and Tigers and Rhinos, Oh MY!
Big Five may sound like a sporting event in the in the U.S. but in South
Africa it is all about game, live game. Big strange looking game! The
team includes lions, leopards, elephant, rhino and the mighty buffalo.
The Big Five scorecard originated from the days when hunters listed the
five most dangerous kills. I wasn't about to leave out gentle giraffes
and fleet zebra on my quest. Armed with camera, lenses and video cam and
more film than I've ever bought before, I departed Jo'Burg. I stayed at
four different lodges; two actually reserves.
More Than Middle Earth: New Zealand For Kids
I: THE NORTH ISLAND The Lord of The Rings movies have created a buzz around
New Zealand that attracts both adults and children. Everyone, it seems,
wants to see the country that offers such dramatic and magical landscapes.
Josh and I were no different, and when it came time to leave Asia, the
only place we wanted to go was Middle Earth. But what we discovered over
the course of three months in New Zealand was a land that was more than
mythical: a place where adults and kids can have the adventure of a lifetime,
for real! Continue
Live, Love and Learn through Travel
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Drive Away Across the U.S.A. --
Even If You Don't Own a Car!
Kerouac. Neal Cassady. Bonnie, Clyde, Thelma, Louise -- and you: all dazzled
by the romance of the cross-country road trip. There is no better way
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see the diversity in culture and climate of the different regions of the
US and Canada. But the ultimate road trip requires one essential and expensive
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in the middle of the Nevada desert. Continue
The White Mountain's Grande Dame:
Hampshire's Mt Washington Hotel is a step back in time
Her beauty hasn't faded; she is prettier than ever. For over 100 years
visitors to the White Mountains have stayed in a place that matches the
magnificence of the surrounding Presidential Mountain Range. Today, the
Mount Washington Hotel offers elegance, pleasure and the opportunity for
many outdoor adventures. The hotel is even a symbol of what local residents
can do to recapture their heritage.
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for an Eco-Spiritual Tour of the Himalayan Mountains
join us for a travel adventure of a lifetime!
parts of the Peace Corps, Earthwatch and New Age Spirituality, and
you get Global Eco-Spiritual Tours. In August, we will return one
tour group to spend 10 days experiencing the environmental landscape
and Buddhist culture of the Ladakh region deep in the Himalayan
Mountains of northern India. A non-profit, tax-exempt organization,
Global Eco-Spiritual Tours donates proceeds from the tour to schools
and clinics in their tour region.
members will work together on low impact ecological projects and
learn about the spiritual heritage of the Ladakh region, a former
Himalayan mountain kingdom, situated west of Tibet.
tour highlights included planting 90 sapling trees, bottling 180
liters of spring water, donating 8 solar panels, visiting 9 monasteries,
participating in meditation sessions, making two sand mandalas,
attending summer harvest festivals and a 3-day trek through the
web site shows publications from a travelwriter participant from
our 2001 Tour Group and our photo gallery is loaded with tour member
photos of our tour area.
cost of the tour is a tax deductible, charitable donation that
you actually get to participate in as you travel," says Perry,
a professional geologist and environmental consultant based in
"Ladakh is a mysterious, spiritual place with a delicate
ecology and a lot of poor kids. Our goal is to help improve the
lives of the Ladakhi and Tibetan refugee children through our
member donations. The beauty of this idea is to expand it to other
eco-spiritual destinations so that more impoverished children
can benefit worldwide."
The tour group will travel the region by jeep caravan and spend
most nights in a Tibetan-style hotel. A few nights will be spent
trekking and camping in the Himalayas.
Openings are still available for the tour, August 4-15, 2003.
learn more, visit the web site
250 S. Ocean Blvd., Suite 266
Beach, FL 33483 U.S.A.
Donation Cost: $2500 per tour member, excluding round trip airfare
into India. A discount of 30% off the normal tour fee is available
to all student volunteers, professional writers and photographers.
SPECIAL OFFER: A discount of
10% off the
normal tour fee if you reserve a tour spot by July 1, 2003.
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