"Seward's Folly" is today a travel treasure, thanks to some of America's most spectacular scenery. Just a handful of highlights: Denali/Mount McKinley; Glacier Bay National Park; native Alaskan culture in Ketchikan; Russian culture in Sitka; urban cool in Anchorage. Plus of course the mindbending wintertime aurora borealis (Northern Lights)!


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An Alaska adventure with travel host Linda Cooper

While filming the "Adventure Alaska" episode my luxury lifestyle show Travel Time with Linda, I showcased some of the most epic, “going to the nectar of your being” and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Seriously, I had to pinch myself each day in amazement with the content we were able to capture on the show. This locale is ideal for anyone who wishes to embrace luxury escapism and experience surreal adventure. read post  

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4 ways to make your Alaska cruise more memorable

Alaska cruises provide great opportunities for guests to make memories that will last a lifetime. With their unique setting in the USA's great white north, cruise guests can have experiences unlike those from other cruise locations. The natural beauty of the Alaska will take your breath away. There are a variety of different Alaska cruise options that provide great opportunities to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting. To make your cruise memorable, following are four simple suggestions: read…

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Fairbanks cited in '7 Top Spots to Spot the Aurora Borealis'

Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis are one of the most breathtaking sights one can ever experience. The mixture of unearthly colors display including magenta, emerald green and turquoise is so worth watching. You would be lucky enough if you get to see pink, red and purple also. It is not at all easy to spot the northern lights, however the best time to see them is from late September to late March. During these months, the nights are longest and skies are darkest. Seeing the…

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