Archive for the ‘Alaska’ Category
Located 49 miles south of Anchorage, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center is gearing up for two major updates to its facility this summer. The first phase of the Bear Education Awareness Research Sanctuary (BEARS), consisting of a boardwalk spanning the 17-acre black and brown bear enclosures, is expected to open to the general public by [...]
Using a wheelchair, requiring extra support, or having a Certified service dog shouldnâ€™t keep you from seeing the world. Thatâ€™s the philosophy of Canadian travel advisors Alex Yates and Janet Lavern who are putting together a very special group departure to Alaska on Celebrity Cruises Solstice departing June 28 this year.
Anchorage, Alaska — Whether you visit Anchorage during the long days of summer or come to enjoy the winter wonderland, visitors are sure to find an event that appeals to them in the year ahead. The list below is just a sampling of the high-caliber events and activities worth traveling to Anchorage for in 2013.
SEATTLE, Wash. – While en route to Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska, Holland America Line’s ms Volendam rescued 70 persons from a disabled sightseeing boat Sunday, Aug. 19. Volendam responded to a distress call at 11:16 a.m. local time from the 79-foot sightseeing vessel Baranof Wind, which struck a rock near Russell Island in [...]
Anchorage, Alaska â€“ Cascades of glacial ice crashing to the water, huge salmon surging upstream and the exhilaration of mountaineering on North Americaâ€™s tallest peak; iconic Alaska moments that can be experienced in whole new ways in and around Anchorage, Alaska for summer 2012. Southcentral Alaska has new day cruises. A prize-packed fishing competition returns [...]
The Festival of Native Arts reflects the rich tapestry of indigenous cultures in Alaska. Held annually in Fairbanks, the ever-present sound of drumming and dancing by groups from around the state resonates throughout the Davis Concert Hall. Alaska Native masks, beadwork, ivory and bone carvings, grass baskets and dolls are available for viewing and sale [...]
World Ice Art Championships prepares new home for 2012, just minutes away from previous location on Phillips Field Road in Fairbanks, Alaska. Thousands and thousands of friends, families and Alaska visitors from near and far come to witness this miraculous month-long event.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska . The Alaska Railroad Corporation is unveiling its latest package-tour offering for the 2011 season to highlight the best of Alaska on the rails and off.Â The Alaska Railroad.s new, 10-day .Rails and Trails. package will take visitors to Anchorage, Seward, Girdwood and Talkeetna with a focus on backcountry adventure while relieving travelers of [...]
Anchorage, Alaska â€“ From a short run down a trail to a pair of marathons under the blue skies of the Midnight Sun, Anchorage, Alaska, offers a slate of more than 90 runs and timed races for all abilities this summer. With 2-K fun runs, marathons, triathlons, steep uphill mountain trail races, runs that require [...]
Sitka, Alaska â€“ On March 30, 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward signed the treaty under which the United States purchased Alaska from Russia. On the anniversary of this event, the National Park Getaway series of travel articles (http://www.nps.gov/getaways) heads to Sitka National Historical Park, which, even if it were Alaskaâ€™s sole asset, would [...]