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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 cruise. And […]

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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 06.13.2018. In June 2014, I wrote about one of the most beautiful hikes in Glacier National Park. In my latest update, I’ve included answers to frequently asked questions about the trail to Grinnell Lake, more photos and updated hiking information. Tips for a Grinnell Lake Hike Most hikers visiting the Many Glacier area of […]

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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.

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 destination. That’s […]

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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

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 that you’ll […]

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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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San Sebastian Travel

Things to Do in San Sebastian on a Boomer Trip to Spain

San Sebastian Travel

Updated 08.25.2018  As most travelers know, no matter how much you travel or how much you see the world, there are certain places that really and truly capture your heart. For me, that place is Spain’s San Sebastian. Located in the gorgeous Basque region, this little beach town is straight out of a movie, one […]

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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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Many Glacier Hotel

Staying at Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park

Tips for Staying at Many Glacier Hotel: Updated 01.06.2018 What are your favorite hotels in Glacier National Park? Alan and I are often asked this question. And, without hesitation, we answer, “Many Glacier Hotel.” Location, location, location. If you’re looking for world-class views and access to some of the best hiking trails in Glacier National Park, Many Glacier […]

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Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Adventure in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Updated: 04.01.2017 Find hotels in Great Smoky Mountains here! The hot summer months are a great time to hit the mountains. Whether you’re an avid hiker or prefer to travel by car, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a fascinating destination. Today’s guest writer, Vera Marie Badertscher from A Traveler’s Library, takes us on a […]

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