6 “Other” Things to do in Florida

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Disney World. Miami. Seaworld. Florida has some seriously famous tourist attractions. But while you can’t visit the state without stopping off at a theme park or two, you’re missing out if you don’t venture off the beaten path as well. There are all sorts of other things to do on cheap Orlando holidays, and here […]

The Perfect Thrill-Seeker’s Holiday in Florida

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Some people go on holiday to find peace and quiet. Others go to get their pulse racing. Those in search of tranquility can certainly find it on Florida’s beautiful beaches, but those seeking thrills will find no better holiday destination than the Sunshine State. Here are the top ways adrenaline-junkies can get their kicks in […]

The Road to Wrangell St Elias National Park

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Exploring the Glenallen highway and Wrangell St Elias National Park in Alaska. Awed by amazing landscapes and fall foliage colours. Check out the photos!

Burning Basket In Homer

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When we were in Homer we did two memorable things. The first was stay with a lovely family who took us into their home, made us feel super welcome and fed us king salmon and halibut for dinner – wow! The second was attend this Burning Basket – interactive, impermanent art experience. INSPIRE – Basket […]

Whittier 26 Glacier Cruise with Phillips Cruises

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So it’s been ages since I last posted. I’m sorry. This is a start to getting back on track. Renee and I both love being out on the water looking for marine mammals, so here is my experience on the Klondike Express in Whittier, Alaska. It started out as a cold misty morning, very similar […]

Don’t Get Eaten! Bear Safety Tips

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I’ve seen black, brown and grizzly bears in the wild numerous times now, I’ve never had a bad encounter with one so what follows is a summary of all the information I’ve gained from a variety of sources – from reading, from park rangers and from locals I met in Alaska. For me, bears are […]

Glacier and Wildlife Spotting with Kenai Fjords Tours

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By this time we’d been in Alaska over a month and we’d only briefly been on the water during our float plane flight to Brooks Camp. We’d seen a number of bears and other land wildlife, all awesome of course, but we were hankering for some whales – we were looking forward to this tour. […]

Girdwood and Mountain Biking Photography

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After an amazing time in Katmai National Park where we saw more bears and had more opportunities to photograph bears than ever before [combined] we were back in Anchorage – but we only stayed one night before driving to Girdwood in our newly acquired rental car. Girdwood is best known for its winter skiing on Mount Alyeska, […]

Camping with Brown Bears in Katmai National Park

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Bears are all over Alaska; facts vary but it is generally thought that over 30,000 grizzly/brown bears roam Alaska compared to just over 1,000 in the entire lower 48 states. Then of course there are black bears and polar bears, but my point is that despite there being a large number of bears, just turning […]

A Visit to the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage

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We heard that there were polar bears in the zoo in Anchorage, and since we were not going to get the chance to head up into the arctic circle to see the wild ones we thought we’d take a look at The Alaska Zoo. I’ve mentioned in my post on planning for this trip to […]