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    • groover101's Profile Photo

      Charging stations Terminal D IAH

      Houston Feb 7, 2017 at 6:49 AM

      I am gonna have a bit of a layover in Houston before flying out of terminal D. Looking for some suggestions for a good place to have a couple of beers and possibly charge my phone. Any ideas?

    • alligators + tourist attractions

      Tampa Jan 31, 2017 at 5:46 AM

      I have a phobia about alligators and yet I want somewhere warm for an end of Nov/Dec break. Are there any alligators on the beach at this time of the year - does anyone have personal knowledge of the situation

      Apart from Disney what other attractions are there - we would like to do some touring but looking at the crime rate in Charleston/New Orleans we are scared as we came close to being run off the road in Washington DC near the Jeffereson library Plan to stay about 2-3 weeks so could do 1000/1500 miles comfortably with hotels interspersed

      Can I add my thanks to VT which has been invaluable to me and enabled me to stay safe and see lots of places I wouldn't have seen. Only hope there is a last minute reprieve

    • Arizona/Utha in Fall

      Arizona Jan 29, 2017 at 9:49 AM

      Hi :)

      I need some advice for travel. I want to go to Las Vegas this fall and then drive by car to Grand Canyon and etc.
      My plan looks like this:

      First Day - Pick up the Car, drive to Hoover Dam and then to Tusayan

      Second Day - Visit Grand Canyon. We are not really "hiking people", so everything that takes more thatn 2hrs round trip is probably to much.But as i seen on then internet, most places are pretty accesible by car or shuttle.

      Third Day - Drive to Page, visit the Slot Canyons arount 11 AM (tours start then). and visit Horseshoe Bend in the afternoon

      Fourth Day - Drive from Page to Bryce Canyon (about 3hrs). Anything nice to see on the way there?

      Fifth Day - Visit Bryce Canyon

      Sixt Day - Drive to Springdale for Zion NP (about 2hrs). Anything nice to see on the way there?

      Seventh Day - Zion NP (visit The Narrows)
      Eight Day - Zion NP - What should we do too?
      Ninnth Day - Spend morning in Zion then drive back to Vegas, Anything nice to see on the way there?

      What do you think, is it a good plan? Should we spend less/more at a specific place? We have read that roads in this area are usually straight and not crowded, so driving shouln't be a hussle.

      Any help is appreciated

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      Weekly rates

      International Falls Jan 26, 2017 at 12:27 AM

      Hi! Dies anyone know of a room for rent or an apartment for rent that has weekly rates? I will be staying in International Falls for 3 weeks. Staying at a hotel would be costly. Thanks!

    • Six Nations Rugby

      San Francisco Jan 22, 2017 at 11:02 AM

      Visiting San Antonio first weekend in February but desperate to watch the England v France game on the 4th. Is there anywhere in San Antonio or immediate area that we cold do this? Many thanks


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      Tillicum excursion from Seattle during the week in May

      Seattle 8 hours ago

      I'm going to miss this site!!!Love getting replays from locals as much as I like helping others when they come to Australia.
      Anyway.....Anyone know the best tour company to visit Tillicum? A tour that offers either a Tuesday /Wednesday or Thursday in May?

    • Weather and hotels

      Miami Beach 22 hours ago

      We are considering to visit Miami beach in January 2018
      Does anyone know if this is a good time for a beach holiday?
      We are living I Norway and would like to have some sun and warmth when it is winter time here.
      Does anyone have facts about a nice not to expensive hotel as well?
      Best regards
      Turid in Norway

    • alligators + tourist attractions

      Tampa Jan 31, 2017 at 5:40 AM

      I have a phobia about alligators and yet I want somewhere warm for an end of Nov/Dec break. Are there any alligators on the beach at this time of the year

    • Footwear for end March/early April?

      Bryce Canyon National Park Jan 25, 2017 at 11:57 AM

      Do you recommend a winter hiking boot for March/April ? Also, is a down jacket warm enough?

