Best Alaska Fishing Trips

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Where do you think the best fishing destination is in the world?  Alaska is touted as one of the best fishing destinations in the world. We had one of the best Alaska fishing trips from Homer (Motto: Where the land ends and the sea begins).

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Alaskans fill their freezers with fish, and tourists mail their catch home, and if RVing, some people bring a second freezer to fill while in Alaska.  We filled our RV freezer with halibut in June and salmon in August.

What if you are not an experienced fisherman?  You don’t have to be!  When going on an Alaska fishing trip, the good captains teach you everything you need to know.  That’s especially true of Captain Daniel of HomerFishing.com. Daniel was voted the “Best Fishing Guide” by Alaska Magazine in 2018.  When booking with Daniel’s Personalized Guide Service, we had no idea that he was considered tops among Alaskan fishing guides.  On a later wildlife boat trip, I was talking with a Captain who asked, ‘Who did you go halibut fishing with?’  When he heard it was Daniel, he said ‘You got the best!’

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Best Way to See Denali National Park

Why Visit Denali National Park?

First let’s consider ‘why people visit Denali National Park,’ and then the Best Way to see Denali National Park.  More than 400,000 people from around the world visit Denali yearly.  I don’t think it’s because Denali is the world’s coldest mountain in the land of eternal winter.  People want to see the elusive Denali, the highest peak in North America.  Denali Mountain, previously known as Mount McKinley, is the centerpiece of Denali National Park which was established in 1917.  At 20,310’ high, Denali is taller than Mt. Everest as measured from base to summit – 18,000′ vs 12,000′.  Located in south-central Alaska in the Alaska Range, Denali Mountain is one of the most isolated peaks in the world.

Denali, previously  Mount McKinley, seen from the Denali Shuttle Bus

In addition to the mountain itself, Denali National Park has 6 million acres of incredible natural beauty.  The park offers primitive wilderness, varied wildlife, hiking trails – marked or off-trail, rolling tundra hills, and icy glaciers.  It’s a great place to witness so many of the things people visit Alaska to see.

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Curacao, Best Caribbean Island for Diving

Curacao, The Best Caribbean Island for Diving and Activities in the Sun

Whether going to Curacao to dive or for the sun, Caribbean clear water, white sandy beaches, food, or culture, you picked the right place. From visiting an UNESCO city, swimming in the wild with the turtles to snorkeling with beautiful reef fish, or diving some of the top dive sites in the Caribbean, Curacao fits the bill! Find out why …

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7 Great Reasons to choose a Curacao Vacation

Curacao is by far our favorite island, due to 7 great reasons to choose a Curacao vacation. Curacao offers a gorgeous Caribbean setting with breathtaking sights.  We’ve been to many Caribbean islands and traveled extensively.  Curacao is our top choice because of its diversity in geology, people, culture, beaches, food, and the sea with wonderful snorkel and dive sites.

7-great-reasons-to-choose-a-curacao-vacation-Old town Willemstad -an UNESCO World Heritage Site

Curacao is a great place for people who like variety, lots of activities, and also for those who prefer to relax on gorgeous beaches.  Curacao is often a great stop on many Caribbean Cruises too. There are so many things to do in Curacao, including many free things to do.

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Amateur Traveler podcast – ‘Travel to Curacao’

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Are you interested in Travel to Curacao? Do you know where Curacao is located? Want to know what makes Curacao an interesting and fun vacation spot? Would you like to learn about things to do in Curacao? Just listen and a full week’s itinerary will unfold.

Wendy discusses itineraries and the best things to do in Curacao.

Here’s Amateur Traveler’s podcast (clickable link) where Wendy talks about Travel to Curacao and all the fun things to do in Curacao. Whether you prefer the ocean or the mountains, you find them both on Curacao. Whether you prefer beach activities or historic land-based touring, you’ll find it all on Curacao.

You’ll also find a variety of posts about Curacao at
https://adventurousretirement.com/blog/destination-curacao

Coral Restoration in Curacao

Coral Restoration in Curacao

I am so excited to have my article on our coral restoration in Curaçao published on Dive UK’s website. “If you love gardening and scuba diving, I have a story to tell you! Recently I traveled to the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao where my husband and dive buddy, Tom, and I had the opportunity to learn about coral gardening from the Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao. We have been diving in Curaçao on nine trips over the past 12 years. I am happy to say we are now volunteering to help restore the coral reefs in Curaçao…” 

Read the whole article – Go to ‘Dive Magazine UK – Coral Restoration Curacao‘ and check out all there is to do in Curacao.

Carnival in Curacao

Carnival In Curacao

If you missed Carnival in Curacao festivities, see what you missed.  Check out our short video to experience the fantastic sounds, sights, and costumes.  Creativity and colors are awe-inspiring.

Carnival in Curacao is a holiday!  It is evident that the people work hard on their costumes, floats, and music.  Most of Curacao shuts down to participate in or to watch the 5 days of parades and celebrations.

See it now – https://vimeo.com/channels/adventurousretirement/322070486

#Curacao #Carnival #Willemstad #CarnivalinCuracao

Catch my TV interview about Adventurous Retirement and Traveling…

Did you miss traveling with me when I discuss Adventurous Retirement and Traveling on TV? You can still watch it. I share some great travel destinations. Here’s the link to see – Wendy’s TV Appearance discussing Travel

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See details about travels and adventures on Adventurous Retirement website and on Social Media.

We would like to thank Bill Borton of Live Better Longer and RVN TV for inviting me!