I am not a very patient person – I like to blame it on my first child syndrome. I don’t like waiting in long lines, I hate traffic, and I want to get to where I’m going as smoothly and quickly as possible. When I first began traveling, I would become anxious at the thoughts
Peek into Alaska’s naval history with a visit to the Five Finger Lighthouse, the first lighthouse in Alaska. The lighthouse takes its name from the islands that were aptly named because sailors often said the rocky islets, some only visible during low tide, looked eerily like fingers reaching out to snatch up their boats out
Traveling brings up a mixture of emotions – some nerves, lots of excitement, and a sense of longing. Longing for new experiences, unknown opportunities, and placing your feet in a place they have never been before. You can bring your expectations with you, but you soon learn that what you discover while traveling is beyond
Home to the densest population of brown bears in the world and lush rain forests, Admiralty Island is the definition of true undisturbed wilderness. Known as Kootznoowoo (“fortress of the bear”) by the people of the Tlingit tribe, the island is home to nearly one million acres dedicated to the Admiralty Island National Monument. Sprawling
Mayan ruins, epic waterfalls, lush rainforest – Mayflower Bocawina National Park in the Maya Mountains of Belize is the explorer’s paradise. Located on the eastern side of the mountain range with views of the Caribbean Sea, this park is one of Belize’s hidden gems. Experience over 7,000 acres of pristine, lush wilderness filled with rich
From aerial views, the Great Blue Hole of Belize is exactly that – a massive, circular abyss of sapphire water. Considered to be a “bucket-list” item of Belize, the Great Blue Hole is an ancient sinkhole made by the collapse of a cavern tens of thousands of years ago. The hole is 984 feet across and 410 feet deep – a football field (360 feet) seems minuscule in comparison. It was made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1960’s, who dubbed it one of the top ten diving places in the world and it’s easy to see why.