Alaska’s Mendenhall Towers – Everything You Want To Know

The Mendenhall Towers are a unique natural phenomenon located in Juneau, Alaska. There are commonly defined as a “group of seven massifs” that have attracted sightseers for hundreds of years and climbers for the last 50. The towers themselves are formed of columnar basalt, a type of igneous rock that cooled and solidified rapidly. Products …

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Best Time & Place To See Bears In Ketchikan Alaska

Have you ever seen a bear in person? If you haven’t, or if you want to see one again (at a safe distance!), Ketchikan, Alaska is a great place to go! In Ketchikan, you’ll mostly see black bears, although if you’re lucky, you may get a chance to see brown bears (also known as grizzlies, …

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Does Ketchikan Have Cell Service? Which Carriers Work?

If you’re taking a trip to Ketchikan, Alaska, you’ll probably want to be able to use your cell phone. Before you come to visit, you’ll also probably want to make sure that you’ll have service, unless you would prefer to not have service, which I respect but cannot relate to. My girlfriend hates traveling and …

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Weather In Juneau Alaska- What To Expect During Your Visit

If you’re coming up to Juneau, Alaska, either on a cruise or flying in for a few days, it’s important to be prepared for the weather conditions. Before I get into specifics, I’ll give the standard disclaimer that I give tourists, friends from out of town, and my own nieces when they come to visit. …

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Best Way To See Southeast Alaska (Cruise vs. Land Tour)

If you’re planning a trip to Southeast Alaska, there are several big decisions that you’ll want to make before you come up here. Probably the most important of those decisions and perhaps the first you’ll have to make is whether to take a cruise or visit on land. Which of these is the better choice? …

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Will I See The Northern Lights On My Alaskan Cruise?

Of all the beautiful sights to see in Alaska, the Northern Lights have to be at the very top of the list. Even longtime Alaskans (also known as Sourdoughs) still go out of their way to see the Northern Lights when they come out. If you’re planning on an Alaskan cruise, you may be wondering …

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13 Uniquely Alaskan Words or Phrases You Should Know

Alaskans, like people everywhere in the world, use certain words or phrases that only make sense to people who know what they mean. However, if you’re looking to move to Alaska or travel there you’ll probably want to read up on a few of these phrases so you don’t seem like a cheechako. While you’re …

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