EXTRA! Alaska Travelgram Show Podcast: Whales, Airfare Deals, and More

The Travelgram Team of Kauffman, Kirkland, and McMurren

Just in time for a busy season of summer travel, the Alaska Travelgram Show is back in the saddle, again. Thanks to the wonderful efforts of our new sound engineer, the talented Kirby Kaufmann, Scott and I produced a spiffed-up, all-podcast show that is now available right HERE.

From a top-secret, undisclosed location Somewhere in Alaska, Scott and I chatted about all sorts of Alaska travel deals and airfare specials, and added a dash of spice, food-spice, that is, after Scott returned from foodie paradise, Seattle (my hometown, btw).

A few highlights: 


Day cruising, your window to Alaska's big, wild, life

Major Marine Tours continues their Spring Fever Package out of Seward. From $110/pp, your family can spy all sorts of Alaska wildlife during a 4-hour day cruise, then receive overnight lodging at Holiday Inn Express Seward, and finish up by visiting the Alaska Sea Life Center before heading home. This deal ends May 13, so you’d better hurry!


Ski, stay, and play at Alyeska this spring!

Alyeska Resort’s Ski and Stay in May is a hot topic of discussion among the skiing and riding population; after all, skiing on Memorial weekend doesn’t happen every day! Overnight packages start at $179 and include a lovely room, lift ticket, and $25 in resort credit.

AK Kid and Conducter Vern on the northbound train. Life is good on the train!

The Alaska Railroad offers specials just for Alaskans, did you know that? Right now is the perfect time to head north to Denali National Park, where wildlife is waking up, the daylight hours are long and luscious, and the view from the choo-choo is spectacular. Stay overnight, explore a little, then chug home the next day, a super introduction to both train travel and this beautiful National Park.

Let's go somewhere!

Scott pounded out some nice airfares in preparation for the influx of seasonal airlines to Alaska. Follow his advice by subscribing to his newsletter via the Alaska Travelgram website. AK Dad and I are headed to San Diego in a few weeks, and we always appreciate Scott’s older, wiser head for travel deals.

Emerald City icon, the Space Needle, turns 50 this year!

Going to Seattle this summer? The Emerald City is known for its fresh approach to food, and the guys at Seattle Food Tours have a number of walkable, delectable tours that tempt the palate. How about a walking tour of famous Pike Place Market? Or perhaps the trendy Belltown area? All tours feature tasty bites and awesome adult beverages (we parents do need some grownup time, yes?). Want to bring the kids? The Pike Place Market tour is suitable for children, and includes plenty of fun activities along the way. It is Pike Place, after all.




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