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Tag: adventure

Hiking through Petra

The ancient city of Petra has been on my bucket list ever since I watched Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. It was every bit as magical as I imagined it would be. At 6am, my group began hiking through Petra in an effort to miss the crowds and spend the whole day exploring the carved city. Winding through the canyons, the Treasury is the first main building carved into the cliffs. When you begin really early, it is not crowded. In the afternoon, the throngs of tourists on daytrips from cruise ships, Israel, Aqaba, and Amman descend upon Petra Read More

Sitka, Alaska

Alaska is beautiful!Today we were in the town of Sitka, Alaska of Northern Exposure fame. A 26 mile bike ride doesn’t sound like vacation to a lot of people but it says vacation to me. Three brave souls from our ship signed up for the Advanced Bike Ride tour (two of us were named Andrea, clearly a name synonymous with adventure) and ended up having quite a few hilarious stories after all was said and done. Sitka is a huge town, spread out and bigger than New York City, though the population is only 8800. We rode to Old Sitka Read More