Alaska

    Columbia Glacier, Alaska

    9/21/17 •

    …Get a close-up look at Alaska’s fast-moving Columbia Glacier. We live in sunny Florida, so it’s only natural that Alaska is our favorite destination–we’ve been there five times. One of our most exciting day trips there began in Valdez, where we boarded the Glacier Spirit for a cruise through Prince William Sound to the mighty…

    Alaska Marine Ferry

    11/26/17 •

    …Situated on the shore of North America’s longest fjord, Haines is surrounded by spectacular peaks, glaciers, rivers and lakes as well as abundant wildlife. It’s a photographer’s paradise. Two highlights of our stay here were fishing for king salmon and attending an Alaskan salmon bake. If you’re ever in Alaska, don’t miss a salmon bake–it’s…

    Kennicott Mine in Alaska

    7/30/16 •

    …If you’re ever near Valdez in southeastern Alaska, we highly recommend a side trip through vast Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve to the remote Alaska ghost town of Kennicott and its abandoned copper mine. We were fascinated to learn that copper was mined here until 1938, especially considering the hardships of its mountain location….

    Williams Reindeer Farm, Alaska

    12/27/16 •

    …Near Palmer, Alaska, I discovered a very unique attraction–the Williams Reindeer Farm. I thoroughly enjoyed letting friendly reindeer eat out of my hand–a gooey experience that was an adventure in itself–as well as learning all about these interesting animals. For instance, I found out that reindeer can’t kick their feet backward because of the way…

    Katmai National Park, Alaska (1)

    8/09/17 •

    …Katmai for 2 short days, but we’ll remember it for the rest of our lives. Fast facts Katmai National Park and Preserve is on the Alaska Peninsula in southwestern Alaska; it’s a 290-mile, 1-1/2-hour flight from Anchorage. Admission to the park is $14 per person, but that fee typically is included in lodging and transportation…

    Seaplane Base in Anchorage, Alaska

    11/14/16 •

    …I’ve seen a lot of airports, but Alaska’s Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage is truly unique. With 800 takeoffs and landings each day, it’s the busiest seaplane airport in the world. Watching the plane traffic here is a popular spectator sport–and it’s free! Two narrow channels link Lake Hood to nearby Lake Spenard, with…