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Magical Castlepoint

Castlepoint, New Zealand, located on the eastern shore of the north island was actually named by Captain Cook himself, because the rock at the southern end of the bay resembles a castle. We spotted the Whakataki Hotel just outside the ridge of hills that hides the beach. Unbelievably, this hotel […]

Homer, Alaska

After a super weekend of SalmonFest, we headed toward Homer at the bottom of the Kenai Peninsula. A bonus of going there from the festival is that some of the awesome bands also came to Homer to play during the week at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The video below is a […]

Exit Glacier from bottom

Seward Alaska Murals

Seward,  a few hours south of Anchorage, is a common port-of-call for the cruise lines. It has the fantastic Alaska SeaLife Center, both interesting and educational. Here’s a tip – You can call the SeaLife Center and ask them when the cruise ships are coming. You probably don’t want to […]

Denali National Park, Alaska

Here’s the three-minute overview in video form: Why it’s Amazing Two words: Park Rangers. They have set up a system that is very successful at protecting the wildlife and the ecology of Denali. Although there is a road that goes 90 miles into the park, you’re generally not allowed to […]

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