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Welcome to the Travel with a Challenge library of richly-illustrated feature articles arranged by topic. Or, you may prefer to browse this diverse collection by country destination or by using our heavily-browsed travel theme pages that assemble groups of articles into geographic regions or interests such as bird and nature vacations, wellness and spiritual vacations, volunteer vacations or cruise and train travel. Click on any of the topic titles below to go straight to specific article listings.
Accessible Travel
Accommodations
Active Travel
Alternative Travel Tour Operators
Art
Bear Watching
Bird Watching
Book & Product Reviews
Cities of the World
Cruise, Barging, Sailing Vacations
Cuisine Vacations
Cultural/Historical Travel
Cycling Vacations
Driving Vacations
Earthwatch Institute
Ecotourism/Nature Vacations
Educational Travel
Elderhostel / Road Scholar
Family Travel
Garden Tours
Health and Wellness
Hiking
Historical Travel
Home Exchanges/House Sitting
Horse Farm and Riding Vacations
Kayaking Vacations
Language Learning
Living Abroad
Marine (Ocean) Vacations
Mature Travel
Painting, Music and Art Themes
Photography
RV-Recreational Vehicle Travel
River Rafting and Canoeing
Rural Tourism
Spiritual Travel
Storm Watching Vacations
Train Travel
Travel for Seniors
Travel Tips and Strategies
Travel Operators
Volunteer Vacations
Walking Holidays
Women's Travel
Accessible Travel
Accessible Africa tours and safaris guidebook encourages people with limited mobility or wheelchairs to explore with disability-friendly tours and safaris or even independently.

Victoria, British Columbia has exciting, educational marine wildlife attractions, on land and cruising some picturesque islands, all easy and accessible for seniors and families.

Accessible travel expert, Candy Harrington, offers tips for wheelchair and disabled vacationers looking for travel accommodation to meet their needs.

Learn dozens of ways African elephants communicate and discover tour operators, including specialists in accessible travel who will lead you into elephant territory.

Go along on a nature safari with a difference to two South African parks where tracking wildlife on foot is all part of the fun! Includes many safari tour operator listings, including Accessible Tours, for a variety of African destinations.
Accommodations
Six adventurous, unconventional, sometimes downright strange places to sleep while traveling on vacation. Try a sphere hanging in a tree, a vintage airplane, a silver mine or a sleep at a zoo.

Chemainus, British Columbia, is an outdoor gallery of over 40 world-renowned building-sized wall murals illustrating the town's history. Stay at one of its bed & breakfasts, take in world-class theater productions, enjoy kayaking and a surprising mix of wonderful eateries.

With this introduction to Europe's rural tourism and farm holidays, discover what is going on in 28 countries from Britain to Greece, now representing 15% of the continent's tourism.

An increasing number of hostels around the world offer budget travelers better accommodation, delicious food and a diversity of activities, classes and tours.

Our story takes readers inside the house sitting experience and suggests tips for successful house and pet sitting holidays as a low-budget travel option.

Canada's capital, Ottawa: a year round travel delight with many festivals, cultural events and great natural setting. Historic accommodations make a great sleeping choice too.

Learn about Malaysia's rural village homestay holidays with rich cultural insights and some unexpected adventures not found in conventional hotels.

Cultural history and cuisine vacations in Quebec feature historic accommodations in Old Montreal, Eastern Townships and Old Quebec City.

Pros and cons of holiday rentals in Spain: the idea of self catering apartments vs hotels is examined in this article, tips which can be applied to other holiday destinations as well.

Carriacou and Petite Martinique are two less-visited Caribbean islands of Grenada, keeping their own authentic beat and rural way of life in a nation still unspoiled by mass tourism.

Take a cruise through numerous locks of Ontario's historic and picturesque Rideau Canal or drive alongside and stay at historic accommodations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

South of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico's Riviera Maya offers birds, nature, authentic Mayan cultural history, as well as a taste of eco-living on Quintana Roo coast.

Learn about successful strategies for exchanging homes for memorable, low-budget vacations around the world.

Discover Maui's most Hawaiian hotel where guests quickly become part of the Hawaiian family, learning about culture through a menu of free activities and an unmistakable "aloha" atmosphere that appeal to every generation.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada boasts five boutique hotels and inns with personality -- luxurious accommodations, distinctive stories, gourmet breakfasts and other pleasant treats.

Take the Evangeline Trail along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy while enjoying historic inns, gourmet seafood and natural wonders.

Visit the famous Lipizzan horses on their Lipica Stud Farm in Slovenia where visitors can tour, ride and even stay on this historic, elegant estate.

Try staying at Trinidad's small-scale, locally-owned hotels, inns and guest houses and sample the best in fresh local Creole and Trinidad cuisine.

Long a popular day-stop on Alaska's cruise ship circuit, Juneau, Alaska's capital, is worth a longer visit, with its character accommodations and eateries, abundant nature and colorful native culture.

Learn about British Columbia, Canada's exciting aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

Learn about Vancouver, British Columbia's unusual accommodations, tours, eateries, museums and local specialties you never new existed. Updated with new entries and images in 2014!

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes a horseback riding vacation and lessons in Tuscany, Italy through picturesque countryside and well-preserved medieval towns. Her accommodations are definitely part of the story.
While sleeping with history in the picturesque wilderness village of Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island enjoy a memorable vacation where marine mammals, including killer whales and humpback whales, abound.

Hawaii offers much more than mainstream hotels and resorts - learn about distinctive accommodations on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Molokai that will add rich memories to your Hawaiian vacation.

Hawaii' wellness providers, planners, retreat centers and workshops on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island offer healthy holiday choices and accommodations to suit every taste and budget.

Visit an all-inclusive health resort near Tucson, Arizona to discover how wellness vacations are as diverse in their agendas and activity choices as you would experience on a cruise ship

The desert city of Tucson, Arizona offers a host of historic hotels, manicured gardens and character accommodations to tempt vacationers away from predictable generic hotel rooms.

Northeastern Florida's historic accommodations and sumptuous signature breakfasts make a visit to Amelia Island and St. Augustine unique and memorable.
Active Travel
Learn eight compelling reasons to consider a stimulating vacation in Wales on Britain's western flank, whether you are interested in food and wine, history, spectacular parks and outdoor recreation or wildlife.

A day of walking in Botswana's Okavango Delta leads to unexpected challenges that include learning about uses for animal dung and having a dung spitting contest.

Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies offers 10 horseback riding wilderness nature holidays, June to September, senior-friendly camping and riding vacations.

Plenty of seniors these days are climbing Tanzania's 19,341-foot Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Our 68-year-old author tells her own unexpected story.

This article covers a three-day senior-friendly whitewater rafting trip on Oregon's Rogue River with lodge-tp-lodge accommodation.

Grandma Wears Hiking Boots is an active outdoor guidebook to the wilderness parks, cuisine and winery attractions of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

Small-ship expedition cruises are taking adventure exploration to the ends of the earth. See our exciting spotlight on new frontiers of travel.

Step by step, two senior ladies prepare for the challenge of hiking to the top of 14,000 foot Pikes Peak in Colorado. An inspiring story!

Walking and hiking between picturesque historic villages in Cinque Terre National Park, Italy is a popular Mediterranean coastal holiday.

Thailand's marine treasures beneath the sea are revealed on a scuba diving liveaboard holiday in the Similan Islands, including a close encounter with a whale shark. Even if diving is not a priority, the images in this article are dazzling!

What to do after walking Spain's Camino de Santiago? How about Italy's Via Francigena, a pilgrim walking route from the Alps to Rome, laced with wine and food tasting.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, spends a day far north of the Arctic Circle with a Lapland reindeer herder, 21st century-style, and learns about the traditions and challenges of this declining profession in northern Finland.

A small-ship cruise explores Peru's Amazon River tributaries, spotting wildlife on day and night expeditions and visiting remote villages while adventure cruising.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, shares her riding and hiking vacation in Patagonia, one of the world’s less visited regions straddling southern Argentina and Chile.

Experience the famous Molokai Mule Ride down a 1,700 foot cliff with 26 switchbacks to the former Kalaupapa leper colony to learn about the settlement’s infamous past and compassionate present. Father Damien becomes Saint Damien in October 2009, perhaps leading to some new pilgrimage travel there?

In this inspiring, entertaining addition to our Camino collection, perennial traveler and book author, Robert Ward, speaks about his many journeys on the Camino: its “eternal newness” and its “deep, persistent rhythms of the road”.

Stroll and hike the French Riviera, western Côte d’Azur, a memorable holiday for active seniors to discover mountain footpaths, local islands, medieval villages, and dramatic shoreline trails.

Join a small group of seniors on an active ElderTreks exploration of unique national parks and richly historic towns throughout Slovenia and Croatia.

Two senior women walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago with backpacks on and staying in pilgrim hostels for 751 kilometers from the French border to Santiago de Compostela.

Learn about British Columbia, Canada's exciting aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

Visit the famous Lipizzan horses on their Lipica Stud Farm in Slovenia where visitors can tour, ride and even stay on this historic, elegant estate.

Thousands of people, toddlers to seniors, join the Great Victorian Bike Ride for nine days of cycling Australia's spectacularly scenic Great Ocean Road.

Include one or more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your next vacation to immerse in the most precious natural attractions and human cultural sites on earth.

From the Sierra Nevada Mountains to its deepest valley bottoms, discover Yosemite National Park's wilderness vacations on foot, by car and on horseback.

Trinidad is developing rural, natural area tourism, training local people as guides and hosts, opening up lesser-known areas to adventure travel interests like biking, hiking and kayaking.

A helicopter ride onto the Mendenhall Glacier leads to a thrilling new experience of hiking on Juneau, Alaska's most accessible glacier.

For active seniors, take a hike up Mount Aaron and experience the hospitality of Bedouin tribal people near Petra, Jordan.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes a horseback riding vacation and lessons in Tuscany, Italy through picturesque countryside and well-preserved medieval towns.

From Europe to Australia, active seniors sign up for educational Sail Training adventures or join Tall Ships' Races for an exciting vacation at sea.

Senior travelers find walking and hiking easier and safer with trekking poles and staffs, so learn how to choose and use them effectively.

Come along for the ride on a new zipline adventure course high in the tropical mountain rainforest of Maui, Hawaii where half the clients are over 50.

Island-hopping from Maine, U.S.A. to New Brunswick, Canada is a rewarding active camping vacation for intermediate ocean kayakers.

Learn dozens of ways African elephants communicate and discover tour operators who will lead you into the wild to observe them.

Go on a Sierra Club walking tour of Britain's picturesque Cotswold region to explore nature and English history.

Go along on a nature safari with a difference to two South African parks. Tracking wildlife on foot is all part of the fun!

Explore Mexico's vast Copper Canyon region in a richly illustrated three part spotlight that features the geology, natural history and indigenous culture of the region.

Family travel is front and center as a veteran travel writer shares his hitchhiking experiences in Ireland with Mom and a rigorous walk across England with Dad.

Veteran travel expedition leader, Geoff Green, shares his checklist for choosing the best adventure tours from Antarctica to the North Pole.

Tour operator, Active Journeys, offers wise advice on physically preparing for a walking holiday, choosing comfortable boots and daypacks.

An active travel exploration through Ireland's Aran Islands and County Clare provides healing and encouragement during a family reunion.

Walk northern Spain's Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over more than 1,000 years and experience the fascination of this route.

Join a two-week guided hiking tour of China's Great Wall which includes village encounters, lots of history and memorable meals off the beaten path.
Alternative Travel Tour Operators
In The Bahamas, discover traditional country cuisine with a Tru Bahamian Food Tours that embraces a walking, talking and tasting experience through the back streets of Old Nassau.

A day of walking in Botswana's Okavango Delta leads to unexpected challenges that include learning about uses for animal dung and having a dung spitting contest.

Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies offers 10 horseback riding wilderness nature holidays, June to September, senior-friendly camping and riding vacations.

Whether you are a casual appreciator of birds or a passionate bird watcher, learn about the best small ship cruises for up-close bird viewing at remote destinations around the world.

Plenty of seniors these days are climbing Tanzania's 19,341-foot Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Our 68-year-old author tells her own unexpected story.

This article covers a three-day senior-friendly whitewater rafting trip on Oregon's Rogue River with lodge-tp-lodge accommodation.

Small-ship expedition cruises are taking adventure exploration to the ends of the earth. See our exciting spotlight on new frontiers of travel.

A group of women travelers visiting Rajasthan, Varanasi and north central India have many new and unusual experiences at a very grassroots level.

Whale watching nature cruises have grown worldwide. Discover the top five regions for observation of whales covering every season throughout the year.

Read the touching account of the traditional wedding celebration of an American couple during their cultural and educational trip to Bhutan.

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

Ecuador's Andes Mountains Highlands offer unique national parks, colorful indigenous market towns, rich Inca history, and Spanish colonial hacienda vacations.

On a traditional Turkish gulet, share an archaeological cruise holiday of Turkey's spectacular Turquoise Coast (Lycian Coast) and walk out thousands of years of history.

Enjoy surprising cultural heritage highlights of France's Black Paris tours and activities, with a century of impressive African-American contributions to art, music, literature.

Meet New Zealand's most rare and endangered wildlife and birds, on tours and holidays. Learn their intriguing stories, and plan to encounter them in this unique holiday destination.

A small-ship cruise explores Peru's Amazon River tributaries, spotting wildlife on day and night expeditions and visiting remote villages while adventure cruising.

Ride the rails in luxury aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying wildlife sightings, frontier history and spectacular scenery from Jasper, Alberta through the Canadian Rockies and across British Columbia to Vancouver.

Eco-cruise visitors to Galapagos Islands enter a bird and nature heaven. Find out their Favorite Five Animals in a 2008 wildlife poll.

Learn about a luxurious Croatian Islands cruise on the Dalmatian Coast between Split and Dubrovnik where cultural cuisine and a deeply-layered history are highlights of visits to Korcula, Hvar, Vis and Brac.

Experience the famous Molokai Mule Ride down a 1,700 foot cliff with 26 switchbacks to the former Kalaupapa leper colony to learn about the settlement’s infamous past and compassionate present. Father Damien beccame Saint Damien in October 2009, perhaps leading to some new pilgrimage travel in the future?

Demonstrating that the guide makes the difference, discover how an exploration of Croatia’s Island of Vis comes alive with rich culture and history from the Greeks to World War II.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, shares her riding and hiking vacation in Patagonia, one of the world’s less visited regions straddling southern Argentina and Chile.

Journalist, Alison Gardner, describes her first balloon adventure while soaring and swooping over the dramatic scenery of Turkey's Cappadocia region. Her accompanying photo essay from a return trip in 2008 shares even more spectacular images with readers.

Discover why archaeologist, filmmaker and tour host, Peter Sommers, considers Istanbul, Turkey, to be the Queen of Cities.

Meet Chef Matthew Gray of Hawaii Food Tours while you eat your way through Hawaii’s ethnic cuisine, tasty cultural treats for every budget.

Through the eyes of Greek American culinary expert, Nikki Rose, experience Crete, from rugged, mountainous geography to distinctive culture and cuisine.

Join a small group of seniors on an active ElderTreks exploration of unique national parks and richly historic towns throughout Slovenia and Croatia.

Learn about British Columbia, Canada's exciting aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

A helicopter ride onto the Mendenhall Glacier leads to a thrilling new experience of hiking on Juneau, Alaska's most accessible glacier.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes a horseback riding vacation and lessons in Tuscany, Italy through picturesque countryside and well-preserved medieval towns. Her tour operator, Cross Country International, specializes in riding vacations worldwide.

Learning is fun on an Arizona vacation whether you fancy archaeology, astronomy, wine blending, hummingbird migrations or Mexican cuisine and culture.

While staying in the picturesque historic village of Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island join a five-day Magificent Seven Marine Mammal Tour to experience marine mammals, including killer whales and humpback whales, in their natural habitat.

Trinidad is developing rural, natural area tourism, training local people as guides and tour operators, opening up lesser-known areas to adventure travel interests like biking, hiking and kayaking.

Respected Trinidad & Tobago bird photographer, Roger Neckles, shares his passion for some of the islands most colorful and exotic birds. He also leads bird and nature tours of his island nation.

Hawaii offers many educational guided and self-guided tours to explore Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Molokai that will add rich memories to your Hawaiian vacation.

Explore Mexico's State of Sonora and its abundant marine wildlife and birds along the Sea of Cortez, with mountains, desert and tropical forests as well as a rich native and Spanish colonial history.

Learn dozens of ways African elephants communicate and discover tour operators who will lead you into the wild to observe them.

Go along on a nature safari with a difference to two South African parks where tracking wildlife on foot is all part of the fun! Includes many safari tour operator listings, including Accessible Tours, for a variety of African destinations.

Veteran travel expedition leader, Geoff Green, shares his checklist for choosing the best adventure tours from Antarctica to the North Pole.

Bear Watching vacations offer an introduction to these always-fascinating creatures and to some educational ecotours where bears are the star attraction.

The Greek Islands are brilliant stepping stones of thousands of years of Mediterranean history, distinctive culture and cuisine, and spiritual treasures.

Walk northern Spain's Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over more than 1,000 years and experience the fascination of this route.

Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's Panhandle provide a rare rafting and camping adventure in The Ultimate Northern Wilderness.

Alternative Hawaii reveals an uncommon side of this famous tourist destination, with ecological and cultural vacation options across five islands.

Northern Ireland's famous Antrim Coast offers a perfect week-long hiking and cultural history tour for the active traveler.

A 19-day ElderTreks' trip through western and central Turkey reveals a rich Greek, Roman, Christian and Ottoman Empire history and a lively present day culture to explore.

Join a two-week hiking tour of China's Great Wall which includes village encounters, lots of history and memorable meals off the beaten path.
Art - see Painting

Barging Vacations -- see Cruise, Barging and Sailing Vacations

Bear Watching
Join a nature conservation holiday in China and lend a helping hand to highly-endangered Giant Pandas with a rewarding volunteer vacation.

Bear Watching vacations offer an introduction to these always-fascinating creatures and to some educational ecotours where bears are the star attraction.

Learn about British Columbia, Canada's exciting aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

Go on a Polar Bear Watching eco-vacation that takes readers into the heartland of polar bear territory around Churchill, Manitoba.

Grizzly Bears & Killer Whales are the main attractions at a floating eco-lodge on a remote British Columbia coastal inlet.

Bird Watching
Whether you are a casual appreciator of birds or a passionate bird watcher, learn about the best small ship cruises for up-close bird viewing at remote destinations around the world.

When thousands of Bald eagles congregate on a British Columbia river near Vancouver, a lot of bird watching and a wildlife festival take place.

Costa Rica guidebook author, James Kaiser, shares his top five picks of the country's 26 national parks and nature reserves. Rare and endangered birds and animals are a big part of the attraction.

Rarotonga
in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific still offers vacationers a glimpse of unspoiled nature, rare birds and an island in transition.

Meet New Zealand's most rare and endangered wildlife and birds, on tours and holidays. Learn their intriguing stories, and plan to encounter them in this unique holiday destination.

Rural farmers in India have create a sanctuary for wild peacocks, India's dwindling national bird, while offering authentic agri-tourism experiences for international visitors.

South of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico's Riviera Maya offers birds, nature, authentic Mayan cultural history, as well as a taste of eco-living on Quintana Roo coast.

A small-ship cruise explores Peru's Amazon River tributaries, spotting wildlife on day and night expeditions and visiting remote villages while adventure cruising.

Eco-cruise visitors to Galapagos Islands enter a bird and nature heaven. Find out their Favorite Five Animals in a 2008 wildlife poll.

Learn about Alberta’s spectacular Jasper National Park and its historical Jasper townsite, the most northerly segment of the Canadian Rockies UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, features endangered birds, plants, marine wildlife, and significant US military history in the Pacific.

Respected Trinidad & Tobago bird photographer, Roger Neckles, shares his passion for some of the islands most colorful and exotic birds.

Explore Scottish history, nature and environmental challenges at Scotland's Aigas Field Centre, where hosts, Sir John Lister-Kaye and his wife, Lucy, welcome guests to stay on their historic property.

Explore Mexico's State of Sonora and its abundant marine wildlife and birds along the Sea of Cortez, with mountains, desert and tropical forests as well as a rich native and Spanish colonial history.

Kangaroo Island, one of Australia's lesser known ecotourism treasures, reveals rare animals, sea mammals and birds against a spectacular geological backdrop.

Breathtaking bird photos and personal encounters with Hawaii's wildlife are shared by Jack Jeffrey, Hawaii's pre-eminent nature photographer.
Book & Product Reviews
My Very Own World Adventure is a creative, customized book gift for traveling grandparents to engage 3- to 12-year-old children in learning about the world, one country at a time! Using the letters of your selected child's name, it features countries representing each letter with charming illustrations that highlight different cultures in a colorful, thoughtful way.

Ultimate Adventures, A Rough Guide to Adventure Travel contains 177 of the best and most achievable adventures on earth. Organized geographically, each option is rated on a 1 to 5 scale for physical and psychological demands, technical skill and the WOW! factor.

Off the Tourist Trail: 1,000 Unexpected Travel Alternatives is an elegant large-format travel book distilling the most captivating places to visit on every continent, from ancient and historical sites, festivals and architectural marvels to natural wonders, art, beaches and vibrant cities.

Finnair's cabin crew has published Airborne: Tales From A Thousand And One Flights, a collection of unusual or humorous stories from their six decades of travel around the world.

For 20 years, Briggs & Riley Travelware has been making innovative, durable luggage products for discerning travelers. With the recent launch of BRX, a high-performance luggage collection for adventure travelers, they are the only high end luggage maker for the outdoor market.

The Red Hat Society Travel Guide encourages women over 50 exploring the author's choice of top US destinations "with confidence, class and style!" First-person accounts of Red Hat experiences add an element of fun and personal experience.

Two books about exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains -- one a nuts-and-bolts hiking trail guide and one a gorgeous and affordable photographic coffee table book -- will encourage readers to visit this UNESCO World Heritage designated region.

Nothing could be more timely for air travelers than owning Digital Luggage Scales, taking the guesswork out of check-in procedures and checking bags. Measuring up to 50 kg (110 lbs) per suitcase, this gadget is accurate, lightweight, and money-saving.

Earthbound: A Rough Guide to the World in Pictures captures the essence of travel: why we do it, what we get out of it, and the sheer richness and pleasure of the world at large. It is a classic coffee table book, full of photographer anecdotes to make you smile and shake your head.

Europe by Mouse is a creative new travel website unveiled by Adelle and Ron Milavsky who have spent 50+ years independently traveling Europe. Their website visits 123 of their favorite European destinations in text and photos.

Lonely Planet Discover Series demonstrates new directions for this high profile guidebook publisher, developed after extensive third-party research for travelers who want a shorter, highlights-based travel guide for their holiday.

Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World shines the spotlight on terrific travel ideas that are not only inspiring and unusual but that actually make a real difference in the lives of local people and on the planet.

Cities of the World
Newly-launched in 2014, educational, cultural and historical tours take Hong Kong visitors behind the scenes with innovative food-tasting, cycling, history and Kung Fu tours.

Venice, Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideal for exploring by barge and river cruises. Learn about its many challenges to survive and thriive, and about a new book that captures the early morning magic of this unique city.

Canada's capital, Ottawa: a year round travel delight with many festivals, cultural events, historic accommodations, and a great natural setting.

