My family’s recent northbound voyage aboard Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas (August, 2008) between Vancouver, BC, and Seward, Alaska was proof positive that our 49th state is no longer the geriatric destination it was once thought to be.
Instead, it’s one of great appeal to younger, more active travelers, and thanks to the line’s eclectic program offerings — both onboard and ashore — families with children of all ages can enjoy 7-, 11, and 12-night Inside Passage cruises. Read more of Dawn M. Barclay's story about her family cruise through Alaska.
Given the chance, would you like to spend 28 days on a bus with a group of strangers? When I was offered the chance to take a month-long Green Tortoise bus tour of Alaska, I admit I had some misgivings.
But the scenery was awesome, the food was fabulous, and I had an opportunity to get to know people from all over the world. Read more of Sam Hartshorne's story about a road trip through Alaska.
In 2004, Mike Jones of Winter Springs, Florida went on an Alaskan cruise through Alaska Yacht Charters. When asked about his experience on The Discovery with Captain Ben Swanson he answered hurriedly “I’m a busy man, but I have enough time to tell you he’s a worthless captain,” without skipping a beat, he continued, “so much so, I went on a second trip and might go again this summer.”
Swanson recommended speaking with Jones because he was a repeat customer, a common occurrence with the business, he said. So, what is it that keeps customers coming back year after year, regardless of the cost? “Ben brings you places nobody else has been before that’s for damn sure,” Jones exclaimed. Read more of Emily Grund's story about Alaska Yacht Charters.
On my first day in Nondalton, Alaska, I saw a raven and thought it was a bird. Later, I found I had witnessed the supernatural.
The remote village of Nondalton is only reachable by bush plane or boat and fronts Six-Mile Lake, 190 miles southwest of Anchorage. It is home to about 200 residents, primarily Dena’ina Indian.
To the Dena’ina, the raven is the creator of their ancient world and is known as a mischief-loving deity. Their oral history is filled with raven stories meant to teach and entertain. I was to hear many tales of the trickster raven while in Nondalton. Read more of Jim Schutz's story about Nondalton and Alaska traditions.
Read more GoNOMAD stories about Alaska:Getting Around Alaska: GoNOMAD Transports Guide
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