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Episodes for July 2007
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Traveler's Journal for July 2007
Summer school stay
Here's an interesting accommodations options for budget conscious travelers. Stay at a college which opens its dorms to visitors.
A shell game on the
The world's best rowers have gathered in a small town 40 miles up the
For information: www.hrr.co.uk/
A visit to
This week in 1863, an epic, three-day battle changed the course of the Civil War and the nation's history. For information on
Island of the senses
For 300 years before Hemingway and Michener popularized the annual ritual in this northern Spanish city, the bulls have run each morning during the Festival of San Fermin.
For info: www.pamplona.net
A traveling state of mind
Exploration is more of a state of mind than matter of miles, one part locomotion and three parts the desire for discovery.
Sampling Speyside Scotch
Along a 70-mile loop through the Scottish Highlands, grooves of old malting chimneys bloom above weathered granite buildings. For info: www.visithighlands.com
Photography's magic hours
Serious photographers know that the half hour either side of sunrise and sunset is when the light is best for making pictures outdoors.
The perils of too much up or down
Whether scaling mountain heights or scouring watery depths, invest the time to adjust slowly to your new environment.
Skiing south of the border
Pinnacles of perspective
Many places possess at least one stunning panorama. Although well populated by tourists, these views are usually worth a visit.
High points of nature
The sweeping panoramas always capture a traveler's attention. Here are some natural highs to enjoy.
The Japanese say, “he who climbs
Trekking up Kilimanjaro
At 19,335 feet,
The citizens of
Making European culture more affordable
The call of the great North Woods
Sun seekers have gravitated to on the on the French Riviera for millennia, but it will do Americans to invent a summer season. For info: www.franceguide.com
Flying without a safety net
Before you climb on that bungee platform or strap on those SCUBA tanks ask yourself, "Am I really covered if anything goes wrong?" For information: www.accessamerica.com, www.travelguard.com, www.csatravelprotection.com, www.internationalsos.com, www.travelassistance.com
On Safari in
"The Wilds" is a unique big game preserve just a few miles off Interstate 70 in south central
Stretching money overseas
Millions of Americans heading overseas this summer will be shocked at the prices they find. Here are ways to widen your wallet.
Saving on value added taxes
Value-added taxes are still a foreign idea to many Americans, but smart travelers know they can produce big refunds.
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