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16         Exciting Paths
           Less Travelled
An amazing rail journey

Coastal Towns

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    Welcome to the spring edition of Footprints Magazine.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 aRtIclE hEaDINg X
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Exploring                                                                           Australia’s National
                                                                                    Landscapes on Foot
there’s nothing like australia. It is a country where boundaries blur, ancient rainforests skirt modern
cities, and stunning colours contrast the craggy red earth. It’s a land that embraces adventures, and
invites visitors to share stories with the friendly locals they’ll meet along the journey.
for thousands of years aboriginal australians         the Rainforest Way allows easy access via
retraced the paths of their ceremonial                signed driving loops connecting the national    SPECIAL oFFER
ancestors by going ‘walkabout’ in the                 parks. after your walks, enjoy quaint country   Save $50 * on airfare to australia when
australian bush. there is no better way to            villages and tranquil farming communities.      you book between apr 1 - Jun 30, 2011.
connect with australia’s iconic nature than           looking for more of a challenge? head to
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going walkabout in australia. Whether you’re          australia’s Outback and hike the larapinta      originate in Canada. Coupon must be presented at time
                                                                                                      of booking. Not combinable with any other offer. Valid on
looking for a challenge, a leisurely stroll or        trail, which takes you along the Red centre’s   new bookings paid in full. Expires Jun 30, 2011.
want to go walkabout on your own or with              backbone in the Northern territory.
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a group, grab a pair of comfortable shoes
and walk your way through australia’s iconic          the epic walk stretches more than
national landscapes.                                  223 kilometres from the old alice Springs
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two hour’s drive from Sydney is one of the            stand on ancient cliffs and look out over
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                                                      vast ochre-coloured landscapes. Visit sacred                                            + taxes & fees $445
World heritage listed Blue Mountains. Similar         sites, scramble down sheltered gorges,          From Edmonton                              from $ 1098
  to the grand canyon, but with Eucalyptus            swim in cool waterholes and sleep under                                                 + taxes & fees $440
           trees, meander through the blue-           a sea of stars.                                 From Halifax                               from $ 1498
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           hazed beauty of tall forests, sheer
         sandstone cliffs, tree fern glades,          camp one night at Standley chasm where          From Ottawa                                from $ 1263
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        deep canyons and inspiring waterfalls.        red walls tower against a backdrop of blue
                                                                                                      From Toronto                               from $ 1263
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      get the most out of your adventure              for rare black-footed rock wallabies along
             by going walkabout with a                                                                From Vancouver                             from $ 1098
                                                      the way.                                                                                + taxes & fees $431
                 local indigenous guide.
                hear about the legend of the          Wherever you decide to walk, you’ll have a       Australia Tours
              three Sisters rock formation,           great adventure and get a fresh perspective
                                                                                                      Sydney Bush Explorer 4 Days                  from $ 690
             and discover ancient art sites.          on australia.                                                                          taxes & fees included
                                                                                                      HIGHLIGHTS   Sydney, Koala sanctuary in
            You’ll taste bush tucker and              for information on australia’s national         Mudgee, homestay in Inglevale, Abecrombie
          swim in a crystal clear billabong           landscapes including top ways to experience     Caves and the Blue Mountains.
        under a waterfall.                            the areas, hotels, tours and airfares,          Northern Territories 4 Days                   from $ 810
                                                      call a flight centre consultant at                                                     taxes & fees included
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                                                                                     With a long and varied shoreline, Italy’s coastal towns represent everything
                                                                                     from old fishing villages to charming hillside towns that offer some of the
                                                                                     world’s most spectacular scenery.
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                                                         “an endless succession of experiences
     The Ligurian Sea                                      and emotions linked by a single                                                                                                      Wherever you stop, there is a certainty: a
                                                                                                                                                                                                stone’s throw from the seashore, a world of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mare, an ancient town built on a spur of rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      directly above a magnificent, clear blue sea
     Set in the Blue.
     Villages struggling to find enough space, set
     like tiny jewels between the blue expanse
                                                               common denominator”                                                                                                              art and culture lies waiting to be explored.

