We Hear the Train A’Comin

Much of my youth was spent on the overnight Amtrak train from Seattle to Missoula, Montana. Just about every summer, we would board the train for one of our favorite ways to get across the West, via choo choo. Now that I am all grown up and have two sons, it is no surprise that […]

Cruises for Every Budget: Now’s the Time

Holy buffet line, Batman! Cruise lines, in an effort to attract passengers during tough economic times, are offering whopping good deals on cruises beginning in May. Even if you think you are not a “cruise” type of person, fearing you’ll be innundated by cheesy cruise directors, philosophical bartenders, or grumpy older passengers, you might change […]

Revved For Rondy: Annual Winter Funfest Kicks Off Feb. 27

Who doesn’t love a carnival? Rides, food, contests of wit and strength, and in this case, fur hats, mittens, and dozens of howling sled dogs, with with a few reindeer thrown in for good measure.  Step right up, folks. Entering its 75th year of entertaining winter-weary Alaskans, Fur Rendezvous  is set to begin yet another stellar “beginning to […]

The Ultimate In Family Adventure

Let’s face it; anyone who even considers a vacation to Alaska has a sense of the spirit that has kept the 49th state a prosperous one for travelers far and wide. With 34,000 miles of coastline, over 3 million lakes, and mountains everywhere you look, Alaska keeps drawing ’em in year after year. It’s a […]