays/menu-eng.asp
Australian Government: www.dfat.gov.au/geo/
GUIDEBOOKS & PRINT PUBLICATIONS
Avalon Travel Publishing lists over 300 travel guides representing Moon Handbooks, Rick Steves, Foghorn Outdoor, John Muir and more. www.travelmatters.com
South Pacific Organizer is David Stanley’s one-stop shop for four guidebooks and expert advice on 15 countries in the region. www.southpacific.org
Don Pitcher, guidebook author and professional photographer, covers Washington, Wyoming, Alaska/Yukon, and Yellowstone National Park. www.donpitcher.com
Western Canada Travel offers information on Alberta, British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut by travel writer Andrew Hempstead. Includes recommendations for accommodations and guidebooks. www.westerncanadatravel.com
Bill Weir’s Grand Canyon guidebook: From hiking isolated back roads in the North Rim to river running down the Colorado River and venturing off on urban day-trips, this is THE guide to the best that the area has to offer, both on and off the beaten path. www.arizonahandbook.com.
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