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Coasting with Culture
Travel Log
Welcome to the Coasting with Culture Trip Travel Log! Here you will find all of the posted trip reports from the past. The collection will continue to be updated and grow as more trip reports are added. The reports below are presented in chonological order based on the most recent trip, and include a combination of our group tour's and personal trips.
South Africa
March 18 - April 4, 2018
 
Gary makes his first visit to the African Continent, and visits the Rainbow Nation, South Africa, with stops in Durban, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Kruger National Park.


Part 3 - First Day in Durban
Part 1 - Flight to Atlanta & Delta Flight Museum
Part 2 - Arrival to South Africa
Part 4 - Second Day in Durban
Part 7 - City Sightseeing
Tours of Cape Town
Part 5 - Last Day in Durban
Part 6 - Cape Town Sunrise
and V&A Waterfront
Part 8 - Table Mountain
Part 11 - Cape Town
Walking Tours
Part 9 - Ratanga Junction
Part 10 - Rugby at
Newlands Rugby Stadium
Part 12 - The Cape of
Good Hope
Part 13 - Boulders
Beach Penguins
Part 14 - The Last of
Cape Town
MORE TO COME
California Winter Visit
January 13-22, 2018
 
Gary joins his dad aboard the Coast Starlight train to
head down to spend a week in California.


Part 1 - Journey on the Coast Starlight
Part 2 - Six Flags Magic Mountain
Part 3 - Venice Beach
Part 5 - Fiesta Village & Adventure City
Part 4 - Tijuana
North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival
November 24, 2017

During a visit to North Carolina to spend time with family and friends during Thanksgiving time, Gary joins his NC parents for an evening out at the annual North Carolina Chinese Lantern Festival at the Koka Booth Amphitheater in Cary, North Carolina.
CwC's 2017 Utah, Idaho & Wyoming Tour
May 26-30, 2017: 
 
Coasting with Culture's first offical group tour, have a look back at the gang's experience as they visited Salt Lake City, the Golden Spike National Historic Site, Yellowstone Bear World, Lagoon Amusement Park, and much more!

 
Part 1 - Arrival Day
Part 2 - Golden Spike National Historic Site
Part 3 - Driving Trail & Brigham City
Part 4 - Temple Square
Part 5 - Yellowstone Bear World
Part 6 - Snow King Mountain
Part 7 - The Great Salt Lake
Part 8 - Lagoon Amusement Park
Part 9 - Smith's Ballpark
A Day in Pioneer Square, Seattle
January 26, 2017
 
Take a stroll though Seattle's historic Downtown, and see some of the  earliest built buildings while visiting an exhibit that shares the tale of an  event that led to Seattle becoming a major city.
New Zealand and Australia Trip 2016
November 1-24, 2016 
 
Let's head Down Under as Gary and his friend Phillip make their first  journey to New Zealand and Australia by way of Auckland, Sydney,  Cairns and the Brisbane/Gold  Coast area. Then continue with Gary as  he goes on to Alice Springs, Perth and Melbourne.
Part 3: Mount Eden
Part 1: Wondering through Auckland
Part 2: Walk to Mission Bay
Part 4: Rainbow's End
Part 7: Luna Park
Part 5: Arrival in Sydney
Part 6: Ms. Macquire's Point
Part 8: Sydney Harbor
Bridge & Rocks Tour
Part 11: Great Barrier Reef
& Green Island
Part 9: Bondi Beach &
Darling Harbour
Part 10: Walk Through Cairns
Part 12: Warner Bros.
Movie World
Part 15: Sea World & Wet
n' Wild
Part 13: Australia Zoo
Part 14: Aussie World
Part 16: Alice Springs
Part 19: Perth CBD & Elizabeth Quay
Part 17: Kings Park in Perth
Part 18 - Indian Ocean & Fremantle
Part 20: Adventure World
Part 23: Victoria Parliament
Part 21: Walking through Melbourne
Part 22: Luna Park Melbourne & St. Kilda
Part 24: Back to Auckland
Alberta Weekend 2015
October 9-12, 2015
 
Join Gary up North as he goes for a short visit to Calgary and  Edmonton in Alberta, experiencing the Calgary Tower, the site of the  1988 Winter Olympics, and the  birthplace of the Mounties. We'll also  take a look at Galaxyland inside of the West Edmonton Mall, and  Calgary's Calaway Park. 
Part 3: West Edmonton Mall
Part 1: Arrival in Calgary
Part 2: Hockey Night at the Saddledome
Part 4: Canada Olympic Park
Part 5: Banff and the Canadian Rockies
Part 6: Calaway Park
Part 7: Fort Calgary
Opening Day of Lake Washington Boating Season
May 2, 2015
 
Gary joins the Bower family on their sailboat, the Amoretto, to take part in the annual boat parade that takes place as part of Opening Day of Lake Washington's Boating Season.
A Day at the Puyallup Spring Fair
April 26, 2015
 
Gary and his Nephew Kris head down to Puyallup to visit the annual Puyallup Spring Fair
Montana Weekend 2015
​March 27-31, 2015
 
How about we head North as Gary goes for a short visit to Calgary and  Edmonton in Alberta, experiencing the Calgary Tower, the site of the  1988 Winter Olympics, and the  birthplace of the Mounties. We'll also  take a look at Galaxyland inside of the West Edmonton Mall, and  Calgary's Calaway Park. 
Part 1: Journey to West Yellowstone
Part 2: The Drive to Big Sky
Part 3: Big Sky Ski Resort
Part 5: Yellowstone National Park
Part 4: Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Exploring Seattle's Amusement Park Past
March 25, 2015
 
Take a stroll though Seattle's historic Downtown, and see some of the  earliest built buildings while visiting an exhibit that shares the tale of an  event that led to Seattle becoming a major city.