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Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Seeing the Light in Antarctica

Sunset in Neumayer Channel

When Alan and I cruised in Antarctica on Seabourn Quest, we expected to see mammoth icebergs, stunning scenery, and cute penguins waddling around. But the other worldliness of Antarctica’s light came as a complete surprise to us. The soft, golden rays shining low in the sky added a dimension beyond scenery and wildlife that’s hard […]

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Milford Sound

Cruising Milford Sound With Silversea Cruises

Milford Sound

Updated 01.01.2017 The steep-sided cliffs of a fjord mark the entrance to Milford Sound on the West Coast of New Zealand. Standing at the railing on Silver Spirit’s Deck 9, Alan and I marvel as the scenery unfolds in a vertical landscape that undulates in a wave of rugged mountains. Waterfalls — too numerous to count — tumble […]

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Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

Saturday’s scene: Fall on the Glenn Highway

Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

When Alan and I planned our Alaska Highway road trip, we weren’t thinking about fall color. But that’s exactly what we found in the first week of September while driving the Glenn Highway, also known as the Tok Cutoff. The paved road travels 328 scenic miles between Tok and Anchorage. And the portion of the highway […]

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Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Visiting Hubbard Glacier by Cruise Ship

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Updated 07.01.2015 Glacier viewing is a prime reason to cruise in Alaska. And for good reason. A cruise is one of the easiest, and most scenic, ways to explore these giant rivers of ice. Plus it’s one Alaska cruise excursion that’s free. Well, except for the cost of the trip. While cruising from Vancouver to Singapore on Regent […]

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Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake

Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 04.01.2015 Most hikers visiting the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park come to experience the Grinnell Glacier Trail or trek to Iceberg Lake. But the trail to Grinnell Lake offers a beautiful experience, too, if you’re looking for a less strenuous Glacier National Park hike. You’ll still catch a glimpse of a glacier, although it’s Salamander […]

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Mount Denali

Adventure Awaits in Alaska’s Denali Park

Mount Denali

For anyone looking for an active travel destination, there’s simply no better place to experience active travel in Alaska. From expansive views of breathtaking landscape to local wildlife, the Last Frontier is really something unique. Today’s guest poster, photographer Dennis Calhoun, visually brings us one step into Alaska’s incredible Denali Park with his incredible photographs. […]

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Donna Hull at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii

Take a Waterfall Walk at Akaka Falls State Park

Donna Hull at Akaka Falls on the Big Island of Hawaii

On a visit to the Hamakua Coast in Hawaii, Alan and I discovered the lovely Akaka Falls State Park located 11 miles north of Hilo. Although Akaka and Kahuna Falls are the star attractions, the park is filled with many small waterfalls and lush vegetation. It makes for a pleasant morning or afternoon of walking […]

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Mimosas for breakfast on Silver Spirit

Scenes From the Sea: Crossing the Atlantic Week 3

Mimosas for breakfast on Silver Spirit

During week 3 of our Atlantic crossing aboard Silver Spirit, we departed Funchal and headed across the ocean to Bermuda and eventually Ft. Lauderdale. Crossing the Atlantic Week 3 is all about the luxury of six days at sea. With beautiful weather for most of the crossing, we opted for breakfast on the back deck […]

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