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Where to see the next 10 eclipses

Unless you’re from the Arctic Circle, it’s not often you get to stare up at a dark-as-night sky in the middle of the day. This is what makes total solar eclipses so special — and worth planning an astronomy-themed trip to see in person. A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon travels between Earth and the sun, fully blocking out the sunlight for a short span of time. In 2017, the US saw its first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years, wowing spectators from Tennessee to Oregon. If you mis...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Mexico, France, Oregon, Saudi Arabia, China, US, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, South Africa, Pakistan, Chile, Maine

Race-cation: Erik Bjornsen and Marine Dusser on Iceland and the Fossavatn Ski Marathon

While many skiers were blowing the dust off of their rollerskis, hitting the track or trail, or looking for crust to cruise on May 1st, Erik Bjornsen and his wife Marine Dusser were previewing the race course for the Fossavatn Ski Marathon , or Fossavatngangan, in Isafjördur, Iceland.    Erik Bjornsen poses with Snorri Einarsson, an Icelandic World Cup skier, at the finish of the Fossavatn Ski Marathon in Isafjördur, Iceland. (Photo: Instagram @ebjornsen1991) While it might seem odd to b...
Tags: Travel, Sport, Alaska, Skiing, Switzerland, Community, Norway, Masters, Iceland, Reykjavik, Erik, Anchorage, Cook Inlet, Niskanen, Tim Burke, Petter Northug Jr

Travel News: May 15, 2019

Cruise Passengers Killed in Plane Crash During Excursion in Alaska Travel Pulse The United States Coast Guard has provided more information on the plane crash that left four people confirmed dead and two missing in Alaska. According to, a Princess Cruises’ spokesperson said initially that five people had died, but officials in charge of the Coast Guard’s search and rescue team provided the updated information.   Cannes’ Famous Hotels Have Undergone More Than $1 Billion in Renovations T...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Mexico, Alaska, Paris, Cannes, News And Deals, Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard, KTUU, Isla Bonita, Paris Notre Dame, Eiffel Towers, Cannes Famous Hotels, Le Quasimodo Notre Dame, Tiburon Ballena

4 killed when floatplanes carrying cruise tourists collide midair over Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Four people are dead and two are missing after two floatplanes collided midair on Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Ten people were taken to hospitals, including four who were then sent to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Monday night. Their injuries include […]
Tags: Travel, News, Nation, Alaska, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, U S Coast Guard, Anchorage Alaska, Ketchikan, Harborview Medical Center, Nation & World, Boeing & Aerospace

4 dead, 2 missing, 10 hospitalized after midair collision over Alaska

"There are two people that we're still searching for at this time," Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios told ABC News in an interview airing Tuesday on "Good Morning America."
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Best Alaska Airlines Visa Offer I’ve Seen in a Long Time: 40,000 Miles + $100 Credit

The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature is offering 40,000 Mileage Plan miles and a $100 statement credit after $2000 spend within 3 months. The card has a $75 annual fee. The value proposition for Alaska miles of course is their myriad airline partnerships and reasonable award chart. Cathay Pacific (which Alaska admittedly has less access to award seats on than other Cathay partners do) is an especially great value as is Japan Airlines. Continue reading Best Alaska Airlines Visa Offer I’ve Seen in a...
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American Airlines Business Class Saver Award Space to Europe for Up to 6 Passengers

American Airlines isn't known for making business class award seats available on their own flights, so this is notable. And since awards on their primary transatlantic British Airways incur huge fuel surcharges, the ability to fly at the saver level in business class and no fuel surcharges with American AAdvantage miles is notable. You can also use Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles for these flights, of course. Continue reading American Airlines Business Class Saver Award Space to Europe for ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Advice, Alaska, British Airways, American Airlines

It’s Possible to Have a Fantastic Meal on a Domestic Flight! (Just Fly Alaska Airlines)

I'd have been happy to have this meal for dinner at home, constraints of an aircraft galley aside. I cannot remember the last time I said that about a meal on a domestic flight. It's a shame that Alaska is scaling back on the quality of its first class hard product as it standardizes its fleet after the the Virgin America merger. However on board catering they're doing right -- more so than my experiences in the past year with American, United, and Delta. Continue reading It’s Possible to Have...
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Winter 201819 and a OneWeek Stop on the Way to Virginia Oklahoma City OK

After impulsive unplanned and spurofthemoment trips to both Alaska and Hawaii in 2018 I spent a relatively quiet event and attractionfree winter in Apache Junction AZ. I am always working on my oneofthesedays longrange mental calenda
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Hawaii, Virginia Oklahoma City OK

Airline Quality: Who Ranks Number One? –The Latest

Read the full article on at - Airline Quality: Who Ranks Number One? –The Latest The latest results are in on airline quality. For the 29th year, researchers at Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University studied data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation that looked at on-time arrivals, mishandled baggage, bumping passengers and consumer complaints. And the winner is Delta Air Lines, followed by JetBlue, Southwest and Alaska... The post Airl...
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Delta Air Lines, PeterGreenberg, U S Department of Transportation, Wichita State University, Peter Greenberg Travel, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, The Essentials, JetBlue Southwest

