Climbing Pico de Orizaba: North America’s 3rd Tallest Mountain at 5,700 m (18,490 ft)

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Climbing Pico de Orizaba is not a walk in the park: at around 5700 m (18,490 ft) it is Mexico’s highest mountain as well as the third highest in all North America. It can be dangerous (accidents happen and people die every year) and it’s very challenging, but mountaineers with some experience and people with an adventurous […]

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A Guided Tour of Joshua Tree National Park

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Named after the native yucca brevifolia, Joshua Tree National Park is a compelling visit for anyone who loves nature and landscapes. While most visitors (like myself) visit Joshua Tree National Park in a day – or even a few hours- there are many who wisely choose to spend a few days camping, hiking, sock climbing, […]

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The Kenai Peninsula in an RV: Seward to Homer

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Seward is a great little town in the North Eastern Kenain Peninsula, with lots of things to see and do- before mid September. Once the high season comes to an end all tour operators close, and the bustling town becomes somewhat sleepy with just the Aquarium and Exit Glacier to explore. Both of these can […]

March 29, 2016 | 2 Comments More

The Kenai Peninsula in an RV: Anchorage to Seward

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One of the most popular and best ways of traveling around Alaska is with an RV, as you’ll have the independence of going wherever you want with a a bedroom, a kitchen and a shower. This was my first time driving a full size motor-home, and while I was a bit apprehensive of how difficult it would […]

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Anchorage in September: What to See and Do

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A seaport at the head of Cook inlet, the area was first discovered and named by Captain James cook in 1778. Russian explorers had already been in Alaska and continued to do so until the Alaska purchase of 1867,  and the city of Anchorage was founded in 1915 as the headquarters for the Alaska railroad. […]

March 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More

The Copper Whale Inn , Anchorage, Alaska


If you prefer the home-like feeling of a B&B over a hotel- like I do- and are visiting Anchorage in Alaska the Copper Whale Inn is an excellent choice. Locate in downtown Alaska it is also within walking distance of the  popular Tony Kowles coastal trail, right besides a few restaurants and withing walking distance […]

February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Chena Hot Springs, Alaska

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Alaska has awe-inspiring vistas and amazing archaeological formations that could not be enjoyed by tourists at large some 50 years ago.  With time, science and entrepreneurial minds opportunities to experience what the ultimate frontier has to offer have appeared in a few locations, one of them being Chena Hot Springs, 61 miles away from Fairbanks. […]

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Carnival 2016: Scams and Dangers in Rio de Janiero

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Brazilians are people the world likes to like. It’s a magical country. If you’re open to and learn about its charms and mysteries, it will take you under its spell, and no other tourist destination holds the fascination of the world as does Rio de Jainero at Carnival. We love their samba, the carnival rhythms, […]

February 9, 2016 | 1 Comment More

26 Glaciers in One Day: an Alaska Cruise

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The simple act of going from one place to another in Alaska treats you to beautiful landscapes and images that are extremely difficult to find in most areas around the world- even if you look for them. There’s high mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, spectacular bays, fertile prairies, beautiful rivers… and glaciers. Many glaciers.. Sure, some […]

February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Alyeska Resort: an Anchorage Mountain Getaway

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Alaska’s largest city has easy access to many outdoor attractions, and one of its most popular weekend getaways is Alyeska Resort in Girdwood, about 40 miles away. The resort features a 304 room hotel and offers many activities to enjoy, both outdoor and indoor. Winter activities skiing, heli-skiing, ski lessons, snowmobiling and family friendly ski-school […]

January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Things to Do in Juneau Alaska

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If you’re reading this you’re probably going to visit Juneau sometime soon, and I bet you’re going to do so in a cruise. You probably started in Vancouver or Seattle and are making your way up the west coast of Canada heading towards Sitka or Anchorage. Right? No, I’m not a wizard, but you’re simply following the […]

January 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Whale Watching in Juneau, Alaska (and a salmon bake all-you-can-eat)!

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I really believe that you can never get tired- or bored- of watching whales. Anywhere.  I see humpback whales often in winter when I surf in Puerto Vallarta, I looked for them in Taiwan and I saw orcas last year in Brtish Columbia- what a show! Yet as I learned I would have the opportunity of seeing whales again in […]

November 24, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Juneau Food Tours: Alaskan Food for the Juneau Visitor

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Think Alaska and you’ll probably picture bears catching salmon in creeks, moose crossing solitary roads or even whale hunting in the Arctic seas. But food? I dare say you didn’t even consider eating something to be done when visiting the last frontier. Yet there’s good news, because as I recently discovered the food scene in […]

November 9, 2015 | 4 Comments More

On a Floatplane in Alaska: Bear Watching in Juneau

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Alaska. So many things come to my mind when I think about this remote part of the world, an untamed environment that  has for centuries appealed the likings of explorers from around the world as well as ordinary travelers, and while I’m not sure which of the two categories I fit in I do know […]

October 27, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Adventure: Hiking Acatenango Volcano in Guatemala

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For as long as I can remember I’ve been a sea person, but for some reason the allure of mountain trekking has hit me vigorously for the past few years. My first real test came last year when I attempted to climb Mt Iztazihuatl, a 5175 m peak in Mexico. I failed, but almost made […]

October 8, 2015 | 2 Comments More

Is Antigua (Guatemala) Overrated? Nearby Attractions [Part 2]

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(This is the second part to my article on Antigua, Guatemala. You may want to read Part 1 first) Perhaps one of the best things about Antigua’s location is that you can easily reach several other nearby villages that have unique attractions. All of them can be reached by public transportation, and while this is […]

September 10, 2015 | 0 Comments More


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