North America Travel Articles

Sunrise over Crown Point at Columbia River
A Bald Eagle catches a fish.
Adventure Life
A view from the cliffs of Gros Morne National Park.
Breaching Orca Whale
Cabot Trail
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Wildside of Alaska Travel
Brown bear fishing for salmon Wildlife has come to define Alaska. Images of grand grizzlies, a breaching humpback whale, or a bald eagle snatching a salmon from a stream have come to symbolize the …
Great Lakes Cruise Sights
Small ship Great Lakes cruise itineraries visit a variety of ports of call in the region. Here is a sampling of stops that you may enjoy. A cruise is a perfect way to enjoy the landscape, the …
Alaska Overview
Alaska has long been the last outpost of the wilds of the United States. It was the 49th state to be incorporated, not recognized until 1959. It is a land of bountiful resources, from wildlife and …
Canada: From Sea to Sea
Canada covers a sizeable portion of the North American continent, spanning from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and all the way up to the Arctic Ocean; it is second in size only to Russia. Canada also …
Mexico Overview
Mexico, land of the Aztecs, Maya, and Spanish conquistadors. This beautiful country is full of myths and legends, and the mysterious stone ruins that guard them. Visit the Caribbean coast of the …
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Working together for Sustainable Travel Adventure Life is the first US-based operator to join the Rainforest Alliance's TOPS (Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability). We have formed an …
Safety in Mexico
Mexico is a large country geographically speaking, which makes it difficult to give a simple yet accurate report about safety while traveling. Despite the recent bad press, the majority of Mexico is …
Dia de los Muertos
El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is an important Mexican festival where it is believed dead souls return to earth. The festival takes place over three days; on October 31st the souls of …
Baja Marine Life: Magdalena Bay
Magdalena Bay is located on the southwest coast of the Baja Peninsula and protected by a series of barrier islands. This area is famous for the gray whales which arrive each year for their calving …
Beaches in Mexico
Long stretches of light golden sand, waters as blue as the clear sky and soul warming sunshine. Everyone loves a day at the beach but with hundreds to choose from along Mexico’s vast coastline …
Exploring Mexico's Copper Canyon & Chiapas On Foot
The landscapes of Mexico provide perfect terrain for adventure pursuits such as rafting, biking and trekking. Two areas which are particularly spectacular for trekking are Chiapas and the Copper …
Ancient Ruins of Mexico
A high point of many Mexico vacations is a visit to one of the ancient cities built by the Maya and other civilizations of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Many ruins exist in Mexico but some have a …
Mexico Festivals!
  Mexican Independence Day The importance of Independence Day for Mexicans cannot be underestimated. It is the most widely celebrated festival in Mexico every year. If your Mexico vacation …
Mating Season
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park.  Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful.  Wolves.  I was …
Whale Watching Season Upon Us
Breaching orca whale   Each year various whale species make their migration from the cold waters near Alaska to warmer conditions.  Right now, we are in the midst of fantastic whale …
Wild Alaska!
Brown bear fishing for salmon   Enter an untamed wilderness that allows opportunities to have up close experiences with the natural wonders of Alaska.  Moose, caribou, brown & black …
The Small Ship Advantage
Explore remote areas directly from your small ship cruise   Small ship exploration is not the typical "cruise".  With fewer passengers onboard, the crew is able to give you …
Alaska Cruise: When to Go?
  Alaska Cruises Click to see all Alaska Expedition Cruises and Tours   Alaska has it all: glaciers, wilderness, whales, wolves, forests, rivers, eagles, and mountains, all combining to …
The Mists of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is a mythical land of mists and music. Nearly surrounded by waters, with the smell of salt water lingering in the air, Nova Scotia rises out of the sea with emerald hills and plunging …
Newfoundland and Labrador: Unique to Canada
The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a culturally and geographically unique place in Canada. A cruise to the island of Newfoundland will come upon deep blue waters surrounding rocky …
Visiting Fairbanks
Fairbanks is known as "the Golden Heart of Alaska," some say because of the discovery of gold there in 1902, some due to its location in the heart of Alaska, and still others claim the name for the …
Alaska's Urban Hub: Anchorage
Anchorage is an urban hub of Alaska, located in the south central part of the state. It is one of the oldest Alaskan cities, beginning with the "Anchorage Townsite Auction" in 1915, in which more …
Juneau Alaska
Juneau is Alaska's capital city, and though not the largest, it may be the most full of contrast. It is bustling metropolis in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, which is the largest …
North America Cruise: When to Go?
New England Beautiful fall foliage, delicious lobster dinners followed by blueberry pie, and viewing harbor seals off the bow: these are only a few of the many reasons to embark on a New England …

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