On your own in Sitka: A Self-guided Sitka Walking Tour for Boomer Travelers

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Tags: Travel, Featured, West, United States, Alaska, Walking, North America, Destinations, Cruise Excursions, Sitka

Weekly Roundup, Friday 26 April 2019

The longest domestic flight in the US. Discussed in the last item, below. Good morningI’m doing things a little differently today.  I’m sending out the newsletter as usual, and then I’ll send out a separate article later on Friday morning to make it more noticeable for all.In addition to this newsletter now, there’s a feature article on how to most accurately know if your flight will be on-time or not.  If you follow the steps in that article, and use the recommended apps or websites, you’ll pro...
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Best Camping Sites in the World

Summer is around the corner, and this is the high time that we will think of camping around, Campsite directory help you to choose the best campsite. Of course, there may be several options available near your location, but how about checking a few good options around the world that offer an exciting experience? Here are a few select options you can explore. Mount Cook National Park Located in New Zealand, the Mount Cook National Park is an excellent option for all your exciting camping plans...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, England, Sweden, Africa, Chile, Alaska, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Patagonia, Hiroshima, Buddhist, Miyajima Island, Denali National Park, Mount Cook National Park, Mount McKinley

The Amazing Race 31, Episode 1

Hermosa Beach, CA (USA) - Los Angeles, CA (USA) - Narita (Japan) - Tokyo (Japan) There were fears that the The Amazing Race might have come to an end when broadcasts of the latest season, filmed last summer, were postponed repeatedly. But then the new season was moved forward abruptly to replace another series that was doing badly, and the race around the world is on again. What's new this season is the absence of new faces: the entire cast of season 31 of The Amazing Race is comprised of expe...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Alaska, Cbs, Pacific, Edward, Arctic Ocean, Shirley Johnson, Hermosa Beach CA USA Los Angeles CA USA, Narita Japan Tokyo Japan, Norbert Ohler, Gillian Spraggs

Taxidermy library in Anchorage

If you want to check out a book, you go to the nearest public library. If you want to check out a piece of taxidermy, you go to the Alaska Resources Library and Information Services (ARLIS) at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. The library houses hundreds of taxidermied specimens, from fawns to snowy owls, sandhill cranes, and harlequin rockfish. Unsurprisingly, it’s the only known library in the US to contain such a collection, as well as lend the pieces to anyone with an Anchorage p...
Tags: Travel, US, Alaska, Smithsonian, Harry Potter, Taxidermy, All, Wildlife Service, Anchorage, University of Alaska Anchorage, Alaska Department of Fish, Rozen, Arlis, Taxidermy Library, Taxidermy Rental

Calculator for Delta’s Hidden Award Chart and Alaska Airlines Award Sale

A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading Calculator for Delta’s Hidden Award Chart and Alaska Airlines Award Sale...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Alaska, Delta, Alaska Airlines

Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals Itineraries for 2020 – 2021

Norwegian Cruise Line announced upcoming itineraries for 12 of their 17 ships for 2020 and 2021. Attention Norwegian Cruise Line fans:  Get ready to plan your next cruise vacation.  With itineraries for 12 of their 17 ships just announced, and new ships going to new places, read on. New Norwegian Encore cruises to Alaska for […] Read more... The post Norwegian Cruise Line Reveals Itineraries for 2020 – 2021 appeared first on .
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Plan Your Cruise

A Look at LAX’s Plans for Terminal 9 and Concourse 0

It’s been discussed for ages, but now the plans are real. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will (eventually) build a bunch more gates in Concourse 0 and Terminal 9. When done, this will eliminate all remote gates and allow for a more sensible organization at the airport between alliances while quite possibly snarling road traffic. But don’t expect this to happen any time soon. If it’s done by the 2028 Olympics, I’ll consider this to have been a speedy project. Though the optimal so...
Tags: Travel, La, Air Canada, Star, Alaska, Delta, American Eagle, United, Msc, Eagle, Lax - Los Angeles, Sheraton, Star Alliance, Southwest, Lax, Tbit

Cruise ships’ seasonal northward migration reaches Seattle

The first cruise ship to dock at Seattle’s Pier 66 for the cruise season is the 1,041-foot Celebrity Eclipse, which can carry more than 2,800 passengers. The ship was scheduled to head Monday evening to Victoria, B.C., and a six-day sail to Hawaii, then return to Vancouver for a summer of round trips to Alaska. […]
Tags: Travel, Business, News, Economy, Alaska, Hawaii, Vancouver, Seattle, Victoria B C

first bear sighting of the season

We see bald eagles every day here, and we've seen lots of elk -- but they never stick around for a photo. This little guy was munching away, and let us get some pics from the safety of our car. It was a beautiful privilege to see him. No lectures on bear safety, please. I've never forgotten what I learned in Alaska. One bit from the ranger at Denali National Park has always stayed with me: "Bears are mostly vegetarian. They love berries, sweetgrass, and clover. But bears are highly intellige...
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Vancouver Island, Denali National Park, Laura K, Life In A Small Town, Animals (other Than Dogs

