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Transitions Abroad Magazine July/August 2003 Vol. XXVII, NO. 1

Information Exchange

Traveler’s Almanac

Independent Traveler
Reflecting on Travel Books in a Time of War Kathy Widing
Key Planning Guides Clay Hubbs
Choosing Where to Go Rob Sangster
Cheap Travel in Europe Steve Sanoski
Macedonia’s Lakeland Michelle Salater
Camping in Scotland Janice Porter Hayes
Ireland the Beara Way Sean Hickey
Colombian Treasures Donna Ingalls
Horseback Trekking in Iceland Hope Cristol
The English Bed and Breakfast Martee Fansher
Going Prepared Lilli Cloud;
Best Travel Tips 2003 Jens Jurgen
Small-Town Bolivia Sarah Bush
Tip #3: Learn to Say 30 Key Words in the Local Language Jeff Goldman

Back Door Travel
First-Time Europe Rick Steves

Web Picks for 2003 Sherry Schwarz

Living Abroad Resources Volker Poelzl

Family Travel Resources
Family Travel Sabbaticals Susan Griffith

Teen Travel Resources
Youth Exchange Programs Jennifer Viale
The Gap Year Susan Griffith

Senior Travel Resources
With More Time, Travel for Less Marilyn C. McDonald
Senior Savings Arnie Wills

Disability Travel Resources

Community Travel
The Best Resources Ron Mader

Alternative Travel Directory of Programs

Working Traveler
Executive Volunteers James G. Coon
Teaching English in Korea Jonathan Adams
Teaching Jobs in Greece Donna Bamford
Crewing a Yacht Claire Rogers

Education Abroad
Study Abroad and Accessibility Shannon Cun Lin Hy
Immerse Yourself Julie Jeanine Cox
Short-Term Jobs in the U.K. Jillian Schedneck
Anti-Americanism Abroad Amy Johnson

Program News & Notes

Classifieds

Transitions Abroad
Travel with Soul Tim Leffel
Citizen Diplomacy Sherry Lee Mueller

From the Editor

As many of you know, the July/August issue kicks off the new volume year (the 27th) for Transitions Abroad. In this issue—the Overseas Travel Planner—we select the year’s best books, organizations, resources, and travel programs for independent travelers of all ages and interests.

With the many tragedies that afflicted our world throughout the spring—the invasion of Iraq, ongoing terrorist attacks, and the spread of SARS—a fresh start is sorely needed.

Whether we are for or against the U.S. actions in Iraq, now we can only hope and speak out for the Iraqis to build their own nation, with their own government, in their own interests. In the best case, the continuing loss of life, suffering, and destruction will be followed by a new age of peace and security.

While speaking with subscribers during the past months, I heard too many say, though understandably, "My next trip will be to Latin America or Europe." But it will be regrettable if we confine ourselves to learning only about the western side of the world. This issue of Transitions Abroad features many an enticing European and Latin American adventure for the year ahead; however, I would like nothing more than to see our articles increasingly reflect travel farther afield. Let us venture toward the possibility that before many more volume-years have passed we’ll be interacting with Iraqis, Israelis, and Palestinians in their homes and they in ours.

Until this time comes, one positive step we can take is to continue to build on what many Transitions Abroad travelers have been doing since the magazine’s inception in 1977, engaging in community-organized tourism. As Ron Mader explains in our resource section for Community Travel this type of responsible and mindful travel is where the health of our world’s future lies; it supports people who open their doors and share firsthand with visitors what is special about their land and culture.

For the September/October issue our major focus will be work and volunteering abroad. If you are planning a trip before then, please visit our website, www.transitionsabroad.com, to find the information you need on work, study, living, and immersion travel abroad.

Sherry Schwarz

Publisher and Editor
Sherry Schwarz

Founding Editor and Publisher
Dr. Clay A. Hubbs

Contributing Editors
Bryan Cook (Traveler’s Almanac)
Susan Griffith (Work)
Cynthia Harriman (Family Travel)
Zahara Heckscher (Volunteering)
Ron Mader (Latin America)
Deborah McLaren (Ecotourism)
William Nolting (International Education and Work)
Volker Poelzl (Living)
Rick Steves (Budget Travel)
Tracy Scharn and Pamela Houston (Disability Travel)
Christine Victorino (Volunteering)
Kathy Widing (Travel Books)
Arnie Wills (Senior Travel)

Advertising Manager
Kate McGrail

Webmaster
Joe Obeng

Cover
Rick Schneider


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