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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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

Sights and History of Verde Valley Arizona

Sights and History of Verde Valley Arizona -Verde River in the Verde Valley along the Verde Canyon Railroad lineHave you missed the sights and history of Verde Valley Arizona? It’s quite a special place, brimming with history, a wealth of flora and fauna in magnificent high desert landscapes.

 

Scenery and Sights from Verde Canyon Railroad. Beautiful rock faces as seen along our route.Why do you think you haven’t heard much about it? Continue reading

Lake Mead Grand Canyon Tour with 5-Star Helicopter Tours

Lake Mead and aerial view of surrounding terrainLake Mead Grand Canyon Tour – Why?

A Lake Mead Grand Canyon Tour provides a unique view of the expanse of the Grand Canyon’s Western Rim with spectacular views of Lake Mead, Hualapai Reservation lands, Hoover Dam, Mohave Dessert, and an extinct volcano. Geological and human history are provided when touring. It’s a great way to see and hear lots of US history in a short time.

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Best Curacao Beaches

Best Curacao Beaches - Porto Marie beachRecently I completed an article on the Best Curacao Beaches in collaboration with ‘GettingStamped.com.’ While I recommend that you check out the full article on their website, here are some highlights. Continue reading

Arizona’s Playground – Lake Havasu

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Lake Havasu

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.

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Phoenix Area – Best Things to Do

Taliesin West - Walkway. Frank Lloyd Wright's touch with angled shapes and walls made with local materialsPhoenix Area has so many great things to do. There’s never a shortage of things to do and see there; we easily filled 2 weeks. Our favorite two experiences were a sunset Hot Air Balloon Expedition and a visit to Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home. In future articles, I will share many more great things to do in and around Phoenix… Continue reading