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In our September/October 2016 issue
In the issue's lead article, we time travel far back into the pre-history of our human ancestors with an exciting introduction to European Ice Age art, offering advice on the best sites open to the public in France, Spain and Portugal. Next, we introduce readers to New Zealand’s “Small Five” unique creatures; then we suggest the radical idea of making your own travel souvenirs while traveling abroad.

From reader feedback, we know that homestays are a popular travel choice, so don’t miss our article about the rich variety of homestay options on the Caribbean islands of Grenada. You will also have a chance to check out the delicious cuisine scene in Paris, France, and lastly take a small ship cruise through the exotic landscape of Peru’s Amazon Basin.
Illustrated article about pre-historic Ice Age cave art, best Ice Age art open to the public in Europe.
Paleoanthropologist, Genevieve von Petzinger, takes readers on a trip through Europe’s amazing Ice Age art sites, presently open for visitors. ©Dillon von Petzinger
Be sure to visit the magazine's entire Travel Article Library and the handy Theme Pages to browse our growing collection of richly-illustrated features. In addition, we invite you to check our latest TravelWatch column for fast-breaking travel news ... always food for intriguing thought. Finally, our innovative Travel Advertiser Directory is a treat not to miss. See why for yourself!

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!

This travel website also includes a Consulting Services section designed for tourism professionals and organizations wishing to tap into the visible subject and design expertise demonstrated on these pages.

Senior Travel Newsletter: nature vacations, educational, cultural and volunteer vacations, cruise and barging. Senior Travel Newsletter: nature vacations, educational, cultural and volunteer vacations, cruise and barging.

All New Stories: August 1, 2016
Alternative travel and active, adventure travel are growing at such a pace, there is always news to share and fresh horizons to consider.
See our latest news picks and join our email notification list for TravelWatch!


Ranch vacations are for everyone … that means whether you ride or not, whether you have children or not, whether you travel solo or as a couple, whether you’re 25 or 75 years old. Check out our story and the ranch vacation resources we highlight.
Rome, The Eternal City, is a bucket list travel destination for sure, but what to see and do can be a challenge. We’ve discovered a clear, lean website guide that will make you fall in love with the city’s highlights and hidden treasures alike.
Need a little help navigating the world’s airports gate to gate, through security and customs clearance? Travel with a Challenge’s globe-trotting editor shares her personal introduction to “Medical Assistance Service” offered by many airlines to those who are getting a little creaky. No means test required!
Quebec City in Canada’s La Belle Province is a jewel of historic destinations in North America, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the only walled city north of Mexico. Check out its latest travel-related awards.
Did you know that America’s National Park Service is 100 years old in August 2016? Learn about its growth to a present 59 national parks, and about a new photo-rich book that celebrates this milestone.

Senior Travel Advertiser Directory: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.Senior Travel Advertiser Directory: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.   New Design -- Check these exciting pages!
You will love our colorfully-illustrated Advertiser Lynx Directory for the best in accommodations, tour operators & travel planners, wellness & spiritual vacations, cruising and barging, volunteer vacations, educational travel, travel products & services, transportation, and more. Check the latest Feature Link of the Month.


Travel Article Library of senior travel feature articles: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.Travel Article Library of senior travel feature articles: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.
NEW HEADINGS AND THEMES ADDED MONTHLY! Don't miss our Travel Article Library, arranged for easy access by topic and country destination. This archive presents all of Travel with a Challenge's richly-illustrated collection of stimulating articles and helpful information on creative, challenging vacations for mature travelers. Our readers use this resource very actively!


Senior-friendly travel resources and product reviews, Travel with a Challenge web magazine.Senior-friendly travel resources and product reviews, Travel with a Challenge web magazine.
SOMETHING NEW! From time to time we come across some great new books, DVDs, travel clothing, travel gadgets and helpful tools that we think our readers would like to know about. If we've looked it over, we like to share our thoughts as part of what promises to be a growing collection of useful information and travel inspiration. Check back often!

