Alaska

Tags: Alaska, North America, USA

Cruising to Alaska

This August, my family and I took a seven-day cruise to Alaska. Now I know what you're thinking, we went to Alaska to see wildlife, glaciers, and snow in the middle of August.

Tags: Alaska, North America, USA

Family Vacation

Finalist, 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Two years ago, my family and I embarked on a seven-day cruise to Alaska, in which we visited Skagway, Haines, Juneau, and Ketchikan. This was the first cruise any of us ever had the pleasure of enjoying.

Tags: Alaska, North America, USA

Alaska

My family has always been very active with each other. We enjoy doing anything and everything we can together, perferably outside.

Author: Rashmi Kumar

Tags: Alaska, North America, Semi Finalist, USA, Vacations

God Was Having A Good Day When He Made Alaska

          Alaska is more a humbling experience than anything else. There’s something beautiful in every direction you look. My dad knew this when he planned our day in Juneau.  

Author: Bri Robertson

Tags: Alaska, Exploring, Finalist, North America, USA

Dolphins and Sea Lions and Whales, Oh Alaska!

Imagine this: you stand on a dock beside a silver boat, preparing to board. The spruce-scented air caresses your face, promising gentle waves in the blue water of Resurrection Bay. Before you step onto the boat, an otter playfully swims past, following the boat out of the docks. To your left, a grand mountain with a light dabbling of June snow protrudes, and within it, an icy-blue glacier rests in the sixty-degree weather; to your right, a green hill sprinkled with trees shelters the bay. The boat motor roars, leaving the otter behind and greeting the openness of the vast water.

Author: Erin J. Boyle

Tags : Adventure Trip, Alaska, Camping, Eco-Tourism, Hiking, Kids, National Parks, North America, USA

Outdoor Adventure At Glacier Bay National Park

Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska welcomes more than 300,000 visitors every year, even though the park cannot be accessed by car. This UNESCO World Heritage Site -- a body of water and coastline crusted with huge glaciers -- can only be reached by air or by sea.

Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.

Author: Erin J. Boyle

Tags : Adventure Trip, Alaska, Camping, Eco-Tourism, Hiking, Kids, National Parks, North America, USA

Alaska Overland At Denali National Park

Since its discovery over a century ago, Denali has seen many hopeful explorers braving its hard terrain.  From the early miners who dug through tough rock to gold seekers during the Gold Rush and  mountaineers who cherish the thrill of conquering a peak, Denali National Park has long been a goal of visitors from all over.
 

Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.

Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Alaska, Eco-Tourism, Family-Friendly Hotels, North America, Snowsports, Teens, USA

Alaska's Alyeska Resort

Experience a variety of scenic adventures for all ages in and around Anchorage, from your home base at the 50th state's favorite ski resort.

Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.

Author: Jessica Clements

Tags: Alaska, North America, Quarter Finalist, USA, Vacations

On Wings Like Eagles

I must admit, when my mother first pitched the idea of zip lining through the trees in the beautiful forests of Alaska, I was nervous, my mind instantly filled with questions and concerns. What if I don't like it? What if I mess up? And worst of all: What if I fall?

Author: Kyle McCarthy

Tags : Adventure Trip, Alaska, North America, USA

Alaska: Planning A Family Trip To America's Last Wilderness

A comprehensive overview of tour operators, cruises, transportation, accommodations, and more for your Alaska family vacation.

Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.

Pages