Do you want to know ‘Why visit Valdez?’ and the top paid and free things to do in Valdez? Coastal beauty is surrounded by some of the tallest mountains in the world in the port town of Valdez Alaska on the Prince William Sound. This remote small Alaskan town offers top Alaska attractions – historical and outdoor adventures. Most tourists don’t make it to Valdez since it is not on the way to anywhere else in Alaska, and it’s far from most of Alaska’s ‘big name’ destinations. With less tourism in this beautiful place, Tom and I were drawn to it.
Arizona’s Playground – Lake Havasu is a find! A beach town in the desert – like an island oasis, and it gets 300 days of sunshine a year. It’s a special place in my mind. We were there at Spring Break; we saw no crowds. Perhaps that is due to the remote location of Lake Havasu.
Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is touted as a special place, and has been on my bucket list for a long time. The question remains – ‘Is it still the special place it once was, and worth a visit?’
Having been there for 10 days in 2017, I have a strong opinion about whether it is worth spending the time and money, or not. It is not strictly a ‘yes or no answer.’ Check out our experience and my recommendations… Continue reading →
Daintree National Park – a visit promises a variety of unique opportunities to see rare flora, fauna, and coastal vistas. It boasts exquisite scenery of waterfalls, gorgeous remote coastline and beaches, and the Mossman Gorge for an experience of Aborigine culture. This park is in the extreme Northern part of Queensland, considered the ‘Wet Tropics’ of Australia. The lush biodiversity with swamps and mangroves, eucalyptus woodlands, various birds, including cassowaries (a beautiful rare bird, and only 1000 left) is an extraordinary experience. Daintree is one of the few places in the world where the rainforest meets a coral reef (Great Barrier Reef). Check it out … Continue reading →
Darwin & Litchfield in Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) is worth the visit. We included it in our 2 month trip to Australia. In April (Australia’s Autumn), we flew from Western Australia to Darwin, the gateway to two famous national parks – Litchfield and Kakadu. We did not have enough time to go to Kakadu, which deserves at least 2 days due to travel time to/from Darwin. With 1 day available to visit, we chose to visit Litchfield. Litchfield National Park was such a treat that it made our stay in Darwin worthwhile. Continue reading →
Ningaloo Reef & Muiron Islands in Western Australia is one of our favorite parts of Australia trip. In my last post about this Coastal World Heritage Area, I told you about the Exmouth environment. We spent lots of time on the water; we did two days of boat dives. I promised to share a glimpse of the fantastic underwater environment, our dive experience, so here are the photos… Continue reading →
Exmouth Australia is the place to go if you love warm temperatures, the azure oceans, and expansive white beaches; it doesn’t get much better than the North West Cape of Western Australia. If you love snorkeling, diving, and swimming in calm seas, there is nothing like the gateway to the World Heritage Ningaloo Reef Marine Park in Exmouth Australia. Its proximity to the Coral Coast is a draw … Continue reading →