3 of My Favorite Things to Do in Alaska – USA Travel

Alaska, the northernmost state of the US and also the largest, is known by many as a cold place with little fun stuff to do but as you will find out by reading this post, there are tons of things to do in Alaska for adventure lovers. Out of all of these attractions, I definitely have a few favorites that everyone should try even if they don’t have much time to spend in the area. Trust me, you won’t regret it! Top Three Things To Do in Alaska 1. White Pass & Yukon Route Railway Take a ride o...
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Cruising to Alaska and all her glacial glory

Sleepless in SeattleWe could barely contain our excitement as the plane landed in Seattle a little after 1 AM. We checked into a hotel close to Seatac and arranged to have a cab take us the following morning to pier 66 to sail away o
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Seattle, SEATAC

Best national parks in spring

Spring is perhaps the best time to plan a visit to one of America’s national parks. Staying ahead of the crowds that bustle through these natural jewels from June to September gives you more time to enjoy their natural beauty relatively undisturbed. There’s a lot going on, from super blooms to supermoons, as spring wakes up the plants and animals that call these places home. Here are the best national parks to visit this spring. Saguaro National Park, Arizona Photo: Anton Foltin/Shuttersto...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, California, Mexico, Kentucky, US, America, Unesco, United States, National Parks, Maine, South Dakota, Alaska, Arizona, Michigan, Washington State

25+ of the Best State Parks in the USA

While the National Parks of the USA are famous for awe-inspiring scenery, don’t overlook the country’s lesser-known State Parks. Catherine shares her picks for 25+ of the Best State Parks in the USA from coast to coast. If you want to experience the natural beauty of a country, heading to protected parks should be a priority. Often, the government prevents the development of these properties, allowing wildlife to thrive and supporting native plant species. In the United States, there are actua...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Minnesota, California, Oregon, Virginia, New York City, US, America, Indiana, Mountain, Pennsylvania

How to see wolverines in Washington

When you tell folks that you’ve volunteered with a group that monitors wolverines in the North Cascades, their response is usually one of confusion. No, they don’t think you’re busy saving mutant X-men with retractable claws. They are amazed, though, that wolverines — stocky animals in the weasel family that look like small, bushy-tailed bears — even exist in Washington State. Those people are understandably stunned by the existence of these brown-and-black-hued carnivores because, like othe...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Canada, United States, Alaska, Washington State, British Columbia, Wolverine, All, Wolverines, North Cascades, Jesse Snyder, Karel Bartik Shutterstock, Washington State the North Cascades, Cascades Wolverine Project, Michal Ninger Shutterstock

What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise & Packing List

Pack for an Alaska Cruise – Plus a Printable Packing List When it was time for me to pack for… The post What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise & Packing List appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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The Ultimate What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise List- 2019

Pack for an Alaska Cruise – Plus a Printable Packing List When it was time for me to pack for… The post The Ultimate What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise List- 2019 appeared first on Cruise Maven.
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Another Airline Starts Offering Free Internet, How Long Until That’s World Standard?

When I started predicting seven years ago that inflight wifi would be free within 10 years (so by 2022), people thought I was crazy. However since that time JetBlue introduced free inflight internet and Aer Lingus has announced usage-capped free wifi. Southwest, Delta and Alaska now offer free inflight messaging. Delta CEO Ed Bastian says they'll do it in a year or two so by 2021. Another airline has just launched free wifi. Continue reading Another Airline Starts Offering Free Internet, How L...
Tags: Travel, Advice, Aer Lingus, Alaska, Delta, Jetblue, Ed Bastian, Southwest Delta

Top 5 Luxury Ocean Cruise Destinations

Top 5 Luxury Ocean Cruise Destinations The folks over at Cruise Industry News are out with their listing of the top destinations for luxury cruise brands in 2019. Each year they compile all of the deployments of the various luxury cruise lines and produce this interesting information for us to consider. Not surprisingly, the Mediterranean and Northern Europe command a whopping 43% of all luxury cruise itineraries.  It’s no secret that American baby boomer travelers love Europe.  And, it is also...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Featured, Blog, Asia Pacific, Alaska, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Viking Cruises, Crystal, Northern Europe, Regent, South America Australia, Roaming Boomers Travel Services, Luxury Ocean Cruises, Cruise Industry News

Why 2019 Should Be the Year You Go on a Cruise Ship

The landscape of cruise ships has changed drastically over the last couple of decades, and this shift is particularly noteworthy over the last five to ten years. The first significant change is reflected in the average age of the cruise passengers – sitting on the deck of a gigantic cruise liner used to be an activity reserved for seniors and well off retirees. Surprisingly, the age of the average passenger has fallen to its lowest, most of it comprised of people younger than 45, which indicates...
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