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Alaska cruisetours: one week by ship, one week by land.

Best 2 Week Alaska Itinerary: Plan a Trip to Alaska by Land & Sea

I still remember how long it took to plan a trip to Alaska the first time.  The options were overwhelming and I wasn’t an experienced traveler.  My first thought was to look into package cruisetours — but I had no interest in joining a busload of tourists in exchange for thousands of dollars. I wanted …

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Kayaking in Alaska Among Icebergs is the Coolest Thing You’ll Ever Do

Kayaking in Alaska is the holy grail of all trips.  You head miles away from the nearest town — not that it’s big to begin with — into a great expanse of wildlife sanctuaries, pristine waters, and between rugged peaks.  If you’re lucky, curious otters will come up to greet you.  If you’re not, tidal …

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How Going to the Yukon Led to A Proposal

Early in a September morning, the Celebrity Millennium docked in Skagway.  The year was 2009 and I was having the absolute time of my life cruising through Alaska.  I was traveling solo — a rarity on cruise ships — but the trip was already the best vacation I’d ever taken, and I was only halfway through the sailing. Even though …

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North to Alaska: Caribou Hunting near Prudhoe Bay

Even in the modern world of air travel with world capitals seemingly at your doorstep, it still amazes me just how large the contiguous United States are.  The first leg of my journey north got me to Seattle through Atlanta where I chose to overnight before heading up to Anchorage. Through daily award searches, Becky was able …

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