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Juneau, The Jewel in Alaska's Crown: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

The location is spectacular -- separated by the narrow Gastineau Channel from Douglas Island, surrounded on all sides by snow- and glacier-capped mountains gouged into tortured folds and precipices by the retreating glaciers of the ice age.

Humpback Whales and Zip-Line Thrill-Seekers at Icy Strait: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.23.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

We're on a catamaran in Icy Strait off the tip of Chichagof Island in Alaska's Inside Passage, 20 miles from Glacier Bay National Park, looking for whales - and I'm hoping we don't see any since we're guaranteed a $100-rebate on the $179.75 per-person cost if we see none.

Ketchikan's Kitschy, But Misty Is a Must: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.20.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There's hardly a cloud in the sky, the fjords are bathed in glorious sunlight belying their name, and the panoramas that are usually shrouded in clouds and rain are superb.

All Aboard for Alaska: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

We're off to a roaring start. My wife Rivka is coming along on an 8-day/7-night cruise up the Alaska coast. Roaring in this case means we start the great royal hunt for her passport three months before departure.

Budget Ax Falls on a Bit of Alaskana, the Bars on Alaska State Ferries

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

The state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities says it can no longer afford to keep subsidizing money-losing ferry bars and will close them this year.

5 Must-Sees in Skagway, Alaska

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

In 1897, over 100,000 would-be-miners and dreamers traveled from all over the world and stampeded into Alaska on their way to the Klondike Valley to find their riches during the Klondike Gold Rush. Many of those prospectors came through Skagway, Alaska.

A Family Travel Bucket List

Lynn O'Rourke Hayes | Posted 07.28.2013 | Travel
Lynn O'Rourke Hayes

Family travel can play a strong role in the education you offer your children and grandchildren. Make the most of it. Here are six concepts to consider