The more than 27 million American veterans make a hefty marketing niche, especially when you add in their spouses, parents and children. Veterans Advantage is aiming for just that market by partnering with numerous outfits to offer a healthy package of discounts and benefits.
Tracing the wagon paths of early settlers in the American West, excavating artifacts of the Underground Railroad in the Midwest, or documenting nearly forgotten cemeteries in New England; all of these and more are possibilities for an educational volunteer vacation.
From Jackie G.: "I am interested in finding the best college towns in the US. I have lived in Indiana for quite a while, and I've found that Bloomington, IN is a great college town. I am interested, though, in doing some traveling to places like Michigan and Georgia, and I've heard great things about college towns in both places. What have been your experiences with the best college towns in the US?"
From Nick O'Neill: "Wyoming is the onlt state in the US that doesn't have a big city. Casper and Cheyenne are the 2 biggest towns and though not exactly 'one horse' they can seem a little small town.
What suggestions do you have for travellers wishing to visit Wyoming? I'm sure there are nuggets of info just waiting to be uncovered.
Here's 2 of my tips."
From Deborah Studer: "Have been checking the message boards, as we are driving to DC for the 1st week in Aug. Besides the Carlyle Suites, are there any other centrally located hotels that offer free or relatively inexpensive parking? I'm also reading mixed reviews about the Carlyle. Help. Any other places similar to the Carlyle--kitchenette, parking?"
From Debi Huffman: "I recently saw a piece on either "Animal Planet" or "The Discovery Channel' about a place in Hawaii to actually swim with dolphins...one of the top things on my "To Do List" before I die (I'm 44). Does anyone have any info about this? We are planning a trip sometime in Feb. 2003. Thanks!"