FLAVORS OF ALASKA

Much like the majestic state itself, Alaska has some of the most diverse cuisines in the world. Famous for its variety of wild salmon, the culinary choices reflect the region’s native culture with a variety of choices ranging from dishes made with moose, elk and caribou to the indigenous treat known as muktuk. Alaska is…

TOP NINE THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ALASKA

Think you know everything there is to know about Alaska? While the Last Frontier is filled with amazing wildlife of all sizes, glaciers the size of skyscrapers and breathtaking landscape as far as the eye can see, here are nine facts you might not know about one of the most intriguing places on the planet….

TIME TO EXPLORE: MOST BEAUTIFUL ALASKAN GLACIERS

Awe-inspiring, majestic and breathtaking are just a few of the adjectives used to describe the massive mountains of ice known as glaciers and frankly, none of these do it justice. Synonymous with the “Last Frontier” known as Alaska, the state boasts some 100,000 glaciers covering 30,000 square miles, creating an inimitable backdrop like none other…

The Klondike Rush and the Quest for Gold

Written by: Cathy Whitlock It was the summer of 1896 when a simple discovery ultimately set off a chain of riches for few and deprivation, hardship and heartbreak for many. It all began when California businessman, avid prospector and former seaman George Washington Carmack abandoned his ship in Juneau, Alaska, sold trinkets to the Tagish…

A Photographer’s Guide to Alaska

The word picturesque is often used when it comes to travel, but it is truly synonymous when describing the natural wonders of Alaska. The incredible landscape, skyscraper-sized glaciers, majestic wildlife and seemingly endless wide-open spaces make it the last great frontier and a special place like none other. It is also a photographer’s paradise. Where…

Top Reasons Why Taking a Cruise to Alaska is Always a Good Idea

There is a reason Alaska appears on every travel bucket list as it truly is one of the most unique destinations on earth.  Coined as the last great frontier, the 49th state offers the best of past and present with views of national treasures and exhilarating experiences like none other. Where else can you see…

The Amazing Animals of Alaska

From the unparalleled wilderness to the majestic mountains, glaciers and national parks, the “Last Frontier” known as Alaska is on every traveler’s bucket list and with good reason. And while the state’s great beauty is a big draw, often it’s the animals that are the main attraction. The 49th state boasts one of the most…

Spotlight Voyages Part II: Craft Beer, Spirits and Music

Unique and non-traditional, innovative full-flavored beers (commonly known as craft beer) are here to stay. The higher quality, seasonal flavors and exotic array of brews (everything from orange peels to honey) are just a few of the reasons craft beers stand out from the pack. One of the best places to sample microbrews is none…

Spotlight Voyages Part I: Wine and Cuisine

For the avid adventurer who is also a gastronome and oenophile, experiencing wine and great food on the high seas does not get any better. Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ Spotlight Voyages offer a variety of themed experiences tailored to everything from cuisine and music to the professional bridge for all levels. Spotlight on Cuisine features…

5 Reasons Why Alaska Should be on Your 2018 Travel List

It can be said that Alaska feeds all of the senses. Where else can you face the exhilaration of paddle boarding among the glaciers?  Feel the wind and ice on your face as you dog sled down a mountain?  Feast your eyes on bears snapping in the river at salmon under the blues of a…