Anchorage day trip: Get up close and personal with a glacier

Portage Glacier

If you are visiting Anchorage, Alaska doing a land trip you can still find yourself face to face with a beautiful blue and white living glacier. Many think that to enjoy a glacier view, you have to be on one of those expensive Alaska cruises. But I found out differently. On a trip to Anchorage (I flew in), I found that there was a great little day trip where I could get up close and personal with a deep blue glacier. Check out the Portage Lake glacier cruises.


Natural wonders of the world

Mighty glaciers flow into the frigid water in Alaska's Glacier Bay

Intrepid travelers have their favorite “natural wonders,” and it’s not always the best known places that capture one’s sense of awe.


Alaska: railroads and rowboats

One of the most popular tours in Alaska, the White Pass and Yukon Railroad, has provided exciting trips through tunnels, over trestles, and beside waterfalls since 1898.


10 Places for a romantic outdoors getaway

Moose in Denali National Park

So you want to put a little romance in your life yet don’t want to give up your outdoorsy lifestyle? There are some marvelous places in the Western U.S. where you can have a romantic getaway and enjoy natural beauty and recreation. Here are our top places for that romantic nature-filled getaway.


Is Sarah Palin’s Alaska the real Alaska?

A record number of people watched the TLC network show, Sarah Palin’s Alaska. But did they see the real Alaska? The premier of this mini-series featured brown bears cavorting in a stream while the Palin family looked on from a small fishing boat. We enjoyed seeing Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley as the family arrived on a glacier in a float plane, and we briefly visited the Palin family and their voyeur neighbor in Wasilla


Anchorage Alaska – Native art secrets

Alaska Native Art

Alaska is an isolated and beautiful place. When you travel, it’s fun to bring back local souvenirs and collectibles. A recent trip to Anchorage, Alaska was full of natural beauty, amazing wildlife and learning about Alaskan Native culture and art. So you’ll not be surprised to learn that we went shopping for authentic Alaskan art. But what might surprise you is where we found it!