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Alaska has a rich and fascinating history. Four distinct native cultural regions have existed in Alaska since long before the first Europeans arrived. Today remnants of those native cultures still exist and there are villages where the traditions and values of each is still found: •Inuit or Eskimo culture is found along the Arctic shores …

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One of the most popular cruise destinations in the world is the coast of Alaska. Each summer the major cruise lines offer a variety of options for cruising the Inside Passage and continuing on to Anchorage. Twice a year there are repositioning cruises when ships are moved either to Alaska in the spring from Southeast …

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“Once a jolly swagman camped by a billabong, under the shade of a coolabah tree….” And so go the words to “Waltzing Matilda,” a song that has immortalized life in the harsh Outback of Australia. And so too has been born the myth of a hearty people living in a harsh land, remote and forbidding. …

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Summer in the Baltic Sea of northern Europe is a delightful season. The days are long, especially between mid June and the end of July, and the farther north one travels. This region is one of the most popular venues for cruise ships, and all the major lines offer itineraries that vary from one to …

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In physical size Canada is the second largest nation on earth. In size, it is second only to Russia with 3,851,788 square miles. If you look at the North American continent, you will notice that it continues to widen as you move north. Thus to cross Canada by road or rail entails a longer journey …

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Why write a book about Canada? Everybody knows that Canada is just like the United States. Furthermore, who cares? Those are a few of the comments I got when I decided to add this book to my collection of traveler’s companions on Kindle. The overall attitude among most Americans is one of accepting Canadians as …

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The islands of the Lesser Antilles are the most dramatically beautiful of all the Caribbean. Most rise dramatically out of the sea and are fringed with palms that sway in the cooling Northeast Trade Winds. The waters surrounding these islands are crystal clear and kiss the shores of each island with either a soft embrace, …

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Japan – Land of the Rising Sun. There is a great paradox to Japan with regard to its place in the modern family of nations. In physical size, Japan is not a large nation. Its total land area is only 145,882 square miles, essentially the size of Montana, or another way to measure it is …

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There is no city in the world that evokes the spirit and imagination, as does London. It is not just among those of European ancestry who feel the “magic” of London. People from all over the world are drawn to this great city and find it to be one of the most fascinating and ultimately …

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One of the most popular cruise itineraries is the transit of the Panama Canal on a journey between Los Angeles or San Francisco, California and either Miami or Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For many a transit through the Panama Canal fulfills a lifetime dream, as there is no other canal on earth as famous or that …

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On old Tsarist saying goes, “Russia is not a country, it is a world!” Russia is the largest nation on earth in physical size. The scope of Russia is almost beyond comprehension. Just imagine if you could get on a train in San Francisco and remain on the train straight across the United States, through …

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Cruising around South Africa is for many travelers the ultimate journey simply because of the great distance from either Europe or North America where the vast majority of those who regularly cruise live. At first glance it seems like a daunting journey, especially when one views the long flights to South Africa and returning home. …

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The continent of South America, although smaller than North America, is still a vast landmass covering over 6,000,000 square miles. There are 12 independent nations and one foreign held colony occupying the continent, with the nation of Brazil accounting for nearly half of the land area and population. But when it comes to prosperity and …

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