Vancouver International Airport leads the world in making the airport experience beautiful, relaxing and fun with an impressive aboriginal art collection and nature-laced alcoves in every terminal.

With this distinctive photographic essay, readers will immerse in Jerusalem's history, architecture and culture through the lens of acclaimed photographer, Marcelo Bendahan.

Enjoy surprising cultural heritage highlights of France's Black Paris tours and activities, with a century of impressive African-American contributions to art, music, literature.

Ten tips for exploring Vienna, Austria independently on a tight budget, around one of Europe’s most fascinating cultural, musical and historic cities.

Cultural history and cuisine vacations in Quebec feature historic accommodations in Old Montreal, Eastern Townships and Old Quebec City.

Brussels in Bloom flower carpet celebrates a colorful begonia festival in the heart of this beautiful city every two years. See our dazzling photo essay of past carpet designs in Grand-Place square.

Discover why archaeologist, filmmaker and tour host, Peter Sommers, considers Istanbul, Turkey, to be the Queen of Cities.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada boasts five boutique hotels and inns with personality -- luxurious accommodations, distinctive stories, gourmet breakfasts and other pleasant treats.

Explore Victoria, British Columbia ’s world famous Butchart Gardens in the Winter season, a time of more subtle beauty by day and dazzling light displays and festive activities each evening in December and early January.

Long a popular day-stop on Alaska's cruise ship circuit, Juneau, Alaska's capital, is worth a longer visit, with its character accommodations and eateries, abundant nature and colorful native culture.

Learn about Vancouver, British Columbia's unusual accommodations, tours, eateries, museums and local specialties you never new existed. Updated with new entries and images in 2014!

Celebrating its century of industrial heritage, Granville Island is transformed into a destination that attracts 10 million visitors a year, just five minutes from downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

The desert city of Tucson, Arizona offers a host of historic hotels, manicured gardens and character accommodations to tempt vacationers away from predictable generic hotel rooms.
Cruise, Barging and Sailing Vacations (see also Marine Vacations)
Whether you are a casual appreciator of birds or a passionate bird watcher, learn about the best small ship cruises for up-close bird viewing at remote destinations around the world.

Venice, Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideal for exploring by barge and river cruises. Learn about its many challenges to survive and thriive, and about a new book that captures the early morning magic of this unique city.

Multi-award-winning river cruising specialist, Uniworld, announces new ship, itineraries, and all-inclusive river cruising in 2014.

Small-ship expedition cruises are taking adventure exploration to the ends of the earth. See our exciting spotlight on new frontiers of travel.

Freighter travel is a distinctive sea-going alternative to cruise ship vacations as illustrated by our feature article about crossing the Pacific Ocean by container ship.

Whale watching nature cruises
have grown worldwide. Discover the top five regions for observation of whales covering every season throughout the year.

Discover the adventure of self-drive narrow boat cruising on Britain's waterways, a network of historic canals in Scotland, England and Wales.


Step aboard a Uniworld river cruise in the south of France and sail north on the Rhone and Saone rivers towards Paris for a stimulating, luxurious week of travel through Provence and Southern Burgundy.

A canal barging holiday in Burgundy, France is a classic cruise adventure, for guests to experience picturesque countryside, historic towns and the best of local cuisine and wines.


On a traditional Turkish gulet, share an archaeological cruise holiday of Turkey's spectacular Turquoise Coast (Lycian Coast) and walk out thousands of years of history.

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

Take a cruise through numerous locks of Ontario's historic and picturesque Rideau Canal or drive alongside and stay at historic accommodations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thailand's marine treasures
beneath the sea are revealed on a scuba diving liveaboard holiday in the Similan Islands, including a close encounter with a whale shark. Even if diving is not a priority, the images in this article are dazzling!

From Montréal, cruise the St Lawrence River and Gulf to Québec's Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands) while enjoying Acadian history, fabulous seafood cuisine and a chance to explore the picturesque islands during a three-day cruise stopover. Also check out the accompanying map page to illustrate the cruise route and the configuration of the islands, as well as some very unusual geology you will want to learn about.

A small-ship cruise explores Peru's Amazon River tributaries, spotting wildlife on day and night expeditions and visiting remote villages while adventure cruising.

Eco-cruise visitors to Galapagos Islands enter a bird and nature heaven. Find out their Favorite Five Animals in a 2008 wildlife poll.

Learn about a luxurious Croatian Islands cruise on the Dalmatian Coast between Split and Dubrovnik where cultural cuisine and a deeply-layered history are highlights of visits to Korcula, Hvar, Vis and Brac.

Demonstrating that the guide makes the difference, discover how an exploration of Croatia’s Island of Vis comes alive with rich culture and history from the Greeks to World War II.

A unique 12-day river cruise from Amsterdam to Vienna includes the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, and crossing mountains via the world’s most modern lock system.

Explore Scottish Highland history, nature, and cuisine on a Go Barging luxury holiday along Scotland’s Great Glen from the North Sea to the Atlantic.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, explores French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands aboard a modern passenger freighter stopping at a variety of colorful island ports to deliver supplies.

Join two senior women adventurers who explore Alaska's Aleutian Islands from Homer to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska aboard an Alaska State Ferry.

From Europe to Australia, active seniors sign up for educational Sail Training adventures or join Tall Ships' Races for an exciting vacation at sea.

While staying in the picturesque historic village of Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island spend every day cruising the protected inlets and straits where marine mammals, including killer whales and humpback whales, abound.

Explore Continental Europe, Britain and Ireland by barge or canal boat aboard luxury hotel barges or self-skippered vessels and identify tour operators who deliver memorable experiences in style.

Veteran travel expedition leader, Geoff Green, shares his checklist for choosing the best adventure tours from Antarctica to the North Pole.


Cuisine Vacations
In The Bahamas, discover traditional country cuisine with a Tru Bahamian Food Tours that embraces a walking, talking and tasting experience through the back streets of Old Nassau.

While you travel to Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, sample eight British restaurants where the fresh, local dishes and the view are equally delicious.

Newly-launched in 2014, educational, cultural and historical tours take Hong Kong visitors behind the scenes with innovative food-tasting, cycling, history and Kung Fu tours.

The author of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate takes readers on a mouthwatering trip highlighting the top countries for chocolate connoisseurs and illustrating how to include chocolate tastings and tours in your travel plans.

An increasing number of hostels around the world offer budget travelers better accommodation, delicious food and a diversity of activities, cooking classes and tours.

Canada's capital, Ottawa: a year round travel delight with many festivals, cultural events, historic accommodations and a great natural setting. The range of cuisine makes a vacation in itself.

A canal barging holiday in Burgundy, France is a classic cruise adventure, for guests to experience picturesque countryside, historic towns and the best of local cuisine and wines.

What to do after walking Spain's Camino de Santiago? How about Italy's Via Francigena, a pilgrim walking route from the Alps to Rome, laced with wine and food tasting.

From Montréal, cruise the St Lawrence River and Gulf to Québec's Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands) while enjoying Acadian history, fabulous seafood cuisine and a chance to explore the picturesque islands during a three-day cruise stopover. Also check out the accompanying map page to illustrate the cruise route and the configuration of the islands, as well as some very unusual geology you will want to learn about.

Joe David, author of Gourmet Getaways, shares his mouth-watering culinary research and recipes from 50 U.S. cuisine/cooking vacations.

Escape the beach crowds to explore Maui’s Upcountry Agri-Tourism includes a winery, a goat farm and a lavender farm …. each with spectacular volcano views.

Meet Chef Matthew Gray of Hawaii Food Tours while you eat your way through Hawaii’s ethnic cuisine, tasty cultural treats for every budget.


Through the eyes of Greek American culinary expert, Nikki Rose, experience Crete, from rugged, mountainous geography to distinctive culture and cuisine.

Cultural/Historical Travel
Portugal's Côa Valley hosts over 5,000 Ice Age engravings across its open-air archaeological park, the largest of its kind in the Palaeolithic world! The public is welcome to come, learn and enjoy at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Learn eight compelling reasons to consider a stimulating vacation in Wales on Britain's western flank, whether you are interested in food and wine, history, spectacular parks and outdoor recreation or wildlife.

The southern canton of Ticino combines Switzerland's good order with Italy's charm and tastiness. You will be surprised what a difference there is once you "tunnel" through the Alps and come out the other side.

In The Bahamas, discover traditional country cuisine with a Tru Bahamian Food Tours that embraces a walking, talking and tasting experience through the back streets of Old Nassau.

Britain's Stonehenge gets an impressive educational indoor-outdoor visitor center, offering new insights on the still-mysterious ancient culture that built it.

While you travel to Wales, Scotland, England and Northern Ireland, sample eight British restaurants where the fresh, local dishes and the view are equally delicious. Some serve up traditional dishes together with tales of long historic associations.

Chemainus, British Columbia, is an outdoor gallery of over 40 world-renowned building-sized wall murals illustrating the town's history. Stay at one of its bed & breakfasts, take in world-class theater productions, enjoy kayaking and a surprising mix of wonderful eateries.

Newly-launched in 2014, educational, cultural and historical tours take Hong Kong visitors behind the scenes with innovative food-tasting, cycling, history and Kung Fu tours.

With this introduction to Europe's rural tourism and farm holidays, discover what is going on in 28 countries from Britain to Greece, now representing 15% of the continent's tourism.

Venice, Italy is a UNESCO World Heritage Site ideal for exploring by barge and river cruises. Learn about its many challenges to survive and thriive, and about a new book that captures the early morning magic of this unique city.

This informative article introduces Ontario's Manitoulin Island as a richly-cultural destination for educational aboriginal experiences in an unfamiliar natural backdrop the shores of Lake Huron.

A 50-plus solo traveler discovers the benefits of "Slow Travel" on the Greek Island of Folegandros during her independently-planned holiday..

A group of women travelers visiting Rajasthan, Varanasi and north central India have many new and unusual experiences at a very grassroots level.

Each July the remote village of Bamfield, British Columbia offers a summer music festival by the sea with 10 jazz and classical concerts and lots of opportunities to mingle with the performers on Canada's wild West Coast.

Learn about Malaysia's rural village homestay holidays with rich cultural insights and some unexpected adventures not to be found in conventional hotels!

Pilgrimage travel today is alive and well; this article shares reflections on taking spiritual journeys as well as spotlighting some well known and little known pilgrimage destinations.

Save money while traveling to Britain to enjoy all the top attractions and regions. We share 10 tips that make a difference!

Read the touching account of the traditional wedding celebration of an American couple during their cultural and educational trip to Bhutan.

Canada's capital, Ottawa: a year round travel delight with many festivals, cultural events, historic accommodations and a great natural setting.

Ecuador's Andes Mountains Highlands offer unique national parks, colorful indigenous market towns, rich Inca history, and Spanish colonial hacienda vacations.

Discover the Provence on a self-drive exploration of highlights, brimming with history and an intriguing painter's light that captivated Cezanne and Picasso.

Discover the adventure of self-drive narrow boat cruising on Britain's waterways, a network of historic canals in Scotland, England and Wales.

Step aboard a Uniworld river cruise in the south of France and sail north on the Rhone and Saone rivers towards Paris for a stimulating, luxurious week of travel through Provence and Southern Burgundy.

Walking and hiking between picturesque historic villages in Cinque Terre National Park, Italy is a popular Mediterranean coastal holiday.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada boasts five boutique hotels and inns with personality -- historic accommodations, distinctive stories, gourmet breakfasts and other pleasant treats.

In addition to offering stimulating spa wellness holidays, Rotorua, New Zealand is the historic heartland of indigenous Maori culture with exciting educational experiences.

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

On a traditional Turkish gulet, share an archaeological cruise holiday of Turkey's spectacular Turquoise Coast (Lycian Coast) and walk out thousands of years of history.

A canal barging holiday in Burgundy, France is a classic cruise adventure, for guests to experience picturesque countryside, historic towns and the best of local cuisine and wines.

