Answering The Call Of Alaska (PHOTOS)

“Piece of cake,” says Jerrod. He sees the overhead light blink on and stops by my seat. “These Alaska pilots do it every day. Snow is like mother’s milk to

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Cruising Alaska: Kayaking, Paddleboarding and Bear Fishing

On many Alaskan cruises, the first stop out of Juneau is Glacier Bay National Park — for most passengers, an itinerary highlight. Because of the pristine and precious nature of

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Alaska’s Monster Salmon: Finding Kings on the Kenai

Here’s what it’s like fishing the Kenai River: Since 4 a.m., you’ve been straddling a narrow path on the edge of a rushing current, your back against a steep slope

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What Climbing My First Mountain at 52 Taught Me About Motherhood

We were going to hike up a mountain, The Boy said. Not climb, hike. Or maybe that’s what I chose to hear. Certainly, The Boy is aware of my age

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The Best Bear Viewing Experiences In Alaska’s Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska was established to protect the Valley of The Ten Thousand Smokes, the site of the world’s largest volcanic eruption occurring during the 20th

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3 Great Adventures in America’s Largest National Park: Wrangell St. Elias

“The region is superlative in its scenic beauty and measures up fully and beyond the requirements for its establishment as National Monument and later a National Park. It is my

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6 Wonders in Kobuk Valley: America’s Least Visited National Park

The enchanting, like-a-dream landscape at Kobuk National Park in Alaska. Photo credit: Jonathan Irish In the great state of Alaska, north of the Arctic Circle, there is a place where

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The View From Alaska’s Remote Wilderness (PHOTOS)

Southeast Alaska is a mythic land of breaching whales, calving glaciers and centuries-old forests. Lindblad-National Geographic leads expeditions here aboard their two, 62-guest ships, the National Geographic Sea Lion and

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Searching for Grizzly Bears? Follow the Salmon

Steve Haggerty/ColorWorld Images by Steve Haggerty/ColorWorld TOGIAK, Alaska- Do you want to see grizzly bears in the wild? Of course you do. This summer’s trip to Alaska wouldn’t be complete

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The First

Alaska is sometimes thought of as America’s last frontier, with the state’s rugged mountains covering huge amounts of land, and much of it largely untouched by humans. It is also

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