                                                                                                                                                                                                The Ionian Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and Ostuni with its whitewashed houses, small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      roads, staircases and arches.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      from your airfare to sea-side accommodation,
     of the sea and the luxuriant greenery of                                                                                                                                                   Sun kissed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      flight centre can take care of all your travel
     the mountains looming above them. here,                                                                                                                                                    a marvellous curve of wild, sun kissed                needs. contact a travel consultant today
     the buildings clinging boldly to the hillsides                                                                                                                                             beauty: more than any other area, the Ionian          at 1-866-541-2111 to begin planning your
     are painted in the brightest colours. Silent                                                                                                                                               Sea offers profoundly close contact with              scenic trip around the coastal towns
     alleyways wind their way among the houses,                                                                                                                                                 nature. corners of unchanging beauty where            of Italy.
     clustered close together to make the best                                                                                                                                                  the vivid colours of the vegetation alternate
     use of every square inch wrested from an                                                                                                                                                   with the extraordinary remains left by the
     untamed nature. the towns and villages on                                                                                                                                                  many ancient peoples who, seduced by the                SPECIAL oFFER
     the ligurian Sea show themselves a little                                                                                                                                                  landscape, put down their roots there: from             Save $80 * on airfare to Europe when
     at a time, proud guardians of truly ancient                                                                                                                                                the phoenicians to the greeks, and from the             you book a tour of Italy between
     traditions. they also offer unforgettable                                                                                                                                                  Normans to the arabs. a wreath of small                 apr 1 - Jun 30, 2011.
     views: the picturesque square in portofino,                                                                                                                                                tourist centres overlooking an enchanted sea,           *Conditions apply. Valid at Flight Centre stores across
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Canada. Limit one (1) discount per person. Tour must be
     the scene of thousands of meetings between                                                                                                                                                 where you can enjoy the relaxing rise and fall          minimum 7 days and booked in conjunction with roundtrip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        airfare. Airfare must originate in Canada. Charter airfares
     the powerful. the five villages of the cinque                                                                                                                                              of the waves. the coastline is a continuous             and packages are not eligible for discount. Coupon must
     terre: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza,                                                                                                                                                       succession of linear white beaches and rocky            be presented at time of booking. Not combinable with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        any other offer. Valid on new bookings paid in full.
     corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore with                                                                                                                                                   arches, cliffs and caves. the southern part,            Expires Jun 30, 2011. Coupon code: FPSP201102
     the Via dell’amore, the path of love, that                                                                                                                                                 with places such as cirò Marina, copanello,
     connects them. the coastline, the five                                                                                                                                                     and le castella showcase a shoreline
     villages, and the surrounding hillsides are all                                                                                                                                            with a backdrop of dunes covered with
     part of the cinque terre National park and                                                                                                                                                 Mediterranean maquis.
     is a UNEScO World heritage Site. and the                                                                                                                                                                                                           Rome Airfares
     thousands of little villages that, from the tops                                                                                                                                           The Adriatic Sea                                        From Calgary                                 from $ 699
     of the mountains, enjoy the peace and beauty                                                                                                                                               family pleasures.                                                                               + taxes & fees $115

     of marvellous views.                                                                                                                                                                       a welcoming sea that deepens only very                  From Edmonton                                from $ 799
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                + taxes & fees $134
                                                                                                                                                                                                gradually, thus enabling everyone to feel
     The Tyrrhenian Sea                                                                                                                                                                         confident in the water. Enormous stretches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From Halifax                                 from $ 499
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                + taxes & fees $510
     Steeped in history.                                                                                                                                                                        of sand on which to relax. Brightly coloured            From Ottawa                                  from $ 499
     long beaches of golden sand, ancient                                                                                                                                                       ranks of beach umbrellas that encourage                                                         + taxes & fees $507

     towns, sheer cliffs plunging into the sea.                                                                                                                                                 encounters and friendships in their welcoming           From Toronto                                 from $ 499
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                + taxes & fees $429
     the tyrrhenian is an endless succession of                                                                                                                                                 shade. convivial beaches where mothers can
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From Vancouver                               from $ 699
     experiences and emotions linked by a single                                                                                                                                                devote themselves to reading their favourite                                                    + taxes & fees $106
     common denominator: the bright blue of the                                                                                                                                                 novel and fathers can keep themselves in                Italy Tours
     waters that mark the boundary between land                                                                                                                                                 shape with a variety of sports while the kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Italian Coast Walking Tour 
     and sea. a journey through history in which                                                                                                                                                have fun with their new playmates. Enchanted            5 Days                                       from $ 949
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               taxes & fees included
     all are free to stop in the place closest to                                                                                                                                               castles to be built together on the sand when           HIGHLIGHTS   La Spezia, Riomaggiore and hiking
     their hearts: the sunny, well frequented beach                                                                                                                                             the day is about to give way to the evening.            the Cinque Terre Coastal Trail.
     resorts of Versilia with their lively night life,                                                                                                                                          the adriatic is lined with an interminable              Rome to Amalfi Coast 8 Days                from $ 1585
     the wild countryside of the Maremma, the                                                                                                                                                   series of really wide beaches, where families                                                  taxes & fees included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HIGHLIGHTS    Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento,
     historic coasts once home to the mysterious                                                                                                                                                with children can share the pleasures of a              trek up Mt Vesuvius and hiking the Amalfi Coast.
     Etruscans, the celebrated Sorrento peninsula,                                                                                                                                              holiday together. a paradise of tranquility             Sicily & Southern Italy 12 Days            from $ 2379
     the romantic amalfi coast, declared a                                                                                                                                                      that none the less offers some agreeable                                                       taxes & fees included
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HIGHLIGHTS   Rome, Naples, Sorrento, Isle
     World heritage Site by UNEScO in 1997,                                                                                                                                                     surprises: the glittering night life of the Riviera     of Capri, Pompeii, Matera, Reggio Calabria,
     or the suggestive, untamed coast of calabria                                                                                                                                               Romagnola, the evocative charm of the                   Taormina Area, Syracuse, Agrigento–Selinunte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Palermo.
     with tropea. Ringed by cliffs and wonderful                                                                                                                                                promontory of conero with Sirolo, Numana
     sandy beaches, the tropea promontory is                                                                                                                                                    and portonovo. the rugged coastline of puglia                         1 866 541 2111
     still undiscovered by the big tour operators.                                                                                                                                              with the promontory of gargano, polignano a
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                                                                                            Hit the Trails                                    softer side will be waiting to pamper you
                                                                                            located near the city’s geographic centre,        with posh resorts and spas, upscale shopping,
                                                                                            Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran preserve            championship golf and a vibrant dining and
                                                                                            offers more than 100 kms of shared-use trails     nightlife scene. and with daily non-stop flights
                                                                                            for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians.      from calgary, Edmonton, toronto, Winnipeg
                                                                                            trails range from the stroll-worthy, 0.5 km       and Vancouver, you’ll be able to sit back,
                                                                                            Bajada Nature trail to the endurance-building     relax and save your energy for some real
                                                                                            Sunrise Over & Back, which measures a             adventure – Scottsdale style!
                                                                                            hearty 16 kms roundtrip. hikers will also         for more information and to begin
                                                                                            find spectacular scenic views – and a good        planning your Scottsdale adventure,
                                                                                            workout – on the trails at camelback              visit a flight centre travel consultant or
                                                                                            Mountain and pinnacle peak park.                  call 1-866-541-2111.

