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“Panhandling in Alaska”

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(In June of 2008, Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling by boat and air throughout the Southeast Alaska “Panhandle.”  His stories from that trip have appeared in the Sunday Travel section of the Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. The following YouTube video includes many of the photos he shot […]

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North To Alaska! Land Of The Almost-Midnight-Sun

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  Here’s an edited excerpt from the blog he wrote during the trip; look for more installments in the near future). (Wednesday, June 11, Sitka). It’s 10:14 pm Alaska time (11:14 on the Left Coast). Our plane touched down about 10 minutes late […]

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North To Alaska! Let The Sunshine In

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(Dick Jordan spent two weeks traveling throughout Southeast Alaska in June of 2008.  In the last “North To Alaska!” post he was on his way to Seattle for a two-night layover on the way to Alaska.  The story resumes today as he boards a flight from Seattle to Sitka). (Wednesday, June 11 – Somewhere Over […]

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North To Alaska! Feasting At Angels 40

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(Monday, June 9 — Somewhere Over Oregon). Nothing like a complimentary glass or two of Chateau Fuel d’Aviation of an uncertain vintage paired with a Roast Bird of Some Sort on Dry Bread (a “buy off-board” option) to make for elaborate meal in First Class flying at 40,000 feet over the northern end of California’s […]

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Special Report: Finding Alaska

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A week ago I spent the day in a “speed dating” marathon, meeting with representatives of twenty-two tour and lodging operators, convention and visitor bureaus, and the U.S. National Park Service and Forest Service to get ideas for visiting Alaska next year.  Here’s some tips on when to go to Alaska and how to get […]

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Travel News Update (4/23/10) from Tales Told From The Road

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Here are today’s travel and travel technology headlines with links to the stories on the Web: Volcanic Cloud Dissipates, Europe Flying Higher (AP via The Seattle Times) Alaska Airlines Profit Rise, So Do Some Fees (AP via The Seattle Times) Tarmac Delay Exemption Waived Off for Five Airlines (AP via The Seattle Times) Free Wi-Fi, […]

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Travel Tip: My “No Fly List” (Part 2)

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(Click here to read Part 1 of “My ‘No Fly’ List”). The “Modern Age” of Air Travel Today, most of us would admit that it is difficult (and for some, impossible) to have a good time traveling from place to place in a commercial airliner. Flying wasn’t good for years before 9/11, and the PITB […]

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