The Travelers' Tales series of anthologies is seeking submissions for upcoming titles. The publisher is looking for personal, nonfiction stories and anecdotes--funny, illuminating, adventurous, frightening, or grim. Stories should "reflect that unique alchemy that occurs when you enter unfamiliar territory and begin to see the world differently as a result." Stories that have already been published, including book excerpts, are welcome, and Travelers' Tales does not restrict the authors' rights in any way to have their stories reprinted elsewhere. Authors of accepted essays receive a $100 honorarium plus a copy of the book.
"One of the finest hostels in the country" according to Frommer's, the Sacramento Hostel has added a new, beautifully renovated private room to their restored 19th century Victorian mansion. With a warm and airy decor that combines both antique and modern elements, the room has a romantic feel and features a queen-sized bed as well as a small sitting area. It is available for $64 per night, (plus tax and applicable surcharges).
Hostelling International USA members can now travel with a translator in their ear, thanks to a new discount partnership with CyraKnow, the company that uses iPod technology to help new and seasoned travelers learn the nuances of pronunciation and basic phrases for four major languages in a short period of time.
The Cal Expo fairgrounds come alive every summer as the California State Fair becomes a "city within a city" that hosts nearly one million visitors. Folks come from near and far for the memorable delights of this 153-year-old extravaganza that includes exciting exhibits, amazing attractions, live entertainment, and the Magnificent Midway.
Head to Sacramento for Memorial Day weekend and join 100,000 music lovers for the world's largest traditional jazz festival.
With all the financial demands we face, it's nice to know that Sacramento is not only a great vacation destination, but also an affordable one. Listed below is a sampling of free attractions that represent Sacramento's identity as the home of the Gold Rush, state capital of California, agricultural powerhouse, and unique, modern city. Enjoy all that money can't buy, in Sacramento!