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, 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 cruise. And […]

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How to choose the best Alaska cruise

How to Choose the Best Alaska Cruise for Baby Boomers

How do you choose the best Alaska cruise? As boomer travelers, 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 experience you’re seeking. Before I offer my boomer travel advice for how to […]

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Fall on the Glenn Highway in Alaska

Saturday’s scene: Fall on the Glenn Highway

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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Mount Denali

Adventure Awaits in Alaska’s Denali Park

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

Looking for luxury on an Alaska Highway road trip Updated 05.25.2019:  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, […]

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

The Milepost: Your Companion For North Country Travel

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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