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In our July/August 2016 issue
We are doing quite a bit of wining (not whining), with 10 tips for a memorable wine tasting from a world-renowned wine specialist, plus articles about Portugal’s wine and cuisine holidays, and Maui’s unlikely winery on such a tropical island. For those whose interests do not extend to wine, the Maui article also includes the agri-tourism delights of visiting an up-country goat farm and a fragrant lavender farm. We round out our article lineup with a stay at a unique Amsterdam hotel with a lot of history to share, some senior-friendly hiking and horseback riding in Chile’s Patagonia region, and a peek into some excellent open-to-the-public gardens on four Caribbean island destinations.
Chile's Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia.
We walk and horseback ride readers through Chile’s dramatic Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Geographic Expeditions
Be sure to visit the magazine's entire Travel Article Library and the handy Theme Pages to browse our growing collection of richly-illustrated features. In addition, we invite you to check our latest TravelWatch column for fast-breaking travel news ... always food for intriguing thought. Finally, our innovative Travel Advertiser Directory is a treat not to miss. See why for yourself!

While showcasing both well-established and freshly-minted alternative travel opportunities throughout the world, this website and its Web magazine promise its readers practical advice and plenty of nuts-and-bolts information to encourage active, educational, value-added vacationing suitable for men and women over 50. The one thing you won’t find is an excuse to stay home!

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

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

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


Feedback tells us that European barging is one of the travel adventures that our readers enjoy most. Check out these super-bargain offers for the remainder of the 2016 barging season.
While South America has some of the world’s finest small-ship cruise experiences, they are less well-known than cruises elsewhere in the world. Check out these Amazon cruise exploration specials for 2016 and 2017, including multi-generational adventures.
A small but meaningful volunteer opportunity while you are vacationing on Hawaii’s Big Island is a win/win for Humane Society shelter dogs and their visiting hosts for a day.
We introduce readers to a trip planning specialist in the Galicia region of Northwest Spain that will show participants much more than the region’s famous pilgrim destination of Santiago de Compostela.
When a natural disaster strikes a part of our planet, what can we do? One U.S. tour operator is lending a hand to Ecuador following its devastating earthquake in April. You can help too when planning your travels.

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


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


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

Senior Travel Magazine Feature Articles: nature vacations, educational, cultural, cruise barging, and volunteer vacations.
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Amsterdam's Historic Lloyd Hotel.
Have you ever stayed at an historic accommodation that was built as an emigrant center, or served as a refugee center or been a prison before it was transformed into an acclaimed international hotel and richly-artistic "embassy"? How about all of the above? Alison Gardner shares her stay at this unique, playful property.
Amsterdam's Historic Lloyd Hotel.
Hiking and horseback riding in Chile's Patagonia region.
Hiking and horseback riding in Chile's Patagonia region.
Active adventure travel writer, Margie Goldsmith, takes us to Patagonia, one of the world’s less-visited regions straddling southern Argentina and Chile. On a small-group tour, she experiences the physical challenges of the landscape and encounters unique wildlife and local people along the way.
Article about Ten Creative Wine Tasting Tips.
Wine tasting while on vacation and entire wine- and cuisine-themed holidays offer a pleasurable way to travel and learn about wine while immersing in the heritage and contemporary culture of another country. Among these ten tips, delivered by wine specialist, Marcelo Copello, expect some unusual food for thought.
Article about Ten Creative Wine Tasting Tips.
Maui's agritourism includes wine, goats and lavender.
Maui's agritourism includes wine, goats and lavender.
Take time away from Maui’s beautiful beaches and ocean-focused activities to explore “upcountry” (quite literally) where the volcano views are spectacular, the crowds disappear, and the themes of the day are wine tasting laced with Hawaiian history, gourmet goat cheeses galore and the many possibilities of lavender.
Exotic gardens open to the public in Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia.
Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada, St Lucia ... long associated with sun, sea and sand vacations, these islands now reveal a powerful legacy of garden design and horticultural expertise ranging from intimate to magnificent in size. Check out this informative photo essay to confirm the beauty and intricacy of these treasures, all open for the public’s visiting pleasure.
Exotic gardens open to the public in Barbados, St Vincent, Grenada and St Lucia.
Article about Portugal's Wine and Cuisine Tourism.
Portugal’s distinctive wine production first gained fame in Roman times. Today picturesque vineyards range over 14 regions of this small Atlantic-facing country with award-winning vintages and accompanying Portuguese cuisine creating a thriving culinary tourism easily adaptable to travelers with many interests and budgets. Wine tours and river cruises, unique accommodations and memorable restaurants are drawing appreciative vacationers.
Article about Portugal's Wine and Cuisine Tourism.

Coming in September/October 2016: An Ice Age cave art explorer shares her top European caves open to the public, and we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. National Park system with a look at a nature photographer's favorites.

Check out our "Feature Link of the Month"!

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

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

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


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