Destinations

10 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Bermuda Right Now

Ever seen a pink sand beach? Then you haven’t been to Bermuda. Tucked 650 miles to the east of Cape Hatteras, this Atlantic paradise is a nirvana for adventurous souls. The island was first discovered by European explorers when the English vessel Sea Venture shipwrecked on its sparkling shores. Today, old colonial architecture blends with […]

7 Secret Treasures of Rome you Never Knew Existed

From the Pantheon to the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome is an irresistible magnet for Meditarranean cruise passengers. Landing at the cruise port of Civitavecchia, this treasure trove of classical wonders is just a short drive through the lush Italian countryside. And what a treasure trove it is. But throughout the city and surrounding […]

7 Amazing Reasons Greece Will Blow Your Mind

Oozing with culture, jam-packed with history and bursting with natural wonders, Greece is a paradise for cruise travelers from around the world. This is the motherland of proud Odysseus. A mecca of fertile vineyards and succulent olive groves. A sun-splashed oasis for laid-back beachgoers. More than anything, Greece is a magnet for adventurous spirits. No […]

Which Way to Mendenhall Glacier?

Travel Tips and Idea for Juneau’s Famous Ice Sheet Traveling to Juneau on your next cruise? This nature-lovers paradise is a Mecca for travel enthusiasts. Towering above the bustling city streets, you’ll spy the snow-capped peak of Mount Juneau. Its majestic zenith descends into rich Alpine forest teeming with mountain goats, bears, and black-tailed deer. […]

What’s your Alaska IQ?

Alaska is a land of unimaginable vastness. Home to limitless lakes, mammoth-sized moose, and gargantuan glaciers, size definitely matters in America’s largest state. And the trivia surrounding this frigid frontier? It’s as infinite as the snowflakes that blanket the Alaskan backcountry. Think you know a thing or two about The Land of the Midnight Sun? […]

I-Did-A-What? Unraveling the Awesomeness that is the Alaskan Iditarod.

The Alaskan Iditarod is a test of endurance steeped in a colorful legacy. Picture the Iron Man Triathlon, Tour De France and Olympic speed skating rolled into one. Throw in blinding blizzards, aggressive moose and paper-thin ice, and you’ve got “The Last Great Race on Earth.” So what’s all the hubbub about this 1,000-mile race […]

Must-Have Tips for Touring Ketchikan on a Budget

With snow-capped mountains and majestic fjords, Ketchikan is surrounded by endless expanses of coastal rainforest. At 17 million acres, nearby Tongass National Forest is larger than the entire state of West Virginia. This American treasure is teeming with wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, and bald eagles, plus seals and humpback whales in surrounding waters. But […]

Butchart Gardens: Beyond the Port in Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Inevitably, your Alaskan cruise ship will stop in at least one Canadian port. A popular locale is Victoria, British Columbia. Welcome to Victoria, British Columbia This capital city is actually located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, one of the largest islands in the Pacific. Located just over 60 miles […]

The Chief Johnson Totem Pole: Beyond the Port in Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska Known as Alaska’s “first city”, Ketchikan is the southernmost city in the state; therefore, it is often one of the first stops on a northbound or roundtrip Alaskan cruise. Besides being the closest Alaskan city to the United States mainland, Ketchikan is also one of the wettest locations in the country with an […]