Kodiak is the second largest island in the area of the U.S., state of Alaska, after the island of Hawaii. Salmon, halibut, the unique Kodiak Bear, Sitka Deer (black tail), and mountain goats invite hunting tourists as well as fishermen to the Kodiak Archipelago.
Astoria is a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean.Astoria is the oldest American settlement wost of the Rockies.Surrounded by water and tall evergreen Douglas fir,Hemlock and scenic beauty with a vista of the Pacific Ocean and its endless miles of sandy beaches viewed from a top of Astoria's historic Colomn.
Dutch Harbor, Alaska
Dutch Harbor lies within the city limits of Unalaska and is connected to Unalaska by a bridge. The Aleut or Unangan have lived on Unalaska Island for thousands of years. The Unangan people, who were the first to inhabit the island of Unalaska, named it "Ounalashka" meaning ‘Near the Peninsula’. Dutch Harbor was so named by the Russians because they believed that a Dutch vessel was the first European ship to enter the harbor. The port of Unalaska / Dutch Harbor is the main port and field base for the storied Bering Sea king crab fishery.
The Russian influence is best viewed by touring the Holy Ascension Russian Orthodox Cathedral, one of the oldest cruciform-style Russian churches in the country. The Cathedral is a National Historic Landmark and houses one of Alaska's largest and richest collections of Russian artifacts, religious icons and art pieces, some having been donated to the church directly from Catherine the Great. Dutch Harbor is also known to War veterans and history buffs as the only land in North America, besides Pearl Harbor, that was bombed by Japanese zeros during World War II. Tour the many remnants and remembrances of military presence throughout the island as well as at the WWII Historical Center. The sites and the Historic Center are part of the WWII National Historic Area opened by the National Park Service in 2002.
It is considered to be one of Japan's most scenic destinations, as the visitor has the opportunity to admire stunning Marine Garden. From Ryugujo, which is an observatory, the visitor can enjoy the most beautiful view of the country.
It rejoices in breathtaking news,delicious fresh seafood and a nagnificent natural enviroment.
Located at the southernmost tip of Hokkaido,Hokodate is the third largest city on the northern island.It rejoices in breathtaking news, delicioius fresh seafood and a nagnificent natural environment.In 1859,Hakodate Port opened as one of the first international trading ports in Japan,along with Yokohama and Nagasaki.This direct influence of foreign cultures has worked on the city to create a unique cityscape that boasts a blend of foreign and Japanese culture to this day.
Ketchikan, Alaska, USA
Ketchikan, the picturesque world capital of salmon is the starting point for seaplane excursions visiting the National Monument of Misty Fiords, a huge area of wild nature. It also hosts the Tlingkit Indians of Alaska and the largest collection of totem in the world. The traditions are alive, allowing you to experience their rich rituals.
Kushiro is a Japanese city and an open port for trading with the United States and the United Kingdom.This city offers many things to do such as ice hockey which is one of the most popular winter sports in this area.Fishing and a round of banana boat on ice are experiences that visitors need to try.Tourists should,also, visit the Akan National Park and see the protected species which live in the Akan Lake as well as admire the astonishing sunset from this part of the city!
Los Angeles (California)
Los Angeles, is a populus metropolitan area, a leading world center in entertainment business, the city of Hollywood and film "stars". L.A., also known as the City of Angels is among the richest cities in the world and that is visible all around. Museums, art galleries, theaters and so many things to see and do that your stay at this unique city, will be an unforgettable experience.
San Francisco (California)
San Francisco is officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the leading financial and cultural center of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Tourism is the city's largest private-sector employer, is the backbone of the San Francisco economy. Its frequent portrayal in music, film, and popular culture has made the city and its landmarks recognizable worldwide. As a tourist destination, the city is especially famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and the area Haight-Ashbury.
Sitka was once the center of fur trade of the Russian empire. This heritage is visible all around-the Cathedral of St.Michael with the onion-shaped dome, and the Indian fort where the Tlingkit Indians were fighting the Russians settlers. To learn more you can explore the Sitka Sound, visit a desert camp for fishing and wonder in the rainforest with a local guide.
Seward, Alaska, USA
Seward is one of the oldest and most picturesque communities in Alaska, known as "gateway" for the National Park of Kenai Fjord. Visit the Alaska Sea Life Center and study walruses, sea otters, seals, fishes and other species of local marine life in their natural environment.
The International Date Line (IDL) is an imaginary line on the surface of the Earth, that runs from the north to the south pole and demarcates one calendar day from the next. It passes through the middle of the Pacific Ocean, roughly following the 180° longitude but it deviates to pass around some territories and island groups.
The International Date line is on the opposite side of the Earth to the Prime Meridian. The Prime Meridian helps to define Universal Time and is the meridian from which all other time zones are calculated. The International Date Line and the moving point of midnight separate the two calendar days that are current somewhere on Earth.
Yokohama is a city in the metropolitan area of Tokyo and the second largest city in Japan. Wander around the largest Chinatown in Japan, admire the largest lighthouse in the world and take o photo of the historical ships in harbor, which once were sailing across the Pacific. Spend a day at the "Hakkeijima Seaparadise", an amusement park, aquarium, with various activities and shops.
Victoria (British Columbia)
The city of Victoria is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in British Columbia and is known for its mild climate and the dynamic lifestyle of its inhabitants. It has been described as the most "powerful city" in Canada more than once. As it is the capital of British Columbia, is the most friendly city to visitors in the area. Exept visiting the numerous attractions, take time to taste the local cuisine and do shopping.
Vancouver (British Columbia)
Enjoy one of the mildest climates in Canada, spend the day watching the fascinating vegetation of Boutsart Gardens or tasting wines from the Okanagan Valley. Vancouver is surrounded by water on three sides and is close to Coast Mountain area.