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Travel Articles: North America
Alaska Cruise: When to Go?
Is it best to go on an Alaskan cruise in the high season months of July and August? Or do the shoulder months of June and September have advantages? The time that you choose to travel depends on your personal interests & desires. Our Alaska cruise experts reveal their recommendations.
Our Family Alaska Trip
We'll never forget our family trip to Alaska and all the adventure we enjoyed together. We spent time at Camp Denali and hiking the surrounding area. The boys enjoyed hiking up to the peaks and riding the Alaskan railway to explore the countryside. We covered so much ground and saw a Moose grazing with her calves. Later we viewed the mountain …
New Brunswick: Bay of Fundy
I had an amazing opportunity to spend a week visiting the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada in July 2015.
From trying Dulse all the way to kayaking through some of the strongest and highest tides in the world, New Brunswick is full of adventure, culture and wonderful stories.
Safari Endeavor Un-cruise Christening
Our Un-cruise Christening on the Safari Endeavor. We had the pleasure of staying aboard the ship over the weekend and kayaking, eating gourmet food, and relaxing.
Wildside of Alaska Travel
Alaska's animals will be the stars of the show during your visit! Several species of bears and moose dominate the landscape, while seals and seabirds inhabit the coastlines. Whale watching is a major attraction, and you may even get a lucky glimpse of playful sea otters. Prepare yourself for a WILD experience!
Great Lakes Cruise Sights
The Great Lakes region is full of picturesque landscape, unexpected wildlife, national history, and charming communities. Enjoy the sights, learn more about the area's interesting past, and eat some pie along the way! This is a brief explanation of some of the main attractions and potential ports of call on a Great Lakes cruise to help you with your trip planning.
Our nation's 49th state went unnoticed by travelers for so long. This introduction to Alaska gives just a few of the reasons why it is now being recognized as such an attractive destination. Alaska offers unique experiences right within our own country for savvy and novice travelers alike.
Canada: From Sea to Sea
Travelers sometimes overlook that they can experience the Arctic conveniently in our neighboring Canada. The vastness of this country results in a beautifully diverse landscape, a variety of wildlife, interesting history, and many different cultural characteristics. With so much to offer, it is a great destination for all types of travelers!
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 mesmerized. However, I was curious why the wolves were running playfully, nuzzling noses, and dancing around like excitable puppies. This is not the gracefully fierce wolf behavior I …
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 watching opportunities in different locations along the Pacific.
The whale watching season for gray whales is about to begin in Mexico! This species makes a round trip …
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 bears, and bald eagles greet you as you explore by land. While cruising, keep an eye out for humpback whales, orcas, otters, and porpoises. Zodiac and kayak …
The Small Ship Advantage
Instead of viewing wildlife through binoculars from the fifth story deck of a massive cruise ship, encounter wildlife in an up-close and personal way. Learn the BIG differences of small ship expeditions compared to the huge, more traditional cruises. Fewer passengers means having the complete attention of the crew, personalized activities, and more time to really explore Alaska!
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 cliffs.
Newfoundland and Labrador: Unique to Canada
The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a culturally and geographically unique place in Canada. This region is still very isolated and the people proudly share their culture that is based on the ancient legacies of fishing and the fur trade
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, and still others claim the name for the character of the city’s inhabitants.
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, and now it is a booming city with a vibrant population.
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.
North America Cruise: When to Go?
As seasoned travelers, sometimes we forget that there is so much to see in our own diverse country! Maybe your next adventure should be exploring within the United States. Whether you prefer hiking, snorkeling and spending time on beautiful beaches in Hawaii or keeping your eyes peeled for whales in Alaska, we have some fantastic trips that show off the best of our nation.
My journey to Canada, Greenland, The North West Passage, and through the amazing Canadian Rockies is about to commence. Leaving on a jet plane from Sydney International Airport early on Tuesday, 18th August for a month. Nervous. Excited!
Adventure cruising goes luxury
Small ship cruising has often been characterized by rugged, expedition-style vessels. Operators have recognized their ability to offer creature comforts and luxury while still providing the same adventures as expedition trips. Discover how you can have the best of both worlds on a luxury small ship cruise!
As part of the United States of America, we may take for granted the rich and distinct culture of Alaska. Ancestors of the Alaska Natives are believed to have migrated into the area thousands of years ago then never moved any farther south. Throughout the Arctic and northern areas, these people established varying indigenous cultures. Tlingit, …
Historic Gold Rush Alaska Cruises on the SS Legacy
Alaska's history is alive on board the small-ship, SS Legacy. Characters in Alaska's complex history like conservationist John Muir, Gold Rush "stampeders" and missionaries join travelers on cruises through the Inside Passage. Referred to as heritage guides, this team of historic re-enactors provides a distinct onboard atmosphere by portraying a …
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