Spring Savings With UnCruise Adventures

My first trip with UnCruise Adventures started with what I called an “almost sound” coming from the partially-open door of our cabin. It was our first morning aboard the Wilderness Discoverer and I was snuggled in bed, trying to discern the source of the slight “whoosh” coming from outside. Leaving my husband and son in […]

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 […]

It Takes a Village: Alaska small towns you won’t want to miss

I subscribe to the philosophy that small town life can be healthy for kids. Free-range mobility, a sense of community, and that “everyone is watching out for me” sort of security feels pure and good, at least to me. In Alaska, small towns are more the norm than the exception, and in the case of […]

Alaska Bird Rehabilitation Important to Tourism

Visit Alaska and see birds. Huge birds, small birds, birds who live in funky habitats and forage for icky things like fish guts and dead animal parts. It’s all part of the Last Frontier’s circle of life, and without their fluttering, soaring, screeching presence, Alaska just wouldn’t be the same. With so many birds, Alaska’s […]

Cycling Southeast is Easy With Alaska Bicycle Tours and Sockeye Cycle

You remember the first time you climbed on your little bicycle and wobbled away without the assistance of a grownup, don’t you? I sure do; it was an orange, banana-seated Schwinn job, and I loved it. For kids, the allure of freedom via two-wheeler is a huge rite of passage, and now, with a big […]