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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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Grizzly bear looking for a salmon breakfast at Fish Creek, Alaska.

Watching for Bears at Fish Creek

Grizzly bear looking for a salmon breakfast at Fish Creek, Alaska.

Updated 05.01.2019: From July to early September, salmon spawn at Fish Creek in Hyder, Alaska. The silver backs of chum salmon flash in the sunlight as the salmon swim up the creek from the Portland Canal. Bears (both black and grizzly), wolves, eagles and other wildlife aren’t far behind, attracted by the convenient food source. […]

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Wildlife on Top of the World Highway

Saturday’s scene: Standing in the Fireweed

Wildlife on Top of the World Highway

When Alan and I planned our Alaska Highway road trip adventure, we hoped to see lots of wildlife. Were the highways brimming with animal sightings? Not really. Our total count of wildlife viewings on the road were 3 black bears on the Cassiar Highway, a bald eagle near Dawson city and the reindeer pictured above. […]

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Black bear grazing on Highway 3 in British Columbia

Saturday’s scene: keep your distance

Black bear grazing on Highway 3 in British Columbia

Alan and I couldn’t believe our good luck as we were driving east on Highway 3 on a road trip in British Columbia, Canada. A black bear (which I will call a “he” since there were no cubs around) had chosen a grassy hillside next to a pullout on the road to enjoy an afternoon […]

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Reclaimed estuary in Nannaimo, B.C.

Saturday’s scene: a vision in the estuary

Reclaimed estuary in Nannaimo, B.C.

I’ve been collecting stories about people Alan and I meet on our travels who have a passion for what they do. On a road trip to Vancouver Island, we met innkeepers who are passionate about the environment. This is their story. Harold and Marianne Robinson had a vision. Where everyone else saw a meadow that […]

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Safari Adventures at Home

Take the grandkids on a safari adventure in the U.S.A.

Safari Adventures at Home

We’re so excited about our new relationship with Grandparents.com. We’ll be publishing selected articles on multigenerational travel from their site to share with our readers and they’ll be sharing some of our articles with their readers. Today, Ludmilla Alexander shares a fun idea on how to take the grandkids on a safari adventure without stepping […]

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An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

Saturday’s scene: waiting for the end

An elderly elephant at Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa

On a morning game drive in Madikwe Game Reserve, South Africa, our ranger, Jaco, stopped at a hillside to point out an elderly male elephant with a bedraggled ear and one broken tusk roaming in solitude. He looked tired and lonely. Was this grassy hillside near the Botswana border the equivalent of an elephant retirement home? Did […]

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Saturday’s scene: Hawaiian high five

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On a Maui whale watching adventure with Seabourn Odyssey, Alan learned, once again, just how hard it is to photograph whales from a moving boat. The cruise excursion began when Alan and I tendered from the ship over to the pier in Lahina, where we boarded the Trilogy catamaran for a morning of whale watching. […]

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Saturday’s scene: meeting a mountain goat in Montana

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Meeting up with a mountain goat in Glacier National Park is fairly easy to do. Alan photographed this one when our Road Scholar hiking program stopped for lunch at Hidden Lake Overlook in the Montana national park. Actually, he was photographing me when his peripheral vision caught movement in the trees. Swinging the camera around, […]

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