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Juneau for Families

Looking to plan a trip with your family? Juneau, Alaska, is the perfect choice. Home to gold panning, adventures for all levels, a lake-front playground and rich history, you’ll never run out of things to do. To help you plan your trip here is a guide to Juneau for families.

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August 27, 2014 by
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Skagway for Cruise Visitors

Skagway, Alaska, is a popular port for cruise visitors. Out of the approximately 1 million visitors that head to Skagway each year, about 75% come via cruise ship. It’s not surprising, as Alaskan cruises are a great way to explore the scenery and offerings of the state, allowing you to see a lot without wasting time.

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August 20, 2014 by
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Sitka for Families

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For families looking to plan a trip, Sitka is an excellent choice. From child-friendly performances to old fashioned ice cream shops to soft outdoor adventures there are a number of suitable and worthwhile experiences for all ages. To help you plan your trip, here is a guide to Sitka for families.

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August 13, 2014 by
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Fortress of the Bear in Sitka

Fortress of the Bear in Sitka

The welcome note at my Sitka B&B said that if we heard noises in the night, to look out the windows but not to go outside. Bears, we were told, abound. It was surprising, then, to learn that in Alaska, orphaned bear cubs are all put down – that there’s no system to rehabilitate the cubs and release them back into the wild after their mothers have been killed. The people at Sitka’s Fortress of the Bear facility are trying to change all of that.

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July 30, 2014 by
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What to Do with One Day in Seward

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While ideally it’s best to allot at least a few days to exploring this interesting Alaskan city, it’s not impossible to have a worthwhile time in Seward with just one day. To help you plan your trip and make the most of your time, here is a suggested itinerary:

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July 25, 2014 by
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Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka

Artifacts in Sitka's excellent Sheldon Jackson Museum

In 1887, the Rev. Dr. Sheldon Jackson, a missionary who traveled extensively throughout Alaska, founded the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Stika. The museum’s collection was essentially Jackson’s personal collection of Native Alaskan artifacts he had amassed during his travels in the state. The museum soon outgrew its original home, so a new building was erected in 1897 – it’s the same building housing the museum today.

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July 16, 2014 by
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Ketchikan Blueberry Arts Festival

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Whether you like blueberries or not, the annual Ketchikan Blueberry Arts Festival is an event you won’t want to miss. While there are a number of blueberry-focused events, you’ll also find art, sports, music and silly contests for a day of outdoor fun in Alaska.

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July 9, 2014 by
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How to Get on the Water in Alaska

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One must-have experience when visiting Alaska is getting on the water. From here, you’ll be able to get active in the outdoors, taking in beautiful scenery, spotting wildlife and having an adventure. From most major cities in Alaska you’ll be able to find a water excursion nearby. To help you plan your trip, here is a guide on how to get on the water in Alaska.

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June 25, 2014 by
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Where To See Bears In Alaska

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The chance to see bears is a major reason many people visit Alaska and its surrounding destinations. While Churchill, Manitoba, is home to the world’s only human settlement for viewing polar bears in the wild, the Pack Creek Brown Bear Viewing Area near Juneau has about 1,500 brown bears — the highest concentration in the world.

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June 18, 2014 by
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Alaska’s Top Family-Friendly Experiences

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For families wanting a memorable vacation, Alaska is an excellent choice. Whether you’re interested in mining history, nature, wildlife or adventure, there are many ways for parents and children to strengthen their relationships through exciting local experiences. To help you plan your itinerary, here is a guide to Alaska’s top family-friendly experiences.

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June 17, 2014 by
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