White Pass And Yukon Route Railway In Alaska, A Most Scenic Mountain Trip

The White Pass and Yukon Railway links the port of Skagway, Alaska located in the United States and Whitehorse, the capital of the Canadian Territory of the Yukon. Normal commercial operations of the rail-line ceased in 1982, but was partially revived as a heritage railway in 1988. In 2018, the historic line would be bought by Carnival Cruise Lines. This scenic mountain trip, a wonder of steel and timber, is the 26…

Is an Alaska Cruise Right for You?

I have long wondered what a cruise would be like. It seems awfully popular, but it also seems really against the way we like to travel. Recently, I was turning 50 years old. I wanted to do something special and different to celebrate “the big 5-0.” As I’m still not interested in taking long flights or having a long travel day involving airports—and train travel in the US just doesn’t compare to what we’ve experienced elsewhere—I decided to do an Alaska cruise for my birthday. After doing lots of research and comparing …

6 beautiful natural phenomena you can only experience in winter

Some of nature’s most incredible sights only come out in the cold. The post 6 beautiful natural phenomena you can only experience in winter appeared first on Orbitz.

The 2017 Iditarod Begins Tomorrow

One of my favorite events of the year gets underway tomorrow in Anchorage, Alaska. That’s where the ceremonial start of this year’s Iditarod sled dog race will get underway. This year there will be 73 mushers heading to the starting line with the intent of racing nearly 1000 miles (1609 km) to the finish line in Nome. The race is a test of determination and endurance not only for the men and… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Reasons to Visit Alaska in Fall

Bonnie Lake/Flickr/Cecil Sanders Due to its weather patterns and reputation for cold, Alaska has always been considered a summer destination. But maybe it’s time to give fall another look. Sure, colors are changing all across North America, but nowhere else can compete with the seasonal transition occurring in Alaska, both in the environment and amongst its people. Betsy Bradbury, co-owner of Kennicott Guides, said the “sweet spot” for fall travel in Alaska is …

Video: Kilian Jornet Runs Alaska’s Mt. Marathon

This video takes us to Seward, Alaska to witness one of the most unique races on the planet. Seward is home to Mt. Marathon, which is described as “one of the oldest, fastest, hardest, toughest… and shortest mountain races in the world.” The race is held each July 4, and last year world-

I Am Alaska Bound!

Just a quick note to regular readers to wrap up the day today. Tomorrow I am heading out to Juneau, Alaska for a little adventure. Over the next week or so, I’ll be taking part in an Un-Cruise on the famed Inside Passage. While there, I’ll be sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking, and whale watching, amongst other activities. Internet access will be limited over that time period, so there… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Video: Freeride Mountain Biking in Alaska

We all know that Alaska is the place to go for epic backcountry ski runs, but how does it fare in terms of a mountain biking destination? You probably won’t be too surprised to discover that it has a lot to offer in this area too. This video takes us to the Alaskan wilderness for a little freeriding on some impressively squirrelly lines. These route are not for the inexperienced however, as… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Veterans Climb North America’s Tallest Peak to Heal the Wounds of War

The team descending Denali’s summit ridge, Alaska; Photograph by Dan Wiwczar Eight puffy figures tethered together by two neon orange ropes creep slowly and methodically along a snow-covered ridge, barely a boot-width across. Each team member carefully places one foot in front of the other, fully aware that a fall here simply cannot happen. Periodically, the entire slithering serpent drops to the ground—faces and bellies in the snow—to brace against the 80 mph gusts attempting to toss them off the mountain. Though only a mile long, the traverse from 16,200 feet to camp at 17,200 feet takes hours. Nathan…

Phase 6 – Alaskan 2015 Adventure: Exploring the Kenai Peninsula in a RV Rental

RVing to Alaska is on the bucket list of almost every RVer we’ve ever talked to. It’s known for it’s wild beauty that is ideal for RVing – big wide open spaces, amazing scenery, lots of boondocking opportunities and just simply unforgettable experiences. So for the next phase…

Expedition Alaska Update: Old School Adventure Racing on the Last Frontier

Greetings from the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, where one of the best adventure races in recent memory is taking place as I write this. Expedition Alaska is unfolding like an old school race similar to the likes of Eco-Challenge or Primal Quest, which were events that squarely put the “adventure” into adventure racing. In

4 Reasons You Should Go to Fairbanks, Alaska

Whether arriving by cruise ship or airplane, few Alaskan visitors stray from the ports around Juneau, the city of Anchorage, or the beautiful Denali National Park. But we have lots of love for the state’s more rugged pocket of Fairbanks, another 100-plus miles beyond Denali. From surprisingly diverse cuisine to truly remote respite, here’s why we think the region inhabited by just 32,000 is worth the distance: 1. Surprising Cuisine and Brews Of course, you’ll find plenty of crab legs here and typical AK…