Fall color on Top of the World Highway in the Yukon

Driving on Top of the World

Do you know about Top of the World Highway? The rugged journey through gold mining history makes a fun addition to your Alaska Highway road trip itinerary. The trip requires leaving the Alaska Highway at White Horse, driving the Klondike Highway to Dawson City before catching a ferry ride across the Yukon River. You’ll catch […]

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Travel on a multigenerational Alaska cruise

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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three lakes loop trail

Hiking on a Cruise to Alaska?

Hiking on a cruise to Alaska? Do those words even go together? If you’re active baby boomers cruising on an UnCruise Adventures ship—no problem. Alan and I had the opportunity to try out several of the hikes that are offered on the adventure cruise company’s itinerary when we sailed on the Alaska Inside Passage: Eastern Coves […]

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UnCruise Adventures: Intimate Alaska

Are you a baby boomer traveler who prefers a more personal experience when it comes to cruising? What if you could sail the waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage on a small ship—a yacht would be nice—that anchors in a secluded bay each night, offering daytime cruise excursions for the active traveler? That’s what Alan and […]

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photographing icebergs in LeConte Bay, Alaska

Floating With Icebergs in LeConte Bay

Visitors to Alaska will find plenty of opportunities to observe icebergs and glaciers, like a ride by to Hubbard Glacier. But why watch them from the deck of a large ship when you can experience an up close adventure? That’s what Alan and I did on an Alaska cruise excursion in LeConte Bay with UnCruise. […]

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Walking on Baird Glacier in southeastern Alaska

Walking on a Glacier

What’s it like to walk on a glacier? Is the ice slippery? Are there big crevasses that will swallow you up, never to be seen again? How cold is it? Do you need to be decked out like an Arctic explorer? If you’re an active traveler asking these questions, do I have an adventure cruise […]

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Alan and Donna Hull on Baird Glacier in southeastern Alaska

Cruise Adventure with Un-Cruise Adventures

Baby boomers who crave adventure will find all that and more on an Un-Cruise Adventures cruise in Alaska’s Inside Passage. The hiking, kayaking, wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities live up to the company’s tag-line—Indulge Your Adventurous Side. When Un-Cruise Adventures invited us to sail on their un-cruise to experience the active excursions that will be offered […]

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Speedcat adventure to Davidson Glacier

Speedcat Adventure to Davidson Glacier

Active travelers cruising through Alaska should put this cruise excursion on their “must do” list. When cruise ships dock in Skagway cruise port, many passengers board the White Pass Railway for a train ride to the top of White Pass. While the scenic journey is beautiful, a speedcat ride to Glacier Point combines a fast […]

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Float Plane tour of Misty Fjords

Adventure Over Misty Fjords National Monument

When cruise ships dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, travelers choose from excursions that include bear watching, zip lining, ATV adventures in the coastal rainforest or simply walking around the colorful clapboard buildings that crowd the port. The rain-prone area is known for sports fishing, outdoor adventure, plentiful shopping and the remote Misty Fjords National Monument. When […]

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