From the Publisher
As we prepare to go to press less than two weeks after the attacks we are still, like so many others, in a state of near shock. Next time our editorsall of whom seem to agree that violence only leads to greater violence and that travel is, as Rick Steves says, a huge unifier, perhaps more important than everwill offer a practical guide to travel in the post-September 11 world. Meanwhile, here are some early responses. More of their Travel Now! comments are scattered throughout this issue.
We invite your thoughts on how best to travel responsibly in light of recent events and your recommendations of specific organizations and programs that support mind- and soul-expanding travel, the focus of this and every issue.
Dr. Clay Hubbs
My big fearand the consensus I feel among Italians and fellow countrymen here on the roadis that America will respond to this tragedy by seeking revenge. Passions combined with 21st-century weaponry makes such a frightening mix that it's too dangerous for any nation to act as the world's only superpower. We are a family of nations.
Riomaggiore, Italy (Budget Travel Editor)
People are understandably worried on a practical level, but they must know that increased security will make air travel over the coming months and years far safer than it has ever been.
Cambridge, England (Work Abroad Editor)
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Editor and Publisher
Dr. Clay A. Hubbs
International Education Editors
Barbara Burn, William Hoffa, William Nolting
Dianne Brause (Socially Responsible Travel)
Susan Griffith (Work)
Cynthia Harriman (Family)
Ron Mader (Latin America)
Deborah McLaren (Ecotourism)
William Nolting (Work)
Volker Poelzl (Living)
Kent St. John (Independent Travel)
Rick Steves (Budget Travel)
Susan Sygall (Disability Travel)
Christine Victorino (Volunteering)
Ann Waigand (Special Interest Travel)
Kathy Widing (Travel Books).
Gian Lombardo, Kurt Carlson
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