Travel Advice and Ideas

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 […]

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 […]