It’s like Christmas in the AKontheGO office this morning! Not only is the sun rising behind the snowy Chugach foothills (yes, and before 10 a.m., still), but we have a sleigh-full of information about travel in the 49th state. Love it!
Did you catch the Alaska Travelgram Show (here’s the podcast, btw) yesterday? Guest Tonia Rioux from the Sitka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau did an absolutely fantastic job of evangalizing her community, its history, and attractions. Tonia also brought up a few events well-known to Alaska, like Alaska Day (Ocrober 18), Whalefest (November 10-13), the Sitka Jazz Festival (February ), and the world-famous Sitka Fine Arts Camp each June at the Sheldon Jackson College campus. Time to fire up those Alaska Airlines miles and score a ticket to one or more of these fabulously Alaskan events! Remember, 15,000 miles will garner a ticket, way better than $600, yes? Alaska Airlines Club 49-ers, you, too can save on travel to Sitka by utilizing that 30% off coupon for last-minute trips. And why not? Sitka offers a bunch of hotel, motel, and B&B options all year round! Check out Sitka CVB’s website for a complete listing of events, activities, and a bunch of gorgeous photographs of this southeast Alaskan community.
The holidays are indeed headed our way, and what better gift to give someone you know and/or love than a 2012 edition of the Great Alaska TourSaver coupon book. I’ve had the inside scoop for some time about this popular, absolutely fantastic way to explore Alaska, and I can tell you with all good authority that 2012 is going to be The.Best.Ever. (or at least until 2013). Why? Because every single deal is 2-for-1; which means, parents, one of you will go free for such things like fishing charters, flightseeing adventures, paddlewheel boat tours, museum visits, wildlife cruises, float trips….the list goes on, and on, and on. Just like Alaska, yes? AK Fam has a TourSaver and is still reaping the benefits of many Alaskan attractions. Railroad trips, for example, have an expiration date of December 31, 2011, as do many other deals. Don’t let the summertime-only crowds fool you into thinking everything expires on Labor Day, oh no. Buy a 2012 book, and you can save right up until the 2013 book begins! Where can you purchase one of these little gems? Online, of course, right HERE; and at any Alaskan Carrs/Safeway store. November 22, 2011 is the ship date for all 2012 TourSaver books, and at a reasonable $99/book (+ S/H), you’ll save, save, save on all the popular Alaskan adventures.