Exploring Alaska Ports of Call – On Your Own

It’s a cruiser’s world in southeast Alaska during the summer months, there’s no denying. From the second a passenger’s shoe hits the dock, it’s go, go, go – see, see, see the “best of Alaska” in five hours or less. I love cruising, I really do, and I appreciate the industry’s efforts to get passengers […]

An Alaska Fun Friday: What a Wonderful World

Hummmm, hummmmm. Hear that? It’s the sound of a peaceful, content Alaska parent; me. I get this way each spring when the lawn becomes more than a grayish pile of snowy rubbish, and robins wake me up in the morning instead an alarm clock. Yes, I do love springtime in Alaska. In true 49th state […]

Cruising Safely With Kids: AKontheGO ‘Extra’

In 2012, the world watched a terrible scenario unfold with the grounding of the Costa Concordia in Italy, and my attention turned toward safety of such luxury cruises in Alaska. The cruising industry must have been clenching its teeth in potential panic, real or perceived, among both the media and would-be passengers who witnessed the […]

Know Before You Go: Alaska Cruise Considerations

Last July, while lounging in the sun near the cruise ship launch dock in Sitka, I overheard two friends talking about their fortunate score of splendid weather during their cruise to Alaska. “I can’t believe it,” First Guy said. “Somebody told me it rains every day in Alaska, so I brought all my best gear, […]