HAVING A “PLAN B” WHEN YOU ARE “BURNED OUT” ON VACATION

HAVING A “PLAN B” WHEN YOU ARE “BURNED OUT” ON VACATION

(Originally published on April 27, 2021. Updated August 7, 2021)   “Hot, windy weather like this creates a high fire risk” the septuagenarian ranger who had lived his entire life in the area told the group of visitors to Glacier National Park who had joined him for an interpretive walk near Lake McDonald. “You mean …

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NORTH TO ALASKA IN 2021 ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP!

NORTH TO ALASKA IN 2021 ABOARD A CRUISE SHIP!

(Originally published on May 27, 2021; updated on May 30, 2021) COVID-19 wiped out Alaska’s cruise ship season in 2020. According to this story in the Anchorage Daily News, in 2019 1.2 million tourists came to Alaska on cruise ships but that number dropped to a mere 48 visitors arriving in the 49th State by …

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YELLOWSTONE IN 2021

YELLOWSTONE IN 2021

A year ago, in “Yellowstone in 2020” I wrote: “Yellowstone is certainly one of the most heavily visited national parks in the Western U.S. with over 4 million tourists coming each year from 2015 through 2019. “But thanks the coronavirus, visitation may drop off considerably this year especially since park lodging and dining may be …

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