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FIFTEEN DAYS ON THE AMAZON RIVER for half off our already low price! Canoe, swim, fish, hike, dance or relax on deck and watch the river go by. Air-conditioned, double-occupancy cabins with private bathroom and shower, delicious meals served on board, no-host bar, library and observation deck. Price is $1995 for two or solo travelers for $1,000, airfare not included. Visit http://www.tallyhoadventures.com or call Kim at 530-559-1694.

ROCKY MT. RETREATS & WORKSHOPS for the mind and spirit. Trade stress, lists, pollution for relaxation and education in our Colorado mountainside B&B retreat (or private cabins). Writing, journaling, wellness, spiritual, fly-fishing, sight-seeing, horses. We offer friendly service to honeymooners, small offices, and independent travellers. Reasonable prices and small workshops. Website: http://www.RockyMtRetreats.com Email: j-women@rockymtretreats.com Contact: 303.823.0997 (10am-7pm MST) P.O. Box 512, Lyons, CO 80540 (August 8, 2004)

ANDIAMO! Russet Tuscany in October. Like no other experience. Dig into the lush Chianti countryside: gulp new wine and drip freshly pressed olive oil. Florence art museums and grape skin baths; Italian Opera, cobbled Siena, earthy porcinis and goat milk massage. Music, grappa, villages, wine cellar dinner... Il Chiostro’s Autumn Arts Festival! Not a vacation, not a trip, but a celebration of Italy at harvest time. Website: http://www.ilchiostro.com/AAF.htm (August 8, 2004)

AZIZA HEALING ADVENTURES Personal Growth Retreats and Workshops designed to enhance self-awareness and esteem. Our local and international gentle eco journeys uniquely combine creative expression, body wisdom, psychotherapy and adventure. Rediscover your creativity playing with clay, revitalize your body while hiking or sea-kayaking, explore your emotions through therapeutic discussion and journaling. Reawaken your connection to the earth. Remember the whole you. Benefits both beginners and experts alike. Website: http://www.aziza.ca/retreats or email info@aziza.ca (July 28, 2004X)


GENUINE ENCOUNTERS IN GREECE with Astra offers the camaraderie of up to 8 like-spirited travelers/walkers, interactions with local hosts, visits to renowned sites and 'unwritten places,' unscheduled time to improvise (reflect, write, draw), lodging in modernized traditional guest houses - with guide Thordis Simonsen, 20-year resident of Greece and author of Dancing Girl. We offer co-ed & women-only trips including a Village Sojourn. Website: http://www.astragreece.com E-mail: info@astragreece.com (July 22, 2004).

CROSS COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL WALKING HOLIDAYS According to Walking Magazine, "Cross Country International offers wonderful walks in the worlds most charming regions." Join us in England, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Morocco -- our knowledgeable and experienced guides provide great fun and exercise in interesting locales. You'll be treated to beautiful scenery, excellent food and the opportunity to get to know a country and its people up close. For a free brochure call 800-828-8768 or visit our website at http://www.walkingvacations.com, e-mail us at info@xcintl.com (June 1, 2004)

CROSS COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL RIDING HOLIDAYS Cross Country International provides learning based and trail riding holidays at a select group of quality establishments in England, France, Costa Rica, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Spain, Germany, Mexico and the United States. The company, run by diehard riders, can design a trip suited to many types of English and Western riding disciplines. We aim to please the novice or expert rider. Call for a free catalogue 1-800-828-8768, e-mail us at info@xcintl.com or visit our website at http://www.equestrianvacations.com (June 1, 2004)

LET HORIZON'S EXPERIENCE BE YOUR GUIDE Since 1963, Horizon has been providing high quality travel experiences to thousands of travellers with a keen interest in learning. Educational and experiential travel have been Horizon's strength for more than 40 years. As a mature traveller you can trust that Horizon will surpass your travel expectations and requirements. To travel in "Safety, Comfort & Style" please visit: http://www.horizon-holidays.com, e-mail: admin@horizon-holidays.com or call 800-387-2977 (April 21, 2004).

