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Skagway and the Yukon Gold Rush Railway: Cruising Alaska's Inside Passage on the Looney Front, Part 5

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.30.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Waterfalls, large and small, tumble down the cliffs every few yards - and, alas, a zillion selfies click every few nano-inches on the observation platforms with a gazillion inane and insane grimaces, grins and grunts. I must be in a proud minority of one in my aversion to the selfie craze.

Alaska led U.S. in Least-visited National Parks in 2014, but Skagway Historic Park Saw a Record

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

America's national parks drew tourists in record numbers last summer, according to the U.S. National Park Service, but most of the agency's Alaska units remain starved for attention.

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.

Here's Why You Should Spend Your Summer In Alaska

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.25.2014 | Travel

Whenever Alaska is brought up in conversation, it's most likely linked with some Sarah Palin quip or a remark about how much your current city "feels ...

On the Trail of the Whales: All at Sea

Doreen Walton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful. Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.

Authentic Alaska

MiniTime | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel

Over a million visitors will view Alaska's spectacular Inside Passage this year, and the vast majority will do so from a cruise ship. Yet very few of these folks will spend quality time exploring Alaska's wonderful coastal communities or get a glimpse of authentic local life.

Old-Time Skagway, AK

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel
Bob Schulman

For two years at the end of the century, a gold strike in the Yukon region of western Canada lured shiploads of wanna-be miners to the area, many by way of the tiny northern Pacific port of Skagway. Between newcomers to town and the lucky few who came back from Dawson with gold dust in their pokes, upwards of 15,000 miners typically could be found moseying around Skagway's 70 saloons and dancehalls on a given day.

Cruise Ships Financially Exploit Onshore Stores

Nicole Glass | Posted 07.21.2012 | Business
Nicole Glass

Their seemingly-cultural onshore excursions are a product of the more than half a billion dollars their cruise line pays on advertising each year. With shopping bags in hand, the suntanned Caribbean vacationers return to the ship that their wallets never parted from.