WatchBoom.com's Travel Destinations for the Month of May 2016
Few places are associated with such iconic and romantic images as Egypt. The pyramids, camels crossing the desert, felucca sailboats with their triangular sails gliding up the Nile, the ruins of Luxor and the haunting sound of the evening call to prayer as it echoes over the rooftops of Cairo. Travel Authority Rich Grant reports that Egypt is a bargain today.
Billed as “the world’s most luxurious train,” the Pride of Africa gives its passengers a two-week taste of the romance of a bygone era as it clickety-clacks across South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania.
When they said Superman was more “powerful than a locomotive,” this is the locomotive they were talking about. It was, in its day, the Big Boy was the most powerful moving engine on earth. Travel Authority Rich Grant lays down tracks to Cheyenne’s Depot Days.
Well off city slickers will rough it in stocked-to-order guest chalets this fall at the Red Reflet Ranch’s first “Roping and Ranch Skills” retreat in Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. The getaway is billed as “a combined working cattle ranch and luxury resort” where guests will spend five days learning how to round up little doggies and the like..
Courtney Drake-McDonough is a Colorado-based writer and editor. A Denver native,she has written for magazines and newspapers, locally and nationally, for nearly 30 years, specializing in topics of travel, restaurants, theater and parenting. With roots in marketing and public relations, Courtney also helps companies with marketing content including writing websites and social media messaging. When she's not writing for other people, Courtney is also the editor of a news and reviews blog she founded at www.InGoodTasteDenver.com. Courtney considers herself extremely fortunate that eating wonderful food, traveling to beautiful places and meeting great people is part of her workday.
TED ALAN STEDMAN
After working in the corporate world and confining his travels to annual vacations, Colorado-based writer Ted Alan Stedman cut the cord more than 20 years ago and is now a frequent traveler on the hunt for compelling experiences. His various magazine assignments have taken him to the Philippines, Australia, throughout Africa and South America, parts of Europe, islands of the Pacific and Caribbean and beyond. You can catch his work in magazines that include Sport Diver, Alaska Beyond, AAA Journey, Men’s Journal and others.
The author’s story was based on Victoria Cruises’ “The Majesty of the Yangtze” river cruise. www.victoriacruises.com.