MAGICAL WOMEN'S RETREAT July 10-18, 2003 Not your typical tour... A Life-Changing Journey! Come with us to one of the most powerful sites in all Mesoamerica. Visit Teotihuacan, home of Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Shaman Eduardo Morales leads us in ceremony and initiation in the three Toltec Masteries of Awareness, Transformation, and Intent. Relax Rejuvenate, and Regenerate at our 5-star hacienda in Tepoztlan, a holistic Aztec-Nahuatl village. Enjoy breathtaking views, lush gardens, cultural tours, native markets, drumming, sacred circle dance, Temazcal (Aztec Sweat Lodge), Ecovillage, Holographic Repatterning, delicious, healthy vegetarian food, more. Website http://www.SacredJourneyRetreats.com, Toll-free 888.362.6827 /214.948.7266, Email: ElaineDodson@SacredJourneyRetreats.com (April 22, 2004)

GLOBAL FITNESS ADVENTURES has been combining empowering journeys with rejuvenating wilderness hikes, cultural explorations, delicious healthy cuisine, relaxing massage, yoga and unique upscale accommodations since 1989. We explore the rugged splendor of Sedona; Aspen; Santa Barbara; Moab; Lake Como, Italy; Kauai; Kenya; Devonshire, England; Bhutan; Dominica; Bali. Women's Weeks are offered year-round. Join us to renew body and soul! Tel: 970-927-9593. Website: http://www.globalfitnessadventures.com Email: hike@fit-trip.com (March 28, 2004)

HOSTELWORLD.COM TOURS brings you confirmed online bookings for over 2,000 tours and activities worldwide. From The Great Wall in Beijing to zorbing in New Zealand, one-day bike tours in Paris, tours of the Vatican in Rome, bus tours in Ireland to harbour cruises in New York, we've got it covered. Use our secure online reservation service to guarantee your place before you go. Click here for further information.(March 27, 2004)

DISCOVER THE HIDDEN DELIGHTS OF ITALY'S PO RIVER Travel with Culinary Tour Guide and Professional Chef Michele Topor to learn how Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale are made. Visit local markets, participate in regional wine and olive oil tastings. Your journey will begin in Venice onboard the luxurious River Cloud II. May 30 to June 10, 2003 For Information: email: mtopor@aol.com Visit our website: http://www.northendmarkettours.com (March 3, 2004)

ECUADORIAN JOURNEYS OF AN EVOLUTIONARY KIND Choose from an exceptional selection of itineraries from hacienda hopping to yoga in the Andes to mountain climbing volcanoes - Experience the incredible biological and cultural diversity of this small country in the spirit of exploration, cultural immersion and personal growth. Exceptional guides, small groups. The journey begins with you. (336) 472-2170. E-mail: info@coreexpeditions.org. Website: www.coreexpeditions.org (February 27, 2004X)

AN AZORES ISLANDS ADVENTURE Come spend a week exploring Europe's best kept secret. We guide small group walks among endless scenic footpaths. Activities available include cooking, fishing, kayaking, scuba, Portuguese language immersion, painting, photography, cycling (challenging), and swimming the inviting waters of the natural tide pool. We offer women-only weeks focusing on self. Fabulous accommodations; mouth-watering food. We provide everything. Just bring yourself! Website: http://www.azoreswalks.com Tel: 617-549-2452 (February 27, 2003)

ADVENTUROUS WOMEN DISCOVER THE WORLD OUTDOORS Dip your toes in hot springs. Swim with sea lions. Wander down jungle trails. Dance atop a Rocky Mountain. 15 years offering active tours throughout North America, Latin America and the South Pacific - all in small groups. Stay at inns, European-style huts or comfortably camp! Special departures for solo travelers & families. Visit http://www.TheWorldOutdoors.com or call 800-488-8483. And ask about our Best Value in Active Travel™ Guarantee! (March 15, 2004)

