Travel Advice and Ideas

The Flavors of Old Mexico: 10 Latin Delicacies to Die For

This history of Mexican food stretches for thousands of years into the past. The sumptuous cuisine we crave today traces its origins to Aztec, Mayan and Spanish influences – with craveable contributions from French, Caribbean, South American, African and Portuguese cultures. It all began with the nomadic Mayans. These wandering hunter gatherers consumed fish, tropical […]

10 Bucket List Cruise Ports You MUST See Before You Die

When was the last time you updated your vacation bucket list? Oh yeah? Well, that’s too long! It’s time to dust off that outdated checklist and start booking your next cruise. And of course, no trip would be complete without some amazing shore tours sprinkled in. Check out these breathtaking destinations and discover hand-selected excursions […]

6 Top-Secret Hacks for Planning the Ultimate Cruise Vacation

From booking to boarding to scoring free cash, a few simple tricks can take your cruise to the next level. Whether you’re a veteran cruiser or just getting your sea legs, we’ve got six can’t-miss hacks for your upcoming adventure. Give them a whirl on your next cruise, and you’ll be in for some very […]

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 […]