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Travel editor for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1998 through 2008, Bear's award-winning travel articles have appeared in newspapers across the U.S. He also pioneered the Post-Gazette's podcasting efforts. Bear is also a published novelist (Keeping Time) whose articles and short stories have appeared in numerous newspapers and national periodicals.
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The Traveler's Journal programs are written and hosted by David Bear, travel editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. [Read More About Us]. Bear’s columns and articles appear regularly in numerous newspapers across North America. You can access more than 500 of these articles by scrolling these lists or using the search function to to the left.
You can stroll across under the New River Gorge Bridge anytime, but on only one Saturday a year, you can walk across it.
The uplands of Central Pennsylvania have become a mecca for glider pilots
An early November trip to see our son in San Francisco provided a chance to check out this rugged California coastline 20 miles south of the city.
If you're in Santa Fe or Albuquerque, check out Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks, a remarkable geological formation along Interstate 25.
Although the great glaciers never covered these hills, they left their mark on the landscape. That's especially evident in the Fall.
Starting October 9, hundreds of hot air balloons will fill the skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Here's a preview with a Special video presentation
The American Safari Quest provides an intimate experience that expands notions of luxury at sea. Special Video presentation.
Featured Travel Releases
Hotels, airlines, cruise companies, travel agencies, tour operators, adventure travel outfitters, local visitor and convention bureaus, state and national tourism offices all regularly release press information meant to promote themselves to the traveling public. Updates about big changes, special travel events, exotic trips, and everyday bargains, it is indeed news you can use.
This selection of press release information is provided by the travel supplier involved and/or its public relations representative. You can scroll through these lists (live link to press release page) or use the search box to to the left. These releases are presented here as a service to the public, and The Traveler's Journal accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of any information, prices or other material in this section.
The exceptional guides at Passage to Africa get to witness some extraordinary spectacles. Step into their world for just 15 seconds
European Waterways - The Lock-Keeper
Beer exhibitions, travel deals & more
Combine haute cuisine, luxury hotels, biking and hiking the narrow valleys of an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Geek Picnic - April 25-27 at Jerusalem's Sacher Park
MOUNTAINS OF FUN OUT ON THE TRAILS BEYOND MARCH BREAK
Maine Office of Tourism
Fitness, Wellness and Food
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This year, give the gift of Africa. Heres a holiday gift guide featuring the hottest presents that your loved ones didn't even realize they wanted.
THE HOUSE COLLECTIVE BY SWIRE HOTELS LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE CAMPAIGN
EXPLORE THE WILD WHILE GIVING BACK
Experience sophisticated craftsmanship, regal shopping experiences, fairytale accommodations and royal activities
Newsletter from the German National Tourist Office
The west side of Oahu is home to the island’s largest community of Native Hawaiians. It is the island’s most natural area, with the best weather—hardly a drop of rain, few days without sunshine.
BALI, HAWAI'I & MALDIVES
2,000-Year-Old Chanukah Stronghold Discovered in Jerusalem After 100-Year Dig
German National Tourist Office
On average, there are 244 sunny days per year in Moab and just 9 inches of rain annually. The US average is 37.
“We developed this off-radar itinerary because we wanted to take travelers to one of the most impressive and undiscovered parts of this region.”
Relax and experience something a little different with Unique Inns.
What Western discovered is that simple fear of the unknown often hinders enjoyment of one of the best experiences in life – like river rafting.
Register Now for Zakouma, Chad Solo Safari
Stay in different mountain rifugios each night and enjoy lift access to hundreds of miles of prepared terrain.
FIRST CHRISTMAS FULL MOON IN 38 YEARS INSPIRES EXTRAORDINARY FESTIVE CELEBRATION AT FOUR SEASONS RESORTS BALI
New package for solo travelers at Four Seasons Safari Lodge
With Costa Rica – By Land, Air and Sea
by John W. Cook
Israel Government Tourist Office, North America
RIVERSIDE AT FOUR SEASONS RESORT SAYAN
“Unbelievable Paris Package” includes four nights at the 3-star Paris hotel of your choice, daily buffet breakfast, a scheduled arrival transfer and service charges—all for only $269..
AT THE AURORA VILLAGE OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE IN BJORKLIDEN, SWEDEN
From Shiela Donnelly and Associates
Québec City kicks off the winter season with a weekend to remember
New honeymoon package by Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
This is one of the best times of year to enjoy all that Maine Huts & Trails has to offer.
