Alaska glacier cruises: Alaska up close and personal

Written by Ron Richards

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The truth is: The popularity of Alaska glacier cruises is growing in leaps and bounds due torepparttar awe-inspiring beauty of Alaska's glaciers andrepparttar 141007 affordability and wide range of cruise packages available. You can choose from one-day inland cruise packages which are as priced as low as $50 per person to a luxurious six night cruise on a deluxe designer yacht for as little as $4,000 per person. Of course there is a wide range of cruise options that fall between these two extremes. Take for instancerepparttar 141008 seven day voyage available through a well-known cruise provider. For under $2,000 per person, this trip affords passengersrepparttar 141009 opportunity to cruise several top Alaskan inside passages aboard a luxuriant cruise liner and port at several top destinations. As you can see, there is no end torepparttar 141010 possibilities associated with Alaska glacier cruises. Why don't you look intorepparttar 141011 possibilities that these cruises can open up for you and your family? The only thing you have to lose is another boring summer vacation.

A lifelong Alaskan, Ron Richards lives in the beautiful Matanuska Valley. Ron invites you to come and see Alaska. One excellent way to see Alaska is by taking an affordable Alaska cruise.

Escape the Asphalt Jungle: Retire, Relocate or Purchase a Second Home in Chesapeake Bay Country

Written by Elaine VonCannon

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Matthews Inrepparttar charming little town of Matthews,repparttar 140983 home buyer will find waterfront property on tidal rivers that lead torepparttar 140984 Chesapeake Bay. Homes often include a boat dock and marinas are also nearby. Eat fresh, local seafood inrepparttar 140985 restaurants and play a round of golf at Tides Mill in Lancaster County - a world-renowned golf course. Visit Donks Theater for a L'il Oprey show of country western entertainment. Famous singers who played here include Earl Scruggs, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette. Matthews historic district dates to Colonial times. Find relaxation alongrepparttar 140986 Chesapeake Bay on a secluded, almost private beach not widely known to tourists -- Festival Beach. It'srepparttar 140987 perfect place to get some sun, swim, or do some bird watching. 'Downtown' Matthews has banks, a video store, gas station, and auto parts store. A Coast Guard station is located just beforerepparttar 140988 drawbridge.

Gwynn's Island Crossrepparttar 140989 drawbridge from Matthews onto enchanting Gywnn's Island, known by Colonial Indian tribes as a place 'inhabited byrepparttar 140990 Great Spirit' and once visited by Captain John Smith. The island has a nautical 'Cape Cod' feel to it without ostentatious neighbors orrepparttar 140991 high property taxes and cost of living. Gywnn's Island is three miles long and two miles wide and has a population of roughly 900. A number of residents have notoriously lived past 100 in this part of Chesapeake Bay country. Waterfront estates are found alongrepparttar 140992 perimeter andrepparttar 140993 center ofrepparttar 140994 island is still dotted with small waterman's cottages, many converted to second homes or vacation homes. John Dixon, author of Gwynn's Island: a Brief History, describes Gwynn's Island as "happy homes and fertile farms on smiling waters."

These are just a few ofrepparttar 140995 areas that make Chesapeake Bay Country a pleasant place to retire, relocate, or purchase a second home or vacation home. Come visit and explore this little known area. But, be prepared to fall in love with it and leave your heart.

Elaine VonCannon is a REALTOR with RE/Max Capital in Williamsburg, Virginia, and she manages investment property as part of her business. Elaine is also an Accredited Buyer's Representative as well as a Senior Real Estate Specialist. She has helped numerous clients invest in and make money on property in Southeastern Virginia.

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