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Alaska Sightseeing: The Anan Bear Observatory

January 30, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Alaska is known for its abundant wildlife; and what better way to explore the natural beauty of the state than to observe Alaskan eagles, seals, and even bears up close and personal at the Anan Wildlife Observatory?

Also called the Anan Bear Observatory, this unique enclosed area located in the Tongass National Forest was created by the U.S. Forest Service to allow visitors to safely view bears and other wildlife in their natural habitat. How close? Visitors can watch bears feeding on wild salmon within 50 feet of the observatory!

So how do you to get there? And what is the best way to visit this incredible spot in Wrangell, Alaska? We recommend going through Breakaway Adventures, a tour company that offers exciting transportation services to the Stikine River system and around the Wrangell area.

By booking a tour with Breakaway Adventures, you will get the opportunity to take a pleasant and safe boat ride to the Anan Bear Observatory. Upon arrival, a U.S. Forest Service member will tell you all about the rules and regulations, so you can have a safe trip. Then you will be guided on a short walk to the observatory, where you will experience Alaska sightseeing at its best. Many visitors consider this brief walk an important part of the trip, as they get to see a wide range of flora and fauna, birds, and bears. Finally, when you arrive at the observatory, you will be blown away by the opportunity to view live bears feeding within 50 feet of you. Now that’s up close!

If you’re planning a trip to Wrangell, Alaska, the Anan Bear Observatory is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you won’t want to miss.

Italy Tours – Tour a Beautiful Country

January 12, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Although it has changed forms many times through the centuries, Italy is one of the oldest countries on earth and has a rich history that’s just waiting to be explored. Although it’s expensive to travel to Italy when planning things yourself, Italy tours can be arranged at a fraction of the cost of trying to do everything yourself. A tour guide will help you book hotels and flights and will ensure that you see all of the great things that Italy has to offer.


Obviously, the most popular city in Italy is of course Rome. Rome is one of the oldest capital cities the world has ever known and is home to some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. Only recently has the Italian government opened up tourism and exploration through these landmarks for profit. Before, just like with Greece, they were well protected to ensure that people didn’t damage them as they walked through these historic places.


You can make it to Italy with ease, but to get the full Italy sightseeing experience, it’s important to have a guide with you. A Italy sightseeing guide will be able to show you all of the things you need to see while in the country while still saving you money overall. As a tourist doing Rome excursions, it’s very easy to get suckered into purchasing or buying things that you don’t necessarily need or can afford because you’re caught up in the idea of being on vacation. While this is OK every once in awhile, having a qualified tour guide on your side will help prevent this overspending from happening every day of the week.