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From 405 Magazine: Cruising Alaska among the icebergs, rainbows, the eagles and everything else wild Un-Cruise Style

On the first morning of seven days and nights in the southern passages, I woke up to icebergs. Perched above the iceberg was an eagle and above the eagle on an iceberg was a rainbow… All of which was happening in front of a waterfall.

Alaskan Sunset

Alaskan Sunset

An hour later, while watching a brown bear bumble adorably along the shoreline, just off the bow of the boat, a humpback whale leaped out of the water. By day’s end, the sun made a royal departure, turning the night purple and gold for just a moment until everything was silent. Pics are below and link to my two stories are here for 405 Magazine and here for Lost Tribe.

 

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Killer Whale just off the bow of our sister ship.

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Nothing like waking up at 4am with the sun already up surrounded by icebergs. One of the most memorable mornings of my life.

Nothing rivals the EXPLOSION that follows as this glacier shed its primordial ice.

Nothing rivals the EXPLOSION that follows as this glacier shed its primordial ice.

The view above Mendenhall Glacier

The view above Mendenhall Glacier

Salmon is always the best choice in Alaska.

Salmon is always the best choice in Alaska.

 

An eagle perched on an iceberg looking for some lunch.

An eagle perched on an iceberg looking for some lunch.

One of many waterfalls in the eastern passages.

One of many waterfalls in the eastern passages.

Humpback tail

Humpback tail

an old volcanic plug

an old volcanic plug

From Vagabondish.com: Wild Food Foraging in Asheville, North Carolina


There is something to be said for finding a fungus growing from the earth, plucking it and then putting it into your mouth. Wild food foraging and morel hunting with Wild Food Adventures out of Asheville, North Carolina is a curious and often delicious experience and one that you can read more about here in this link! 

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From 405 Magazine: Tabacon Hot Springs, Best hot springs resort in Costa Rica

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howler monkey outside Tabacon Hot Springs

Tabacon Thermal Hot Springs and Resort, at the base of the Arenal Volcano and Arenal National Park is one of the most beautiful and unique resorts in the world. The best thing to do when you are at Tabacon? Take a walk. Read about it here in my most recent article from 405 Magazine! Tabacon, Hot Springs and Resort, Costa Rica

Hot Springs at Tabacon, Costa Rica

Hot Springs at Tabacon, Costa Rica

From 405 Magazine: The Magic and Majesty of Iceland Waterfalls, geysers, geothermal wonders and more

Iceland's most visited waterfall

Iceland’s most visited waterfall

As we wound along Iceland’s otherworldly Snaefellsnes Peninsula toward the National Park of the same name, Gus, our tour guide and local native, explained, “In Iceland’s countryside, you might find yourself on a remote, straight road – and for no reason and for only a moment, the road will bend.”

Snaefellsnes, located on Iceland’s rugged west coast, is one of the country’s three National Parks, boasting not just dozens of glacier-fed waterfalls, but also the famed glacier-covered volcano that inspired Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.

“The reason for the bend in the road,” Gus continued as the bus rolled toward the Atlantic, “is because without the bend, you would drive straight into the home of an elf.”  TO READ MORE, FOLLOW THIS LINK TO 405 MAGAZINE. 

 

From Communities Digital News: Louisiana Adventure at Fontainebleau State Park

 

Mandeville, Louisiana – As we pulled into Fontainebleau State Park located on the north shore of Louisiana’s famed Lake Pontchartrain, it was silent, still and impossibly dark.

By day, the ten-minute drive from the park’s entrance to its renowned and recently renovated over-the-water lakefront cabins is a beautiful one highlighted by lake views, tangled wood and moss-draped oak trees.

By night, it is far more curious. Punctuating the otherwise opaque night, glowing at every height imaginable and in all directions, were eyes.
Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/travel/louisiana-wilderness-adventure-at-fontainebleau-state-park-59255/#SbcPp1CB3q2AA5DR.99

Cabins at Fontainebleau State Park, Louisiana

Cabins at Fontainebleau State Park, Louisiana