When it comes to travel, the Terrys willingly leave such destinations as Disney World, Cancun and the cruise boat beat to other writers.
Instead, they offer a fresh look at such subjects as the haunting story of Jewish Spain, a visit to the lovely, largely unknown Phu Quoc Island in the Gulf of Thailand, a walking tour of surprising Indianapolis and the self-mocking humor at Minnesota’s Spam Museum. (That’s right—Spam, the canned luncheon meat). Closer to home, Cliff’s even checked out the VIP burial sites in Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery (the “other” Graceland).
Soft adventure stories take up the challenge of kayaking Canada’s Gulf Islands, exploring the Lake Superior Hiking Trail and kayaking through the mangroves of “old” Sanibel Island, Florida.
Terry travels also mean VolunTourism, a not-so-relaxing, but rewarding way to meet local people by mixing concrete together on a Habitat for Humanity home-build in Chile, Vietnam, Portugal and Costa Rica or on an American Indian reservation. Or, by helping Earthwatch Institute scientists do wildlife research deep in the Brazilian Pantanal.
Eco-Travel and Nature
- GreensceneUSA.com, “Galapagos Eco Tour”
- GreensceneUSA.com, “Travel Offsets”
- Chicago Tribune, “Wolf 101” (International Wolf Center)
- Chicago Tribune, “Going Green around Lake Michigan”
Roads Less Traveled, International
- The Washington Post, “Meandering Christchurch” (New Zealand)
- Los Angeles Times, “Travel British Columbia”
- EXPLORE magazine, “Paradise Found” (kayaking Costa Rica)
Roads Less Traveled, U.S.A.
- Senior Times, “All Aboard!”
- Chicago Tribune, “Wisconsin’s first people open their doors”
- Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, “Where Old Florida Lives On”
- Denver Post, “Spam Museum slices up kitsch…”
Travel Guides, Gizmos and Info
- Chicago Sun-Times, “Gizmos Good to Go” (travel show)
- “Off the Beaten Path: Chicago,” a travel guide with attitude