Alaska

Alaska is truly the last great wilderness.  It is vast, has very few roads and just about everyone has their own floatplane!  The key highlights for Kiwis are: Cruise the Inside Passage – truly spectacular scenery with huge glaciers, still fjords, steep waterfalls and outstanding marine life and if you… Read the rest

Cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage by Discover Travel

BIG SHIP OR SMALL SHIP CRUISE? The traditional ‘big’ cruise ships like Holland America, Princess etc cruise from Vancouver to Seward or round trip back to Vancouver and some include sightseeing of Glacier Bay National Park or perhaps Hubbard Glacier and typically stop at a mix of towns including Juneau,… Read the rest


Go Salmon Fishing in Alaska by Discover Travel

Salmon Fishing in Alaska is a religion! Wild Alaskan Salmon is essential to the economics of Alaska as seen by the huge commercial fishing boats and it is equally important to the local Alaskan who fills his freezer to get himself and his family through the long winter. The way… Read the rest


My Alaskan Dream Cruise by Ian Collier

At the beginning of this week, I learned that Russia sold ‪Alaska to the USA in 1867 for US$7.2m. Ok, so even adjusting for relative values today, it works out a paltry US$80 per square km. Having now finished my week long exploration of just SE Alaska, I reckon they… Read the rest


Denali Day Trip and McKinley Flight by Discover Travel

Denali National Park is home to magnificent scenery and amazing wildlife.  It is also home to the majestic Mt McKinley (known as Denali), the highest mountain in North America. The National Park features six million acres of wilderness accessed by one road that goes 90 miles into the interior.  Private… Read the rest