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  • What to Pack for an Expedition Cruise

    For maximum no-frills thrill on an expedition cruise, focus on the must-have items and leave all the rest at home.

    Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on January 25, 2013 at 8:59:07 AM EST in Cruises, Travel Tips
  • World's Best All Inclusives for 2012

    We've gathered the best of the best in all-inclusive hospitality just for you. Check out our picks from Tasmania to Alaska and everything in between!

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on January 07, 2013 at 3:15:27 PM EST in Hotels
  • American Safari Cruises Adds to its Fleet

    American Safari bought a new ship that will not only add a swank Victorian-style modern vessel to its fleet, but will sail new historic routes in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Sailings begin summer 2013.

    Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on August 28, 2012 at 12:03:26 PM EDT in Cruises, News
  • Holland America Rescues 70 Stranded Tourists in Alaska

    Holland America Line's ms Volendam, which was heading for Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay, Alaska, rescued 70 people from a disabled sightseeing vessel yesterday.

    Posted by Andrea M. Rotondo on August 21, 2012 at 9:49:26 AM EDT in News, Cruises
  • Where We're Heading this Summer

    Fodor's editors are always traveling, and we love to share our favorite places and top finds. From kid-friendly restaurants in Paris to hike-in lodges in the Great Smoky Mountains, we've got plenty of recommendations. Read on to join our summer adventures!

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 04, 2012 at 1:39:12 PM EDT in New at Fodor's, Trip Ideas
  • Tip of the Week: Mush like an Alaskan pro, even in summer!

    Most people associate dog-sledding with cold weather, snow, and a particularly infamous Alaskan trail. There are dog-sledding options, however, in Alaska even for those who prefer warmer mushing weather.

    Posted by Deanna Cioppa on May 01, 2012 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Alaska's Copper Whale Inn Offers Exclusive Fodor's Discount

    Anchorage's charming, garden-fronted Copper Whale Inn, ideally situated within walking distance of most of downtown's top establishments (and just a stone's throw from the city's stunning 11-mile Tony Knowles Coastal Trail), is offering Fodorites an exclusive 20-percent off deal.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on April 09, 2012 at 5:01:49 PM EDT in Deals, Hotels
  • Fly-In Hiking Takes Off

    Heli-hiking, which essentially borrows from the heli-skiing concept—minus the skis or the snow—is quickly gaining ground as the latest bucket-list adventure trend. Here, a few spots where you can fly high on your next hiking trip.

    Posted by Blane Bachelor on April 05, 2012 at 11:58:20 AM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Best Places in Alaska to View the Northern Lights

    Unfolding on the fringes of the ring-shaped auroral oval that circles the globe's Arctic realms, the aurora borealis phenomenon—a mystical apparition of glowing bands that float and spiral overhead (really solar particles bouncing off the earth's magnetic field)—can't help but inspire the imagination of all who bear witness to its splendor. A trek into the Alaska wilderness's bone-chilling winter wonderland affords optimum viewing conditions, particularly in the state's northern reaches. We've rounded up four unique opportunities to combine northern lights viewing with an extra boost of only-in-Alaska adventure.

    Posted by Elissa Richard on March 20, 2012 at 6:51:46 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Princess Cruise Deal Offers Discounts on Alaskan Adventures

    Princess Cruises recently launched a series of discounts on their popular Alaskan cruises. The "Denali on Sale" deal, which continues through March 15th, features Alaska tours starting from $799/person for a 10-night trip.

    Posted by Kimberly Jaso on March 07, 2012 at 1:36:13 PM EST in Cruises, News, Deals