Become a Featured Link on our site. Click here to learn more.
MORE TRAVEL SITES
SEARCH THE SITE
Look through the list of fascinating places and off-beat features we've covered. Search text versions of past episodes and articles in our archives.
Episodes for May 2008
The Traveler's Journal
TO HEAR ANY OF THESE 2-MINUTE PROGRAMS, VISIT
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CHECK THE ADJACENT FMI LINKS
Airline charter flights
Deregulation changed the airline charter business, but charter flights are is still a good option for low-cost travel, especially to popular tourist destinations.
In Kiwi adventureland
Travel insurance dvice.
Travel insurance covers many issues, but always it's wise to know how well and what you're covered for before you leave home. It's certainly better than discovering it when you really need it. FMI www.travelguard.com, www.travel-insurance.com, www.csatravelprotection.com or www.travelinsured.com.
It's fitting that this museum in the south-central
Driving the Golden Spike
Two engines facing on a single track. Half a world behind each back. Bret Hart penned that verse on this day in 1869 at Promontory Summit, Utah. The world has never been the same. FMI www.nps.gov/gosp
Traveling while pregnant
Once mothers-to-be were advised not to travel at all, but in the absence of specific medical issues, maternity no longer automatically precludes the possibility. FMI wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/yellowBookCh9-PregnancyTraveling.aspx
Mud-walking on the Waddensea
Living in a country without mountains, canyons, or whitewater rivers, the Dutch are hard-pressed to find local adventures. Witness the popularity of wadlopen. FMI www.wadlopen.net/index.php?page=waddling
Taking pets on vacation
Travel always involves extra planning for people who own pets. Take them along or leave them at home? One survey of found travelers split evenly on the answer. FMI www.doggonefun.com, www.petsitters.org, www.abka.com, or www.healthypet.com
From Landsend to John O'Groats
The British didn't exactly invent walking, they just perfected it. Foot paths lace through countryside, over more and mountain, along beaches and down sheer cliffs, but first among them is the Long Path. FMI www.visitbritain.us
On this day in 1927, a brash young pilot took off from an airfield near
Following indian guides.
The Canyon Country of the American Southwest is a singular landscape. When exploring it, having a native guide certainly helps. FMI www.mesaverdecountry.com, www.mokitreks.com, or www.overlandcanyon.com
Situated between two much larger and better known national Canadian national parks, Yoho certainly packs plenty of stunning scenery into its 800 mi.². FMI www.worldweb.com/parkscanada-yoho
Communal public bath houses have long played a special role in Japanese life. A visit to a sento is still a regular ritual for many.
There's been a surge in folks making journeys to witness mass movements of wild birds and beasts. Here's a one-year calendar of notable migrations. FMI www.nathab.com
With more than 3500 institutions of higher learning across the country, the choices these days can be overwhelming for both students and parents. Here are some thoughts to help you focus your search. FMI www.campustours.com
Stevenson in the
In 1878, Robert Louis Stevenson set off to find himself, undertaking a solitary 120-mile trek through a wild range of mountains in south-central
Airport idle-time activities
These days many travelers are spending more time at the airport. So many more airports are providing extra diversions for passengers in transit. FMI www.123world.com/airports
Listen to our most recent episodes or sign up for free daily travel podcasts
Or look though The Traveler's Journal archives for episode transcripts
Copyright © 2013 The Traveler's Journal | All Rights Reserved | Contact Us