                                                                                            for a true taste of the Old West,
                                                                                            saddle-up and explore the Sonoran Desert            SPECIAL oFFER
                                                                                            on horseback. two-hour to full-day rides will       Save $50 * on a package to Scottsdale
                                                                                            take you through lush arroyos and across            when you book between apr 1 -
                                                                                            crystalline streams into the desert’s most          Jun 30, 2011.
                                                                                            pristine expanses. and if you’ve always             *Conditions apply. Valid at Flight Centre stores across
                                                                                                                                                Canada. Limit one (1) discount per booking. Package
                                                                                            dreamed of being a real cowboy, the arizona         must include roundtrip airfare and a minimum of 3 nights
                                                                                            cowboy college offers week-long courses             accommodation. Airfare must originate in Canada. Charter
                                                                                                                                                airfares and packages are not eligible for discount. Coupon
                                                                                            in horsemanship and cattle ranching during          must be presented at time of booking. Not combinable
                                                                                                                                                with any other offer. Valid on new bookings paid in full.
                                                                                            which you’ll ride alongside working cowhands        Expires Jun 30, 2011. Coupon code: FPSP201103
                                                                                            and eat and sleep under the stars.

                                                                                            Go Off-Road
                                                                                            Jeep and hummer tours are a great way
                                                                                            to venture into the desert’s most remote
                                                                                            locations. tours are lead by expert guides           Phoenix Airfares
                                                                                            who will entertain you with colourful stories       From Calgary                                  from $ 318
                                                                                            of the area’s Western heritage and help you                                                 + taxes & fees $126

                                                                                            learn about the desert’s delicate ecosystem.        From Edmonton                                 from $ 339
                                                                                                                                                                                        + taxes & fees $126
                                                                                            these exciting adventures can be paired
                                                                                                                                                From Halifax                                  from $ 519
                                                                                            with other activities like river rafting and                                                + taxes & fees $140
                                                                                            gold panning. and, if you’re really feeling         From Ottawa                                  from $ 399
                                                                                            adventurous, several outfitters offer                                                       + taxes & fees $374

                                                                                            ‘you-drive’ options that put you behind the         From Toronto                                 from $ 374
                                                                                                                                                                                        + taxes & fees $131
                                                                                            wheel for your desert exploration!
                                                                                                                                                From Vancouver                               from $ 269
                                                                                            Make a Splash                                                                               + taxes & fees $122

                                                                                            River rafting, tubing and kayaking are great         Scottsdale Hotels
                                                                                            ways to explore Scottsdale’s numerous rivers        3-Star                                  from $ 102     /night
                                                                                            and lakes. the lower Salt River provides ideal                                             taxes & fees included

                                                                                            conditions for scenic, calm-water floats, while     4-Star                                  from $ 150 /night
                                                                                                                                                                                       taxes & fees included
                                                                                            the Upper Salt River delivers whitewater
                                                                                            thrills on class III and IV rapids.                 5-Star                                  from $ 198 /night
                                                                                                                                                                                       taxes & fees included

