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Discover the Joys of Alternative, Participatory and Educational Travel

According to GoNOMAD.com, Alternative Travel is "Participatory Travel.... Beyond passive sightseeing, Alternative Travel engages travelers with the people, culture and environment of a destination. It is travel that teaches, travel that challenges, travel that enlightens and rewards...."

TransitionsAbroad.com

"Travelers and tourists, the distinction is simple: Tourists are those who bring their homes with them wherever they go, and apply them to whatever they see. They are closed to experiences outside of the superficial. Travelers, however, leave home at home, bringing only themselves and a desire to learn."

"... Those words were written in 1977 by Gary Langer, a 21-year-old budget traveler, in the first issue of Transitions Abroad magazine. In a few lines, he summed up what the magazine, and travel, would become in the next three decades. Transitions Abroad was created as the antidote to tourism, a magazine with the specific goal of providing information that would enable travelers to actually meet the people of other countries, to learn about their culture, to speak their language, and to "transition" to a new level of understanding and appreciation for our fascinating world. The title was also meant to suggest the changes in our perspective that result from such immersion. Transitions Abroad, from the very first issue, became the major tool that independent travelers could use to find the timely facts they need—where to go, who to see, where to stay, how to get off the tour bus and go beyond the postcards. ..."

 

Some Outstanding Alternative Travel Websites

GoNOMAD.com "... is a comprehensive resource center, designed to provide independent and alternative travelers with all the information and inspiration they need to plan their travels in the U.S. and abroad. We'll point you in the right direction for any trip you want to take...." Features:

AdventureTravelAbroad.com Searchable database of overseas "... get experienced free advice on meaningful travel... The network of directories at GoAbroad.com contain over 17,000 different travel opportunities. Our team of experienced advisors can help guide you through the search process.... Our advisors are not working on commission nor paid to recommend any specific programs. Our only goal is to find the best meaningful travel programs that fit your education/skills and inclinations...."
 


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