Alaska

It’s destined to be the ultimate banner year for cruises to the glittering glaciers, the snow-capped peaks and the wildlife of Alaska, along with opportunities to pan for gold. As overseas flights get more expensive and travelers choose to see “America First,” industry group Cruise …

Polar bears, playful seals and flocks of birds you’ll only see in the land of frost are set against intensely blue water, sparkling ice and vast expanses of green and floral tundra. Brilliant afternoons, lingering golden dusks and the chance to see the Northern Lights make …

What do Alaska fishing guides do after a long day of helping visiting anglers catch hard-fighting king salmon? They go fishing. Taylor and Zane are local Alaska boys who pretty much live on their fishing boat. After their day of taking our group from the …

Ever since adventurers first started exploring the Arctic in the days of Henry VIII, there have been dreams of sailing from Atlantic to Pacific over the roof of the world through Canada’s Northwest Passage. Many tried and many failed. Now it’s become the new frontier of …

The aboriginal inhabitants of Alaska don’t need a Big Bang Theory to explain the creation of the world. They’ve got a Big Bird Theory that’s even more bizarre because it claims the universe we know today is thanks to  a crafty raven who liked toilet …

Soaring hemlock trees block out our view of the sun. There’s moss hanging so heavily on the Sitka spruce trees that they seem to bend from the weight. Beneath the tree canopy, shrubs and wild flowers spring abundantly out of a seemingly thick layer of …

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