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May 21, 2009 20:13 ET

Travel Alberta: Alberta Road Trips-Road Trip Tips, Top 10 Stops, Ghost Towns & Motorcycle Touring

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 21, 2009) -

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Explore Alberta with the help of the Summer Road Trips issue of Travel Alberta's Fresh Tracks e-magazine. In this month's articles, Fresh Tracks uncovers some of Alberta's weirdest attractions, shares the 10 best places to stop in Alberta ventures into Alberta ghost towns and explores Alberta's northern region on a motorcycle.

This Issue's Highlights

- Ghost Towns on the Prairie

Johnnie Bachusky, the author of the "Ghost Town Stories" book series, ventures into Alberta's abandoned towns to awaken the secrets of the past.

Quotes:

"There is a small community of ghost town people. We are a shadowy clan of eccentrics who, when talking about our passion, whisper it -- because of the odd looks we sometimes get from others."

"Visit a ghost town and you get a glimpse of Alberta's past, which is rapidly diminishing because of modern day development. My definition of a ghost town is simply a community that is a relic of its past."

- Motorcycle Touring Tales

Belt Drive Betty, the queen of Alberta's motorcycle touring scene, gives her tips on where to go with your bike.

Quotes:

" I love the feel of the wind, the smell of the earth and the unfettered view, and the sense of adventure and freedom. And I love the people, who embrace life and challenge it and live big lives. I don't think there is a better way to see and feel Alberta than on a motorcycle."

"Grande Prairie is a great starting point because it's the gateway to some of the most amazing riding country in the world, including Jasper and Banff, and you're on the doorstep to B.C. and Alaska. It's a minimum three to four hour ride anywhere, so you get to be on your machine a lot."

Related Links

- Fresh Tracks e-magazine: http://freshtracks.travelalberta.com/

- Travel Alberta's other monthly e-mag: http://cityspice.travelalberta.com/

- City's Spice's host website: http://www.travelalbertalive.com

- Travel Alberta's Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Edmonton-AB/Travel-Alberta-Live/16998528941

About Fresh Tracks

Fresh Tracks e-magazine is published 12 times a year by Travel Alberta. The magazine is geared toward readers who like to challenge themselves to the limit. Stories focus on outdoor activities, learning adventures, and experiences that are uniquely Albertan.

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