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In our March/April 2015 issue

The four Sabbatical Sisters wrote the book on creative, meaningful retirement. They share personal stories of how they are making this happen in their own lives. Next, we take readers on a luxury train journey through five countries from Iran to Hungary revealing 7,000 km of culture and history along the way. We also share the house sitting adventures of a newly-retired couple who have successfully accomplished seven house sits in four countries ... in their first year! Then one of our veteran writers shares her tips for safe, sane travel with friends, family, and complete strangers before we whisk readers off to Alaska for a few thoughts on travel to this always-popular destination.
Luxury train journey through five countries, Iran to Hungary.
Take an historic luxury train journey that reveals the cultural treasures of five countries from Iran to Hungary.
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With a Classic Selection from our Travel Article Library, we bring back a perennial favorite about barging on Europe's canals and other waterways. New barge operators are highlighted for 2015.

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 intriguing food for 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: February 1, 2015
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!


Every year, British Columbia's coastal ferries transport millions of people and vehicles across the strait between Vancouver and Victoria. Now there's a whale-watching company combining transportation, downtown to downtown, with thrilling west coast nature spotting, between May and September.
For 27 years, 50+ active adventurers have been walking the world exploring 30 destinations on stimulating small-group tours that offer grassroots cultural experiences and spectacular nature. Can you guess the company's name?
Kayaking along Venice's iconic canals, paddling to coastal villages along the Italian Riviera and Cinque Terre or immersing in the rugged beauty of Wild Sardinia, each kayaking tour offers fresh water-level perspectives on Italy's iconic destinations.
Calling volunteers to join a well-established Young at Heart (50+) Tour bringing skills and enthusiasm to remote valleys in Nepal … ten precious days of sharing in May 2015 that will change your life and encourage appreciative villagers of all ages.
Here's a charming small book that combines French language with cultural and cuisine history. It is a practical collection of words and phrases to make you sound like a Francophile wine and food connoisseur and have you testing and tasting the book's dozens of recipes with Julia Child flair.

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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Article by the Sabbatical Sisters about creating revolutionary ways to travel in retirement.
zThe Sabbatical Sisters wrote the book on rebooting your career and energizing your life by taking a meaningful sabbatical. Now they're challenging seniors to revolutionize their retirement with purpose, passion and creativity. They each share an example of how travel has been a creative part of their retirement.
Article by the Sabbatical Sisters about creating revolutionary ways to travel in retirement.
Article about a 15-day luxury train journey between Hungary and Iran.
zIn the Fall of 2014, a new 7,000-kilometer luxury train journey was unveiled between Budapest, Hungary and Tehran, Iran (think Persia!). Its first 15-day trip sold out in just 10 days. Ride along through five countries as Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare share their adventures and insights, including appreciative glimpses of Persia's archaeological treasures, and warm encounters with the Iranian people. More journeys are scheduled for 2015 and 2016.
Article about a 15-day luxury train journey between Hungary and Iran.
Article about house sitting adventures around the world.
A newly-retired couple shares the realities and highlights of their first seven house sitting assignments in four countries … all packed into eight months! They offer tips for readers considering this adventurous option for creative low-budget travel and an opportunity to live like a local.
Article about house sitting adventures around the world.
Title link to Alaska cruise and land tour vacations.
Alaska is one of the planet's special places, twice the size of Texas, wider than the continental U.S., with more miles of coastline than all other 49 states combined. Yet its population is so small that nature truly rules … consider a vacation that combines a coastal cruise of the Inside Passage and some inland exploration of spectacular Denali National Park.
Photo link to Alaska cruise and land tour vacations.
Barging in Europe on Canals and Rivers feature article and tour operators.
Prize ribbon.With a Classic Selection from our past article library, we have updated one of the three most popular articles in our collection. In this 2015 edition, look for useful information, new barging options and exceptional imagery right here.
Barging in Europe on Canals and Rivers feature article and tour operators.
Article about safe, sane travel with friends, family or strangers.
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 all spell the difference between a trip's success and failure. Marianne Scott shares her insights from a lifetime of travel.
Article about safe, sane travel with friends, family or strangers.

Coming in May/June: We join a camel safari in Australia's rugged outback, and we travel to Scotland's Orkney Islands to learn about the rich Neolithic archaeology and people who flourished there from an amazing 6,000 years ago.

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.
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.
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.

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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