G.A.P Adventures welcomes you to every corner of the globe with a new perspective. We are a company of travellers dedicated to showing you the world face to face. Our groups are small, our impact is low, and sustainable tourism is at the forefront of our agenda. We are the Great Adventure People! 600 Adventures 100 Countries 1 World for the New Traveller! For more information visit http://www.GAPadventures.com on the web or email adventure@gap.ca or call 800-465-5600 toll free in North America. (February 24, 2004)

DISCOVER A TUSCANY LESS TRAVELLED Experience life as the natives do -- feast your senses on art treasures, hidden ancient hill towns, magnificent villas, spa treatments, Riviera beaches, world-class wines, sumptuous meals, magnificent olive oil, unparalleled shopping. Crafted from a personal passion, exclusive, small group, 11-day tour of Northern Tuscany features elegant villa accommodations, two cooking classes and a wine tasting class. For more information, visit http://www.toscanamia.biz or e-mail toscanamia@attbi.com (February 4, 2004).

HEALTH HABITRAVELS Experience healthy, healing mind-body-spirit journeys to amazing natural habitats and fascinating cultures worldwide. Women and men benefit from daily Pilates/Gyrokinesis/Yoga integrated into eco-adventures, sacred journeys, cultural explorations and retreats led by veteran movement educator Tannis Kobrinsky: New Mexico Sojourn: July 14-20. Cambria California Getaway: Oct. 11-13, Costa Rica Valentine Adventure: February 7-14 '04. Website: http://www.healthabitravels.com, E-mail: info@healthabitravels.com, Tel: (213) 482-3150 (December 11, 2003X).

LITERARY TUSCANY TOURS -- Experience Tuscany in small groups with a guide who loves out-of-the-way places. Wanted are book readers who love art, landscape, and the pleasures of the table. Two itineraries: the Literary Tuscany Tour and the (budget) Tuscan Retreat (a trip highlight: staying at the monastery where The English Patient was filmed). Please visit: www.literarytuscanytours.com for further details (November 12, 2003X).

HER ALASKA WILDLIFE PHOTO TOURS Led by female photographer, Simyra Taback. Simyra's "Bears & Colours of Summer" and "Bears & Colours of Fall" photo tours are limited to 4 guests per trip and are a true woman-lead adventure. Bushplanes, zodiacs, white bears, magnificent caribou herds, wolves, rivers of salmon, migratory birds, nesting eagles in addition to the bears and background volcanoes, glaciers and coastal scenery of Hallo Bay and Katmai National Park. Heart warming adventure, new friendships forged in the last wild places, sights to humble your heart. Visit our website for more tantalizing details: http://www.hallobay.com E-mail: simyra@alaska.net (November 12, 2003)

HONDOO RIVERS & TRAILS offers women-only and co-ed horseback holidays and adventure vacations in the canyonlands of the Colorado Plateau featuring deluxe camping or inn lodging. Patricia Kearney leads small-group, low-impact trips into world famous southern-Utah backcountry. Women only trailrides 2003 & 2004: July 11-16, Inn-to-Inn; August 10 -15, Camping. Website: http://www.hondoo.com Email: hondoo@color-country.net (November 11, 2003)

FREEWHEELING ADVENTURES Guided or self-guided cycling, sea-kayak, and multisport adventures in Canada, Iceland, and Europe. Group departures include women only, family, and singles trips, and can be customized if private. Groups are small (<12). Expect quiet routes, outstanding food, hospitable inns and caring, charismatic guides. R.R. #1 Hubbards, NS, Canada, B0J 1T0. Website: www.freewheelingadventures.com E-mail: adventure@freewheeling.ca Tel: (902)-857-3600 or toll-free 800-672-0775 (November 7, 2003)

