Library of Celsus
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an ordinary vacation when you can have a great
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We look for travel experiences that are not only relaxing and revitalizing but also enlightening.
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Our site is for people who enjoy travel as a way to learn, to grow, to broaden perspectives, and to better understand the people, places, and events of our world.
We'll help you decide when to splurge, where to go for the finest experiences, and how to find the best travel value. We'll also show you ways to savor some of the best of what the world has to offer at little or no cost.
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Nothing becomes real until it is experienced.
Moosehead Lake, Maine
Linda and Roger Fasteson
Linda and Roger Fasteson are an award-winning travel journalism and photography team who produce feature stories, travel commentary, and food, wine, and cruise reviews.
You may find them shooting bison photos in the prairie, canoeing in an Amazon tributary, shopping the markets of Dakar, hot air ballooning over Albuquerque, riding the world's most scenic or remote rail routes, cruising on luxury liners, working ships, and river boats, or captivated by anything from the sounds of Rotorua's bubbling mud pools to the pageantry and grandeur as Queen Elizabeth opens Parliament. You'll find them wherever there's a notable adventure.
They are the travel features team for Living Well, found in Sunday newspapers in the Northeast, and contributors to numerous other print and online publications.
Travel Journalists Guild
New England England Travel Writers Network
North American Travel Journalists Association
Linda and Roger Fasteson are the recipients of international travel writing and photography awards in the following categories (2006-2010):
Historical Travel (3)
Senior Travel (2)
Travel Series (4)
Best Bylined Column
Best Article Written for the Internet (2)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost (1874 - 1963), "The Road Not Taken"
Atop the Arc de Triomphe
Wild Goose Pagoda
Hassan II Mosque
If you don't
know where you're going, you'll almost certainly end up somewhere else.
Hot air ballooning,
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts,
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry. Don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
Walter C. Hagen
Bayside Puppet Theater,
With Darth Vader,
New Zealand lamb,
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our
people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable
views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little
corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Mark Twain, Innocents Abroad
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