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Alaska Shore Excursions
White Pass Summit: More than a Train, a Ride through History
Discover one of the best ways to experience the beauty and history of Skagway by taking a ride on the White Pass Summit.
Travel Back to the Little Ice Age with a Trip to the Famed Mendenhall Glacier
Each year more than 500,000 visitors head to Juneau, Alaska’s Mendenhall Glacier to appreciate its massive size and snap Insta-worthy photos of its mesmerizing blue ice — but did you know that it is truly one of the last remnants of the Little Ice Age?
Chief Johnson Totem Pole: A Tlingit Totem Pole 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 […]
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 […]
7 Insider Tips for Planning an Alaska Cruise
Ever wanted to go to the last frontier? Use our insider tips for planning an Alaska cruise.