Category: Alaska

5 of the most unique and luxurious resorts in the US

5 of the most unique and luxurious resorts in the US

You won’t believe the amazing options offered at the most unique resorts in the US. When it comes to priceless luxury travel, it doesn’t get better than fresh local-grown cuisine, your own private island, or better yet, the sight of the Aurora Borealis! There are many luxurious resorts throughout America, but there are only a [...]

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

Our 10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers blog post from a few months ago proved to be quite a hit, so we here we are back with more weird and wonderful offerings. So, if you think your taste buds might be tempted by a spot of barbecued donkey or perhaps a scorpion [...]

Fascinating ice sculpture festivals from around the world

Fascinating ice sculpture festivals from around the world

Ice sculpting continues to not just intrigue but to fascinate many people. It is the extreme skills of the sculptors themselves, their technical ability and their imagination that is part of the mystique. It is also the magic that surrounds the many ice sculpture festivals held all over the world – literally. Even the countries [...]

Top 10 places you won’t find on Google Maps

Top 10 places you won’t find on Google Maps

I stumbled upon this video recently, and thought it was rather interesting, so am sharing it here even though there’s no obvious luxury angle. Since even Nevada’s much-talked about Area 51 can be found on Google Maps (though admittedly, much of the operations there probably take place underground), it’s interesting to see what places are hidden. [...]

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, has announced the four winners in its annual World Guide Awards, which honour the very best tour leaders from across the globe. In a ceremony at London’s Royal Geographical Society, Italian Luca Alfatti from Dragoman, Burmese Nyi Nyi ‘Frankie’ Naing who guides for Panoramic Journeys, G Adventures guide [...]

Inside Passage adventures

A cruise along the inside passage on the west coast of British Columbia to Alaska offers endless sights for passengers.

From Glaciers to Gold Rush: Alaska adventures

From Glaciers to Gold Rush: Alaska adventures

Alaska travel is like visiting New York City – you can’t see it all in one trip! From the Gold Rush to glaciers, there’s lots to see and do on an Alaska cruise.

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

We’re all aware that cruising is one way to have a sensational vacation. But there is cruising… and then there is luxury cruising. If you didn’t think six-star quality existed you’d be wrong, because the luxury that can be found on some of the highest end cruise ships have it ready and waiting for anyone [...]

Alaskan travel and encounters with bears

Alaskan travel and encounters with bears

Fishing the Pacific Northwest is not only amazing, but provides encounters with wildlife you simply do not expect. Here is a little story of our Alaska travel trip that my travel friend and I experienced last summer in the Saskatchewan. My friend is really into sports fishing, so we had booked a stay at the [...]

Alaska cruise amongst the Aurora Borealis

Alaska cruise amongst the Aurora Borealis

For once, me and my travel partner decided, we would explore some new territory. As our season for vacations approached, we looked at the overwhelming trend of our past vacations: island hopping in the Pacific Rim, island hopping in the Caribbean, long stays in the Mediterranean and all of the surrounding countries. We had done [...]

Return to Alaska for Crystal Cruises

Return to Alaska for Crystal Cruises

With its return to cruising Alaska for the first time since 2005, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises announces Experiences of Discovery options designed to entertain and inspire. In addition to wellness programming for the mind and body, and creative culinary offerings, seven 12-day itineraries sailing round-trip from San Francisco will feature a performing arts focus, with [...]

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

Interview with Drew Patterson of Jetsetter

A true travel connoisseur, CEO and Founder Drew Patterson brings more than a decade of experience to Jetsetter, the private sales site that helps leisure travellers discover and purchase some of the world’s best vacations. An industry pioneer, Patterson was part of the founding team at Kayak.com where, during his five-year tenure as Vice President [...]

Dramatic footage of a skier caught up in an avalanche

Sit back and watch in amazement at this video footage from Alaska. A skier gets caught up in an avalanche and buried alive. Fortunately for him, he lost his glove just prior to being buried, which marked his approximate whereabouts.  He was also with people who were trained in avalanche rescue.  He was rescued in [...]

Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas arrives in San Diego

Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas arrives in San Diego

Royal Caribbean International‘s Radiance of the Seas arrived in San Diego this week to offer West Coast vacationers more options for a memorable Mexican Riviera cruise. She will embark on a total of 29 Mexican Riviera cruises from San Diego, ranging from 4- to 12-night itineraries. In addition, there will be a 13-night Ultimate Alaska [...]

Answer the call of the wild

Answer the call of the wild

Heed the call of the wild and experience America’s last frontier. The sheer grandeur of Alaskan vistas will ignite your imagination. Cruise through sparkling fjords or journey inland and catch a glimpse of wild brown bears fishing for giant salmon. Hike through glacial rainforests or take an exhilarating dogsled ride. If you’ve dreamed of wandering [...]

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

Ten gorgeous glaciers!

This week Forbes Traveler has run a feature entitled “10 Gorgeous Glaciers“. It caught my eye not only because of the beautiful pictures but also because I have a particular  interest in this subject. Few of you will know this, but my  PhD was in glaciology.   Alas, Greenland – where I worked – doesn’t [...]

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