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Monday June 1st at 1pm PDT Stories from the Great Smokey Mountains Travel to Eastern Tennessee, deep into the Smokey Mountains, to hear stories from this fabled corner of the United States. At the heart of the Smokies are the ‘Mountain People’, the early settlers whose unique way of life, traditions, music and crafts have inspired artists, writers, travelers and …

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White Water Rafting in Pacific Northwest

It takes a solid hour to drive to White Salmon, Washington from Portland, Oregon, but the nice thing about being up at 8am on a Sunday is that the highways are clear, so the going is quick. There are definitely more mountains in this neck of the woods, and all of the vegetation seems drier (or maybe it’s just the …

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National Parks that deserve a visit

If you haven’t visited your local National Park maybe it is time to do so.  Our Parks are so beautiful and are in almost every state of the US be it contiguous or island.  On our island of Hawaii (formerly known as Big Island) we have Volcano National Park on the Hilo side.  This is the home of the shield …

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Alaska, a land of beauty and adventure

My travels have taken me through the Yukon and over many passes, and I’ve been lucky enough to visit such “wild” places as Dawson, Chicken and Eagle. I have visited the University in Fairbanks and several fisheries and canneries along the way.   I wanted to share with you some of my adventures in Alaska, as well as other things …

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First Time Cruiser Hints

Have your boarding “pass” and all your documents (passports, driver’s license, or id credentials) ready and in hand when you arrive at the embarkation port. Be ready to smile at the camera which will take your picture for ship board identification. You will use this card when you are making purchases, to get in and out of your stateroom, to …

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