Kodiak bear next to a river with water dripping off his chin.

Kodiak Island Bear Watching: An Amazing Boomer Travel Adventure

Is a Kodiak Island bear watching trip on your bucket list? It’s been on mine for a long time. Although I’ve visited the island of Kodiak on Alaska cruises, there’s never been enough time to schedule a trip to see the Kodiak bears (and none of my favorite cruise lines have ever offered one). My […]

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white and turquoise float plane sitting at a dock on Lake Hood in Alaska

The Best Things to Do in Anchorage, Alaska Before or After a Cruise

Are you looking for the best things to do in Anchorage, Alaska for your next cruise? Whether your cruise begins or ends near Anchorage, the city (and region) deserves some pre or post cruise exploration. My Itchy Travel Feet featured contributor, Debi Lander from ByLanderSea, has done our Alaska cruise research for us. By following […]

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Fairbanks to Denali by Train and What to do When You Get There

Have you thought about taking the train from Fairbanks to Denali during an Alaska trip? Alan and I will certainly be adding the experience to our next adventure in the Last Frontier. Did you read Debi Lander’s (ByLanderSea) tips for fun things to do in Fairbanks? She’s back to tempt us with a Fairbanks to […]

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The Best Day Trips from Anchorage, Alaska (Getaways, too!)

If you’re planning a trip to Alaska, you’ll probably fly in and out of Anchorage. Whether you’re on a cruise or an Alaska Highway road trip, the city makes a great base for Alaskan travel adventures, especially if you know the best day trips to take. Susmita Sengupta traveled with her family to Anchorage for […]

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Arch made of moose antlers

Best Things to Do in Fairbanks, Alaska for Boomer Travelers

Whether you’re traveling from the U.S. on an epic Alaska Highway road trip or flying into the state for an independent journey, Fairbanks should definitely be on your itinerary. There are so many things to do in Fairbanks, Alaska! My Itchy Travel Feet featured contributor, Debi Lander of ByLanderSea, shares her experience visiting Fairbanks. From […]

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Visiting Sitka

On your own in Sitka: A Self-guided Sitka Walking Tour for Boomer Travelers

Are you a do-it-yourself boomer traveler? Booking an organized shore excursion is not always necessary. If you’re cruising to Alaska, follow my tips for a DIY Sitka walking tour.  When your Alaska cruise starts in Vancouver or Seattle, you might grow weary of organized cruise excursions by the time you reach Sitka. That was certainly […]

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Hiking Kodiak Island

Hiking with History on Kodiak Island

Experiencing nature and wildlife are two of the highlights of an Alaska cruise. While water tours are fun for exploring glaciers or whale watching, Alan and I enjoy hiking during a cruise to Alaska. Is Kodiak on your next Alaska cruise itinerary (look how many Alaska cruises there are). Don’t miss hiking Kodiak Island on […]

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Hubbard glacier reflected in the water with mountains behind

Hubbard Glacier Cruise by Luxury Cruise Ship

On a Hubbard Glacier cruise in Alaska, you’re likely to hear the thunderous noise of ice calving into Disenchantment Bay before you see it. In fact, watching ice calve from any glacier is a matter of looking at just the right spot at just the right time. Glacier viewing is the highlight of any Alaska […]

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