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TAKE A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHEAST ALASKA 

TAKE A VIRTUAL JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTHEAST ALASKA 

If you thought about cruising through the Inside Passage up to Southeast Alaska this year that idea may not float.

About 70% of scheduled cruises to Alaska in 2020 have been cancelled already, meaning 800,000 passengers won’t be making the trip this year.

Of course, you need not hop aboard a cruise ship to travel from the “Lower 48” to “Southeast” as the Alaska Panhandle is known to its residents.

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“Southeast” – A Cinematic Essay

“Southeast” – A Cinematic Essay

Southeast Alaska is one of the most remote places where one could live in the United States.

Approaching "Cake" (Kake) On "Taku"

No roads connect its few towns, which are scattered wide apart over 35,000 square miles of mountains, forests, glaciers and sea.

Should you move there to permanently live, or merely pay it a brief visit on vacation?

That’s the question posed by following short film which I produced and which aired last month on local TV in Marin County, just north of San Francisco.

httpvh://youtu.be/3e2ENWOZNAI
(For more about visiting the Alaska Panhandle, read our ‘Destination: Southeast Alaska” story.)

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Travel Photo Thursday: “Inside Shots”

Travel Photo Thursday: “Inside Shots”

Central Library ExteriorOn the way to Southeast Alaska in June of 2008, I stopped off for a couple of nights in my old hometown, Seattle, so I could dinner with friends and visit my aunt before catching a flight to Sitka, the first stop on a two-week trip through the 49th state’s Panhandle.

I hadn’t planned on shooting any photos in Seattle, but I put my point-and-shoot camera on my belt before taking a stroll around town after checking into my hotel. Finding the “innards” of the relatively new downtown branch of the Seattle Public Library intriguing, I pulled out my camera and took these “Inside Shot” photos.

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