Alaska

All Aboard! Next Stop the Klondike
Alaska / Chronological / Destinations / United States

All Aboard! Next Stop the Klondike

On July 17, 1897, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran a banner headline proclaiming “Gold! Gold! Gold!” and reporting that 68 men fresh from Alaska had arrived in town loaded down with “stacks of yellow metal.” The rush was on! They called themselves “stampeders” — those hearty men and women who found […]

Oosterdam anchored at Sitka.
Alaska / Chronological / Cruises

Cruise Tips They Don’t Talk About

By DOMINICK and SUSAN MERLE JUNEAU, Alaska—Here are a few cruise tips nobody wants to talk about: That part about the captain going down with his ship—pure hogwash. If you miss the boat and are left on pier, tough luck. Get a little too rambunctious and you’ll be thrown in […]

The ceremonial start of the 2012 Iditarod in Anchorage
Alaska / Chronological / Destinations / United States

Bucket-Listing Alaska

When talking about Alaska, reactions range from “It’s on my bucket list” to “It’s the most beautiful place I’ve traveled to.” The Last Frontier is more than a destination; it’s a force of attraction that innately beckons exploration, an otherworldly land of frontiersman fortitude, pristine beauty, towering mountains and the […]