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Welcome to Travel Writers' Tales, an independent travel article syndicate that offers affordable and professionally written travel articles to newspaper editors and publishers. Over the course of a 52 week term, we will meet your need for travel copy, whether it is one story a week, bi-weekly or monthly. We provide two CD ROMs, each covering your six month supply. The lively and up-to-date travel stories are written by accredited travel writers. As well as diversified destinations, the compilation of articles is thematically selected to suit the calendar year. The pre-packaged CD ROMs not only simplify publishing deadlines, but also promote increased advertising sales on a monthly basis. Travel Writers' Tales offers the discerning armchair traveler, as well as the active adventure seeker, glimpses into the excitement and mystery of worlds that lie beyond our horizons.

If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
....Henry Miller (1891–1980)

January 2018
A BOTSWANA SANCTUARY
Water for Elephants

by Chris McBeath

Travel across Africa’s landscape, and chances are you will weep at its beauty, its contradictions and its challenges. Find yourself at Botswana’s Elephant Sands Bush Lodge, and chances are it will change your perspective on a part of the world where the qualities of nature and nurture are driving a hard bargain, especially for the African elephant. ... read more »


TRANQUILLITY WITHIN A LOTUS: THE BAHA'I TEMPLE IN DELHI
by Margaret Deefholts

Among the stereotypical images of poverty and over-crowding, India is also perceived as a deeply spiritual country. Notwithstanding this, daily life is clamorous and pressing. So it is appropriate that temples are noisy with the clang of bells, the wail of conch shells, the chanting of priests and throngs of pilgrims. Millions of people freckle the edges of rivers and lakes during religious festivals. ... read more »


HISTORIC JOURNEY ON THE SALISH SEA
by Lauren Kramer

It’s a beautiful Spring day in the San Juan archipelago and I awake to glassy water in the bay overlooking Sucia Island. On the island campers are just emerging from their tents and stretching their legs, but from where I stand on the Schooner Zodiac, breakfast is done by 8am and all hands are on deck as a crew of nine volunteers and 12 guests polish the brass, hose down the deck and scrub the historic vessel’s surface free of dirt. ... read more »


LANAI – IN SEARCH OF THE REAL HAWAII
by Ray Chatelin

LANAI, HAWAII - Every day, Hawaii is challenged by its own image—wind-swept beaches and crystal blue waters edged by palm trees shading grass-skirted hula dancers. ... read more »


LEAVING MY MARK IN FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK
by Jane Cassie

All shapes, colours and sizes are suspended from the yellow twine that spans the pedestrian bridge. Maidenform, Cross-Your-Heart and Playtex intermingle with under-wires, push-ups and delicate lacy garments. ... read more »


December 2017
WINTERTIME WONDERS OF MOUNT WASHINGTON
by Jane Cassie

While strapped into webbed soles, we waddle over the blanket of freshly fallen snow. Beams from trusty headlamps ignite the way and reflect onto powder pathways that shimmer like glitter. The illumination is augmented by the star-studded sky, and aside from my laborious breathing, the night is still, peaceful and serene. ... read more »


BEDDING DOWN WITH THE BEDOUINS
by Margaret Deefholts

He has piercing grey eyes, a strong hawk-nosed profile and a trim beard. Dressed in dishdashah robes, and wearing a traditional chequered head scarf, (Shumag), banded in place with a coiled Ogal, he sits astride an Arab stallion, looking for all the world like a bit-actor in Hollywood’s Lawrence of Arabia. The mountain, Jabel al-Mazmar, arguably T.E. Lawrence’s inspiration for the title of his Seven Pillars of Wisdom, serves as a perfect backdrop. ... read more »


PUFFINS AND EAGLES AND SEALS, OH MY!
by John Geary

“If you look back, you should see a bald eagle trailing not too far behind us,” says tour guide Donelda MacAskill. “She’s looking for some fish, we’ll see if we can help her out! Keep your cameras ready on the left side!” ... read more »


TWO LONELY ROADS
by Hans Tammemagi

In 1986, Life magazine described a 462-kilometre stretch of Nevada’s Highway 50, which traverses forbidding desert terrain, as the “Loneliest Road in America,” warning that drivers better be equipped with survival skills. But surely, I thought, Canada has an equally forbidding and lonely road. ... read more »


November 2017
PALM CREEK PARADISE
by Jane Cassie

Welcome Home! The inviting greeting spans the sandstone archway to the entrance of Palm Creek Golf & RV Resort, a man-made oasis in the city of Casa Grande, Arizona. Last year was our inaugural snowbird experience at this 55-plus park. And by the end of our fun-filled stay, it truly did feel like home! ... read more »


‘THE TROUBLES’ AND TITANIC TRAGEDY IN BELFAST
by Margaret Deefholts

I’m with a group of tourists in Belfast, and our coach driver, Sean, is distinctly uneasy. He is a Dubliner and we are driving through Belfast in Northern Ireland, a city with a dark, tormented past and it makes him acutely uncomfortable. Not surprising, for when he was a young lad visiting Belfast in the late 70’s, the savage uprisings of the Sinn Fein and the murderous clashes between Catholics and Protestants terrified him senseless. A Catholic himself, he was profoundly relieved to cross the border and return home to Dublin. ... read more »


THE NORMANDY INVASIONS:
Bayeaux and Juno Beach

by Rick Millikan

Normandy’s D-Day landing site becomes the highlight of a Seine River cruise. At Rouen, American shipmates board motor coaches heading to Omaha Beach, interpretative centers and cemeteries. Joining a smaller group of Brits, Aussies and fellow Canadians, we travel to Juno Beach. ... read more »


EMBRACING REAL WINTER IN LA MAURICIE
Story and Photography by Jamie Ross

The ice fishing is superb here at the Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc. The Brookies and Specs are biting all around me. To the left and right, rods dip on their supports, bowing down to the circular holes augured in the thick lake ice, causing whoops of excitement as flopping fish are hoisted high and displayed with pride. I join in, cheering every catch, applauding each success, while watching my own ice-fishing rod and line do nothing but sway in the breeze. ... read more »


MYANMAR’S MYSTICAL MAGIC
by Chris McBeath

As the U Thein Sein government continues to open up large swathes of Myanmar, no-go zones are quietly becoming history. While there are still some conflict zones and truly remote areas requiring a special permit and guide, this former British colony – Burma -- is becoming one of the worlds most sought after traveler destinations. ... read more »



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