Alaska Inside Passage: Day 7 – Travel Day Gustavus to Juneau (Friday)

Today we were supposed to fly from Gustovus back to Juneau. However, the weather appears to have decided otherwise. We have been packed for several hours now and are hanging out, waiting for the call! The fog and drizzle appear to have burned off (mostly) here and reportedly in Juneau, but not in the intervening distance. Maybe we go today.… Continue reading

NZ’s Southern Alps Helicopter Adventure

On day 13 of our New Zealand explorations, we took a 40 minute helicopter tour from the tiny town of Franz Josef Glacier, population 100 (out of season residents) – 300 (tourist season residents). We were in town during their off season—lots of locals who all knew each other, and a handful of young tourists, then: us. The little town… Continue reading