Best Cheap Things To Do on Port Days During An Alaska Cruise

Cruises to Alaska can be pretty expensive, depending on which cruise line you take, how long it is, and other considerations. Perhaps you’re considering taking a cruise, but you’re concerned you wouldn’t have a lot of money to spend while you’re here. Or perhaps you’re already on a cruise and you find that you have …

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The Best Cruise Destinations In Southeast Alaska (Top Ports)

If you’re considering taking a cruise to Southeast Alaska, it’s important to know which ports are the best. The very concept of “the best” is subjective, of course, which I freely admit. However, I’ve lived in Southeast Alaska for my entire life. I have been to every port that will appear on this list and …

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7 Best Overnight Boat Hotels In Seattle (And 4 Alternatives)

If Seattle is known for anything, it’s great restaurants and luxury accommodations. Oh and a bunch of quirky people who love trees. But we’re friendly, I promise. If you’re visiting Seattle it can be hard to find a place to stay that really compliments your vacation. After all, why would you settle for a historic …

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Skagway vs. Sitka – Which Is A Better Travel Destination?

Skagway and Sitka are two of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Alaska that don’t get as much press as they should. While everyone focuses on Ketchikan and Juneau both Skagway and Sitka quietly amaze hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. If you were looking at cruises from Seattle to Anchorage and the …

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How Do People In Alaska Make A Living? Just Fishing?

One of the most common questions I get from non-Alaskans is “how do you guys make money up there?” It’s a valid question, really. With the success of shows like “Deadliest Catch” and Alaskan Bush People,” people in other states have grown increasingly interested in our state and our sometimes unconventional way of life. Before …

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Juneau vs. Anchorage – Which Is A Better Travel Destination?

Two of the most popular tourist destinations in Alaska are the first and third-largest cities, Anchorage and Juneau (respectively). If you’ve just begun to plan a trip to Alaska, you may wonder which travel destination would be better. The largest city or the capital? I should begin by admitting that I have lived in Juneau …

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