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North to Alaska! On to Glacier Bay

Alaska

(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.) (Tuesday, June 17). The sun was shining when we woke up this morning — two days in a row — it must […]

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“Panhandling in Alaska”

Alaska

(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! What’s That Big Yellow Thing in The Sky?

Alaska

(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.) (Monday, June 16 – Juneau). We woke this morning to see something that had been absent for a week: The sun. Seizing […]

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North To Alaska! Sailing To Juneau

Trip Blog Posts

(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.) (Sunday, June 15 – Sitka to Juneau). The sun came out for a bit as we spent our final few hours in […]

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Special Report: Alaska Destination Dreams

Alaska

(In “Finding Alaska” I told you how and when to go; “Alaska Meandering” covered transportation within the 49th State.  Today I offer cover places to visit and things to do during your Alaska vacation). Decisions, Decisions! Alaska’s a big, big place.  Deciding which locations to visit is like shopping in a candy store:  Too many […]

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Special Report: Alaska Meandering

Destination Updates

(Last Monday Tales Told From The Road’s “Finding Alaska” post covered how to reach the 49th State and when to go there on your dream vacation trip.  Today’s post tells you how to get around once you’ve arrived in Alaska. Next Monday I’ll give you some ideas for places to visit and things to do). […]

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Special Report: Finding Alaska

Alaska

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 Tech: Virtual Tour Of Southeast Alaska

App Reviews

Riding in a van along the dirt road that led from the Bear Track Inn to the Glacier Bay Lodge, I marveled at how the van driver could use his right thumb to scroll through apps and pull up information on his iPhone while using his left hand to steer the vehicle.  Alas, on that […]

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Destination: Southeast Alaska

Alaska

Alaska’s Panhandle, known to locals as simply “Southeast” is both remote and accessible.  You can get there by cruise ship like 750,000-1,000,000 other tourists do each summer, take the Alaska Marine Highway ferries that ply the waters from Bellingham, Washington north, or fly up on Alaska Airlines. Here’s what you’ll find at: Glacier Bay: Big […]

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