American World traveler Spring 2017 Issue


Now in our 15th year of publishing, American World Traveler explores the culture and history of worldwide destinations, sharing the adventure of discovery with our readers and motivating them to make their travel dreams a reality. Published quarterly, AWT helps sophisticated, independent American travelers choose their next destination by offering a lively blend of intelligent, informative articles and tantalizing photographic images from our World’s best destinations, cruises, accommodations and activities to suit every traveler's taste.


Tropical Tidbits

by Sue C Travel

Harness the wind on Bonaire

with your kids this summer

Best known as a “Diver’s Paradise”, Dutch

Caribbean Bonaire is also one of the

world’s best places to learn how to windsurf!

With onshore steady trades and shallow

crystal clear water, beginners will revel

in this wonderful learning environment.

Kids start young there, sometimes still in

diapers! It’s common to see multi-generations

of families on the shore cheering little

ones on as they sail back and forth in the

shallows. This island has boasted many

world champions that began the sport very

young, and now tourists from around the

globe are flocking to Bonaire to learn to

windsurf. Caribbean Wind and Sun

Vacations and Jibe City have teamed up to

offer Kids Summer Camps that run July and

August at lovely and calm Lac Bai. The 3-

day camps are affordably priced, and there

is a plethora of affordable accommodations

from budget cottages to oceanfront

condos, and summer is low season! Parents

can also take advantage of this perfect

windsurf spot for lessons or maybe learn to

kite board, too! And snorkeling on Bonaire

is out of this world for all ages. Book your

family summer windsurf vacation through

Ann Phelan at: or


Voyage to the bottom of the sea

(without getting wet!)

Imagine for a moment, you are presented

with the opportunity to explore another

world full of undiscovered new life. On the

island of Curacao, that unique opportunity

truly exists with Substation Curacao.

Launching out of the Curacao Sea

Aquarium Park, a bucket list experience

awaits you. They offer you citizen science

insight, into the world which only a handful

of individuals have seen, down to a maximum

depth of 1000ft (300m).

“It can be difficult to describe the underwater

world from 300-1,000ft (100-300m),

as habitats can be as varied as anything

you could see on land.” says Dr. Carole

Baldwin, Smithsonian Institute’s Deep Reef

Observation Project (DROP) leader.The

Curasub, a 5-person submersible custom

built by Nutyco Research in Vancouver,

Canada, has aided Smithsonian scientists

in recently discovering and describing 14

new fish species so far! And tourists can

ride in the same amazing underwater vehicle!

Coral reefs represent some of the most

diverse ecosystems in the world, and deeper

reefs that exist past the recreational

scuba diving depths are underexplored

globally. Join the exciting journey and see

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