Category Archives: Alaska

“Alaska More Than An Adventure” to be Published in the Spring

Sneak Peak! Below is a sneak peak of the book before it is published! The book will be titled, “Alaska More Than An Adventure.”  It’s goal is to function as a beginner’s guide to RVing and Cruising in Alaska — … Continue reading

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Cruise Crunchies. What not to do on a Cruise!

Tom and I have been cruising for at least 25 years. One of things that you soon discover when you cruise is that the ship is a microcosm of the planet. You might have passengers speaking 60 different languages and … Continue reading

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Bringing Dyea Back to Life!!!

The Yukon Gold Rush Comes Alive! One hundred and nineteen years ago Dyea, Alaska was a thriving goldrush outpost to the Yukon with 5,000-8,000 people. Most of us have seen old photos of  100K (Some say that only 50K made it!)) … Continue reading

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Juneau, the Treadwell Mine, and Sheep Creek Mary

The real draw of Juneau isn’t the legacy of Sarah Palin. It has always been the Mendenhall Glacier. Since Tom and I have been to Juneau many times, we decided to take a different trail this time. We took the … Continue reading

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Hoonah a Heavenly Place

I like the idea of visiting a First Nations land. I am 25% Cherokee (my grandmother was full-blood) and understand the trauma and poverty that came with being a Native American. Hoonah is Tlingit territory and over the years it … Continue reading

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The Adventures of Tom in Alaska

Tom’s Adventures in Alaska Snorkeling in Ketchikan Tell me, who would ever think of snorkeling in Alaska? Alaska is an adventure state, but snorkeling? So while I was visiting the totem mecca of the universe: Saxman, Potlatch Park, and Totem … Continue reading

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Navigating Hubbard Glacier from the Bridge

Turning Back Toward Vancouver   The last day of the first cruise is upon us. In high seas we entered Yakutat Bay heading for Hubbard Glacier. It looks out over Disenchantment Bay, rising 300 feet above sea level and settling … Continue reading

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Cruising on the Cheap

How to Save money on a Cruise! Twenty-five years ago Tom and I sailed on our first cruise to the southern Caribbean.  It was expensive.  It was high-end and it was wonderful!  The food was very tasty!  The ship was … Continue reading

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In a Rush to find Gold. Juneau and Mendenhall Glacier

Alaska is one of my favorite places in the world. The air is so clean, the sky is so blue, and the mountains are pristine! I have had the honor of lecturing three separate weeks on cruise ships in the … Continue reading

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