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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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NYC by twilight.

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 road trip 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 […]

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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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Places that inspire: New York City Highline

A guest post by Gina Gorelik. The New York City Highline One of my favorite places to go to in New York on a sunny afternoon is the NYC Highline. This completely unique place always inspires me, and makes me happy and proud to be a New Yorker. The Highline used to be a train […]

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Yosemite valley

Places that inspire: Yosemite

A guest post by Jaime from Seat of Our Pants. Yosemite National Park The drive to Yosemite National Park is on an unassuming single lane highway that curves along the Sierra Nevada foothills. It’s an understated introduction to the region, meandering along river valleys and climbing up pine-covered hillsides. Traveling there is beautiful in its […]

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Ten things to do in New Orleans

A special guest post by Mei from Cumi & Ciki. 1. Get Jazzed Few places on Earth possess the year-round party atmosphere as does New Orleans. And it all starts on Bourbon Street. This is New Orleans’ most famous street, a place dominated by drinks and drinkers where the cocktail is king and bars stand […]

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