Take a cruise through numerous locks of Ontario's historic and picturesque Rideau Canal or drive alongside and stay at historic accommodations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Carriacou and Petite Martinique are two less-visited Caribbean islands of Grenada, keeping their own authentic beat and rural way of life in a nation still unspoiled by mass tourism.

Take a cruise through numerous locks of Ontario's historic and picturesque Rideau Canal or drive alongside and stay at historic accommodations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What to do after walking Spain's Camino de Santiago? How about Italy's Via Francigena, a pilgrim walking route from the Alps to Rome, laced with wine and food tasting.

Learn about volunteer holidays on a Darjeeling tea estate in northern India. With a variety of volunteer tasks to choose from, this historic estate is a world leader in organic farming and sustainable community living.

Take a trip to Chichen Itza, Mexico's Mayan temple city on the Yucatan Peninsula and discover why it was chosen by 100 million people as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.

Ten tips for exploring Vienna
, Austria independently on a tight budget, around one of Europe’s most fascinating cultural, musical and historic cities.

With this distinctive photographic essay, readers will immerse in Jerusalem's history, architecture and culture through the lens of acclaimed photographer, Marcelo Bendahan.

Enjoy surprising cultural heritage highlights of France's Black Paris tours and activities, with a century of impressive African-American contributions to art, music, literature.

Independent travel in Spain's Galicia province is an empowering, illuminating cultural history vacation. There's much more to Galicia than the fabulous pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela!

South of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico's Riviera Maya offers birds, nature, authentic Mayan cultural history, as well as a taste of eco-living on Quintana Roo coast.

From Montréal, cruise the St Lawrence River and Gulf to Québec's Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands) while enjoying Acadian history, fabulous seafood cuisine and a chance to explore the picturesque islands during a three-day cruise stopover. Also check out the accompanying map page to illustrate the cruise route and the configuration of the islands, as well as some very unusual geology you will want to learn about.

Explore Alberta's Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a "living museum" east of Edmonton, as well as other natural and cultural attractions in the region known as Kalyna Country.

Fifty-plus and ready for a deeper appreciation of Italy? Try a senior-friendly language learning program in Taormina, Sicily, a beautiful historic setting with active volcano, Mount Etna sighing in the background.

Rosebud, Alberta (population 100) celebrates its rural theatre roots in a tiny prairie village rich in pioneer history. In its 27th year of professional performance, 40,000 visitors annually come to see its dramas and musicals 10 months of the year.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, spends a day far north of the Arctic Circle with a Lapland reindeer herder, 21st century-style, and learns about the traditions and challenges of this declining profession in northern Finland.

Experience the famous Molokai Mule Ride down a 1,700 foot cliff with 26 switchbacks to the former Kalaupapa leper colony to learn about the settlement’s infamous past and compassionate present. Father Damien became Saint Damien in October 2009, perhaps leading to some new pilgrimage travel there in the future?

Lanai is least visited of Hawaii’s big six islands despite its well-known history as “The Pineapple Island”. Enjoy a unique introduction by two of Lanai’s favorite sons.

Learn about a luxurious Croatian Islands cruise on the Dalmatian Coast between Split and Dubrovnik where cultural cuisine and a deeply-layered history are highlights of visits to Korcula, Hvar, Vis and Brac.

Demonstrating that the guide makes the difference, discover how an exploration of Croatia’s Island of Vis comes alive with rich culture and history from the Greeks to World War II.

Journalist, Alison Gardner, describes her first balloon adventure while soaring and swooping over the dramatic scenery of Turkey's Cappadocia region. Her accompanying photo essay from a return trip in 2008 shares even more spectacular images with readers.

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, features endangered birds, plants, marine wildlife, and significant US military history in the Pacific.

Alberta’s dramatically-chiseled Badlands offers the perfect “Holy Land” back-drop on a grand scale for Canada’s acclaimed Passion Play enacted each July for the past 15 years.

Cultural history and cuisine vacations in Quebec feature historic accommodations in Old Montreal, Eastern Townships and Old Quebec City.

Meet Chef Matthew Gray of Hawaii Food Tours while you eat your way through Hawaii’s ethnic cuisine, tasty cultural treats for every budget.

Discover why archaeologist, filmmaker and tour host, Peter Sommers, considers Istanbul, Turkey, to be the Queen of Cities.

Oman offers authentic, friendly Arabian hospitality, cultural tourism, forts and castles, desert camps, and ecotourism on land and sea.

Oman’s heritage tourism includes authentic architectural restoration of centuries-old forts and castles, some in deserts, others on mountain peaks or guarding fertile valleys.

Visit southern Oman’s Salalah region, land of frankincense, monsoons, fine beaches, fabulous bird-watching and camels roaming the country roads.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, explores French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands aboard a modern passenger freighter stopping at a variety of colorful island ports to deliver supplies.

The Creaky Traveler is back with new independent travel explorations "for the mobile not agile" in southwest Ireland’s counties of Cork, Clare and West Cork.

Nicaragua is an unfamiliar vacation destination that is becoming a rewarding Central American country for short, medium and long term living on vacation or forever!

Darjeeling's miniature mountain railway in India is an historic treasure recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Go along for a ride to meet the people and see spectacular scenery.

Join two senior women adventurers who explore Alaska's Aleutian Islands in pioneer footsteps from Homer to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska aboard an Alaska State Ferry.

Take the Evangeline Trail along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy while enjoying historic inns, gourmet seafood and natural wonders.

Two senior women walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago with backpacks on and staying in pilgrim hostels for 751 kilometers from the French border to Santiago de Compostela.

Though Costa Rica has been a popular cultural and ecotourism destination for decades, it remains full of surprises for short vacations and living abroad.

Through the eyes of Greek American culinary expert, Nikki Rose, experience Crete, from rugged, mountainous geography to distinctive culture and cuisine.

Visit the famous Lipizzan horses on their Lipica Stud Farm in Slovenia where visitors can tour, ride and even stay on this historic, elegant estate.

Include one or more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your next vacation to immerse in the most precious natural attractions and human cultural sites on earth.

Learn about British Columbia, Canada's exciting aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes a horseback riding vacation and lessons in Tuscany, Italy through picturesque countryside and well-preserved medieval towns.

A Jewish travel writer and a Jordanian Moslem tour guide identify similarities, not differences that must motivate their people to find peace.

Guidebook author, David Stanley, shares 10 cultural, historical and natural reasons for senior travelers to visit Cuba now.

Learn about Vancouver, British Columbia's unusual accommodations, tours, eateries, museums and local specialties you never new existed. Updated with new entries and images in 2014!

Celebrating its century of industrial heritage, Granville Island is transformed into a destination that attracts 10 million visitors a year, just five minutes from downtown Vancouver, British Columbia.

Long a popular day-stop on Alaska's cruise ship circuit, Juneau, Alaska's capital, is worth a longer visit, with its character accommodations and eateries, abundant nature and colorful native culture.

For active seniors, take a hike up Mount Aaron and experience the hospitality of Bedouin tribal people near Petra, Jordan.

Explore Continental Europe, Britain and Ireland by barge or canal boat aboard luxury hotel barges or self-skippered vessels and identify tour operators who deliver memorable experiences in style.

Learning is fun on an Arizona vacation whether you fancy archaeology, astronomy, wine blending, hummingbird migrations or Mexican cuisine and culture.

Meteora in Central Greece features towering pinnacle rock formations topped with medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries now open to vacationers and pilgrims.
Learn about the pagan and Christian traditions of decorated, painted Easter eggs in the Ukraine and Russia in this colorful, informative article.

Hawaii offers many educational guided and self-guided tours to explore Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Molokai that will add rich memories to your Hawaiian vacation.

Explore Mexico's State of Sonora and its abundant marine wildlife and birds along the Sea of Cortez, with mountains, desert and tropical forests as well as a rich native and Spanish colonial history.

Northeastern Florida's historic accommodations and sumptuous signature breakfasts make a visit to Amelia Island and St. Augustine unique and memorable.

The desert city of Tucson, Arizona offers a host of historic hotels, manicured gardens and character accommodations to tempt vacationers away from predictable generic hotel rooms.

Take an independent ramble through the rugged remote Highlands of North West Scotland with a travel-seasoned 70-something couple who classify themselves as "mobile not agile".

Explore Mexico's vast Copper Canyon region in a richly illustrated three part spotlight that features the geology, natural history and indigenous culture of the region.

A fine example of Mexico's new rural tourism shows how a whole community outside Mazatlan can deliver memorable grassroots experiences.
A rich Creole heritage is captured in this travel article spotlighting Louisiana.

Join a Global Citizens Network volunteer vacation lending a hand on native reservations in Arizona and New Mexico.

A 19-day ElderTreks' trip through western and central Turkey reveals a rich Greek, Roman, Christian and Ottoman Empire history and a lively present day culture to explore.

The Greek Islands are brilliant stepping stones of thousands of years of Mediterranean history, distinctive culture and cuisine, and spiritual treasures.

Walk northern Spain's Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over more than 1,000 years and experience the fascination of this route.

Matriarchs of Meghalaya takes readers inside one of northern India's most unique cultural communities where women are the decision-makers.

Artist and globetrotter, Charlene Brown, takes her paint box on a solo trip which captures Vietnam in Watercolor.
Alternative Hawaii reveals an uncommon side of this famous tourist destination, with ecological and cultural vacation options across five islands.

Meet Chef Matthew Gray of Hawaii Food Tours while you eat your way through Hawaii’s ethnic cuisine, tasty cultural treats for every budget.

Northern Ireland's famous Antrim Coast offers a perfect week-long hiking and cultural history tour for the active traveler.

Ride the rails in bygone luxury aboard the historic Eastern & Orient Express train from Singapore through Malaysia to Thailand.

U.S. volunteer vacation organization, Global Volunteers, contributes challenging food for thought on encountering unfamiliar cultures.

Join a popular Elderhostel educational study tour in England to the home territories of some of Britain's most famous literary figures.

Join a two-week hiking tour of China's Great Wall which includes village encounters, plenty of history and memorable meals off the beaten path.

Cycling Vacations
Newly-launched in 2014, educational, cultural and historical tours take Hong Kong visitors behind the scenes with innovative food-tasting, cycling, history and Kung Fu tours.

Join Arizona photographer, Lorraine DarConte, on her solo cycling holiday through picturesque countryside and medieval towns around Umbria, Italy.

Thousands of people, toddlers to seniors, join the Great Victorian Bike Ride for nine days of cycling Australia's spectacularly scenic Great Ocean Road.
Driving Vacations
Visiting Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks is like taking a geology class with the colors, textures and visual WOW! Factor all rolled into one.

Discover the Provence on a self-drive exploration of highlights, brimming with history and an intriguing painter's light that captivated Cezanne and Picasso.

Take a cruise through numerous locks of Ontario's historic and picturesque Rideau Canal or drive alongside and stay at historic accommodations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Learn about Alberta’s spectacular Jasper National Park and its historical Jasper townsite, the most northerly segment of the Canadian Rockies UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Take a cruise through numerous locks of Ontario's historic and picturesque Rideau Canal or drive alongside and stay at historic accommodations. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Creaky Traveler is back with new independent travel explorations "for the mobile not agile" in southwest Ireland’s counties of Cork, Clare and West Cork.

A new book by Ron and Adelle Milavsky shows how to take a Recreational Vehicle (RV) holiday in Europe while saving money and adding itinerary flexibility.

Take an independent ramble through the rugged remote Highlands of North West Scotland with a travel-seasoned 80-something couple who classify themselves as "mobile not agile".

Earthwatch Institute
Globetrotting volunteer, Dorothy Conlon, shares her inspiring and educational cheetah encounter during a 15-day Earthwatch conservation volunteer program in Namibia, southwestern Africa.

An Earthwatch Institute volunteer vacation in Barbados reveals an island's history and slave culture from the inside out.