PHOTOGRAPHY IN ZANZIBAR, LESVOS & WESTERN CRETE -- with Steve Outram's Tours. Unique islands, full of photographic opportunities. Exotic Zanzibar offers atmospheric Stone Town and romantic Sultan's palaces. Gentle Lesvos, Sappho's birthplace, has ancient monasteries adorned with miraculous icons, and breathtaking Western Crete features Chania with its labyrinths of Venetian and Turkish alleyways. Be enticed! 80% of our workshop participants are women. Website: http://www.steveoutram.com Email: mail@steveoutram.com (November 3, 2003)

MOUNTAIN VACATIONS & RETREATS LeBlanc Tours offers a variety of retreats and workshops, guided and taught by qualified experts and based in mountain wilderness lodges. Current programs focus on outdoor adventure and survival for women only (August), and co-ed natural and native history with photography (July). Website: http://www.leblanctours.com.

TRAVELER WITH SPECIAL NEEDS? Rumpleduck Travel is an agency that is prepared to provide the special needs traveler with information regarding lodging, transportation, and activities suitable for enjoyment by those with varying levels of physical challenge from complete disability to arthritic pain exacerbated by insomnia. With dedicated planning, your dream destination may be closer than you think! Email: rumpleduck@mindspring.com, toll-free: 1-877-401-7736, website: http://www.rumpleduck.com (August 19, 2003).

eduVacations - LANGUAGE, SPORTS, ARTS LEARNING ADVENTURES Solo travelers (avoid single supplements!), families, mom & daughter duos: go abroad at reasonable prices, meet people from many countries. Explore great places, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German; painting, golf, skiing, bicycling, photography, Italian & French cooking & wines; you name it! Combine language study with sports or arts. Group language courses or "Study In & Live In Your Teacher's Home." South and Latin America, Italy, Guadeloupe (French in the Caribbean), Montreal, Bordeaux, Provence, Alps, Cote d'Azur, Southern Spain, Barcelona, more! Call: 202-857-8384. Website: http://www.eduvacations.com E-mail: eduvacate@aol.com (August 2, 2003)

TOURS TO AFRICA BY PALACE TRAVEL We are a full-service agency specializing in tours to Africa including South Africa, Ghana, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Benin, The Gambia and Morocco. From comfortable bed-n-breakfast to the most luxurious 5-star properties, we customize to your taste. For a partial list of our all-inclusive tours, please visit our website: http://www.palacetravel.com, call 800-683-7731 or e-mail info@palacetravel.com (July 23, 2003)

SEE ROME, EXPERIENCE ROME! What do Julius Caesar and Prada have in common? They both rule by design! Dreaming of la dolce vita? Make your dream a reality with exclusive itineraries in the Eternal City: art/architecture, food/fashion, myth/history. From its impressive past to its fashionable present, we'll show you both the exceptions and the rules that make Rome a city like no other. Website: http://www.urban-iconography.org (May 30, 2003)

TOUR COMPANIES OPERATORS - LET'S BARTER! Capture all the fun of your tours with a professionaly produced promotion video tape. I'm a 25-year veteran of big-city network news production (female) who will join your tour shooting all the great moments, scenery and excellent times inc. special effects, sound, music and graphics). I've won lots of awards and made over a dozen TV travelogues. Let's trade my adventure with your company for your promotional videotape. For further information: MAWM@aol.com (April 4, 2003)

ATTENTION WOMEN TRAVELLERS OVER 50 Everything you need to know about planning active, mind-challenging mature-friendly vacations can be found in two new resources: a 575-page guidebook, Travel Unlimited: Uncommon Adventures for the Mature Traveler (Avalon Travel Publishing, 2000) and the Travel with a Challenge web magazine, Website: http://www.travelwithachallenge.com. Both showcase a rich global menu of ecological, educational, cultural and volunteer vacations in-depth.(May 1, 2002)

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