Senior Travel Magazine Feature Articles: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.
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Illustrated article about pre-historic Ice Age cave art, best Ice Age art open to the public in Europe.
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 art sites in France, Spain and Portugal, while recommending the best sites for travelers to visit at this time.
Button image: ©Dillon von Petzinger
Illustrated article about pre-historic Ice Age cave art, best Ice Age art open to the public in Europe.
Article about New Zealand's smallest and most unique wildlife.
Article about New Zealand's smallest and most unique wildlife.
Move over Africa's "Big Five" for an introduction to New Zealand's own smallest and rarest species of birds, marine mammals and reptiles in the world. Read their unique stories of survival and you will surely want to see these comeback heroes for yourself with a trip to Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, as indigenous Maori call it.
Article about creating unique travel souvenirs while traveling in foreign countries.
We all like to return from vacation with souvenirs that remind us of happy holiday times. Putting aside the tiresome t-shirt jokes, why not bring home something you have made yourself: a custom-blended perfume in southern France, gourmet chocolates in Belgium, or a traditional ceramic pot in Nepal are just a few ideas.
Article about creating unique travel souvenirs while traveling in foreign countries.
Article about staying in homestays on the Caribbean islands of Grenada.
Article about staying in homestays on the Caribbean islands of Grenada.
Whether vacationing for a short time or a long stay to escape winter weather, a homestay holiday in the three-island nation of Grenada in the eastern Caribbean offers a relaxing family atmosphere, cultural insights, delicious cuisine and volunteer opportunities, all at an affordable price.
Article about dining out in Paris including tips on dining like a local.
Paris resident, local tour guide and book author, Tom Reeves, takes readers on a cuisine crawl with detailed information about favorite restaurants, cafes, bistros, and gourmet food and wine shops to suit every budget. Declares guidebook reviewer, Jake Lamar, Tom “decodes the little customs, cultural quirks and expressions of speech” you’ll want to know, including ten tips for dining like a local.
Article about dining out in Paris including tips on dining like a local.
Article about travel by small ship along Peru's Amazon Basin.
Join anthropologist and travel writer, Susan Stafford, as she explores the upper reaches of Peru's Amazon Basin. Abundant wildlife viewing, pink-toed tarantulas, colorful stinkbirds, and visits to isolated Amazon villages are all accomplished from a comfortable river boat custom-built for international visitors navigating in a challenging environment.
Article about travel by small ship along Peru's Amazon Basin.

Coming in November/December 2016: Insightful reflections and tips on how to travel well in a group tour, a river cruise on Myanmar's Irrawaddy River, and an introduction to a small historic town within Greater Vancouver, B.C. that you will find enchanting.

Check out our "Feature Link of the Month"!

