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After getting my first passport in 2006 and traveling to climb Kilimanjaro in Tanzania my life changed. I began the process of getting rid of all my possessions and traveling the world. Traveling to over 110 countries and all 7 continents, hostels have been my home. This "new life" has taught me what is important and it was NOT accumulating money or possessions. Traveling is the best education. I hope my blog will encourage others to travel. My World Tattoo was a way for me to express my PASSION FOR TRAVEL.

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ALASKA, Whittier to Seward


Arrived at Whittier at 7 am. The ferry ride was spectacular. Our shuttle to Seward was not until 1:30 pm as it was coming from Anchorage with other passengers in transit to Seward. We spent time basking in the sun at a restaurants back porch overlooking the bay until then and had a quick bite to eat. The tourists from Anchorage had also paid for a tour along with the transit so we benefited from that without having to pay. Several photo stops and a quick 30 minute visit to a park which had fenced moose, reindeer and bears. A little sad.

We arrived at Seward at 5 pm, checked in and took the free shuttle to Safeway for supplies. The weather was beautiful but looks like the rain will be arriving shortly. Seward is the launching area for trips to the Kenai Peninsula to see whales, seals and glaciers calving.

 There was a tsunami warning later in the night. Someone saw on the internet there had been a 7.4 earthquake near the Aleutian Islands and that there was a tsunami warning for the coast of Alaska. We are on the coast but not near the beach. A little higher up the hill. Then the sirens started announcing the tsunami warning. Things got tense and exciting but 5 minutes later the warning was canceled. Good nights sleep especially since  no snoring guys, luckily there are 4 women in the coed dorm.

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