Ecotourism (Nature-based Vacations)
Learn eight compelling reasons to consider a stimulating vacation in Wales on Britain's western flank, whether you are interested in food and wine, history, spectacular parks and outdoor recreation or wildlife.

Visiting Utah's Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks is like taking a geology class with the colors, textures and visual WOW! Factor all rolled into one.

A day of walking in Botswana's Okavango Delta leads to unexpected challenges that include learning about uses for animal dung and having a dung spitting contest.

Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies offers 10 horseback riding wilderness nature holidays, June to September, senior-friendly camping and riding vacations.

Whether you are a casual appreciator of birds or a passionate bird watcher, learn about the best small ship cruises for up-close bird viewing at remote destinations around the world.

This article covers a three-day senior-friendly whitewater rafting trip on Oregon's Rogue River with lodge-tp-lodge accommodation.

When thousands of Bald eagles congregate on a British Columbia river near Vancouver, a lot of bird watching and a wildlife festival take place.

Small-ship expedition cruises are taking adventure exploration to the ends of the earth. See our exciting spotlight on new frontiers of travel.

Whale watching nature cruises have grown worldwide. Discover the top five regions for observation of whales covering every season throughout the year.

Costa Rica guidebook author, James Kaiser, shares his top five picks of the country's 26 national parks and nature reserves. Rare and endangered birds and animals are a big part of the attraction.

Grandma Wears Hiking Boots is an active outdoor guidebook to the wilderness parks, cuisine and winery attractions of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

Tips from an expert on wilderness photography for capturing the finest big-picture outdoor scenery while hiking and traveling into remote areas.

Thailand's marine treasures beneath the sea are revealed on a scuba diving liveaboard holiday in the Similan Islands, including a close encounter with a whale shark. Even if diving is not a priority, the images in this article are dazzling!

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

A veteran African wildlife safari photographer offers tips for getting best wildlife images, based on his inspiring, beautifully-illustrated and educational book, Wildlife Photography.

Learn about volunteer holidays on a Darjeeling tea estate in northern India. With a variety of volunteer tasks to choose from, this historic estate is a world leader in organic farming and sustainable community living.

Meet New Zealand's most rare and endangered wildlife and birds, on tours and holidays. Learn their intriguing stories, and plan to encounter them in this unique holiday destination.

Victoria, British Columbia has exciting, educational marine wildlife attractions, on land and cruising some picturesque islands, all easy and accessible for seniors and families.

A small-ship cruise explores Peru's Amazon River tributaries, spotting wildlife on day and night expeditions and visiting remote villages while adventure cruising.

Rural farmers in India have create a sanctuary for wild peacocks, India's dwindling national bird, while offering authentic agri-tourism experiences for international visitors.

South of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico's Riviera Maya offers birds, nature, authentic Mayan cultural history, as well as a taste of eco-living on Quintana Roo coast.

Explore Alberta's Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a "living museum" east of Edmonton, as well as other natural and cultural attractions in the region known as Kalyna Country.

Learn about Alberta’s spectacular Jasper National Park and its historical Jasper townsite, the most northerly segment of the Canadian Rockies UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Eco-cruise visitors to Galapagos Islands enter a bird and nature heaven. Find out their Favorite Five Animals in a 2008 wildlife poll.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, shares her riding and hiking vacation in Patagonia, one of the world’s less visited regions straddling southern Argentina and Chile.

From her newly-published guidebook, Kirsten Whatley spotlights short and long volunteer vacations focusing on helping nature on five Hawaiian Islands and surrounding waters.

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, features endangered birds, plants, marine wildlife, and significant US military history in the Pacific.

The U.S. Oregon Coast skirting the wild, picturesque Pacific beckons explorers who love beach combing, shipwreck discovery and eco-retreats by the shore.

Take the Evangeline Trail along Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy while enjoying historic inns, gourmet seafood and natural wonders.

Learn about British Columbia, Canada's exciting aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

Though Costa Rica has been a popular cultural and ecotourism destination for decades, it remains full of surprises for short vacations and long term stays.

From the Sierra Nevada Mountains to its deepest valley bottoms, discover Yosemite National Park's wilderness vacations on foot, by car and on horseback.

Long a popular day-stop on Alaska's cruise ship circuit, Juneau, Alaska's capital, is worth a longer visit, with its character accommodations and eateries, abundant nature and colorful native culture.

A helicopter ride onto the Mendenhall Glacier leads to a thrilling new experience of hiking on Juneau, Alaska's most accessible glacier.

Include one or more UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your next vacation to immerse in the most precious natural attractions and human cultural sites on earth.

Trinidad is developing rural, natural area tourism, training local people as guides and hosts, opening up lesser-known areas to adventure travel interests like biking, hiking and kayaking.

Explore Scottish history, nature and environmental challenges at Scotland's Aigas Field Centre, where hosts, Sir John Lister-Kaye and his wife, Lucy, welcome guests to stay on their historic property.

Guidebook author, David Stanley, shares 10 cultural, historical and natural reasons for senior travelers to visit Cuba now.

Learning is fun on an Arizona vacation whether you fancy archaeology, astronomy, wine blending, hummingbird migrations or Mexican cuisine and culture.
While staying in the picturesque historic village of Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island enjoy a memorable vacation where marine mammals, including killer whales and humpback whales, abound.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Heron Island attract vacationers who volunteer to monitor the declining health of spectacular coral reefs.

Hawaii offers many educational guided and self-guided tours to explore Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Molokai that will add rich memories to your Hawaiian vacation.

Rarotonga in the Cook Islands of the South Pacific still offers vacationers a glimpse of unspoiled nature, rare birds and an island in transition.

Learn how researchers are identifying dozens of ways that African elephants communicate up close and over vast distances, and pick an educational safari to observe for yourself these fascinating giants in the wild.

Explore Mexico's State of Sonora and its abundant marine wildlife and birds along the Sea of Cortez, with mountains, desert and tropical forests as well as a rich native and Spanish colonial history.

Go along on a nature safari with a difference to two South African parks. Tracking wildlife on foot is all part of the fun!

Explore Mexico's vast Copper Canyon region in a richly illustrated three part spotlight that features the geology, natural history and indigenous culture of the region.

Kangaroo Island, one of Australia's lesser known ecotourism treasures, reveals rare animals, sea mammals and birds against a spectacular geological backdrop.

Bear Watching vacations offer an introduction to these always-fascinating creatures and to some educational ecotours where bears are the star attraction.

Go on a Polar Bear Watching eco-vacation that takes readers into the heartland of polar bear territory around Churchill, Manitoba.

Grizzly Bears & Killer Whales are the main attractions at a floating eco-lodge on a remote British Columbia coastal inlet.
Photojournalist and marine mammal specialist, Jean-Pierre Sylvestre, shares memorable photos and insightful observations of the world's sea life.

Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's Panhandle provide a rare rafting and camping adventure in The Ultimate Northern Wilderness.

Alternative Hawaii reveals an uncommon side of this famous tourist destination, with ecological and cultural vacation options across five islands.

Northern Ireland's famous Antrim Coast offers a perfect week-long hiking and cultural history tour for the active traveler.

Breathtaking bird photos and personal encounters with Hawaii's wildlife are shared by Jack Jeffrey, Hawaii's pre-eminent nature photographer.

Winter storm watching vacations on Canada's Pacific coast are the latest adventure attraction for North American and offshore visitors.

Spend a holiday on Australia's famed Heron Island, a magical Queensland coast eco-island where Nature rules.
Educational Travel
Portugal's Côa Valley hosts over 5,000 Ice Age engravings across its open-air archaeological park, the largest of its kind in the Palaeolithic world! The public is welcome to come, learn and enjoy at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Britain's Stonehenge gets an impressive educational indoor-outdoor visitor center, offering new insights on the still-mysterious ancient culture that built it.

Newly-launched in 2014, educational, cultural and historical tours take Hong Kong visitors behind the scenes with innovative food-tasting, cycling, history and Kung Fu tours.

The author of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate takes readers on a mouthwatering trip highlighting the top countries for chocolate connoisseurs and illustrating how to include chocolate tastings and tours in your travel plans.

This informative article introduces Ontario's Manitoulin Island as a richly-cultural destination for educational aboriginal experiences in an unfamiliar natural backdrop the shores of Lake Huron.

Learn about Malaysia's rural village homestay holidays with rich cultural insights, educational programs and some unexpected adventures not to be found in conventional hotels!

Learn about organic farming and gardening with WWOOF through volunteer, low-budget travel in the U.S.A. and worldwide.

Painting and sketching on your travels
and tours alone or with a professional artist enhances international travel. Artist Mark Heine shares his thoughts.

Sabbaticals from work or daily life renew your energy and creative direction in stimulating ways … ten tips for budget-minded seniors.


In addition to offering stimulating spa wellness holidays, Rotorua, New Zealand is the historic heartland of indigenous Maori culture with exciting educational experiences.

On a traditional Turkish gulet, share an archaeological cruise holiday of Turkey's spectacular Turquoise Coast (Lycian Coast) and walk out thousands of years of history.

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

A colorful photo essay captures the powerful legacy of garden design and horticultural expertise in the exotic gardens of Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia ... the Eastern Caribbean at its most lush and beautiful.

A veteran African wildlife safari photographer offers tips for getting best wildlife images, based on his inspiring, beautifully-illustrated and educational book, Wildlife Photography.

Enjoy surprising cultural heritage highlights of France's Black Paris tours and activities, with a century of impressive African-American contributions to art, music, literature.

Fifty-plus and ready for a deeper appreciation of Italy? Try a senior-friendly language learning program in Taormina, Sicily, a beautiful historic setting with active volcano, Mount Etna sighing in the background.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, spends a day far north of the Arctic Circle with a Lapland reindeer herder, 21st century-style, and learns about the traditions and challenges of this declining profession in northern Finland.

Explore Alberta's Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a "living museum" east of Edmonton, as well as other natural and cultural attractions in the region known as Kalyna Country.

Escape the beach crowds to explore Maui’s Upcountry Agri-Tourism includes a winery, a goat farm and a lavender farm …. each with spectacular volcano views.

Lanai is least visited of Hawaii’s big six islands despite its well-known history as “The Pineapple Island”. Enjoy a unique introduction by two of Lanai’s favorite sons.

Experience the famous Molokai Mule Ride down a 1,700 foot cliff with 26 switchbacks to the former Kalaupapa leper colony to learn about the settlement’s infamous past and compassionate present. Father Damien became Saint Damien in October 2009, perhaps leading to some new pilgrimage travel there in the future?

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, features endangered birds, plants, marine wildlife, and significant US military history in the Pacific.

Discover Maui's most Hawaiian hotel where guests quickly become part of the Hawaiian family, learning about culture through a menu of free activities and an unmistakable "aloha" atmosphere.

Through the eyes of Greek American culinary expert, Nikki Rose, experience Crete, from rugged, mountainous geography to distinctive culture and cuisine.

Join two senior women adventurers who explore Alaska's Aleutian Islands in pioneer footsteps from Homer to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska aboard an Alaska State Ferry.

Cultural history and cuisine vacations in Quebec feature historic accommodations in Old Montreal, Eastern Townships and Old Quebec City.

Learn about British Columbia, Canada's exciting aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

Explore Scottish history, nature and environmental challenges at Scotland's Aigas Field Centre, where hosts, Sir John Lister-Kaye and his wife, Lucy, welcome guests to stay on their historic property.

From Europe to Australia, active seniors sign up for educational Sail Training adventures or join Tall Ships' Races for an exciting vacation at sea.

While staying in the picturesque historic village of Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island enjoy educational ship-based cruises daily where marine mammals, including killer whales and humpback whales, abound.

Learn how researchers are identifying dozens of ways that African elephants communicate up close and over vast distances, and pick an educational safari to observe for yourself these fascinating giants in the wild.

