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Alaska Off the Beaten Path: 4 Scenic Havens

Alaska Off the Beaten Path: 4 Scenic Havens

May 1, 2015 No Comments   Denali National Park & Preserve Denali National Park & Preserve is easily Alaska’s best-known attraction, and one of the country’s most glorious parks. Denali means “the high one” in the Native American language of Athabascan. This is where North America’s highest mountain peak, Mount McKinley (Denali), soars over 20,000 feet into the cloud-wreathed sky. ...

 

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

September 20, 2011 No Comments Particularly fascinating to children, zoos are a wonderful place for people of all ages to learn about the animal world and our role in its preservation while having fun. Listed alphabetically, the following 10 zoos were selected from the west coast region of the USA and include Washington State, Oregon and California, as well as ...

 

Ididaride: The Alaskan Sled Dog Experience

Ididaride: The Alaskan Sled Dog Experience

June 9, 2011 No Comments When Dad and I took an Alaskan cruise two years ago, I had a bucket list of things to accomplish, from eating crab to seeing glaciers. But the one that I was most excited about was dog sledding. I love animals, and I love new forms of transportation. Despite the rumors, however, most of Alaska ...

 

Anchorage, Alaska: Big City Meets Rugged Frontier

Anchorage, Alaska: Big City Meets Rugged Frontier

October 13, 2010 No Comments After two wonderful weeks in Seward, Alaska, it was time to move on. We had a fantastic time, but were ready to take on the big city. Of course, the term “big city” is relative in Alaska. Anchorage is, by far, Alaska’s largest metro area, holding nearly half of the state’s population. In a state ...

 

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Seward, Alaska: A Quaint Port Town

Seward, Alaska: A Quaint Port Town

October 13, 2010 2 Comments Our Alaska cruise ended in Seward, and we were surprised how many people hopped on the early train to Anchorage to catch a flight home. If you invest the time and money in getting to Alaska, why spend only a week? Dad and I are full-time travelers, so we decided to spend an indefinite period ...

 

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Four: Gold Rush and Glaciers

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Four: Gold Rush and Glaciers

September 27, 2010 1 Comment On Day Five of our Celebrity Millennium cruise to Alaska (continued from Part 3: Alaskan Ports Galore), we finally got to visit Skagway. For some reason, this recreated Gold Rush town had been at the top of Dad’s must-see Alaska list for years. I had actually been hired by phone for a summer job in Skagway a ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Three: Ports Galore

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Three: Ports Galore

September 27, 2010 1 Comment The first full day of our Vancouver to Seward Alaska cruise was everything we could have hoped for: relaxing, entertaining and filled with activities. Read about part one of our Alaskan adventure in Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice, and part two where we are introduced to, and are discovering the Celebrity Millennium Cruise.   We both absolutely love ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Two: Was the Deal too Good to Be True?

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part Two: Was the Deal too Good to Be True?

September 27, 2010 2 Comments On Day 2 of our Alaska adventure, we awoke bright and early in Seattle. Thankfully, my body was still on Orlando time, so the 7:40 a.m. departure felt more like 10:40 a.m. We had coach seating in the disabled section, providing us with two comfortable seats and room to simply park Dad’s scooter on board. ...

 

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Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part One: Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice

Celebrity Millennium Alaska Cruise Part One: Traveling 5,000 Miles on Two Weeks’ Notice

September 27, 2010 4 Comments My parents always meant to visit Alaska. They gathered tour books, visited websites, and even planned out a driving itinerary. Unfortunately, health issues and real-life concerns prevented them from living out their dream. After my mom passed away unexpectedly in 2004, at the age of 50, I moved in with my dad, who has some ...

 

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Regent Seven Seas Alaskan Cruise Vacation

Regent Seven Seas Alaskan Cruise Vacation

September 7, 2010 2 Comments Last month I found out through my mother that Joe and Amy (my aunt and uncle), were about to embark on an extravagant 7 day trip to Alaska.  We were on the phone when she mentioned it, and I was absolutely intrigued! A good friend of mine went there on a fishing expedition just over ...

 

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