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Lake Clark with the village of Port Alsworth on the right

The Splendid Solitude of Alaska’s “Alps”

Only 90 Air-Minutes from Anchorage, Lake Clark Could Be America’s Most Under-Appreciated National Park

As a frequent visitor to America’s national parks, I learned long ago to accept crowds and congestion as part of the price of admission. I’ll grumble when I find myself eating the dust of a dozen noisy hikers just ahead of me on a trail. But I have to concede that it’s their place to enjoy too. When it comes to the parks, I’ve learned, finding true solitude in the midst of great natural beauty without spending days of precious travel time to get there can be a serious challenge.

Best Time to Ski the Alps Before they Are Gone

Who would have believed that a mountain range could actually be endangered? However, according to researchers, the Alps as we know them will be gone in less than 40 years due to global warming.  The Alps ranked number 6 in…

See Glacier National Park Before the Glaciers Melt

If you saw our recent blog post about the winners of our Facebook My Travel Adventures photo contest, you will recall the winning photo was entitled “Global Warming,” and showed the melting Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Alaska isn’t the…

Trip to the Annular Solar Eclipse in California

This annular eclipse will blot out about 95% of the sun. Unlike a total eclipse, during an annular eclipse, the moon is slightly smaller than the sun, and the only thing that shows as the moon moves over the sun…

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