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When You Don’t See Wildlife On a Cruise: 5 ideas

Feet casually crossed on the bench seat of the Orca Song, I waited. The 70-foot vessel owned and operated by Major Marine Tours in Seward was one hour into a three-and-a-half hour day cruise around Resurrection Bay. To find whales, Orca whales, to be exact.  A calm day, thankfully, to raise binoculars to eyes and […]

Gracious Living at Kennicott Glacier Lodge

It’s not always easy to jive luxury with convenience in the Alaska wilderness and make it accessible to nearly everyone. Location, budgets, accessibility, time — all factors in the grand scheme of Alaska family travel. In the case of Kennicott Glacier Lodge nestled within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and the Kennecott National Historic Landmark, this rings […]

Pangaea Adventures Paddles Toward Confidence

Note: A big warm thank you to Pangaea Adventures, most especially guide Emma, for the calm, cool, and most knowledgable three hours I’ve ever spent sitting in a kayak.  In 12 years of Alaska residence, I’ve overcome many of the trepidations about living, working, and playing in the Last Frontier. Bears, for example. And small […]

Enjoying Alaska’s Destination Playgrounds

Note: This story originally appeared in the Alaska Dispatch News.  I was on the phone last week with a writer from back East who wanted all my best tips for exploring the Last Frontier with young people. “OK, what’s one of the do-not-miss things to do in Alaska with kids?” she asked, her fingers ticka-tapping […]

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Alaska on the Go: Exploring the 49th State with Children

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