Learning is fun on an Arizona vacation whether you fancy archaeology, astronomy, wine blending, hummingbird migrations or Mexican cuisine and culture.

A rich Creole heritage is captured in this travel article spotlighting Louisiana.

The Greek Islands are brilliant stepping stones of thousands of years of Mediterranean history, distinctive culture and cuisine, and spiritual treasures.

Walk northern Spain's Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over more than 1,000 years and experience the fascination of this route.

A 19-day ElderTreks' trip through western and central Turkey reveals a rich Greek, Roman, Christian and Ottoman Empire history and a lively present day culture to explore.

U.S. volunteer vacation organization, Global Volunteers, contributes challenging food for thought on encountering unfamiliar cultures.

Join a popular Elderhostel educational study tour in England to the home territories of some of Britain's most famous literary figures.
Elderhostel / Road Scholar
Explore Mexico's State of Sonora and its abundant marine wildlife and birds along the Sea of Cortez, with mountains, desert and tropical forests as well as a rich native and Spanish colonial history.

Join a popular Elderhostel educational study tour in England to the home territories of some of Britain's most famous literary figures.
Family Travel
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies offers 10 horseback riding wilderness nature holidays, June to September, senior-friendly multi-generational camping and riding vacations.

Grandma Wears Hiking Boots is an active outdoor guidebook to the wilderness parks, cuisine and winery attractions of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

What to do after walking Spain's Camino de Santiago? How about Italy's Via Francigena, a pilgrim walking route from the Alps to Rome, laced with wine and food tasting.

Discover Maui's most Hawaiian hotel where guests quickly become part of the Hawaiian family, learning about culture through a menu of free activities and an unmistakable "aloha" atmosphere. Many loyal guests now bring second or third generations to their Hawaiian "home".

Victoria, British Columbia has exciting, educational marine wildlife attractions, on land and cruising some picturesque islands, all easy and accessible for seniors and families.

Explore Alberta's Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a "living museum" east of Edmonton, as well as other family-friendly natural and cultural attractions in the region known as Kalyna Country.

Thousands of people, toddlers to seniors, join the Great Victorian Bike Ride for nine days of cycling Australia's spectacularly scenic Great Ocean Road.

Visit the famous Lipizzan horses on their Lipica Stud Farm in Slovenia where visitors of all ages can tour, ride and even stay on this historic, elegant estate.

Explore Scottish history, nature and environmental challenges at Scotland's Aigas Field Centre, where hosts, Sir John Lister-Kaye and his wife, Lucy, welcome guests to stay on their historic property.

Explore Continental Europe, Britain and Ireland by barge or canal boat aboard luxury hotel barges or self-skippered vessels and identify tour operators who deliver memorable experiences in style.

Learn about successful strategies for exchanging homes for memorable, low-budget vacations around the world.

Take an independent ramble through the rugged remote Highlands of North West Scotland with a travel-seasoned 70-something couple who classify themselves as "mobile not agile".

Alberta’s dramatically-chiseled Badlands offers the perfect “Holy Land” back-drop on a grand scale for Canada’s acclaimed Passion Play enacted each July for the past 14 years.

Family travel is front and center as a veteran travel writer shares his hitchhiking experiences in Ireland with Mom and a rigorous walk across England with Dad.

An active travel exploration through Ireland's Aran Islands and County Clare provides healing and encouragement during a family reunion.


Garden Tours
Learn about organic farming and gardening with WWOOF through volunteer, low-budget travel in the U.S.A. and worldwide.

A colorful photo essay captures the powerful legacy of garden design and horticultural expertise in the exotic gardens of Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia ... the Eastern Caribbean at its most lush and beautiful.

Brussels in Bloom flower carpet celebrates a colorful begonia festival in the heart of this beautiful city every two years. See our dazzling photo essay of past carpet designs.

Explore Victoria, British Columbia ’s world famous Butchart Gardens in the Winter season, a time of more subtle beauty by day and dazzling light displays and festive activities each evening during December and early January.

Health and Wellness
Spiritual guide and healer, Ronda LaRue, talks about the role of meaningful travel in healing body, mind and spirit and how it can reveal one's destiny for a healthy, happier life.

In addition to offering stimulating spa wellness holidays, Rotorua, New Zealand is the historic heartland of indigenous Maori culture with exciting educational experiences.

Learn about the top sacred places around the world and how to prepare successfully for visiting such culturally, historically and spiritually significant destinations.

Hawaii is a new world-class destination for health and wellness vacationing on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island where healthy holiday choices suit every taste and budget.

The Hawaiian Islands is home to a wide variety of wellness providers and planners as well as retreat centers and workshops.

Visit an all-inclusive health resort near Tucson, Arizona to discover how wellness vacations are as diverse in their agendas and activity choices as you would experience on a cruise ship.

Learn how to pick creative, healthy vacations that promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing and wellness to last all year!
Hiking - See Walking Tours

Historical Travel - See Cultural/Historical Travel

Home Exchange Holidays and House Sitting
Our story takes readers inside the house sitting experience and suggests tips for successful house and pet sitting holidays as a low-budget travel option.

Learn about successful strategies for exchanging homes for memorable, low-budget vacations around the world.

Horse Farm and Riding Vacations
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies offers 10 horseback riding wilderness nature holidays, June to September, senior-friendly camping and riding vacations.

Experience the famous Molokai Mule Ride down a 1,700 foot cliff with 26 switchbacks to the former Kalaupapa leper colony to learn about the settlement’s infamous past and compassionate present. Father Damien became Saint Damien in October 2009, perhaps leading to some new pilgrimage travel there in future.

Visit the famous Lipizzan horses on their Lipica Stud Farm in Slovenia where visitors can tour, ride and even stay on this historic, elegant estate.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes a horseback riding vacation and lessons in Tuscany, Italy through picturesque countryside and well-preserved medieval towns.

Kayaking Vacations
(see also Rafting and Canoeing)
Chemainus, British Columbia, is an outdoor gallery of over 40 world-renowned building-sized wall murals illustrating the town's history. Stay at one of its bed & breakfasts, take in world-class theater productions, enjoy kayaking and a surprising mix of wonderful eateries.

Each July the remote village of Bamfield, British Columbia offers a summer music festival by the sea with 10 jazz and classical concerts and lots of opportunities to mingle with the performers on Canada's wild West Coast. Ocean kayaking is also a popular reason to visit Bamfield.

Island-hopping from Maine, U.S.A. to New Brunswick, Canada is a rewarding active camping vacation for intermediate ocean kayakers.

Language Learning
Why should vacationers learn basic phrases in the local language when on their foreign travels? This article offers insights and tips to benefit for everyone, whether as independent traveler or on a tour.

Fifty-plus and ready for a deeper appreciation of Italy? Try a senior-friendly language learning program in Taormina, Sicily, a beautiful historic setting with active volcano, Mount Etna sighing in the background.

Living Abroad
Nicaragua is an unfamiliar vacation destination that is becoming a rewarding Central American country for short, medium and long term living on vacation or forever!

Though Costa Rica has been a popular cultural and ecotourism destination for decades, it remains full of surprises for short vacations and living abroad.

Marine (Ocean) Vacations
Whether you are a casual appreciator of birds or a passionate bird watcher, learn about the best small ship cruises for up-close bird viewing at remote destinations around the world.

Small-ship expedition cruises are taking adventure exploration to the ends of the earth. See our exciting spotlight on new frontiers of travel.

Freighter travel is a distinctive sea-going alternative to cruise ship vacations as illustrated by our feature article about crossing the Pacific Ocean by container ship.

Whale watching nature cruises have grown worldwide. Discover the top five regions for observation of whales covering every season throughout the year.

Thailand's marine treasures
beneath the sea are revealed on a scuba diving liveaboard holiday in the Similan Islands, including a close encounter with a whale shark. Even if diving is not a priority, the images in this article are dazzling!

On a traditional Turkish gulet, share an archaeological cruise holiday of Turkey's spectacular Turquoise Coast (Lycian Coast) and walk out thousands of years of history.

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

From Montréal, cruise the St Lawrence River and Gulf to Québec's Îles de la Madeleine (Magdalen Islands) while enjoying Acadian history, fabulous seafood cuisine and a chance to explore the picturesque islands during a three-day cruise stopover. Also check out the accompanying map page to illustrate the cruise route and the configuration of the islands, as well as some very unusual geology you will want to learn about.

Eco-cruise visitors to Galapagos Islands enter a bird and nature heaven. Find out their Favorite Five Animals in a 2008 wildlife poll.

Learn about a luxurious Croatian Islands cruise on the Dalmatian Coast between Split and Dubrovnik where cultural cuisine and a deeply-layered history are highlights of visits to Korcula, Hvar, Vis and Brac.

Demonstrating that the guide makes the difference, discover how an exploration of Croatia’s Island of Vis comes alive with rich culture and history from the Greeks to World War II.

Join two senior women adventurers who explore Alaska's Aleutian Islands in pioneer footsteps from Homer to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska aboard an Alaska State Ferry.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, explores French Polynesia’s Marquesas Islands aboard a modern passenger freighter stopping at a variety of colorful island ports to deliver supplies.

While staying in the picturesque historic village of Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island enjoy educational ship-based cruises daily where marine mammals, including killer whales and humpback whales, abound.

Veteran travel expedition leader, Geoff Green, shares his checklist for choosing the best adventure tours from Antarctica to the North Pole.

Photojournalist and marine mammal specialist, Jean-Pierre Sylvestre, shares memorable photos and insightful observations of the world's sea life.

Grizzly Bears & Killer Whales are the main attractions at a floating eco-lodge on a remote British Columbia coastal inlet.
Mature Travel Only
Join a small group of seniors on an active ElderTreks exploration of unique national parks and richly historic towns throughout Slovenia and Croatia.

The Creaky Traveler is back with new independent travel explorations "for the mobile not agile" in southwest Ireland’s counties of Cork, Clare and West Cork.

A new book by Ron and Adelle Milavsky shows how to take a Recreational Vehicle (RV) holiday in Europe while saving money and adding itinerary flexibility.

From Europe to Australia, active seniors sign up for educational Sail Training adventures or join Tall Ships' Races for an exciting vacation at sea.

Take an independent ramble through the rugged remote Highlands of North West Scotland with a travel-seasoned 70-something couple who classify themselves as "mobile not agile".

A 19-day ElderTreks' trip through western and central Turkey reveals a rich Greek, Roman, Christian and Ottoman Empire history and a lively present day culture to explore.

Join a popular Elderhostel educational study tour in England to the home territories of some of Britain's most famous literary figures.

Painting, Music and Art Themes
Portugal's Côa Valley hosts over 5,000 Ice Age engravings across its open-air archaeological park, the largest of its kind in the Palaeolithic world! The public is welcome to come, learn and enjoy at this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Chemainus, British Columbia, is an outdoor gallery of over 40 world-renowned building-sized wall murals illustrating the town's history. Stay at one of its bed & breakfasts, take in world-class theater productions, enjoy kayaking and a surprising mix of wonderful eateries.

Each July the remote village of Bamfield, British Columbia offers a summer music festival by the sea with 10 jazz and classical concerts and lots of opportunities to mingle with the performers on Canada's wild West Coast.

Discover the Provence on a self-drive exploration of highlights, brimming with history and an intriguing painter's light that captivated Cezanne and Picasso.

Vancouver International Airport leads the world in making the airport experience beautiful, relaxing and fun with an impressive aboriginal art collection and nature-laced alcoves in every terminal.

Rosebud, Alberta (population 100) celebrates its rural theatre roots in a tiny prairie village rich in pioneer history. In its 27th year of professional performance, 40,000 visitors annually come to see its dramas and musicals 10 months of the year.

Painting and sketching on your travels and tours alone or with a professional artist enhances international travel. Artist Mark Heine shares his thoughts.