FOUR SEASONS ROAD TRIP
SURPRISING AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER NORTHERN LIGHTS SET TONE FOR UPCOMING SOLAR CYCLE AND AURORA VIEWING
Explore ‘The Undiscovered Caribbean’ November 20- December 2, 2015: Sail Trinidad to Cartagena from $2,399, Includes Roundtrip Air from Select Gateways
WITH THE 'DISCOVER PANDA JOURNEY' PACKAGE FROM THE TEMPLE HOUSE, CHENGDU
WITH WORDS AND PICTURES, A ROAD TRIBUTE TO AMERICA’S “DEEP SOUTH”
The Inn at Cedar Falls
By PONANT Yacht Cruises and Expeditions
Visitor Surfing Participation, European Championship Event, and Kids’ Camps Scheduled for Fifth Year of “Surf & Style”
To help celebrate the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service
Award-Winning Journalists Lead Escorted Journeys by cazenove+loyd
KENYA'S MOST ANTICIPATED SAFARI LODGE
3-day/2-night package includes two overnights at the hotel of your choice, daily breakfast, car rental for three days plus tickets for the Pompei Festival in August and September.
ISRAEL GOVERNMENT TOURIST OFFICE NORTH AMERICA
World Spree’s Incredible India Tour Includes Air Fare and 5-Star Hotels
TourCrafters 3-day/2-night Dream Package
Solar-Powered Electric Car Charging Stations Elevate Ecotourism
2-night Sipping Champagne Tour is an easy—and inexpensive—way to see some of the great Champagne houses, the vineyards and villages of Champagne
"Flight of Folds" is a collaboration between Kevin Box and Robert J. Lang, one of the world’s most renowned origami artists. Lang folded one of the most complicated cranes ever made from a single, uncut square of paper ... no cutting, no gluing and no tape.
- the #1 fine arts festival in the San Bernardino Mountains
A Gathering Point for AntiGravity Yoga, Meditation, Introspection, and More..
New Flight Offers an Unforgettable Experience In the Serengeti and the Seychelles With the Safari Unplugged Package
BACKSTREET BOYS, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, DIONNE WARWICK, LAURYN HILL AND OTHERS TO ROCK TEL AVIV THIS SUMMER
Europe is a Bigger Bargain with TourCrafters’ Discounts
Two 14- day study trips offer groundbreaking cultural immersion and service projects that help island neighbor lift veil of secrecy.
Unique Inns April Newsletter
IRELAND'S PRIME MINISTER TO REOPEN ASHFORD CASTLE
Find Your Park campaign conducted by the National Park Service and National Parks Foundation and co-chaired by First Lady Michelle Obama and former First Lady Laura Bush
Low-Snow Year Enables Facilities to be up and Running Four Weeks Early
Discover the top scenic railways journeys in the Swiss Alps and how to capture them all in nine amazing days
A different vantage point for viewing the familiar rocky coast of Maine.
FORD’S THEATRE TO COMMEMORATE ASSASSINATION WITH AROUND-THE-CLOCK PROGRAMMING
Taste of Bar Harbor - May 14-17
Electric Car Charge at Bardessono, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, Willows Lodge
Medieval musicians, a Feast of Fools and free family fun today marked the end of a four-year, £22m transformation of Lincoln Castle
Following Multi-Million-Dollar Upgrade, Ship Began Offering Unique Array of Five- to 14-Day Cruises to Top Destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas and Florida March 29
Tailoring your coverage to your specific needs--and potential needs--can save you a lot of hardship and money under worst case scenarios
Bright blooms and dazzling days make this sunny season a fabulous time to plan the perfect getaway with Unique Inns.
Reborn Iconic Los Cabos Resort Raises the Bar for Baja Peninsula Ultra-Luxury
WITH FOUR SEASONS RESORTS MALDIVES 'DIVE DISCOVERY'
With the Four Seasons Resorts Maldives new ‘Learn to Dive’ package
Celtic Dream Tours adds Tours to England featuring Downton Abbey (Highclere Castle) for 2015 and 2016
From fly fishing to paddling, biking to hiking and everything in between, there is a guided or self-guided trip for you and your family.
To Rome, Florence and Venice
SERENGETI'S ‘BIG FIVE FAMILY SAFARI’ PACKAGE
Get Your Adrenaline Pumping
Selected by SDA Associates
Easter Week Activities & Events for All Ages
Celebration Planned for Replica of 18th-Century Historic Ship
Fresh from a $4 Million Expansion Program, Lambertville Station Inn and the Dazzling Delaware Set the Scene for Singular Weddings Year 'Round
Tailor The Ultimate Maldivian Cruise With A Private Charter For Up To 22 Guests
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