                    In the heart of the Sonoran Desert, light-years from the everyday       Fly High                                             Scottsdale Activities
                                                                                            for the most expansive Sonoran
                  and ordinary, Scottsdale, arizona, is a sophisticated urban city with a   Desert views, take to the sky on a hot-air
                                                                                                                                                Salt River Rafting                         from USD $ 99
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                                                       with a desire to return again and again.                                                                                                                                                     SAO TOME & PRINCIPE                                                                           Rwenzori Mtns       Jinja
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Libreville                                                       Kampala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Masai     Mt Kenya
     table Mountain and cape point, famous                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               GABON
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DEM REPUBLIC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lake Mara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Virunga Volcanoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Victoria GR        Nairobi
     kruger National park’s and the beautiful                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CONGO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        OF CONGO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     BURUNDI Kigali
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mt Kilimanjaro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brazzaville                               Bujumbura            Crater     Arusha                                           Ocean
     and dramatic garden Route drive. the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Kinshasa
     outstanding landscapes range from awesome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dar es Salaam
                                                       namiBia is a unique land on the edge of            visit. Zambia remains to this day a beautiful         and coral reef, dense equatorial forests to mighty snow                                                                  Luanda                                                                        TANZANIA
     mountains, savannah type grasslands, tropical                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SEYCHELLES
                                                       africa with endless deserts, vast rocky canyons    uncommercial backwater, where family-                 capped mountains and more, kenya is best known for the
     vegetation, arid deserts and beautiful beaches                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     COMOROS    Antsiranana
                                                       and a coastline of half-submerged shipwrecks.      owned safari companies continue to operate            city of Nairobi, lake Victoria, Mt kenya, the Masai warriors                                                                              ANGOLA
     all within driving distance. famous for its                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ZAMBIA                                  MOZAMBIQUE

                                                       Namibia’s wildlife is also unique, from the wild   small, intimate camps in remote and beautiful         and the Masai Mara game Reserve. kenya is africa’s original                                                                                                              Lusaka                    Lilongwe
     extreme diversity, South africa is known                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Senanga                                                      Mahajanga
                                                                                                          reserves. Safari here is unusually outdoorsy          safari destination, attracting explorers, adventurers and
     as the ‘world in one country’ and recently        horses of Namib to the rare desert elephants                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Victoria Falls
                                                                                                          and involving, often including a high quotient        travellers for centuries.                                                                                                                                     Moremi            ZIMBABWE           Mutare                       Antananarivo
     hosted the 2010 fIfa World cup. Whether           roaming the northern plains. Namibia means                                                                                                                                                                                                         NAMIBIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                W.P. Chobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       N.P.          Bulawayo
                                                       ‘land of open spaces’, and it has a raw beauty     of walking. It is described as ‘real safari for       tanZania captures the very essence of the african                                                                                       Windhoek
     you’re in South africa on safari or to enjoy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BOTSWANA

                                                       like nowhere else on earth. With Sossusvlei’s      real safari people.’                                  continent and distills it into one country. this country has                                                                    Namib NP                     Gaborone                  Kruger
     the beaches, breathtaking drives, or unspoiled                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sossusvlei                                      Pretoria

     wilderness, there is something available for      petrified trees, the fish River canyon, the        Kenya is one of the world’s great tourism             inspired hemingway and livingstone and has proudly given                                                                       Luderitz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fish River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Canyon               Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SWAZILAND                 Pietersburg

     every type of traveller.                          desolation of the Namib, and the giant red         destinations, known for its remarkable                the word ‘safari’ to global travel! home to the Serengeti                                                                                                  Kimberley       Maseru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bloemfontein LESOTHO Durban
                                                       sand dunes, Namibia is a photographer’s            diversity of landscapes, wildlife and cultures.       plains, Mt kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro crater, and the island                                                                                          SOUTH AFRICA
     Dramatic Botswana , a nation of                                                                                                                            of Zanzibar – you will be surprised by how much more there
                                                       dream where landscapes collide and                 from sweeping savannahs to tropical beaches                                                                                                                                               Cape Town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wellington               East London
     remarkable natural beauty, encompasses                                                                                                                     is to discover here.                                                                                                     Cape Point & Table Mountain                   Port Elizabeth
                                                       adventures begin.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         continuation on page 26

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      Ringtail Lemur, Madagascar                                                                                    Pyramids, Egypt