    • Travelling by rented car

      Miami Feb 16, 2017 at 4:55 AM

      We will be travelling in America this March, so we have decided to rent a car. We have heard that there are roads which require payments. 1. How can we pay these fees? Cash, credit card? Could rented car use sunpass and toll-by-plate? If yes, how to get it online? 2. What insurance car needs to have zero excess?
      Thank you in advance :)

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      Can I do Catalina and Balboa island in one day

      Newport Beach Feb 2, 2017 at 11:51 PM

      Staying at the holiday inn express Newport for 3 car...
      Already booked and paid after I realised not walking distance to beach at all...
      Can uber to Laguna one day and I thought these 2 islands would be a great idea...

    • Weather November

      California Feb 1, 2017 at 1:44 AM

      I know I asked yesterday about Florida but we are also looking at Palm/Desert Springs California - what is the weather liable to be like in November

      Will the roads be snow free to Las Vegas and what is the weather liable to be like in Vegas in November.

      Plan to possibly fly to Los Angeles - use Desert/Palm Springs and tour from there and possibly take a few days out to visit Vegas - could even fly into Vegas if the flights were cheaper

      Many thanks for so many questions

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      April trip - Tips /Advice

      Brooklyn Jan 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM

      Just looking for any tips/advice on my forthcoming trip to NY. Am staying in Brooklyn as want to be near the Barclay Centre and staying in the Best Western Plus Prospect Park Hotel (unless anyone can recommend somewhere else) . will be there at the beginning of April, dont have a high budget so looking for bargains (arent we all). Things like best way to get around, to get from Brooklyn to NYC, restaurants/cafes to visit, only there 5 nights so want to try and do as much as possible. Also why is the site closing down?

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      subway access

      New York City Feb 3, 2017 at 7:55 AM

      Is it easier to catch the subway from John F Kennedy or LGA? thanks (typed out JFK for enough words to get it in the system.

    • Internatiola flight to lax and then national flight

      Los Angeles Jan 26, 2017 at 10:37 AM

      We are arriving at 26.September at LAX

      Our flight - LX40 Swiss - will arrive at 4:30PM, we checked online that is usually on time.

      We want to fly the same day from LAX to Las vegas. How much stopover time should we calculate?

      Possible flights:
      7:05 PM - Delta
      9:05 PM - United
      10:40 PM - United

      We currently looking at the 7:05 PM, but we don't know, is 2.5 hrs enough for transfer - to less or to much?

    • Yosemite Valley

      Yosemite National Park Feb 6, 2017 at 11:07 AM


      Me and a friend are planning of going to Yosemite valley in about a week (17-18 feb 2017). Will we be able to drive there from the west (Mariposa) without any snow chains on the car? Is the road even open?
      Thanks in advance for answer!

    • Travel advice in East Coast

      United States of America Jan 20, 2017 at 6:03 AM

      Hello Everyone,

      Thank you very much for your feedback back in 2015 regarding west coast travel advice. My trip to USA was memorable and its because of your feedback.

      Now I will be going to the east coast this year. My tentative travel date is from 26 May - 18 June. I wish to see the east coast. I don't want this trip to be a hectic one so I want to see important places and spend some time in New York just taking it easy. I know this sounds a little vague because you may ask how many days you want to spend where and so on. But I want you to guide me here as you know how many days (approx) I would have in hand. The last few days I want to do some shopping.

      I think I should at least go to Boston, New York, DC and Niagara falls. I also wish to visit few good universities there as I wish to pursue a masters in the futue.

      Your advice will be appreciated.

      Thank you.


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      United States of America Jan 20, 2017 at 3:06 PM

      The original VT Founder, Tilman and I have put up a page with tutorials on how to back up your VT Member Pages using 3rd party publicly available programs and utilities. This site also has a forum so that people can keep in touch and help each other out. If we decide to do anything in the future with the grassroots collaboration of VT members, we'll talk about it there. This site is:

      • Please note: Neither Tilman nor I have any relationship to current VT or TA. This is a volunteer effort to help people save their pages. Also please note that we did NOT write any of the programs, we're just giving advice on how members can save their pages.

