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Exotic Places = Exotic Photos / Bamboo & Red Berries - (c) 2007 Ted Grellner 


  • National Trust Tours - "offers life enriching programs that explore the traditions and cultures of the world, placing a special emphasis on the roles of art and architecture"
  • Art Education Travel - Artist Resource
  • AskArt - The Artists' Bluebook (TM) - Find art galleries and/or museums in and around the city you plan to visit. "The Best Art Travel Reference on the Web"

Autotouring (Road Trip)

  • Drive the National Scenic Byways of the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration)
  • Explore Route 66 - National Historic Route 66 Federation
  • American Roads - A website for finding and traveling America's scenic and historic old highways.

    Steve Varner has passionately devoted himself to retracing these the old U.S. auto trails and federal highways providing maps and photographs to document his travels.
  • to find Recreation Areas with Autotouring Activities
    • jeep driving
    • scenic driving
    • ATV
    • motorcycle touring
    • bus touring
    • >trolley touring
  • Road Trip USA - Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways




(see also Wildlife Viewing under Sports)



  • Woodall's - use their search engine to find Cabin Rentals by clicking on this link to get to their site, then click on the tab labeled "RV & Cabin Rentals" to get to the proper search engine.


  • where you will be able to search for a cabin by:
    • State
    • City
    • or Specific Park


Camping - go to: Find a Sports Activity 



Choose a city to visit and explore: (to select one of the 50 States or a U.S. Territory), visit the state tourism site then locate city you are interested in.


Books - Coastal Living


Books - Culinary Tourism
Books - Culinary Travel



Books - Cruise Guide
Books - Cruises
Books - Cruising


Books - Cultural Tourism
Books - Culture Tourism

Dude Ranch

Books - Dude Ranch Vacation


Books - Educational Travel

  • Audubon Society -Audubon Nature Odysseys
  • Smithsonian Journeys - tours for a wide variety of Special Interests
  • to find Recreation Areas with Interpretive/Educational Activities "Educational and interpretative learning programs are offered for visitors to many of America's public land recreation sites. These programs bring science and history to life, and inspire the imagination. Educational opportunities range from learning about the geology of the Grand Canyon to understanding more about how laws are made in Washington, D.C." "Educational = talks and programs, interpretive sites, outdoor skills training, orienteering, identification and gathering skills."


Books - Family Travel
Books - Family Travel Guide

  • Bureau of Land Management - Take it Outside! For Families: "Outdoor recreation and volunteer activities can help families realize significant health benefits through improved physical conditioning and strengthening of family bonds".
  • Family Adventure Magazine - "an information resource on family adventure vacations as well as a listing on companies that offer family adventure travel throughout the world".
  • Family Travel Files - a site for researching family vacation ideas
  • USDA Forest ServiceNature Watch Program - It's mission: "To provide children and adults the opportunity to safely view, and participate in, activities and programs that raise their level of awareness and understanding of wildlife, fish, and plants, and their connection to ecosystems, landscapes, and people."

See also: YOU are SPECIAL! - Family

Farm House Accommodations


  • - largest internet resource of community festival, fairs and special events.

Books - Festivals of the World


Food & Wine

Books - Food and Wine Tourism


see also: Wine on Seniors - Zoos page


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