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Transitions Abroad Magazine July/August 1999 Vol. XXIII, No. 1

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South America
Amazon Fantasies and Realities
Have you always wanted to visit the Amazon but were terrified by the idea of being lunch for a school of hungry piranha? Or being bitten by strange insects carrying deadly diseases? Get over it! Dianne Brause did.

Best Resources

Overseas Travel Planner

Travel Abroad
The editors' annual selection of the best travel planning guides and websites and the best health and safety information for travel outside the U.S. Don't leave home without it!

Living Abroad
Gina Doggett's list of living abroad resources brings together the most useful information on making your move, settling in, and coming home. Also, taking your dog and cat abroad.

Immersion Travel
Be at home abroad. Cynthia Harriman and Clay Hubbs describe the leading organizations sponsoring home exchanges, homestays and hospitality exchanges, and inexpensive rentals.

Family Travel
Cynthia Harriman includes all the ways to make contact with other families abroad—before you go and while you're there.

Teen Travel and Study
The essential resources, compiled by Vanessa Relli-Moreau, are accompanied by a list of Teen Travel Programs and advice on leading teen tour groups by Allyson Klein.

Senior Travel
Ralph Shaffer lists the most useful organizations, publications, and websites for the senior traveler. Ralph also describes the Elderhostel Abroad organization. Includes Senior Travel Programs.

Disability Travel
Susan Sygall shares her tips and names the best resources for travelers with disabilities. Susan reminds us that international travel is for everyone. Also Disability Travel Programs.


Educational Travel Programs
Noncredit programs for all interests, from bicycle tours in Africa to cooking and art schools in Italy to spiritual journeys through India. Many exciting programs worldwide!


Information Exchange

Travel News to Use

Worldwide Travel Bargains

  • France: Paris on $100 a Day
  • India: Babu's Tree House in Kerala
  • Japan: Living in Temples
  • Worldwide: Luxury Cruising for Less

Back Door Travel

    Using the Telephone for Travel Planning By Rick Steves

Family Travel

Education Abroad

    Study Abroad Adviser:
    Study in Northern Ireland
    By Stacia Zukroff

    Point: Counterpoint
    To Remain Credible Go Abroad
    By Laila S. Dahan

    Student to Student
    Sex and Love Abroad
    By Marina Wolf

    Program Profile
    SACI in Florence
    Interview with Mary Beckinsale

Program News and Notes


Advertiser Index


Your Airline Rights By Kent St. John

Editor and Publisher
Dr. Clay A. Hubbs

Managing Editor
Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter

International Education Editors
Barbara Burn, William Nolting, William Hoffa

Contributing Editors
Dianne Brause (Socially Responsible Travel)
Susan Griffith (Work)
Deborah McLaren (Ecotourism)
Karl Newmann (Traveling Healthy)
William Nolting (Work)
Kent St. John (Independent Travel)
Ted Shoemaker (Europe)
Rick Steves (Budget Travel)
Susan Sygall (Disability Travel)
Kathy Widing (Travel Books)

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