Enjoy unexpected cultural heritage highlights of France's Black Paris tours and activities, with a century of impressive African-American contributions to art, music, literature.

Globetrotter, Charlene Brown, takes her paint box and her unique artist's eyeglasses on a solo trip that captures Vietnam in Watercolor.


The Greek Islands are brilliant stepping stones of thousands of years of Mediterranean history, Greek icon art treasures, distinctive culture and cuisine, and spiritual treasures (3 articles).

Bypass those weary racks of faded, stereotypical postcards by learning how to paint your own postcard scenes to thrill friends and relatives.

Learn about the pagan and Christian traditions of decorated, painted Easter eggs in the Ukraine and Russia in this colorful, informative article.

Photography
A videography expert and African safari tour leader shares her best tips for capturing your travels on video. Enjoy fabulous video clips with Africa as your classroom!

Thailand's marine treasures beneath the sea are revealed on a scuba diving liveaboard holiday in the Similan Islands, including a close encounter with a whale shark. Even if diving is not a priority, the images in this article are dazzling!

Tips from an expert on wilderness photography for capturing the finest big-picture outdoor scenery while hiking and traveling into remote areas.

A veteran African wildlife safari photographer offers tips for getting best wildlife images, based on his inspiring, beautifully-illustrated and educational book, Wildlife Photography.

With this distinctive photographic essay, readers will immerse in Jerusalem's history, architecture and culture through the lens of acclaimed photographer, Marcelo Bendahan.

Brussels in Bloom flower carpet celebrates a colorful begonia festival in the heart of this beautiful city every two years. See our dazzling photo essay of past carpet designs.

Respected Trinidad & Tobago bird photographer, Roger Neckles, shares his passion for some of the islands most colorful and exotic birds.

Photojournalist and marine mammal specialist, Jean-Pierre Sylvestre, shares memorable photos and insightful observations of the world's sea life.

Breathtaking bird photos and personal encounters with Hawaii's wildlife are shared by Jack Jeffrey, Hawaii's pre-eminent nature photographer.

RV-Recreational Vehicle Travel
A new book by Ron and Adelle Milavsky shows how to take a Recreational Vehicle (RV) holiday in Europe while saving money and adding itinerary flexibility.
River Rafting and Canoeing (see also Kayaking Vacations)
This article covers a three-day senior-friendly whitewater rafting trip on Oregon's Rogue River with lodge-tp-lodge accommodation.

Canada's Yukon Territory and Alaska's Panhandle provide a rare rafting and camping adventure in The Ultimate Northern Wilderness.

Rural Tourism
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies offers 10 horseback riding wilderness nature holidays, June to September, senior-friendly camping and riding vacations.

With this introduction to Europe's rural tourism and farm holidays, discover what is going on in 28 countries from Britain to Greece, now representing 15% of the continent's tourism.

A 50-plus solo traveler discovers the benefits of "Slow Travel" on the little-known Greek Island of Folegandros during her independently-planned holiday.

Each July the remote village of Bamfield, British Columbia offers a summer music festival by the sea with 10 jazz and classical concerts and lots of opportunities to mingle with the performers on Canada's wild West Coast.

Learn about Malaysia's rural village homestay holidays with rich cultural and educational insights and some unexpected adventures not to be found in conventional hotels!

Read the touching account of the traditional wedding celebration of an American couple during their cultural and educational trip to Bhutan.

Learn about organic farming and gardening with WWOOF through volunteer, low-budget travel in the U.S.A. and worldwide.

Carriacou and Petite Martinique are two less-visited Caribbean islands of Grenada, keeping their own authentic beat and rural way of life in a nation still unspoiled by mass tourism.

Ecuador's Andes Mountains Highlands offer unique national parks, colorful indigenous market towns, rich Inca history, and Spanish colonial hacienda vacations.

Learn about volunteer holidays on a Darjeeling tea estate in northern India. With a variety of volunteer tasks to choose from, this historic estate is a world leader in organic farming and sustainable community living.

Rural farmers in India have create a sanctuary for wild peacocks, India's dwindling national bird, while offering authentic agri-tourism experiences for international visitors.

A small-ship cruise explores Peru's Amazon River tributaries, spotting wildlife on day and night expeditions and visiting remote villages while adventure cruising.

South of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico's Riviera Maya offers birds, nature, authentic Mayan cultural history, as well as a taste of eco-living on Quintana Roo coast.

Explore Alberta's Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, a "living museum" east of Edmonton, as well as other natural and cultural attractions in the region known as Kalyna Country.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, spends a day far north of the Arctic Circle with a Lapland reindeer herder, 21st century-style, and learns about the traditions and challenges of this declining profession in northern Finland.

Escape the beach crowds to explore Maui’s Upcountry Agri-Tourism includes a winery, a goat farm and a lavender farm …. each with spectacular volcano views.

Lanai is least visited of Hawaii’s big six islands despite its well-known history as “The Pineapple Island”. Enjoy a unique introduction by two of Lanai’s favorite sons.

Rosebud, Alberta (population 100) celebrates its rural theatre roots in a tiny prairie village rich in pioneer history. In its 27th year of professional performance, 40,000 visitors annually come to see its dramas and musicals 10 months of the year.

A Global Service Corp volunteer vacation in rural Tanzania is a rewarding first experience for one British journalist who goes on to bigger things in Cambodia.

Demonstrating that the guide makes the difference, discover how an exploration of Croatia’s Island of Vis comes alive with rich culture and history from the Greeks to World War II.

Through the eyes of Greek American culinary expert, Nikki Rose, experience Crete, from rugged, mountainous geography to distinctive culture and cuisine.

Learn about British Columbia, Canada's exciting aboriginal vacations, tour operators and accommodations where nature and colorful cultures are interpreted through native eyes.

Visit the famous Lipizzan horses on their Lipica Stud Farm in Slovenia where visitors can tour, ride and even stay on this historic, elegant estate.

Explore Scottish history, nature and environmental challenges at Scotland's Aigas Field Centre, where hosts, Sir John Lister-Kaye and his wife, Lucy, welcome guests to stay on their historic property.

Trinidad is developing rural, natural area tourism, training local people as guides and hosts, opening up lesser-known areas to adventure travel interests like biking, hiking and kayaking.

Try staying at Trinidad's small-scale, locally-owned hotels, inns and guest houses and sample the best in fresh local Creole and Trinidad cuisine.

Nicaragua is an unfamiliar vacation destination that is becoming a rewarding Central American country for short, medium and long term living on vacation or forever!

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes a horseback riding vacation and lessons in Tuscany, Italy through picturesque countryside and well-preserved medieval towns.

Take an independent ramble through the rugged remote Highlands of North West Scotland with a travel-seasoned 70-something couple who classify themselves as "mobile not agile".

A fine example of Mexico's new rural tourism shows how a whole community outside Mazatlan can deliver memorable grassroots experiences.

Sailing Vacations -- see Cruise, Barging and Sailing Vacations
Spiritual Travel
Spiritual guide and healer, Ronda LaRue, talks about the role of meaningful travel in healing body, mind and spirit and how it can reveal one's destiny for a healthy, happier life.

A group of women travelers visiting Rajasthan, India's spiritual heartland of Varanasi and north central India have many new and unusual experiences at a very grassroots level.

Pilgrimage travel today is alive and well; this article shares reflections on taking spiritual journeys as well as spotlighting some well known and little known pilgrimage destinations.

What to do after walking Spain's Camino de Santiago? How about Italy's Via Francigena, a pilgrim walking route from the Alps to Rome, laced with wine and food tasting.

With this distinctive photographic essay, readers will immerse in Jerusalem's history, architecture and culture through the lens of acclaimed photographer, Marcelo Bendahan.

Experience the famous Molokai Mule Ride down a 1,700 foot cliff with 26 switchbacks to the former Kalaupapa leper colony to learn about the settlement’s infamous past and compassionate present. Father Damien became Saint Damien in October 2009, perhaps leading to some new pilgrimage travel there.

Alberta’s dramatically-chiseled Badlands offers the perfect “Holy Land” back-drop on a grand scale for Canada’s acclaimed Passion Play enacted each July for the past 14 years.

Two senior women walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago with backpacks on and staying in pilgrim hostels for 751 kilometers from the French border to Santiago de Compostela.

Learn about the top sacred places around the world and how to prepare successfully for visiting such culturally, historically and spiritually significant destinations.

Meteora in Central Greece features towering pinnacle rock formations topped with medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries now open to vacationers and pilgrims.

Learn how to pick creative, healthy vacations that promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing and wellness to last all year!

Visit an all-inclusive health resort near Tucson, Arizona to discover how wellness vacations are as diverse in their agendas and activity choices, including spiritual explorations, as you would experience on a cruise ship.

The Greek Islands are brilliant stepping stones of thousands of years of Mediterranean history, distinctive culture and cuisine, and spiritual treasures.

Walk northern Spain's Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over more than 1,000 years and experience the fascination of this route.

Storm Watching Vacations
Winter storm watching vacations on Canada's Pacific coast are the latest adventure attraction for North American and offshore visitors.
Train Travel
Learn eight compelling reasons to consider a stimulating vacation in Wales on Britain's western flank, whether you are interested in food and wine, history, spectacular parks and outdoor recreation or wildlife.

In Switzerland's land of mountains, transportation by train, gondola and funicular are essential travel fun, and all may be sampled with one convenient Swiss Pass offering discount prices.

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

Ride the rails in luxury aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, enjoying wildlife sightings, frontier history and spectacular scenery from Jasper, Alberta through the Canadian Rockies and across British Columbia to Vancouver.

Darjeeling's miniature mountain railway in India is an historic treasure recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Go along for a ride to meet the local people and see spectacular scenery.

Explore Mexico's vast Copper Canyon region in a richly illustrated three part spotlight that features the geology, natural history and indigenous culture of the region.

Ride the rails in bygone luxury aboard the historic Eastern & Orient Express train from Singapore through Malaysia to Thailand.

Travel for Seniors Only
Join a small group of seniors on an active ElderTreks exploration of unique national parks and richly historic towns throughout Slovenia and Croatia.

The Creaky Traveler is back with new independent travel explorations "for the mobile not agile" in southwest Ireland’s counties of Cork, Clare and West Cork.

From Europe to Australia, active seniors sign up for educational Sail Training adventures or join Tall Ships' Races for an exciting vacation at sea.

A new book by Ron and Adelle Milavsky shows how to take a Recreational Vehicle (RV) holiday in Europe while saving money and adding itinerary flexibility.

Take an independent ramble through the rugged remote Highlands of North West Scotland with a travel-seasoned 70-something couple who classify themselves as "mobile not agile".

A 19-day ElderTreks' trip through western and central Turkey reveals a rich Greek, Roman, Christian and Ottoman Empire history and a lively present day culture to explore.

Join a popular Elderhostel educational study tour in England to the home territories of some of Britain's most famous literary figures.
Travel Tips and Strategies
What you pack in your luggage and how you pack your suitcase reveals some very interesting personality traits. Check our packing style descriptions ... see yourself or someone you know?

Our story takes readers inside the house sitting experience and suggests tips for successful house and pet sitting holidays as a low-budget travel option.

Freighter travel is a distinctive sea-going alternative to cruise ship vacations as illustrated by our feature article about crossing the Pacific Ocean by container ship. Tips on best enjoyment of freighter travel are offered by the author.

A videography expert and African safari tour leader shares her best tips for capturing your travels on video. Enjoy fabulous video clips with Africa as your classroom!

A senior traveler shares her tips for safe, flexible and fun holidays, when choosing to travel solo.

Save money while traveling to Britain to enjoy all the top attractions and regions. We share 10 tips that make a difference!

Sabbaticals from work or daily life renew your energy and creative direction in stimulating ways … ten tips for budget-minded seniors.

Pros and cons of holiday rentals in Spain: the idea of self catering apartments vs hotels is examined in this article, tips which can be applied to other holiday destinations as well.

