Black Bear

Wild times in a solitary world

It was a very exclusive excursion. Only 40 people out of the thousands of cruise passengers in port that day got to do it.

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A giraffe joins the annual Wildebeest migration.

Do travel agents share their secret hideaways?

The ritual occurs every time I plan a holiday: I sit at a desk, opposite a travel agent, who tries hard to persuade me that this or that destination is my best possible choice.

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Last frontier ... Creek Street, Ketchikan.

Here lies old Soapy

The gold rush and gunslingers are gone but characters remain, writes Nigel Richardson.

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