    • Suggestions while in Alaska

      Alaska Jan 6, 2017 at 1:05 AM

      Planning a trip to Alaska on 18feb for about 1week. Planning to catch the northern lights. Do you think its the right time? Will fly into Anchorage and will take the train to Fairbank. Will spend a few days there. Any recommended place to visit? Thought of renting a car to move around, is it a good idea? Or good to just join any tours? Will spend a few days too in Anchorage after Fairbank. Any suggestions where and its a must to visit while in Alaska? Top priority is to try catch the northern lights. Recommended place to be? Thanks and hear from all of you.

      8 Answers Jan 9, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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      10 Day Trip - Algarve & Seville

      Alaska Dec 22, 2016 at 7:53 AM

      My wife and I are spending 10 days in the Algarve area next April. We fly in and out of Faro. I'm thinking of staying in three or four different locations and would like to do a circular tour in our hire car. It seems sensible to take in Seville. Any ideas for towns where a couple of nights would be a pleasant experience? Our interests are history, culture and moderate walking. Phil C

      7 Answers Jan 2, 2017 at 12:33 PM
    • destination

      Anchorage Nov 2, 2016 at 1:55 PM

      flying into anchorage with a 15 yr old and 24 yr old and spouse Dec 23-30. We have reservations at alyeska but kinda wondering if that is the best place to stay. What part of alaska is better to stay and not have to travel far for activities and or a neutral place to be able to go to day trips to other places. Interested in snow boarding, glaciers, dog sledding northern lights ect.

      2 Answers Nov 2, 2016 at 10:48 PM
    • Itinerary help - Anchorage - Kenai peninsula - talkeetna

      Alaska Oct 28, 2016 at 6:42 AM

      family of 6 adults - mid june trip - in/ out of anchorage
      activities - wildlife/glacier viewing, kayak, biking, hiking, exploring towns
      trying to spend as little time as possible in rental car
      itinerary so far is
      1. anchorage to seward - 3 days - for kenai fjord all day tour, hiking exit glacier/harding ice field, final day of hiking or biking, fishing
      2. next 3 day itinerary is where I need help - thinking either homer for 2 nights knowing that will add lots of car time
      or renting house in girdwood area for access to prince William sound tour, hiking, cooper landing, alyeska, wildlife conservation center, ??? other ideas.
      Or one night girdwood and one night north of anchorage on way to talkeetna- ideas??
      3. last night is talkeetna for denali flight seeing tour then back to anchorage for night flight out
      Or would everyone recommend 3 days seward and 3 days denali? feels like it would be a lot of driving...

      8 Answers Nov 3, 2016 at 1:21 PM
    • What should I do for 4 days in and around Anchorage the first week in September??

      Anchorage Aug 26, 2016 at 10:46 AM

      I have 4 days to explore from Anchorage and I am interested in seeing the great Alaskan wilderness, wildlife, glaciers etc. I would love to be able to take some pictures as well. What/where is the best to travel and go? I have looked into the rail lines, but I am looking for some recommendations. Any suggestions welcome!

      7 Answers Aug 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM
    • Transportation to Seldovia on a Wednesday

      Seldovia Jul 30, 2016 at 11:18 AM

      Five of us are traveling to Seldovia from Homer on a Wednesday and as I search for transportation I find most are closed on Wednesday. Am I reading things incorrect or can you only fly to Seldovia from Homer on a Wednesday. Thanks, Judy

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2016 at 11:35 AM
    • How would you spend 10 hours in Unalaska?