      Egyptian hieroglyphs         African safari        Moroccan market                                            Hassan II mosque, Casablanca, Morocco     Uganda

     continued from page 25

     Uganda is where the East african                   morocco is steeped in history and                          rich people, Ethiopia truly is an ancient and
     savannah meets the West african jungle and         tradition, yet remains progressive with its mix            fascinating destination.
     is the only safari destination whose range         of cultures, religions, languages and influences           With so much to see and do on this
     of forest primates is as impressive as its         of Romans, arabs and Europeans. Morocco                    magnificent continent, let flight centre help
     selection of animals of the plains. Best known     is a sensory overload from the cosmopolitan                make sense of it all. Your consultant can help
     for its famous mountain gorillas, Uganda           and famous casablanca, whitewashed fishing                 you arrange everything from airfares and
     also boasts lake Victoria, the Nile River, the     port gems of asalih and Essaouira to the                   accommodation to tours and travel insurance.
     snow-capped peaks of the Rwenzori and              great imperial cities of Marrakesh and fez.                Don’t miss out on this amazing adventure.
     the Virunga Volcanoes. Whether you’re a            for the more adventurous, nature is never far              give us a call at 1-866-541-2111 today!
     first time safarigoer or a seasoned african        away in Morocco; desert, mountains, valleys
     traveller, Uganda – with its unique blend of       and sea attract visitors in droves as they have
     savannah and forest creatures, its rare            done for centuries.                                          SPECIAL oFFER
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     is simply dazzling.                                diversity, natural beauty and a rich history                 when you book a tour between
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     It boasts some of the strangest and rarest
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The ‘Old World’ gets
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    losing luggage
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                                               One of the most beautiful and ancient cities in Italy, florence is the
                                               birthplace of many of the people who have profoundly influenced the
                                               course of human history in every field of art, literature and philosophy.

                                                                                                                                   Barcelona is a wonderful mix of both
                                               Built on the two banks of the Vltava River,                                        old and new featuring everything
                                               this elegant city is a beguiling mix of ancient                                    from relaxing beaches to stunning
                                               architecture, cobblestone streets and a magical                                    architecture from the gothic quarter
                                               atmosphere. Most of the city survived World War II                                to anton gaudi’s fabulous creations as
                                               intact resulting in the entire historic centre of the city                        well as the contemporary masterpieces

                                             2                                                                                                                                  3
                                               being named a UNEScO World heritage Site.                                         built for the Olympic games.

                                                                                                        lisbon is a city of
                                                                                                    dreams, clinging to seven
                                                                                               hills and overlooking the tagus
                                                                                            River. More relaxed than many of
                                                                                          the other European capitals (and a
                                                                                        little cheaper too) it’s easy to stay
                                                                                       a while here as there is so much
                                                                                      to see and do. from friendly locals
                                                                                      to a lively nightlife to stunning

                                                                                      natural settings, lisbon will not fail
                                                                                       to impress.
                                                                                                                                                            the uniqueness of this adriatic jewel
                                                                                                                                                            lies in its diversity. Situated between
                                                                                                                                                             the mountains and the adriatic Sea,
                                                                                                                                                                  the walled city of Dubrovnik is a
                                                                                                                                                              UNEScO World heritage Site and
                                                                                                                                                              is visited by millions of visitors from
                                                                                                                                                                        across the world each year.

With 48 distinct countries to choose
from, it’s no wonder Europe attracts
millions of visitors each year. It holds
so much fascinating history and
spectacular scenery that it is often           Vienna
a challenge knowing where to start.
                                               Vienna, once the capital of the hapsburg Empire, is now a proud guardian of a rich and spectacular
But for seasoned travellers or those           history. the city is bejewelled with grand palaces, monumental churches, and a myriad of galleries and
looking for cities a little off the beaten     museums. Vienna’s most famous resident, Wolfgang amadeus Mozart, has long gone but his legacy
path, here are 16 of our favourite             remains and a night at a classical recital in one of the many magnificent venues is a must.
lesser visited places we definitely think
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                                                                                                                                     Istanbul                                                                                                                                                    Copenhagen
                                                                                                          the capital of turkey, Istanbul, is an old                                                                                        With narrow streets, old houses and crisscrossing canals, copenhagen
                                                                                                             city that is inspired by many different                                                                                         is often called ‘the paris of the north’. pay homage to fairy tale master
                                                                                                                 cultures, religious views and eras.                                                                                        hans christian andersen with a visit to many of the places he lived, his
                                                                                                            half old world with narrow alleyways,                                                                                           gravesite in the assistens kirkegård, and of course, the little Mermaid
                                                                                                              bazaars, mosques and churches, the                                                                                                                                               statue by the harbour.
      Dublin                                                                                              other half is modern and cosmopolitan.
      there are so many layers to the Irish capital,                                                        One of the largest cities in the world,
      it’s more like a dozen Dublins rolled into one.                                                    Istanbul is spread over both Europe and
      there’s the historic Dublin, with elegant old                                                       asia making it the only city in the world
      buildings and monuments recalling the city’s                                                                      that sits on two continents.
      sometimes passionate and violent past. the                                                                                                                                                                      Edinburgh

      city’s literary pedigree is linked to some of the                                                                                                                                        providing the ideal balance between old
      world’s greatest writers, poets and playwrights,                                                                                                                                       and new sits Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh.                                    With a stunning lakeside setting, Zurich
      including James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and Samuel                                                                                                                                            this is a city of elegant streets, cobbled                                      is a vibrant, busy metropolis but also
      Beckett. and there’s playtime Dublin which                                                                                                                                                      alleys, and incomparable sunsets.                                         has its quieter side. admire the alps

