Is seeing a grizzly bear in the wild on your bucket list? Wilderness bear viewing and flightseeing tours in Alaska National Parks are possibly the most sought after experiences of people visiting Alaska. There is no better place to see bears than in the Alaskan wilderness! When planning our 10 weeks in Alaska, one thing was certain, I wanted to go on a bear viewing excursion!
Alaska is one of the few places left where many species of wildlife are living and thriving in North America. It offers pristine wilderness, and in spring and summer, Alaska provides an enormous food source for bears. From berries, grasses, flowers, and salmon, it is no wonder bears thrive in Alaska. And Homer Alaska is a fabulous access point to 3 top wilderness bear viewing areas.
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).
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!’
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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…”
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.