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Alaska Visit: 2008-9
2008-09-14 - Took an end of season 7 day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver on Norwegian's Norwegian Sun, stopping at Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, with sailing through the Inside Passage and up to see the Seward Glacier. Not a bad trip at all as cruises go; definitely recommended if you happen to find yourself near Vancouver.

A warning to Canadian residents though -- much to my surprise when we arrived in Skagway, Canada has a policy against allowing Canadian residents to drive U.S. licensed rental cars into Canada. This is a particularly nonsensical policy in Skagway, where the nearest Canadian rental agency is in Whitehorse, which is most likely your intended destination. However, when we decided to give it a go anyways, we went through the border just fine. Whether we were just lucky they overlooked it, or it's not actually enforced, we didn't quite dare ask...




Chubu Region Visit: 2009-12
2010-03-09 - If you're in Japan anywhere around winter time, put Jigokudani Monkey Park a couple hours out from Nagano on your itinerary. Snow monkeys soaking in the hot spring, what could be more awesome? Oh, that's right, actually bathing WITH the snow monkeys could be more awesome. And that's exactly what you'll get at Korokukan Jigokudani, a little minshuku just right up against the border of the park, where the first thing you'll see as you enter is the sign on the door "Please close the door or monkeys will come in." Which yes, they do. And sit outside your window. And sit around the hot spring bath. And some of them will even get in it with you yes, with just a little luck. Now that's photo awesomeness. Although the image attached is the one you'll get if you get just a little *too* close to the boss snow monkey. Which is not recommended, really. Unlike all the others, he likes his space.


Korea, North Visit: 2017-2
2017-03-06 - Took the train in from Beijing and plane out to Shenyang in late February 2017, visiting the Koguryo and Kaesong WHS sites as well as the regular Pyongyang+DMZ showcase sights. Tongil Tours -- https://tongiltours.com -- did an EXCELLENT job of scheduling the visit to cover everything thoroughly, and picked wonderful guides as well. Unconditionally recommended.


Yukon Territory Visit: 2008-9
2008-09-14 - While our cruise ship was stopped in Skagway, we took a side trip up the South Klondike Highway to Whitehorse to see the sights, with side photo op at Carcross Desert, "The World's Smallest Desert".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carcross_Desert

Now you know!
A warning to Canadian residents though -- much to my surprise when we arrived in Skagway, Canada has a policy against allowing Canadian residents to drive U.S. licensed rental cars into Canada. This is a particularly nonsensical policy in Skagway, where the nearest Canadian rental agency is in Whitehorse, which is most likely your intended destination. However, when we decided to give it a go anyways, we went through the border just fine. Whether we were just lucky they overlooked it, or it's not actually enforced, we didn't quite dare ask...

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