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San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Now I know I said this blog was going to be about places I wish I could visit, BUT I wanted to start off this blog with a post not only about a place that I would love to travel to, but also a place I am currently planning a trip to! 512 more words

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Old Valdez

Besides being encircled by majestic beauty (snow capped mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and sea), Valdez also has suffered two tragedies. The first occurred on Good Friday, 1964 when the second largest earthquake ever recorded destroyed the original townsite. 44 more words

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I didn’t know my Dad all that well.  He was mostly a quiet and reserved person, but I do remember on hot summer nights sitting in the screen house trying to pry something of himself out of him.  258 more words

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Postcards from Juneau

One of the joys of ferrying and camping around Alaska is the chance to meet actual Alaskans. Sometimes however there is a bit of a learning curve. 281 more words

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Postcards from Sitka, AK

My grandfather also probably spent a bit longer in Sitka than he intended. In our case, it was the limited number of ferry crossings which kept us here five nights. 377 more words

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Hamptons in the off season

As my first official post, I’d like to talk about my most recent trip, which was 3 days in the Hamptons, New York. I went during the end of April, which is considered the off-season for this popular summer getaway for the rich and famous. 635 more words

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The Price of Oil

The ferry taking you from Prince Rupert to Alaska leaves at 3:30 AM. Because you must clear customs prior to boarding the ship, it is recommended that you arrive at the terminal no later than 12:30 AM. 995 more words

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