The Fontayne Group team which currently creates and manages this site include Bonnie Fontayne, Cynthia Fontayne, Dan Marengo, Nonette Puno & Nancy Galicia-Sheehan. 

Most of the images are the original creations or taken from The Fontayne Group's library of vintage travel books or actual artifacts and ephemera brought back from our travels. Some images are taken from the Dover clip art publications or Photo-Objects, used in accordance with their guidelines.  

Special thanks goes to our dear friend, business travel guru and journalist Joe Brancatelli , for creating columns just for this site.

The usual disclaimers:  Copyright 1997-2006. All rights reserved. Contents of this site may NOT be re-published in any form or medium without the express written permission of The Fontayne Group,  but feel free to link to our content, with attribution. Links from the Thoughtful Traveler are correct at the time of the last monthly update; the publishers are not responsible for the currency or content of those sites, although we do revisit them from time to time.

M i s s i o n

The mission of the site is to share our passion for travel and the benefits of doing so thoughtfully. While we are not aiming at a grandeur IPO, we do accept limited sponsorship and receive a commission on books from Powell's.

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