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How to choose the best Alaska cruise

How to Choose the Best Alaska Cruise for You

How to choose the best Alaska cruise

How do you choose the best Alaska cruise? Alan and I are often asked that question. Our answer? It depends—on the itinerary, when you would like to cruise in Alaska, which cruise line you prefer and the type of Alaska cruise experience you’re seeking. Before I offer my boomer travel advice for cruising to Alaska, […]

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Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

Saturday’s scene: Fall on the Glenn Highway

Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

When Alan and I planned our Alaska Highway road trip, we weren’t thinking about fall color. But that’s exactly what we found in the first week of September while driving the Glenn Highway, also known as the Tok Cutoff. The paved road travels 328 scenic miles between Tok and Anchorage. And the portion of the highway […]

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Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Visiting Hubbard Glacier by Luxury Cruise Ship

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Visiting Hubbard Glacier Updated: 10.01.2017 Glacier viewing at destinations like Hubbard Glacier is a prime reason to cruise in the state of Alaska. And for good reason. A cruise is one of the easiest, and most scenic, ways to explore these giant rivers of ice. Plus it’s one Alaska cruise excursion that’s free. Well, except for the cost of […]

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Mount Denali

Adventure Awaits in Alaska’s Denali Park

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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Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Luxury in Alaska at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Updated 06.01.2016 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 […]

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Review of The Milepost. A must-have for driving in Alaska.

The Milepost: Your Companion For North Country Travel

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

Watching for Bears at Fish Creek

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

Updated 06.01.2017 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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Wildlife on Top of the World Highway

Saturday’s scene: Standing in the Fireweed

Wildlife on Top of the World Highway

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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Beautiful Downtown Chicken Alaska

Beautiful Downtown Chicken

Beautiful Downtown Chicken Alaska

Updated 06.01.2017 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 […]

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M/V Kennicott on the Inside Passage

Scenes From the Road: Alaska Highway Week Four

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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