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Fun in Fairbanks – How to Spend the Day in this Alaskan City

Fun in Fairbanks – How to Spend the Day in this Alaskan City

If Austin, Texas ever relinquishes the branded slogan “stay weird,” I’d suggest Fairbanks, Alaska takes it.  The characters that call it home aid in making city such fun place to visit when visiting Alaska. Fairbanks established itself during an early 1900s gold rush when an entrepreneur (and eventual scoundrel) ET Barnett essentially ran aground by […]

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The Denali Golden Hour – A Sunset in Alaska with the High One

The Denali Golden Hour – A Sunset in Alaska with the High One

Seeing a summertime sunset in Alaska can be a challenge. In the land of the midnight sun, the golden hour of light never seems to arrive with nightfall nearly non-existent. Then seeing Denali can also be a matter of chance. Apparently only 30% of visitors who travel through this part of Alaska ever even see […]

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Travel Pillow Review – The J-Pillow

Travel Pillow Review – The J-Pillow

Travel can be challenging. The reward is certainly worth any discomfort, but as travel providers continue to focus on prices often with comfort as an expense, we need to determine the right ways to spend our extra travel dollars to ensure a comfortable ride. The Travel Pillow There was a time when planes offered blankets […]

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Voyage thru the Inside Passage of Glacier Bay, Alaska

Voyage thru the Inside Passage of Glacier Bay, Alaska

Alaska. The last frontier. Well that is how we in the “States” classify our 49th and largest state. There is so much to see on this frontier a trip Alaska can include taking a cruise along the southeastern coasts or visits to National Parks such as Denali to even visiting Barrow the northern edge. Couple […]

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Essential Lisbon: the 5 Experiences to Have in the Portuguese Capital

Essential Lisbon: the 5 Experiences to Have in the Portuguese Capital

In a city of seven hills along, the Tagus River, the proud Portuguese have much to be happy about in its capital city. Lisbon, complete with sweeping vistas, agreeable weather, unique culinary delights, and a storied past is amazing destination. Couple this with the “3 Cs of Europe” – castles, cathedrals, and cafes and it […]

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5 Places to Visit in Canada this Summer

5 Places to Visit in Canada this Summer

With its impressive landscapes, vast natural settings, coupled with with cities celebrating longer (and warmer) days, summer may just be the best time to visit Canada. Here are five places north of the (US) border to consider for a summer getaway, so it may just be time to book a flight to Canada to enjoy […]

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SEEN at Sunset – Lisbon’s Sunset Sunday

SEEN at Sunset – Lisbon’s Sunset Sunday

The European capital city of Lisbon offers a multitude of options for anyone chasing the sunset. The city of seven hills offers panoramic views and vistas from many parts of the city along with incredible light. The question is not whether one can take in a sunset, but rather where to enjoy the sunset in […]

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Views from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

Views from Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park

Road tripping between the Florida Keys and New York (and Pennsylvania) each summer and then back again each summer often leads to decisions on where to stop, what to see and do, and also where to explore. One adventure took me to explore a unique skyline drive recently.  Not the typical skyline adventure of speeding […]

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