Alaska and the Beauty of Tracy Arm Fjord
A fjord is a long, narrow inlet created by glacial erosion. Fjords can be found all over the world, but in Alaska they are especially beautiful.
Tracy Arm Fjord — named for Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Franklin Tracy (in office 1889 to 1893) — is a spectacular cruise destination with hundreds of waterfalls flowing down its cliffs, a huge variety of wildlife including humpback whales and the fact you can see it all while standing on the deck of a cruise ship.
Last month, on a chilly, misting day, I stood on my Carnival Legend stateroom balcony and took these photos. It was a privilege to see the dramatic landscape framed in low hanging clouds, to listen to the naturalist as she described the scene over the PA system and simply take in the beauty of our 49th state.
For more Alaska cruise information check the Carnival website.
Travel by Water With Kayaks or Canoes
Gain access to remote areas with the right kayak or canoe.
There’s No Shoes Like Snowshoes
Snowshoes used to be a necessary means of getting around in heavy snow. Now they are more for recreation, but they can still help you get places where you otherwise could not tread. Originally published in January of 2016.
New Explorations: Old Hotels Part 2
Continuing the exploration of historic hotels, in this piece we’ll look at the story of three more hotels that were built in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.