TIPS ON COMBINING TRAVEL AND
excerpt from The Best Tips from Women Aboard, Edited by Maria
Russell, ©2000 ISBN 0-9663520-1-7 To order call 1-877-WMN-ABRD
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- RESEARCH - WRITING
libraries will have lots of information in the form of travel books and
magazines. (The local library
will order from other libraries any book they do not have.)
Write to states, countries, departments of tourism and/or agencies
for information on your destination.
Writing a daily
writing to pen pals.
Listen to audio tapes, do crossword puzzles.
(They have wonderful history, geography, and cultural sections.)
state, county, city. Some of
the most unique are in small towns!
different cultures in the United States
ways holidays are celebrated
Study the flora
and fauna of any place you visit
Where better to learn about the ecology of streams, swamps, bays,
oceans, rivers than in them?
presented by park rangers, nature centers, etc.
put out by parks and nature centers.
Many of these have excellent information about the habitat, flora
and geology of the park.
Anthropology—evidence of human history and
prehistory is all around us.
for day, week, month
expenses for day, week, month
Figure out REAL
Estimate how far
a destination is
budget for and buy groceries
Photo essay of
supplies are needed to draw, sculpt, sketch
Draw a picture
opportunity to meet many different people with many different backgrounds
handle yourself in many different situations
within the family travel unit
Doing without the
television, telephone, and many modern conveniences
Leaving friends at home—learning to be an integral
part of the family unit
hauling anchors; but once on shore, walking, hiking, cycling, backpacking
Learning local sports and games
with canned stores vs. going to the grocery store and buying something
Laundering one’s own clothes; learning how to use
Organizations such as The Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service is happy to have volunteers!