      Dutch Harbor Jul 25, 2016 at 5:16 PM

      My husband, son (2.5 years old), and I will be visiting Dutch Harbor in September on a cruise ship. We have contacted Bobbie (Extra Mile Tours) for a tour but have not heard back from her yet. As a plan B, we are thinking of renting a car for the day. Can anyone recommend an itinerary or places not to miss?

      We love driving through beautiful scenery, stopping for photographs, viewing wildlife in their natural habitat, and learning about different cultures. I read in a previous post that Captain's Bay Road is a great place for whale watching. We were thinking about stopping at the Holy Ascension of Our Lord Christ. What else?

      Thank you in advance for your assistance.

      3 Answers Jul 26, 2016 at 6:20 PM
    • Northern Lights necklace

      Alaska Jul 14, 2016 at 1:59 PM

      Hi All!

      I really hope you can help. We did a Disney Cruise to Alaska last summer and at one port (either Skagway, Juneau, or Ketchikan) I bought a necklace from a jewelry store that was called "Northern Lights" for $10. They had matching earrings for the same price but I bought the necklace only. Real or not real, it didn't matter...I loved it. It was just a small, round stone. We moved about 6 weeks ago, and the midst of moving...the necklace is missing. It's driving me nuts and I am really mad about it. So, now I wanted to see if I could possibly find the jewelry store who sold it to me and contact them about possibly ordering another one. I can picture the store from the outside, but cannot exactly recall the port, the store's name, or any of it. I am hoping perhaps one of you guys could help me!! I would really greatly appreciate any help you could offer. Thanks! It's very much appreciated it.


      7 Answers Jul 20, 2016 at 3:00 PM
    • Alaska in April

      Alaska Jul 5, 2016 at 10:39 AM

      Planning to travel to alaska for a week in April. What are the main cities to visit?

      12 Answers Jul 13, 2016 at 10:37 PM
    • White Pall train tour in Skagway

      Alaska Jun 27, 2016 at 4:55 PM

      Is there is tour worth the price? The cruise line is charging 250 p/p... for a 120 train and 70 ferry ride? Can I get to
      the ferry from my ship without going on the cruise tour?

      3 Answers Jun 28, 2016 at 3:28 PM
    • Any sea kayaking tour can carry out the Sep.29th?

      Valdez Jun 16, 2016 at 10:32 PM

      Many company reply me they close at Sep.11th.
      But we have no vacation at that time.
      Is there any sea kayaking tour can carry out the Sep.29th? Can the kayaking company make custimized tour at that time,We have 6 person.

      2 Answers Jun 17, 2016 at 12:24 PM
    • cruise celebrity solstice 2016

      Alaska Jun 2, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      Hi folks,we are 6 brits looking forward to this cruise. We have booked lots of stuff but am struggling on this one. We arrive in Skagway 6th sept and want to do scenic railway(up or down)combined with coach the other way. Can anyone help cos we want to prebook. Many Thanks Tim

      4 Answers Jun 3, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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      Transportation from Seward to Homer

      Alaska May 25, 2016 at 5:23 PM

      My friend and I will be traveling from Seward to Homer on July 1st and need transportation. I already spoke with Stage Line, the company we planned to use as they say they go every Mon, Wed and Friday. However, because it's on July 1st (Friday), they aren't going because it's considered a holiday. I also looked into car rentals and can't even find one available. Are there any other options? Please advise, thanks.

      3 Answers May 26, 2016 at 6:35 PM
    • Aerial tour and Glacier landing in Denali

      Alaska May 20, 2016 at 5:49 PM

      1) Friends have suggested to take an Aerial tour and Glacier landing in Denali, from Anchorage. Is it really something not to be missed ? Our plan is arriving in Anchorage 3rd June @ noon, explore Anchorage & Denali. Have to reach Seward on 6th June, to catch the 9 pm Cruise from there. We have already planned to do visit the Matanuska glacier, Lake Eklutna, during our 2 day stay Anchorage. 2) How long would visit/hike of the Matanuska glacier take ?