Travel Themes.
Hungry for vacation ideas and personal experiences but want an article menu in bite-size chunks? Click on the title or accompanying image to browse our collection of Travel Theme pages, each colorfully and clearly laid out on a single page that showcases articles about that theme or destination region.
Volunteer vacations, volunteer travel, voluntourism, volunteer service holidays.
In response to our readers' persistant interest in planning their travel interests around reliable, creative volunteer opportunities, we are pleased to showcase an ever-widening range of destinations and volunteer ideas around the world. This collection of personal stories and objective reports will inspire and motivate you!
Volunteer vacations, volunteer travel, voluntourism, volunteer service holidays.
Link to Alternative Hawaii Theme page.
Definitely our most visited Theme Page any month of the year, the Alternative Hawaii collection takes readers way beyond Waikiki to explore the finest treasures and pleasures of six islands. Nature, active adventures suitable for seniors, unique places to stay on each island, and wellness vacations with a Hawaiian flavor!
Link to Alternative Hawaii Theme page.
A collection of richly-illustrated articles about travel in Africa.
Our Travels in Africa article collection illustrates original ways to sample this fascinating continent … from climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and choosing volunteer service to taking in all the highlights regardless of physical disabilities. We also feature amazing photographic and video-taking tips articles with Africa as the backdrop.
A collection of richly-illustrated articles about travel in Africa.
Sleeping with History, Accommodation articles theme page.
While taking a land or water vacation, accommodation can be much more than a predictable roof over the traveler's head. With a little research, it becomes a meaningful part of the holiday experience. Our Sleeping with History article collection illustrates some amazing accommodations in many countries.
Sleeping with History, Accommodation articles theme page.
Collection of feature articles about multi-generational family travels worldwide.
The 21st century is offering many creative ways to share stimulating vacations between the generations, be they adult with adult or adult with children and grandchildren. Our new Family Travel Theme Page offers plenty of ideas worldwide for how to make memories between family members of every age.
Collection of feature articles about multi-generational family travels worldwide.
Spiritual and Pilgrimage vacations are part of the Wellness & Spiritual Travel Theme collection.
As people increasingly recognize the need for physical wellness, emotional strengthening, and spiritual depth for healthy living, Wellness, Spiritual and Pilgrimage vacations are often becoming a quest for meaningful life direction. Plenty of food for thought and inspiration in our collection of feature articles!
Spiritual and Pilgrimage vacations are part of the Wellness & Spiritual Travel Theme collection.
Link to bird, nature & wildlife theme page.
The Bird, Marine Mammal and Wildlife feature articles present a dazzling showcase of Nature's rarest and most curious as well as lots of educational facts and suggestions for unusual, remote nature holidays. Photography is worth a visit in itself!
Link to bird, nature & wildlife theme page.
European travel articles about Ireland, France, Scotland, Germany and England.
The European Travel theme page opens windows on a varied menu and style of explorations in Ireland, France, Scotland, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal and England. Our authors share their travel stories going by barge, camper van, on foot, even entering a classroom or two.
European travel articles about Ireland, France, Scotland, Germany and England.
Asia and India travel articles spotlight China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and India.
The Asia and India Travel theme page spotlights our feature articles with cultural, natural and educational vacation opportunities in Bhutan, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and many parts of India. Enjoy the color, the cuisine, the diversity, volunteer possibilities, and the active adventures sure to appeal to older travelers.
Asia and India travel articles spotlight China, Vietnam, Hong Kong and India.
Link to Mediterranean Theme page.
The Mediterranean Travel theme page offers articles that immerse readers in the history, cultural richness, cuisine, senior-friendly active adventures and rich contemporary cultures bathed in that magic Mediterranean light that characterizes Italy, Greece and the Greek Islands, France, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia and Turkey.
Link to Mediterranean Theme page.
Cruise and train travel articles on Mexico, Southeast Asia, Europe and Alaska.
The Cruise and Train Travel theme page showcases unusual, small-scale, vacation explorations in Mexico's Copper Canyon, Southeast Asia, India, throughout Europe, Canada's Rocky Mountains, and Alaska with the uncommon perspectives of small ships, sailing ships, freighters, trains, river and barge journeys.
Cruise and train travel articles on Mexico, Southeast Asia, Europe and Alaska.
Latin American feature articles: Cuba, Nicaragua, Galapagos Islands, Peru's Amazon, Patagonia and more.
Except for a few iconic destinations, Latin American countries south of Mexico are unfamiliar to most travelers. That's too bad! Our collection of feature articles takes readers behind the scenes, onto the byways and into the essential grassroots of countries from Cuba and Nicaragua to the Peruvian Amazon and Patagonia.
Latin American feature articles: Cuba, Nicaragua, Galapagos Islands, Peru's Amazon, Patagonia and more.
South Pacific Travel feature article themes, Travel with a Challenge web magazine.
This theme page showcases our feature article collection on challenging, meaningful vacation opportunities across the vast South Pacific region, from Hawaii, New Zealand and Australia to French Polynesia and Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. Hop on a plane, a freighter, a ferry or a bicycle .... and be there!
South Pacific Travel feature article themes, Travel with a Challenge web magazine.

Alison Gardner, Alternative Travel Consultant, Travel with a Challenge Consulting.

Alison Gardner, Alternative Travel Consultant, Travel with a Challenge Consulting.
Let Alison Gardner, world expert on stimulating, meaningful vacations for mature travelers, help you design winning tours, select hot destinations, reach mature travelers who want to use your services, and create websites which are not only stunning to look at but cost-effective in reaching your target audience.


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