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Exploring Smoking Volcanoes by Army Truck in Far East Russia

an exursion to siberia

Exploring smoking volcanoes by Russian army truck is a must-do Petropavlovsk cruise excursion. It’s one of my all-time favorite shore excursion experiences. And with over 400 nights at sea, I’ve been on plenty of them. The Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia is a beautiful land of smoking volcanoes and abundant wildlife. Since it’s not […]

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Many Glacier Hotel

Tips for Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

Updated 04.10.2020:  In this Many Glacier Hotel review, I’ll show you why the historic national park lodge that sits on the shores of Swiftcurrent Lake is the best place to stay in Glacier National Park. But I’ll give you a hint—location, location, location. I originally wrote the review in July 2015 but have updated it […]

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Okefenokee swamp

A Visit to Georgia’s Okefenokee Swamp for the Boomer Traveler

Updated 02.08.2020:  Visiting Okefenokee Swamp is for you, if you’re a fan of canoeing with alligators, birdwatching or cycling next to a lush, riparian landscape. We recommend Folkston as your headquarters. Out of all of the swamps in the world, Okefenokee Swamp certainly wins for the catchiest name. Known as one of the seven natural […]

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Hubbard glacier reflected in the water with mountains behind

Hubbard Glacier Cruise by Luxury Cruise Ship

Hubbard glacier reflected in the water with mountains behind

    On a Hubbard Glacier cruise, you’re likely to hear the thunderous noise of ice calving into Disenchantment Bay before you see it. In fact, watching ice calve from any glacier is a matter of looking at just the right spot at just the right time. Glacier viewing is the highlight of any Alaska […]

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Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

A Most Beautiful Hike to Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Grinnell Lake in Glacier National Park

Updated 05.16.2019:  If you’re looking for an easy day hike in Glacier National Park, look no further than the Grinnell Lake hike. This beautiful 6.8 mile round-trip-trail makes an excellent recovery-day-hike when visiting the Many Glacier area. Basically a walk in the woods, the trail to Grinnell Lake also passes by Swiftcurrent and Josephine Lakes. […]

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On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Exploring Ulva Island on a Silversea Cruise Excursion

On an Ulva Island guided walk, a trail winds through the temperate rainforest bordered by lush ferns.

Updated 02.08.2020:  Besides an Antarctica cruise, an Ulva Island guided walk may be the closest Alan and I will get to the end of the world. As we stand on the beach, gazing at the scenic Pacific Ocean view, the guide tells us that if the water sweeps us away, Antarctica will be our next […]

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Nalychevo Nature Park

3 Earth Friendly Travel Tips to Celebrate Earth Day

Nalychevo Nature Park

How much thought do you give to the environmental impact of your travels? Today, I’m sharing three earth friendly travel tips that are easy to accomplish but make a big impact if we all practice them. When Alan and I travel, the experience almost always includes spending time in a natural setting. There’s nothing better […]

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Visit a national park for good health

Why Visiting a National Park is Good For Your Health

Visit a national park for good health

Updated 04.10.2020:  When you’re planning a U.S. National Park adventure, I’m guessing that the health benefits of national parks rarely cross your mind. You’re probably anticipating scenic views, wildlife watching and nature experiences that will be part of the trip. But visiting a national park for good health is just as important as the natural beauty […]

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Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Seeing the Light in Antarctica

Sunset in Neumayer Channel

Updated 10.01.2017 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 […]

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El Brujo Glacier in the Chilean Fjords

Cruising to El Brujo Glacier

El Brujo Glacier in the Chilean Fjords

We cruised to El Brujo Glacier as part of an extended cruise to Antarctica. This beautiful site certainly whet our appetites for what was to come. Want to make your holiday cruise a white one (or blue in this case)? Choose an itinerary that visits a glacier. When Alan and I sailed in South America […]

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