Ethiopia And Eritrea
Wonders of the Horn
Travel on your own around this seldom-visited part of Africa and be amazed by its natural and cultural wonders. Chris Shinn, an African resident explorer, is your guide.
Responsible Travel Programs
Traveling responsibly means respecting the natural and cultural environment of the places we visit, taking the time to appreciate the importance of what others have to tell us. People-to-people travel has perhaps never been more important than now.
The organizers whose tours and programs are described here have pledged to make travel a learning experiencenot another form of consumptionthat benefits the host as well as the visitor. Learn from experienced teachers about the sacred traditions of Asia or the natural history of the Galapagos Islands; learn from South Africans about their economic, political, and social realities; work with leading scientists on field research projects worldwide. . . .
Throughout the world, local communities are taking charge of their own tourism rather than putting themselves and their environment in the hands of outsiders. Ron Mader talks with Chris Shaw about community-based tourism on the Mexico-Guatemala border and describes family-run ecotourism in Ecuador.
Chris Humphrey takes us to a nature refuge in Honduras.
Responsible Travel Resources
Deborah McLaren and Ron Mader have updated their annual selection of the best information sources on Responsible Travel and Ecotourism. This year they have included their current list of favorite Responsible Ecotour Operator.
Which Credit Cards?
Kent St. John explains why credit cards are the best way to pay for expenses abroad and how to choose the right ones. Also, contact info for the major card companies.
The Independent Traveler
Transitions Abroad talks with travel guru Edward Hasbrouck about the practicalities of around-the-world travel.
Thomas H. Booth The Unsung Phillipines: Big Rewards for Flexible Travelers
Jill Gordon Cheap Flights from London
Daniel Rosenberg Meditation Centers Worldwide
Anish Kumar Alternative Medicine in Kerala.
Kent St. John Danube Bend Day Trips
Volker Poelzl Brazil Beyond the Beach
Special Interest Travel
Laura Higgins Dance Around the World: Learn About a People and Yourself
Hope Wall Bike Across Africa: Modest Rigors Yield Big Rewards
Terry Scott Reed Cruising Englands Canals: 2000 Miles of Your Own Waterways.
Back Door Travel
Rick Steves reveals Europes Strangest Places
In Living in Tenerife Joe Cawley reports on his experience of buying a piece of Spain off the African coast and what its like to live there.
Lorren L. Repton tells how she and her found their Dream Cottage in Brittany, and then bought it.
Melissa Schulz explains how to get permission to Live as a Legal Resident in France
Sam Margolis, like many Americans, has found a job and a pleasant life At Home in Budapest.
The Working Traveler
Gregory Benchwick Newspaper Work Abroad
Joseph Collins, Sefano DeZega, and Zahara Hecksher Coming Back Home
Laura Higgins Overseas Work Visas
Steve Wilson Refugee Work at Home.
Alex Neff The Ugly American: International Education and The Image of the U.S. Abroad
Anita M. Scott on Low-Cost Language Learning in Germany.
Council Staff Travel Safety Information for Students.
Elizabeth Vondrak Travel as an Exchange
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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