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Travel has been a passion with me. I have covered quite a few places. If not for my accident way back in 2006 I would have fulfilled my dream of spending a few days in Alaska. I have no confidence to do it now and so I satisfy myself by looking at pictures that have been posted on the Net by other tourists.

Alaska is a place where the sea and mountains live in tandem. And that is what I wanted to see and experience.

How has been your travel experience. Have you been to Alaska? Please post pictures, if you have.


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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/a...ys-2012-From-Alaska-Africa-trip-lifetime.html
 
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We've done a lot of travelling, especially since I retired 15 years ago. We love going to see the beautiful landscapes (including gardens) and the culture and history of places. We're not really beach holiday people.

We've been to a lot of the U.S., almost all the countries of S. America all of Central America, a lot of Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Turkey and, of course, a lot of Europe.

Although we've been to Alaska it was before digital cameras, so no photos.

We have thousands of photos of other countries. :)
 
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@Bootsy. Same here. My camera has let me down many a time and so have lost many memories.
 
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@grouie Between photos of our garden and our holidays we have about 70,000 photos on the computer - and backed up in three other places. (y)

Passion for photography, travel, pets and gardening is a perfect combination for storing 70,000 pictures and more :LOL:
 

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I also have photos on older computers that I need to backup before I dump the computer. I hope to start my traveling this year by visiting some close by states.
 
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I have a piece of software on my computer that backs up my data every day to a second internal hard drive and an external hard drive. I don't have to do anything with it. It does tend to slow the computer down a bit whilst it's doing it.
 
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Never to Alaska, but I lived in a place that is quit similar: Norway. I was in the south of the country, so I really didn't see things like a lot ice and huge fjords or the aurora borealis, but if you head north you can see those things. I've never been daring enough, but one day I might :) Finland would be a good place to visit too.
 
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Never to Alaska, but I lived in a place that is quit similar: Norway. I was in the south of the country, so I really didn't see things like a lot ice and huge fjords or the aurora borealis, but if you head north you can see those things. I've never been daring enough, but one day I might :) Finland would be a good place to visit too.

Although I was planning on a Scandinavian holiday it did not materialise. You must be having that 'land of the midnight sun experience. Is it Norway or Sweden?
 

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Was planning on going to Iceland, but having 3 children got in the way of that plan :love:

Spent a while working in Turkey on a Roman city :)

This is my crew and me :)

 
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Although I was planning on a Scandinavian holiday it did not materialise. You must be having that 'land of the midnight sun experience. Is it Norway or Sweden?

Norway. I personally like Norway over Sweden, both are beautiful, but if you want a more peaceful calm life, then pick Norway. It's more expensive to live in Norway, but in my opinion is worth it. I know people who work in Norway (near the border) and live in Sweden because it's way cheaper and you can also find more food items there ;)
 
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I plan to visit Alaska in the next few years and do some fishing and exploring. Visiting Alaska is a big passion of mine and I would not mind actually homesteading there, if I were more experienced and educated in homesteading.

I have visited all but 30 states here in the US and it is on my bucket list to see them all before I die. I will also be making a trip to the UK on vacation in the next couple of years.
 
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I plan to visit Alaska in the next few years and do some fishing and exploring. Visiting Alaska is a big passion of mine and I would not mind actually homesteading there, if I were more experienced and educated in homesteading.

I have visited all but 30 states here in the US and it is on my bucket list to see them all before I die. I will also be making a trip to the UK on vacation in the next couple of years.

You do have pretty interesting things in your 'bucket list'.
 
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I've visited about 25 of the states and my favourite, so far, is Colorado. Whoops, and Hawaii. :)

I have yet to go to Hawaii, but I too am a major fan of Colorado. That state is beautiful. Montana is also a great state to visit if you are on a budget and want to spend some time in the great outdoors.
 

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