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Episodes for March 2008
Traveler's Journal episodes for March 2008
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On the Grand Prix circuit.
For all of NASCAR's crowds and energy, auto racing's most prestigious title is still the Grand Prix world champion. FMI: www.gptours.com
A pluperperfect Polynesian place
The French Polynesian island of Huahine has the same natural charms as Bora Bora, its much better-known sister. FMI www.gototahiti.com
Ocean cruises provide plenty of subject material for shutterbugs, but they also pose some special equipment problems.
Many movie buffs enjoy visiting places where favorite films were made, to journey as it were, from reel to real.
Overcoming altitude sickness
Too many lowlanders who fly to a Colorado ski resort experience some symptoms of altitude sickness upon arrival.
Volunteer vacations, many more travelers are taking advantage of vacation opportunities to perform a good deed and get something special in return. FMI: www.ciee.org
Crane Watching on the Platte
Over the next six weeks, 80 percent of the world’s entire population of Sandhill cranes will congregate on the wide wetlands of Nebraska’s Platte River. It’s a spectacle to behold. FMI – www.kearneycoc.net
Ogling opals in Cooper Peedy
There is no place on earth quite like this small city in the deep desert outback of South Australia.
10 peaks of Glacier
The air in Glacier National Park is so clear visibility can be up to 100 miles. That's good. There is a lot to see in its 1584 mi.˛. FMI: www.nps.gov/glac or www.parcscanada.gc.ca/parks
Hiking the hills of Hong Kong
Hong Kong remains one of the world's busiest cities, but travelers can still find rural landscapes that haven’t changed much in 1000 years. FMI: www.hkta.org
In search of beautiful islands
It's clear that particular landscapes resonate for different people. Many dream of escaping to a beautiful island.
Five easy places
At least two worlds of travel exist within the balmy Caribbean. Here are five islands that are slightly out of the mainstream. FMI: A href="http://www.caribbeantravel.com/">www.caribbeantravel.com.
Looking at travel newsletters
These days, there are many excellent sources for details about destinations. Specialized travel newsletters are one excellent option.
Il Castello di Gargonza
Imagine a tiny, hilltop farming village in Italy's Tuscan countryside. This one is a very special hotel. FMI: www.gargonza.it
Basquing on France's coast
With its fine harbor front houses, St. Jean de Luz is an attractive resort town on France's Atlantic Coast. FMI: www.francetourism.com
El Camino day Santiago
In this most Christian of holy week's more than one million pilgrims are taking a long walk along northern Spain. FMI: www.okspain.org
That Texas Birding Trail
Each spring and fall, a narrow strip of Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico turns into an avian traffic jam. FMI www.tpwd.state.tx.us
Rounding up tuna in the Egadis.
Three tiny islets jut from the Mediterranean off Sicily's western tip: Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo. They are a world unto themselves.
Canada's Sunshine Coast
The Georgian Straits is a magical place where mountains plunge into the ocean wears of salt water and lets in freshwater lakes. FMI: www.vcmbc.com/
By rail across the Andes.
Trains still make the 300-mile round trip over the mountains and past some of earth's most dramatic scenery. FMI: www.ecuadorable.com
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