      includes the vibrant pub scene in temple Bar,                                                                                                                                           contemporary in many aspects such as                                         that surround the city, sail on the lake or
      top-class theatre, music, comedy and dance.                                                                                                                                                cuisine, entertainment and shopping,                                    discover the charming old town. Year after
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the city blends the traditions and                                  year, Zurich is labled one of the best cities
                                                                                                                                                                                                 architecture of hundreds of years of                                  in the world to live, it’s not hard to see why.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      history with ease.
                                                               amsterdam has been called the greatest small city in Europe, and offers visitors a

                                                          diverse range of sights and sounds. While it may be a small city it certainly doesn’t lack
                                                             the big city attractions. It’s vibrant and colourful from the ‘coffee shops’ to red light
                                                                    display windows and risque live shows—this is a European city like no other!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                considered one of the world’s most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               beautiful capitals, Budapest serves as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               a link between Eastern and Western

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Europe, created out of the unification
      Munich, with its mix of alpine                                                                                                                                                                                                          of the historic towns of Buda, pest
      charm, old squares and beer                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Óbuda in 1873. It has managed to
      gardens is yet another reason to                                                                                                                                                                                                       maintain its magic and charm and is rightly
      visit fabulous germany. home of                                                                                                                                                                                                        known as the Queen of the Danube.
      the original Oktoberfest as well
      as the 1972 Olympics, the city
      manages to successfully blend
      old Bavarian tradition with a
      vibrant modern life.

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                                                                                                                    •	Reservations are required on overnight
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                                                                                                                      prior to your train’s departure to avoid a
                                                                                                                      sold out train.
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                                  looking for a way to see a lot of Europe                                       point-to-point rail tickets. Airfare must originate in Canada. Charter airfares
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     this pass is popular amongst travellers who                                                                                                   1st Class                 1st Class                2nd Class              Eurail Italy Pass
                                                           doubles, triples, quad’s, and 6 person                  10 days in 2 months               $864                     $733                      $561                                              Adult          Adult           Saver           Saver         Youth
     need flexibility to travel where they want,           couchette’s. fall asleep in Spain and                                                                                                                              Travel Validity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1st Class      2nd Class       1st Class      2nd Class      2nd Class
                                                                                                                   15 days in 2 months              $1133                     $963                      $736
     when they want to go.                                 awake in paris! Don’t forget that many                                                                                                                             3 days in 2 months           262             212            222             180            171

                                                           sleeper trains are gender specific (boys with                                                                                                                      4 days in 2 months           291             235            247             201            191
     Eurail Select Pass: choose any 3 to 5 bordering                                                              Eurail Flexi Global Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 days in 2 months           325             263            276             224            214
     countries in the Eurail network with the Eurail       boys, girls with girls), however; if you occupy         Travel Validity
                                                                                                                                                    Adult                     Saver                    Youth
                                                                                                                                                   1st Class                 1st Class                2nd Class               6 days in 2 months           355             288            301             244            234
     Select pass. travel flexibly for 5 to 15 days.        the entire cabin, the rule does not apply.
                                                                                                                   5 days in 2 months                $460                     $391                      $299                  7 days in 2 months           388             314            330             266            257
     Eurail Regional Pass: Regional passes are 2           additional Discounts:                                   6 days in 2 months                $508                     $432                      $330                  8 days in 2 months            419            340            357             289            276

     countries or regions together on one pass. Our        Eurail pass holders receive many                        8 days in 2 months                $602                     $511                      $391                  9 days in 2 months            452            366            384             311            298

     most popular Eurail regional pass is the france       discounts on museum entrance fees,                      10 days in 2 months               $698                     $594                      $454                  10 days in 2 months           484            391            411             332            319

     + Italy pass. choose between 4 and 10 travel          ferries, sightseeing tours, hotels, etc.               Pricing may vary and is subject to change by the rail department without prior notice. Saver groups of 2 - 5 travelling together at all times. Youth under 26 yrs, child ages 4 - 11 yrs, under 4 yrs are free
     days.                                                 check out the Eurail travellers                        when not occupying a seat. Must be a Canadian resident or have permanent resident card. Passes must be validated within 6 months of purchase. Pass price does not include any reservations if required.