Tips from an expert on wilderness photography for capturing the finest big-picture outdoor scenery while hiking and traveling into remote areas.

In the 21st century, family travel is flourishing with creative, educational, multi-generational vacations on small-ship cruises, trains, barges as well as land holidays worldwide.

A veteran African wildlife safari photographer offers tips for getting best wildlife images, based on his inspiring, beautifully-illustrated and educational book, Wildlife Photography.

Lost, damaged and stolen luggage ..... Yes, travelers CAN take steps to reduce these increasing risks of this holiday spoiler and deal with it more effectively with the airlines if it does happen.

Painting and sketching on your travels and tours alone or with a professional artist enhances international travel. Artist Mark Heine shares his thoughts.

Why should vacationers learn basic phrases in the local language when on their foreign travels? This article offers insights and tips to benefit for everyone, whether as independent traveler or on a tour.

One challenge you can remove from your travel plans is a large overloaded suitcase, if you follow our Clutter Consultant's tips for uncluttering your luggage and your travel plans.

Senior travelers find walking and hiking easier and safer with trekking poles and staffs, so learn how to choose and use them effectively.

Learn how to pick creative, healthy vacations that promote physical, mental, and spiritual healing and wellness to last all year!

Learn about successful strategies for exchanging homes for memorable, low-budget vacations around the world.

Journeywoman.com's publisher and travel guru shares ten great tips for stacking the odds in favor of a secure, theft-free holiday.

Veteran travel expedition leader, Geoff Green, shares his checklist for choosing the best adventure tours from Antarctica to the North Pole.

Tour operator, Active Journeys, offers wise advice on physically preparing for a walking holiday, choosing comfortable boots and daypacks.

Learn how to streamline your encounters with Airport Security by dealing effectively with the realities of post-9/11 travel.

Bypass those weary racks of faded, stereotypical postcards by learning how to paint your own postcard scenes to thrill friends and relatives.

U.S. volunteer vacation organization, Global Volunteers, contributes challenging food for thought on encountering unfamiliar cultures.
Travel Operators - see Alternative Travel Tour Operators

Volunteer Vacations
Learn about organic farming and gardening with WWOOF through volunteer, low-budget travel in the U.S.A. and worldwide.

A senior volunteer shares her experience of helping African wildlife on a conservation holiday in South Africa and Botswana.

Join a nature conservation holiday in China and lend a helping hand to highly-endangered Giant Pandas with a rewarding volunteer vacation.

Learn about volunteer holidays on a Darjeeling tea estate in northern India. With a variety of volunteer tasks to choose from, this historic estate is a world leader in organic farming and sustainable community living.

From her newly-published guidebook, Kirsten Whatley spotlights short and long volunteer vacations focusing on helping nature on five Hawaiian Islands and surrounding waters.

Globetrotting volunteer, Dorothy Conlon, shares her inspiring and educational cheetah encounter during a 15-day Earthwatch conservation volunteer program in Namibia, southwestern Africa.

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, northwest of the Hawaiian Islands, features endangered birds, plants, marine wildlife, and significant US military history in the Pacific. There are also carefully screened volunteer opportunities in this truly remote setting.

A Global Service Corp volunteer vacation in rural Tanzania is a rewarding first experience for one British journalist who goes on to bigger things in Cambodia.

Global Volunteer Network
founder, Colin Salisbury, shares his vision for this popular volunteer vacation program and reflects on its impact worldwide with 15,500 volunteers in its first 10 years.

From the Cook Islands and Belize to the U.S. and Canada, check out an ever-growing list of volunteer vacations suitable for senior travelers.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Heron Island attract vacationers who volunteer to monitor the declining health of spectacular coral reefs.

Join a Global Citizens Network volunteer vacation lending a hand on native reservations in Arizona and New Mexico.

An Earthwatch Institute volunteer vacation in Barbados reveals an island's history and slave culture from the inside out.

U.S. volunteer vacation organization, Global Volunteers, contributes challenging food for thought on encountering unfamiliar cultures.
Walking Holidays
With this introduction to Europe's rural tourism and farm holidays, discover what is going on in 28 countries from Britain to Greece, now representing 15% of the continent's tourism.

Learn eight compelling reasons to consider a stimulating vacation in Wales on Britain's western flank, whether you are interested in food and wine, history, spectacular parks and outdoor recreation or wildlife.

Plenty of seniors these days are climbing Tanzania's 19,341-foot Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Our 68-year-old author tells her own unexpected story.

Read the touching account of the traditional wedding celebration of an American couple during their cultural and educational walking holiday in Bhutan.

Grandma Wears Hiking Boots is an active outdoor guidebook to the wilderness parks, cuisine and winery attractions of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

Step by step, two senior ladies prepare for the challenge of hiking to the top of 14,000 foot Pikes Peak in Colorado. An inspiring story!

Walking and hiking between picturesque historic villages in Cinque Terre National Park, Italy is a popular Mediterranean coastal holiday.

What to do after walking Spain's Camino de Santiago? How about Italy's Via Francigena, a pilgrim walking route from the Alps to Rome, laced with wine and food tasting.

Lanai is least visited of Hawaii’s big six islands despite its well-known history as “The Pineapple Island”. Enjoy a unique introduction by two of Lanai’s favorite sons.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, shares her riding and hiking vacation in Patagonia, one of the world’s less visited regions straddling southern Argentina and Chile.

In this inspiring, entertaining addition to our Camino collection, perennial traveler and book author, Robert Ward, speaks about his many journeys on the Camino: its “eternal newness” and its “deep, persistent rhythms of the road”.

Enjoy our author's personal story about the challenging, rewarding Coast to Coast Walk across a skinny part of northern England at a pace and style that will appeal to seniors.

Stroll and hike the French Riviera, western Côte d’Azur, a memorable holiday for active seniors to discover mountain footpaths, local islands, medieval villages, and dramatic shoreline trails.

Two senior women walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago with backpacks on and staying in pilgrim hostels for 751 kilometers from the French border to Santiago de Compostela.

From the Sierra Nevada Mountains to its deepest valley bottoms, discover Yosemite National Park's wilderness vacations on foot, by car and on horseback.

Trinidad is developing rural, natural area tourism, training local people as guides and hosts, opening up lesser-known areas to adventure travel interests like biking, hiking and kayaking.

A helicopter ride onto the Mendenhall Glacier leads to a thrilling new experience of hiking on Juneau, Alaska's most accessible glacier.

For active seniors, take a hike up Mount Aaron and experience the hospitality of Bedouin tribal people near Petra, Jordan.

Learn about Vancouver, British Columbia's unusual accommodations, tours, eateries, museums and local specialties you never new existed. City walking tours included! New 2012 entries and images have been added.

Senior travelers find walking and hiking easier and safer with trekking poles and staffs, so learn how to choose and use them effectively.

Meteora in Central Greece
features towering pinnacle rock formations topped with medieval Greek Orthodox monasteries now open to vacationers and pilgrims.

Hawaii offers many educational guided and self-guided tours to explore Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island and Molokai that will add rich memories to your Hawaiian vacation.

Go on a Sierra Club walking tour of Britain's picturesque Cotswold region to explore nature and English history.

Go along on a nature safari with a difference to two South African parks. Tracking wildlife on foot is all part of the fun!

Family travel is front and center as a veteran travel writer shares his hitchhiking experiences in Ireland with Mom and a rigorous walk across England with Dad.

Veteran tour operator, Active Journeys, offers wise advice on physically preparing for a walking holiday, choosing comfortable boots and daypacks.

An active travel exploration through Ireland's Aran Islands and County Clare provides healing and encouragement during a family reunion.

Walk northern Spain's Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over more than 1,000 years and experience the fascination of this route.

Join a two-week hiking tour of China's Great Wall which includes village encounters, a volunteer vacation and memorable meals off the beaten path.
Women's Travel
Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies offers 10 horseback riding wilderness nature holidays, June to September, senior-friendly camping and riding vacations. 75% of riders are women!

Plenty of seniors these days are climbing Tanzania's 19,341-foot Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Our 68-year-old author tells her own unexpected story.

The author of Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate takes readers on a mouthwatering trip highlighting the top countries for chocolate connoisseurs and illustrating how to include chocolate tastings and tours in your travel plans.

A 50-plus solo traveler discovers the benefits of "Slow Travel" on the Greek Island of Folegandros during her independently-planned holiday.

A group of women travelers visiting Rajasthan, Varanasi and north central India have many new and unusual experiences at a very grassroots level.

Learn about Malaysia's rural village homestay holidays with rich cultural and educational insights and some unexpected adventures not to be found in conventional hotels!

A senior traveler shares her tips for safe, flexible and fun holidays, when choosing to travel solo.

Grandma Wears Hiking Boots is an active outdoor guidebook to the wilderness parks, cuisine and winery attractions of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

Sabbaticals from work or daily life renew your energy and creative direction in stimulating ways … ten tips for budget-minded seniors. You will enjoy what the Sabbatical Sisters have to say!

Step by step, two senior ladies prepare for the challenge of hiking to the top of 14,000 foot Pikes Peak in Colorado. An inspiring story!

Enjoy surprising cultural heritage highlights of France's Black Paris tours and activities, with a century of impressive African-American contributions to art, music, literature.

Independent travel in Spain's Galicia province is an empowering, illuminating cultural history vacation. There's much more to Galicia than the fabulous pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela!

Fifty-plus and ready for a deeper appreciation of Italy? Venetia Sherson describes her two-month senior-friendly language learning program in Taormina, Sicily, a beautiful historic setting with active volcano, Mount Etna sighing in the background.

Globetrotting volunteer, Dorothy Conlon, shares her inspiring and educational cheetah encounter during a 15-day Earthwatch conservation volunteer program in Namibia, southwestern Africa.

Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, shares her riding and hiking vacation in Patagonia, one of the world’s less visited regions straddling southern Argentina and Chile.

Journalist, Alison Gardner, describes her first balloon adventure while soaring and swooping over the dramatic scenery of Turkey's Cappadocia region. Her accompanying photo essay from a return trip in 2008 shares even more spectacular images with readers.

A Global Service Corp volunteer vacation in rural Tanzania is a rewarding first experience for one British journalist who goes on to bigger things in Cambodia.

Two senior women walk Spain’s Camino de Santiago with backpacks on and staying in pilgrim hostels for 751 kilometers from the French border to Santiago de Compostela.

Travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes a horseback riding vacation and lessons in Tuscany, Italy through picturesque countryside and well-preserved medieval towns.

Join two senior women adventurers who explore Alaska's Aleutian Islands in pioneer footsteps from Homer to Dutch Harbor, Unalaska aboard an Alaska State Ferry.

For active seniors, take a hike up Mount Aaron and experience the hospitality of Bedouin tribal people near Petra, Jordan.

A Jewish travel writer and a Jordanian Moslem tour guide identify similarities, not differences that must motivate their people to find peace.

One challenge you can remove from your travel plans is a large overloaded suitcase, if you follow our Clutter Consultant's tips for uncluttering your luggage and your travel plans.

Go on a Sierra Club walking tour of Britain's picturesque Cotswold region to explore nature and English history.

Journeywoman.com's publisher and travel guru, Evelyn Hannon, shares ten great tips for stacking the odds in favor of a secure, theft-free holiday.

A rich Creole heritage is captured in this travel article spotlighting Louisiana.

The Greek Islands are brilliant stepping stones of thousands of years of Mediterranean history, distinctive culture and cuisine, and spiritual treasures.

Walk northern Spain's Camino de Santiago in the footsteps of millions of pilgrims over more than 1,000 years and experience the fascination of this route.

Matriarchs of Meghalaya takes readers inside one of northern India's most unique cultural communities where women are the decision-makers.

Artist and globetrotter, Charlene Brown, takes her paint box on a solo trip which captures Vietnam in Watercolor.


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