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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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

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 a national park adventure, there’s simply no better place to experience  it than Denali National Park. From expansive views of breathtaking Alaska landscape to local wildlife, Denali is really something unique. Today’s guest poster, photographer Dennis Calhoun, visually brings us one step into Alaska’s incredible Denali National Park with his incredible […]

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Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

Luxury in Alaska at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

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

Watching for Bears at Fish Creek in Hyder, Alaska

There are several well-known bear viewing sites in Alaska. The best Alaska bear watching is Kodiak Island, especially Katmai National Park. But our experience shows that you don’t have to fly to Kodiak to see brown bears. On an Alaska Highway road trip, Alan and I chose a convoluted itinerary to reach the actual Alaska […]

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Wildlife on Top of the World Highway

Wildlife Watching on Taylor 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

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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