      3 Answers May 24, 2016 at 10:58 AM
    • Fly and Bus tour of Denali National Park

      Denali National Park and Preserve May 15, 2016 at 1:13 PM

      Plan to land in Anchorage on 3rd June and spend 2 days visiting Denali. We would like to enjoy both the aerial as well as bus tour of the national park. is it possible to do both i.e going by bus and returning by aerial route or vice versa?

      7 Answers May 18, 2016 at 9:32 AM
    • Family accomodation

      Anchorage May 7, 2016 at 10:10 PM

      We are planning to fly to Achorage and stay for 2-3 days in Anchorage , in june. Are there any good hostels with family rooms in Anhorage.Else any good B&B places for a family of 3 ?

      3 Answers May 8, 2016 at 12:07 PM
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      Dos & Don't for Alaska Cruise

      Alaska May 7, 2016 at 12:34 AM

      I will travel to Alaska & this is my first experience of Cruise so some body suggest how is the experience & cost effective travel of Cruise.
      Will travel in 2016 .
      Any body is travelling need company for travel.

      7 Answers May 9, 2016 at 9:28 AM
    • Itinerary question.

      Alaska Mar 27, 2016 at 10:17 AM

      I've been trying to plan this for a while and I think I am underestimating time/distance.. 35th wedding anniversary and hubby wants to spend it in alaska. The only "tours" we are truly interested in are Talkeetna Devil Canyon boat tour, 26 glacier cruise, hiking exit glacier (or the equivalent) and the shuttle bus in Denali. I have considered 7 glaciers for our anniversary dinner but don't know how possible that is.What I have tentatively figured was; fly into anchorage July 28, drive to talkeetna july 29, do the canyon tour, drive to denali, stay in denali from july 29-aug 1, take the shuttle through the park july 30. I had thought to then drive to seward aug 1 for the 26 glacier tour, exit glacier hike but those turn out to be whittier? My blonde brain is overwhelmed. Any aid to help me plan this well? We don't want an "every minute planned vacation". I have tentative, cancellable reservations in both seward and denali if that helps. We will also have a rental car. Are there festivals/do not miss happenings that I have missed? Please, no fly overs... I barely handle jets. :( thank you. If you were there July 28- August 3 and really wanted to do 26 glaciers, Devils canyon, Denali and a glacier hike, how would you arrange it?

      8 Answers Apr 1, 2016 at 12:49 AM
    • Want to fish on ferry terminal for a few hours upon tour arrival in Valdez.

      Valdez Mar 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM

      On tour. Staying at Best Western. Have a few hours on our own. Is ferry within walking distance? If not, what rate per mile can I expect to pay cab transportation? Thanks.

      6 Answers Apr 1, 2016 at 1:21 AM
    • Southwest Alaska

      Alaska Mar 11, 2016 at 7:58 AM

      My wife and I are wanting to fly into Alaska then rent a car/RV and take off to see the southeast part of Alaska. We are from Arkansas, live in the country and enjoy outdoors. We would like to see bears, moose, sea life, maybe fish a little, visit local taverns/restaurants, learn about the culture of the locals, see glaciers, mountains and visit a few nicer places too. Not into the big tourist crowds at all. We do not want a tour guide service telling us what to do and where to go on tours. My wife showed me a bear tour that was like $500.00! Can you not just go to a park and watch them on your own?? We would like to discover these things on our own if we can get a good itinerary from someone that knows the area. We are thinking around 10 days in July. We do not have a clue where to fly into or where to go so any help would be greatly appreciated.


      18 Answers Apr 1, 2016 at 1:49 AM
    • Traveling via motor home May 31-June 14

      Alaska Feb 25, 2016 at 8:39 AM

      Will we need advance reservations for day trips like day cruise from Seward or Wilderness tour at Danali?

