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Bit in the butt – There’s a bear down there!

By Russ and Tiña De Maris If you’ve ever known the joys of open-air bathroom visits, take note. Always look down before you sit down....

Canada tightens travel restrictions from Lower 48 to Alaska

By Russ and Tiña De Maris It appears that some U.S. citizens claiming to be on the way to Alaska may have been naughty. The...
The replica of the 1946 school bus used in the movie Into The Wild.

Old bus from “Into The Wild” no longer remote tourist attraction

By James Raia Thirteen years after it became the world's most infamous used school bus, the one-time refuge for workers and a wayward young man...

Discover culture, history and fat bears in Alaska’s national parks

Alaska is home to eight national parks, and that includes some of the most- and least-visited in the United States. The national parks are...
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Ketchikan offers history, shopping, kayaking all within easy reach of Alaska Ferry dock.

Ketchikan, Alaska, harbor. (Julianne G. Crane) Ketchikan, the southeastern most city in Alaska, is located in the midst of "the Tongass National Forest, a 17-million...
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Stroll Sitka, Alaska, “Paris of the Pacific”

Sitka Sound from Castle Hill. (Julianne G. Crane) Sitka, Alaska, is a beautiful quaint small seaside city. Like most southeast Alaska communities, part of its...
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An afternoon in historic downtown Juneau

It's getting toward the end of the RV travel season in Alaska; however, many visitors still crowd the streets of Juneau's historic district. (RVers...