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Enchanting spots: Tracy Arm fjord, Alaska

  Imagine a fjord with water the colour of jade. Littered with thousands of icebergs, the fjord is surrounded by mist-shrouded mountains and countless waterfalls tumbling down the forested slopes. Flocks of seagulls and bald eagles rest on the blue icebergs whilst seals frolic in the water. This is the enchanting Tracy Arm fjord in […]

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Discovering creative Miami

A guest post by Diana Rivera. On a recent trip to Miami, I came to answer a question: What is creative Miami today? Inside of me I was curious about the people and places that make up a synergistic artist community in the southern most cosmopolitan city of the United States, crowned and arranged in la […]

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The hike to Baird Glacier

The hike to Baird Glacier in southeast Alaska A page from my Travel Journal. I hopped off the boat and landed on a bed of finely-polished stones. In the distance, I could just about make out the distinct appearance of a glacier, with its white-blue craggy surface. A cold wind blew down from the mountains, […]

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Cruising Alaska’s Inside Passage

“Good morning Wilderness Discoverers”! It was the first thing I heard every morning through the speakerphone in my cabin: a friendly greeting at the start of a new day and an invitation to breakfast. The Wilderness Discoverer is a small cruise ship operated by InnerSea Discoveries on their routes in southeast Alaska. I was one […]

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Seven mornings in Alaska

On board a small-ship cruise through Alaska’s Inside Passage Excerpts from my Travel Journal My recent trip to Alaska was a dream come true. Cruising through southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage on board InnerSea Discoveries’ small cruise ship, the Wilderness Discoverer, I got to experience some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable. I stood out on […]

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Experiencing the Alaskan wilderness

ALASKA! It’s been on my bucket list for ages and guess what? Tomorrow’s the big day! I’ll embark on an 8-day cruise with InnerSea Discoveries through the Inside Passage, passing some of the most pristine areas in southeastern Alaska. Think whale and bear spotting, hikes through ancient rainforests, kayaking among massive glaciers and insights into […]

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Unforgettable NYC

This is a guest series called “Unforgettable Travel Moments“. We all have our special travel moments: a memorable meal, meeting someone, an embarrassing faux pas or simply being awestruck by scenery. With this new series, I hope to uncover the moments, the anecdotes and the tales which make travel special. This week’s post and photos […]

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A driving holiday in scenic Florida

Florida is the perfect destination for a driving holiday in the USA and by travelling along the Sunshine State’s highways you will be able to enjoy the freedom of the open road. Book some car hire in advance before you jet off, to avoid the crazy prices in the airport terminals, gather your suitcases and […]

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My velvet escape travel tip: Las Vegas

“My velvet escape travel tip” is a guest series about what the name ‘Velvet Escape’ evokes and what that would be in the hometown of the guest writer. With this series, I hope to uncover travel tips from places around the world to help visitors have a truly local experience. Anyone who has been reading […]

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Art on the Corner at Grand Junction

A special guest post by Easyhiker. Art on the Corner Grand Junction, Colorado is one stopover that proved to be a pleasant one for us. An All-American town, faceless if not for its Art on the Corner Exhibit. Its downtown area corners are dotted with sculptures by various American artists. This creative initiative was started […]

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