      2 Answers Feb 25, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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      Whales Dutch harbour

      Dutch Harbor Feb 16, 2016 at 1:40 PM

      Hi, I apologise for the boring question, but I would appreciate a reply.
      We will be going to Dutch Harbour on the 5 October, and we are wondering if it will be to late to spot some humpback whales in the harbour....or it too late thanks max

      3 Answers Feb 16, 2016 at 10:55 PM
    • Handicapp Gentleman wants to fish

      Ketchikan Jan 29, 2016 at 10:15 AM

      I am a travel agent assisting a gentleman wishing to fish in one of these cities! He is in an electric wheelchair and has limited mobility of his legs and arms. He can stand up and move slowly with help from his dad. He will be in these cities in May and will arrive on 23 May in Ketchikan, 24 May in Juneau and 25 in Skagway. HIS WISH/DREAM is to go fishing! I've have tried thru Norwegian Cruise lines and ShoreTrips company but they are unable to assist us. Please call me at 800-264-0557 if you have a company that can make his wish come true! Regards, Holly @ Cruise and Travel Masters

      9 Answers Feb 2, 2016 at 9:52 PM
    • Hiking in Alaska

      Alaska Jan 8, 2016 at 5:06 PM


      I am from the New Jersey area and I hike in the Adirondacks (46, 4000 footers), New Hampshire (48, 4000 footers) and the Catskills (35, 3500 footers). Each of these areas has a group of mountains you can work towards. I am thinking about hiking in Alaska and I was wondering if you know of any such group of mountains in Alaska? I would appreciate any help you could offer or any website you can point me towards.


      5 Answers Jan 10, 2016 at 3:27 PM
    • Alaska 5 week Itinerary - Input Appreciated. Thank you!

      Alaska Jan 2, 2016 at 12:56 AM


      My partner and I are doing a 8 week road trip from Denver up to Alaska. We have allowed ourselves 13 days to get to Alaska (allowing us to enjoy Jackson hole, glacier national park, Banff etc etc) and 5 days to return to Denver. This leaves us just over 5 week to explore Alaska.

      I would very much appreciate some advice regarding the rough itinerary I have put together for the Alaska component of the road trip! Also if you have some suggestions on places to visit, that would be very well received. We are outdoorsy people and love all things nature - hiking, camping, kayaking, sighting animals and enjoying in beautiful landscapes! Also we on a somewhat budget, like the simple things in life and are not oppossed to roughing it.

      the itinerary

      Leg one: Southeast islands (9 days)

      Juneau: we have given ourselves 4 days + 1 day of travel (ferry to and from Skagway)
      points of interest (Mehandell Glacier, Perseverance trail, Alaskan brewing co, drive around the island and enjoy the scenery)

      4 days in admiralty island (looks absolutely stunning, I am still working out how we will get there / what we will do there, but i am very interested in the canoe route as well as exploring this amazing island.

      we could add more time for the southeast islands, if anyone has any suggestions? Also is 5 days to long in Juneau?

      leg two: Anchorage and Kenai Peninsula (18 days)

      Anchorage: 2 days

      Whittier / blackstone bay: 2 days
      - 2 days in whittier (one day paddeling backstone bay / interested in staying in one of the USFS cabins)

      Hope / Resurrection pass trail: 5 days
      - 1 day to look around hope
      - 4 days to backpack the resurrection pass trail (either this or Russian lake trail or we were thinking we can mountain bike the resurrection trail in a day and do the russian lakes trail as well)

      if anyone has done these, I would love to hear some feedback

      ninilchik / Homer / Kachemak bay: 5 days
      - might stop in ninilshik to go clamming
      - 2 days in homer (brewery, hikes, mountain biking, eating out, animals)
      - 2 days in Kechmak bay (want to stay in a yurt and just relax and enjoy the surrounds)

      Seward / Kenai Fjords national park (4 days)
      - 2 days in Seward (hikes, canoe, might spoil ourselfs and stay in some nice accomodation)
      - 2 days in Kenai Fjords national Park (boat tour, glaciers, animals, hiking)

      leg three: Denali and Fairbanks (6 days)
      - 4 days in Denali
      - 2 days for fairbanks

      I Have left out 5 days outm as this can account for the amount of driving we will be doing!!!! lucky I am from australia, and am very used to driving long distances :)

      Let me know what you think! if we are spending to long is a town, or missing places. We do have the potenital to add up 10 more days onto the trip, so if you have any other suggestions?