                                                           guide that comes with each
     Eurail One Country: Our top selling single
     country pass is the Eurail Italy pass. Italy boasts
                                                           Eurail pass purchased for details.                                                                                                                                              1 866 541 2111

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                                                                                                                                                                                   TRIPS FOR                                                             hands On –
     A Weekend in the BIG APPLE                                                                                                                                                      18-39s        For the best deals, see your
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         flood Relief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         flight centre limited to contribute
     New York city can be many things to many people but if you’re looking for a weekend getaway, it’s                                                                                             Flight Centre agent today!
     the perfect choice. While 3 days in New York doesn’t sound like a lot of time, one can get a great                                                                                                                                                  more than $2 million as flood
     taste of what this city has to offer by taking the time to plan their trip. here is a sample itinerary to                                                                                                                                           fundraising initiative takes off.
     give you an idea of just some of the many things to do while exploring this great city.                                                                                                                                                             Significant flooding occurred in many areas of Queensland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         during late December 2010 and early January 2011, with three
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         quarters of the state declared a disaster zone. In response to
     Friday                                               Saturday                                              Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the disaster, Flight Centre Limited pledged more than $2million
     arrive friday morning and check into your            find a local diner and enjoy a hearty                 Nothing says Sunday in New York, quite like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         to Queensland’s flood relief efforts after launching its largest
     Manhattan hotel. hit a neighbourhood                 breakfast before going to grand central               enjoying a brunch of Mimosas and Eggs Benny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ever fundraising initiative.
     sidewalk café and enjoy a pastry and latte           terminal, commonly referred to as ‘grand              at one of the many restaurants around town.
     while taking in the sights and sounds of your        central Station.’ One of the busiest train            take a trip down to the waterfront and jump                                                                                              FLT managing director Graham Turner said the company
     new home for the coming days. head to the            stations in the world, it serves nearly 200,000       on the free Staten Island ferry from Battery                                                                                             would donate $10 from every international and domestic
     Empire State Building, the tallest building in       commuters every day. grand central is also            park city, for a great view of the harbour,                                                                                              airfare or holiday package its leisure travel shops sold in
     the city for its renowned and spectacular            home to restaurants and some of the most              skyline and, of course, the Statue of liberty.                                                                                           Australia between now and the end of February 2011.
     views. Make your way to Rockefeller centre           beautiful architecture in the city. from there,       although a weekend isn’t enough time to see                                                                                              Mr. Turner said FLT would guarantee a minimum $2million to
     and see the homes of Radio city Music                take the subway toward the financial District         everything this magnificent destination has to                                     trips for 18 to 30 somethings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the Premier’s Relief Appeal and would not cap its contribution,
     hall, NBc and the today Show. If visiting            in lower Manhattan and take a stroll along            offer, it’s definitely enough to wet your appetite                                                                                       meaning more money could potentially be raised for those
     in the winter months, don’t forget to look           Wall Street. When your stomach begins to              to return to the ‘Big apple.’ let a flight centre                                                                                        affected by the floods.
     for the Rockefeller centre christmas tree            grumble, grab a slice of famous New York              travel consultant help you plan the perfect                                                                                              Flight Centre’s shops, people and customers have been
     and go for a skate. When your tummy calls            Style cheese pizza and stop in chinatown              itinerary by calling 1-866-541-2111.                                                                                                     directly affected by the tragic recent events in Brisbane,
     for an afternoon meal, head north towards            to enjoy some shopping on canal Street. If                                                                                                                                                     Toowoomba, Ipswich, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and some
     central park, the most visited park in the           you’re in the mood for some culture, visit                                                                                                                                                     of the surrounding areas.
                                                                                                                  SPECIAL oFFER
     US, and enjoy a picnic while admiring the            one of the many renown museums including
                                                                                                                  Save $50 * on a package to                                                                                                             “Given that our retail travel businesses can issue in the order
     wonderful gardens of this national landmark.         the Museum of Modern art (MoMa), the
                                                                                                                  New York city when you book                                                                                                            of 50,000 tickets per week in Australia, our total contribution
     Spend the rest of your afternoon shopping            National Design Museum (Smithsonian                     between apr 1 - Jun 30, 2011.                                                                                                          should be closer to $500,000 per week or $3million in total.”
     at the specialty boutiques along 5th and             Institution) and the guggenheim. By now                 *Conditions apply. Valid at Flight Centre stores across                                                                                Said Mr. Turner.
     Madison aves and the trendy shops in Soho            you’ll be famished so enjoy dinner at one of            Canada. Limit one (1) discount per booking. Package
                                                                                                                  must include roundtrip airfare and a minimum of 3 nights
     that make NYc one of the world’s top                 the many supper clubs in the city and mingle            accommodation. Airfare must originate in Canada. Coupon                                                                                In addition to the $10 per ticket donation, FLT will match
            shopping destinations. as the evening         with the locals as you dance the night away at
                                                                                                                  must be presented at time of booking. Not combinable                                                                                   money donated by its staff throughout Australia and the other
               approaches, it’s time to dine at one       one of New York’s popular nightclubs.
                                                                                                                  with any other offer. Valid on new bookings paid in full.
                                                                                                                  Expires Jun 30, 2011. Coupon code: FPSP201110                   Hiring Full-time Travel Sales Professionals                            countries it has businesses in, including Canada. FLT’s staff
                of the many gourmet restaurants                                                                                                                                   Join one of Canada’s best companies to work for and sell               members have already raised significant funds via the Flight
              that grace the city streets. as a rule of                                                                                                                           something you love! With our ongoing expansion, we have                Centre Foundation and a series of intra-company events.
            thumb, try avoiding areas heavily filled          New York Airfares                                 Manhattan Hotels                                                  openings in locations all across Canada.                               About 70 of FLT’s retail and corporate travel outlets were
            with tourists and stick with the local           From Calgary                      from $ 539       3-Star                                from $ 302     /night       Successful candidates will also have:                                  directly affected by power outages and closed at various times
                                                                                          + taxes & fees $141                                        taxes & fees included
           favourites to get the best quality and                                                                                                                                 • proven sales & customer service skills                               last week, while the company’s global head office in Brisbane’s
                                                             From Edmonton                     from $ 539       4-Star                               from $ 448 
                   best value for money.                                                  + taxes & fees $135
                                                                                                                                                     taxes & fees included
                                                                                                                                                                                  • solid work history & strong academic background                      Queen Street was partially closed for a day.
                          Now it’s time to catch                                                                                                                                  We offer:                                                              The company believes that while Queensland’s overall tourism
                                                             From Halifax                      from $ 379
                         one of the amazing theatre                                                              New York Activities
                                                                                          + taxes & fees $127                                                                     • uncapped earning potential with full industry training               sector was negatively affected in the short-term, recovery
                            shows lighting up the            From Ottawa                       from $ 259       Empire State Building Admission               from $ 27           • award-winning benefits including RRSP matching                       continues to be rapid given that the major tourist centres –
                                                                                                                                                     taxes & fees included
                         stages of Broadway. after                                         + taxes & fees $99
                                                                                                                                                                                    & travel discounts                                                   the Gold and Sunshine coasts, tropical North Queensland
                           the show, take a stroll to        From Toronto                      from $ 298       3-Day Hop-on Hop-off Tour                     from $ 69
                                                                                                                                                     taxes & fees included
                                                                                                                                                                                  • career advancement opportunities                                     and the Whitsundays – continue to operate normally.
                                                                                          + taxes & fees $122
                    nearby time’s Square – nothing                                                                                                                                Apply online today at flightcentre.ca/careers
                                                             From Vancouver                    from $ 458       Chelsea Nightclub Tour                      from $ 108
                   defines excitement quite like                                          + taxes & fees $152                                        taxes & fees included
                       the bright lights of this world
                       famous tourist spot.                                                                                  1 866 541 2111

