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The Sale

The Sale

Aug 13, 2017

Six months ago when we made the decision to sell our home and business to travel, we had very fixed ideas. Very fixed ideas on who was going to sell it and who was going to buy it. Were we right? read on and find out! Fixed Idea A. Our first assumption was that a

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48 hours in Juneau – avoiding the crowds!

48 hours in Juneau – avoiding the crowds!

Jun 27, 2017

With just two days to explore Juneau we weren’t going to waste a minute! First on our list was scaling Mt Roberts to get a bird’s eye view of Alaska’s capital. We had intended to ride the tramway to the peak, but James unearthed a clever alternative.  You can pay US$32 each for the short tram

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Alaska – my top 20 tips!

Alaska – my top 20 tips!

Jun 16, 2017

Alaska is truly the last frontier. It lived up to every dream we held for it and then some. As always when we travel we like to share a few tips with you that we learnt along the way! My Tips You will need to get yourself an ESTA, an American Visa. You can apply

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It’s a bear day in Eagle River Alaska

It’s a bear day in Eagle River Alaska

Jun 15, 2017

“Mother bear and two cubs, out the front of the house.” Our host’s voice rings out clearly in the silent early morning house. We are out of bed and over to the window in seconds. Nothing, so we tumble downstairs to meet our hosts in the kitchen. There the five of us stand in our

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It’s birds and bears in Sitka, Alaska

It’s birds and bears in Sitka, Alaska

May 28, 2017

You may have noticed a theme running strongly through my blog. Animals. When ever we get a whiff of a good animal experience we just have to check it out, and in Sitka we found two. The Alaska Raptor Centre and the Fortress of the Bear. The Raptor Centre was established back in 1980, in

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Kroeshel Wildlife Centre, Haines Alaska

Kroeshel Wildlife Centre, Haines Alaska

May 26, 2017

“Now I want you to howl. Loud as you like. Letting all the tension out.” And like a good little group we follow orders and howl. “Feels good doesn’t it?” encourages Steve. And yes it does actually! Just as we are all really getting into it another voice joins us. A quite different voice. Isis

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Wrangell Alaska, off the cruise boat trail!

Wrangell Alaska, off the cruise boat trail!

May 24, 2017

Six hours sailing on the Alaskan Marine Highway ferry from the busy port of Ketchikan brings us to Wrangell. A laid back little town of just over 2,000, where the locals stop whenever you go to cross the road. Not because it is law but because “you should never be in that much of a

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Ketchikan, Alaska’s first city

Ketchikan, Alaska’s first city

May 21, 2017

As the jet noses through the clouds we are afforded our first sight of Alaska.  The scene is one of pine trees hugging a rugged coastline and calm steel grey water. If I crane my neck I can see through the opposite window the first houses of Ketchikan. Wooden houses, some log cabins, some grand

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Patience is a virtue

Patience is a virtue

Apr 17, 2017

Patience is a virtue, Virtue is a grace, Grace is a little girl with dirt on her face. This pretty well sums up my dubious relationship with patience. In plain English,when patience was given out I wasn’t so much behind the door, as not even in the building. Once we made our decision to sell

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Moving On

Moving On

Mar 24, 2017

Before we can move on, we first have to move out. Close one chapter of our lives and open another, so much easier written than done. This week saw the launch of our property onto the market. The video which took more than half a day to shoot was cut down to just over two

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The calm before the storm

The calm before the storm

Mar 17, 2017

First came the decision to radically change our lives, to sell up and travel. Then we had the reaction to our dream. These were mostly of the “go for it variety”, but a few pals think we have utterly lost what meagre marbles we possess, but hey we are used to that! Now we are

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The Reaction

The Reaction

Mar 9, 2017

Making the decision to radically change our lives was one thing, verbalising it was quite another. Up until that point we could have backed out and not lost credibility. But thanks to the wonderful world of social media once we had put the story out there, we didn’t have to wait long for the reactions to

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