Mendenhall Glacier

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Getting to Mendenhall Glacier from Juneau The Mendenhall Glacier is about 13 miles from downtown Juneau Alaska. You can reach it in various ways from Juneau: Taxi. While we thought this would be a reasonable cost, it ended up being expensive as taxis need a special permit to drop people at the glacier. They charge [Read more …]

Exploring Juneau Alaska

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We ended a 7 day 8-night boat cruise through the Alaska Inner Waterways by disembarking in Juneau. We were last in Juneau in 2011 when we: Explored the downtown area in-depth (and when Juneau has more tourists) Learned more about salmon and Took some day trips from Juneau. This trip was a slightly different experience [Read more …]

An Alaskan Itinerary

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Cruising Alaska We normally are not big fans of taking cruises. But sometimes it is the best way to see an area. We did our last trip in 2011 to Alaska through a combination of flights and boat day tours. This time we wanted to spend more time on the water and not in the [Read more …]

The Alaskan Coast in 11 Incredible Days

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We first went to Alaska in 1982 and swore we would return. Unfortunately, it took us 27 years to do so. This post provides: An overview of the highlights of the trip; The itinerary we used to pack as many experiences as possible into it; and Links to the posts that fully describe and give [Read more …]

Juneau Downtown Experience

While our trip to Juneau was broken up by a trip to Glacier Bay, we ended up with the equivalent of 2.5 days and three nights in the city. As always, we tried to make every minute count. Some of the highlights of our time in Juneau included: Walks around and learning the history of [Read more …]

Juneau Salmon Experience

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Salmon is a reoccurring theme in Alaska. We fished for salmon in Homer, watched real anglers prepare for a week of “combat” salmon fishing in the wilds of the Kenai Peninsula, watched bears stalk and devour salmon at Brooks Camp on the Katmai Peninsula. And we ate enough salmon—grilled, broiled, pan-fried, hot smoked, cold smoked, [Read more …]

Juneau Nature Excursions

Our previous blog on Juneau downtown, mentioned two out-of-town trips: a day trip down the incredibly beautiful Tracy Arm fjord and a shorter trip to the city’s primary nature destination, the Mendenhall Glacier. This blog discusses our trips to each. Tracy Arm Cruise We took a ten-hour Tracy Arm cruise with Adventure Bound Alaska. What [Read more …]