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                                                                              WoRDSEARCH – European Cities                                                                          MAZE                                                                  PHoToMATCH

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                                                                              Berlin                 Geneva                  Marseille                Valencia
       MYSTERYIMAGE                                                           Bratislava             Glasgow                 Milan                    Venice
       Let us know where in Footprints this mystery image                     Brussels               Hamburg                 Moscow                   Vienna
       appears and you’ll be entered into a draw where                        Bucharest              Helsinki                Munich                   Warsaw
       you could win a $100 Flight Centre gift card.                          Budapest               Istanbul                Oslo                     Zagreb
       Enter your answer at flightcentre.ca/footprints.                       Copenhagen             Kiev                    Paris                    Zurich                           CoNNECTTHEDoTS
       Conditions apply. Please call or visit our website for full details.
                                                                                                                                                                                       connect each of the dots to figure out our mystery object.

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                                                                                                                                     Footprints magazine, don’t                                                               18                                       56
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                                                                                                                                     throw it out.                                                     6        32 30            35     47                                        57        58      59
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                                                                                                                                     the environment and help inspire                                                                                                                       66 67              70
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                                                                                                                                     those around you to see and                                                                                                             64
                                                                                                                                     experience everything the world
                                                                                                                                     has to offer.

     the above photograph is the great Wall of china. We have made 7 changes to the picture on the right.
     can you spot the differences? for the solution to these puzzles, visit us at flightcentre.ca/footprints

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something back.
Save $30* on airfare to the USa when you book between
apr 1 - Jun 30, 2011.

1 866 541 2111 | flightcentre.ca
*Conditions apply. Valid at Flight Centre stores across Canada. Limit one (1) discount per person. USA airfare must be roundtrip and must originate in Canada. Discount is not eligible on Charter airfares. Coupon
must be presented at time of booking. Not combinable with any other offer. Valid on new bookings paid in full. Expires Jun 30, 2011. Coupon code: FPSP201111 † We will beat any written quoted airfare by $1
and give you a $20 voucher for future travel. “Fly Free” offer applies only where all “Lowest Airfare Guarantee” criteria are met but Flight Centre does not beat quoted price. Additional important conditions
apply. For full terms and conditions visit www.flightcentre.ca/lowestairfareguarantee-flyfree.

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