      Cheers, Mel

      8 Answers Jan 5, 2016 at 2:54 PM
    • Goingo to Juneau by ferry from Haines in a RV!

      Alaska Dec 14, 2015 at 11:51 AM

      Hello!! How are you guys?
      Ok, I have a serious question about part of my 2016 alaskan trip. I will be renting a RV in Anchorage for 3 weeks, and I really REALLY wanna go to Juneau with the RV. I wanna go to Whitehorse, drive a little in the Alaskan Highway and visit Haines as well. I don´t wanna go by plane. I was looking for some information about this and discover that we can make this going from Haines to Juneau by Alaska Marine Highway System. I know that it´s expensive but I think it will worth it.
      I cannot find any information of someone who has made it. Do you think it is possible and viable? We´re planning to stay for 2/3 days in Juneau, specially to make the Mendenhall Glacier hiking.


      5 Answers Dec 16, 2015 at 11:03 AM
    • Wilderness Camping in Denali sometime between 17th -25th December 2015?

      Denali National Park and Preserve Dec 11, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      Hi all,

      I am hoping to camp in Denali sometime between 17th - 25th December, and was wondering whether there are any camping groups heading there anytime in that period? I do not feel confident enough (have not tested the extreme winter conditions at Denali) to go solo camping and was hoping to find fellow adventurers.


      3 Answers Dec 16, 2015 at 1:46 PM
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      Photos ops from Ship -

      Alaska Dec 4, 2015 at 1:39 PM

      June Alaskan, Princess "Voyage of the Glaciers" cruise which has several hours of viewing of shores / glaciers from the ship. Do have a port side balcony and four days of land excursions. Primarily curious about equipment for photos from the ship. Do have a Digital SLR, a 400 mm zoom, and a wide angle18 mm. Have been ciphering on buying a spotting scope with a camera adapter. Concerns? The price and ease of use, as I have no experience with these. Also would they be of use in this situation, as seems most are promoted to birders? Naturally packing more stuff is always another debate. Thanks for all impute

      6 Answers Dec 28, 2015 at 8:22 PM
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      Personal knowlegdge of Tpurs?

      Skagway Dec 3, 2015 at 6:52 PM

      Please, any have knowledge of the following (or others to recommend) tours at Skagway -- Via train one direction, "Yukon Expedition & White Pass." 8 hours for $200 and / or "White Pass Bennett Lake." A bike ride might be tempting also; "Klondike to the Sea," under 3 hours for $115, I believe just about 14 miles. Another one that has caught my attention is a "Animal Planet Exclusive: Kroschel Wildlife Refuge." About 6 & 1/2 hours for $210. Yes this is a 13 hour layover on a Princess Cruise in June. Married couple, around sixty and first time north. Any and all information you care to share appreciated. Thank you.

      1 Answer Dec 4, 2015 at 12:47 AM
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      3 days post cruise in Seaward...

      Seward Nov 17, 2015 at 7:40 AM

      We will be arriving by cruise on a Friday morning and flying out of Anchorage Monday afternoon. Just trying to plan where to stay what to do. Interested in Salt water Halibut fishing.(,maybe on Saturday)Will need lodging for 2 nights in Seaward ..Do we need to rent a car for a few days? Have to get up to Anchorage for an over night stay On Sunday, as we fly out Monday afternoon and wanted to do the train, but at 8 pm, probably wont be much to see????? (late July travel) Or do a one way car rental to the airport....or bus?

      Any comments/info will be helpful Thanks


      8 Answers Nov 24, 2015 at 2:58 AM