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Adventure Awaits in Alaska’s Denali Park

June 19, 2014
Mount Denali

For anyone looking for an active travel destination, there’s simply no better place to experience active travel in Alaska. From expansive views of breathtaking landscape to local wildlife, the Last Frontier is really something unique. Today’s guest poster, photographer Dennis Calhoun, visually brings us one step into Alaska’s incredible Denali Park with his incredible photographs. […]

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Luxury in Alaska at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

April 28, 2014
Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

It’s hard to find luxury in the wilderness of Alaska. Ask me, I know. After driving for three weeks on an Alaska Highway road trip where Alan and I were lucky to find a halfway decent place to sleep each night—with a hard mattress, scratchy sheets and pillows that definitely weren’t made from memory foam—arriving […]

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The Milepost: Your Companion For North Country Travel

March 12, 2014
Review of The Milepost. A must-have for driving in Alaska.

Sometimes our road trip planning consists of packing a few items and fueling up the car, before heading on a spontaneous journey to who knows where. But not when it comes to driving the Alaska Highway. This is a travel adventure that requires months of planning. And sometimes the information isn’t easy to come by. […]

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Watching for Bears at Fish Creek

January 11, 2014
Grizzly bear looking for a salmon breakfast at Fish Creek, Alaska.

Updated 06.01.2014 From July to early September, salmon spawn at Fish Creek in Hyder, Alaska. The silver backs of chum salmon flash in the sunlight as the salmon swimp up the creek from the Portland Canal. Bears (both black and grizzly), wolves, eagles and other wildlife aren’t far behind, attracted by the convenient food source. […]

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Saturday’s scene: Standing in the Fireweed

October 12, 2013
reindeer-alaska

When Alan and I planned our Alaska Highway road trip adventure, we hoped to see lots of wildlife. Were the highways brimming with animal sightings? Not really. Our total count of wildlife viewings on the road were 3 black bears on the Cassiar Highway, a bald eagle near Dawson city and the reindeer pictured above. […]

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Saturday’s scene: Beautiful Downtown Chicken

September 28, 2013
Beautiful Downtown Chicken Alaska

Driving the Top of the World Highway from Dawson City, Yukon to its intersect with Alaska Highway, there are few places to stop for lunch if you’re thinking of purchasing something. After the road changes names to Taylor Highway and descends into the 40 Mile Valley, you’ll discover the community of Chicken, the ONLY place […]

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Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Four

September 21, 2013
M/V Kennicott on the Inside Passage

Alaska Highway Week Four is the final week of our Alaska Highway Adventure. And we’re spending it on the waters of the Inside Passage cruising the Alaska Marine Highway from Homer, AK, to Bellingham, WA. Due to damage at the Whittier loading dock, the original departure location, the M/V Kennicott left from Homer, AK. I might […]

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Driving on Top of the World

September 20, 2013
Fall color on Top of the World Highway in the Yukon

This article is part of a paid series that I’m writing as a brand ambassador for Michelin Guides. On a misty, September morning, our Ram truck climbs Yukon Highway 9—also called Top of the World Highway—after crossing the Yukon River on the George Black Ferry out of Dawson City. Soon Alan and I are riding […]

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Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Three

September 10, 2013
View of Nelchina Glacier on the Glenn Highway

On the third week of our Alaska Highway Adventure, we experienced Yukon mining history in Dawson City, drove across the Top of the World, gawked at the stunning scenery of Glenn Highway and ended the week in the beautiful Kenai Peninsula. Alan and I hope you enjoy our photo highlights of Alaska Highway Week Three: […]

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Travel on a multigenerational Alaska cruise

January 15, 2013
panoramic-train-ride-Alaska

Are you thinking about traveling on a multigenerational Alaska cruise? Suzanne Fluhr of Boomeresque shares her family’s experience with us. Would she do it again? Read on: It was formal night on the Celebrity Mercury, a cruise ship bound from Seward, Alaska to Vancouver, Canada. I looked around our dining room table for ten occupied […]

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