Nighttime Airboat Ride in Florida Everglades

Florida Everglades

Back on the bus to Fort Lauderdale, my eyes are still dry from sitting in the front of a Florida Everglades airboat. I couldn’t close my eyes; they had been peeled open for the past hour as I tried to catch a glimpse of an alligator in the pitch-black darkness of night. A ride that had started as the waning sun sat over the edge of the Florida Everglades, this had been an experience unlike a typical daytime journey into this majestic river of grass.

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Orcas Island Sunset From Eastsound

Orcas Island sunset

Our time in the Pacific Northwest centered on Seattle and Vancouver was filled with great adventures in the beautiful region. But our favorite moment was spending time on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State. The colors were magnificent, and the views from our inn in Eastsound were superb. Here is just a sample.

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Previewing Five Best Pacific Northwest Experiences

Pacific Northwest

Mt. Baker to the west as seen from Orcas Island. (Photo courtesy of San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau)

This month we will spend a week in the Pacific Northwest, where we will get a taste of Seattle, Vancouver, the San Juan Islands and plenty of great food and drink. And if the weather cooperates, I’m looking forward to hiking, seeing the magnificent Pacific Ocean and get a taste of Olympic National Park. We will spend a week in the region, plenty of time to get a taste of the five best Pacific Northwest experiences.

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