Get My Boat: A new rental platform, for boats

Get My Boat can be found worldwide for vacationers looking for vessels of all shapes, sizes, and configurations.  An innovative rental company has cropped up in the Alaska tourism marketplace. Get My Boat gives Alaska visitors an opportunity to search for vessels of all shapes and sizes in a variety of locations, then book for […]

Spend Your Spring Break In Alaska

Attention, parents: March 8 is just around the corner. That’s the day schools around the state open their doors and release students for spring break. Of course, the term “spring” in reference to a season still very much looking like winter is definitely a misnomer here in Alaska, especially when teaser advertisements for swimsuits, sunscreen, […]

Play a May ‘I Spy’ With Phillips Cruises and Tours

Sponsored  by Erin Kirkland Southcentral Alaska’s Prince William Sound is 3,800 miles of pristine coastline bordered by the Chugach range east and north, and the Kenai Peninsula to the west. Known for rugged peaks and abundant wildlife, the sound is a recreationalist’s paradise. It also is the perfect place to spend a day cruising the […]

See a New View of Prince William Sound With Lazy Otter Charters

Given the blowing, driving, and utterly dripping snow falling from a leaden sky between Anchorage and the Whittier Tunnel, it seemed my choice to take a winter day cruise around Prince William Sound was a bit overambitious. Why, oh why did I suggest this trip to visiting family travel writer Heather and her family of […]

Commercial Fishing in Alaska: Show kids one of Alaska’s largest industries

Alaska is home to nearly 34,000 miles of tidal coastline leading to wide expanses of ocean where the seafood you eat likely originated. From crab to cod, Alaska’s commercial fishing industry is the state’s second-largest (the first is petroleum-based business), providing a livlihood for thousands of families. Fishing is, and will continue to be, as […]

Family-Friendly Fun in Alaska: Is it the weekend, now?

I’ll be the first to admit that in between s’mores and sipping wine before a family campfire, work-related tasks took a backseat during our critical vacation to Oregon. But a travel writer has to take a breather, now and then, especially in August, and especially in Alaska, where sudden fall-like appearances mean a switcheroo of […]

Fun in the Sun! Alaska Gears Up for Father’s Day Weekend

I’m blinded by the light……can’t. see. After a week of gloom, things look pretty darned cheerful outside southcentral Alaska this morning. This is more like it, and just in time for Summer Solstice, too. Fun Friday has arrived again, courtesy of Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kids like yours and mine since 1982. It’s […]

Kids Cruise Free with a Puffin Pass Deal!

There’s still time to discover a little Alaskan wildness via the Prince William Sound Wilderness Explorer Cruises from Whittier. The best part? Kids cruise FREE through June 30, 2010 if you book by May 31, 2010. This is a $70 savings, folks. Lunch and a guided narration is included for the six-hour trip, from 11 […]