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Travel Inspirations

Wild and Beautiful. Playground for Nature Lovers.

As you traverse over the rugged terrain of this great land, have camera ready for unforgettable sites as wildlife and breathtaking landscapes overload your senses.

Beginning this authentic Alaskan experience in Anchorage, you'll marvel at this city set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.  The air is pure and clean but try to catch a deep breath as you are whisked along the sprawling Tumagain Arm waterway, as it reveals treasure after treasure of this beatiful shoreline. 

En-route to charming Talkeetna, visit the towering Matanuska Glacier, traversing its dynamic landscape by foot in an up-close look at Alaska's largest glacier. Explore Talkeetna's hiking trails, with lush vegetation and photo ops galore with countless wildflowers.

Alaska's wild tundra of Denali National Park & Preserve gives you over 6 million acres of landscape and boasts the home to the highest peak in all of North America.

You will surely feel the spirit of the wild as you board a rustic bus to fully immerse into the beauty of Denali, forever alert for four-legged residents.

Emerging from this spectacular park, relax and unwind aboard the Alaska Railroad on a leisure journey back to Anchorage.

From a customized fully guide itinerary to a more casual plan, this is a fantastic compliment to an Alaska Cruise.  Pre or Post Cruise Land can range from 3 days to as many as you want to stay to explore this vast northern treasure of our proud country.

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Alaska

 

Costa Rica

Pura Vida.

Simple Life.  Pure Life

more than just a saying—it is a way of life.

Costa Rica is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world; it contains about 5% of the world’s species. The lush wild natural environment can be experienced all throughout the country and is easily accessible to the curious visitor. 


Costa Rica offers dreamlike landscapes, kind people willing to share their culture and a safe country to experience natural wonders.


Costa Rica provides the perfect combination of relaxation, adventure, culture, fine cuisine and wildlife. Visitors find in Costa Rica an adventure paradise set in the most beautiful natural and safe environment. It is also the home of four World Heritage sites certified by UNESCO.


Costa Rica extends majestically from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea with a width distance of barely 200 miles. Its land portion occupies only 20 thousand square miles.


Costa Rica is one of most highly valued tourism destinations on this planet. This small piece of land has all the necessary components to intrigue and continually satisfy the millions who visit each year. Costa Rica has extensive tourism offerings, including rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, beaches, national parks and forest reserves

Costa Rica is a place where nature always rules and the adventure awaits.
 

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South Dakota

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...Let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and rain alone shall wear them away.

Gutzon Borglum, Mount Rushmore Sculptor, 1930

Even the most seasoned traveler might struggle to point out South Dakota on a map. It's deep in the American Midwest.  

Carved into a granite outcrop in the pine-cloaked Black Hills, close to the town of Keystone, Mount Rushmore is one of America's most iconic sites - sculpted heads of four presidents who changed the face of the USA: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. 

Lakota Sioux, one of the largest Native American tribes, had their way of life jolted in the 18th and 19th centuries as white American pioneers and European immigrants swept across the Great Plains. Take in sacred sites such as the Crazy Horse Memorial, which is being etched into a mountain and will depict a revered Sioux leader sitting on a horse..When complete, Crazy Horse will dwarf Rushmore, with the face itself 27m. 


With its dream-like rock formations, fashioned by centuries of erosion, the Badlands National Park has an other-worldly look and feel and has been the backdrop for many movies. 

South Dakota is a place rich in history. From culturally-significant Native American sites to much more recent Cold War historic sites, historic landmarks, monuments and memorials offer opportunities to learn about our state’s history – and South Dakota’s importance in our country’s history, too.