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Pandemic Paradox | Making the best of the worst is an option

To borrow from Dickens, it is the worst of times, it is the best of times. This current Corona pandemic is fraught with paradox. At the outset I want to acknowledge that the year 2020 has caused much suffering and hardship for countless souls. The repercussions of this event will undoubtedly be unfolding for much […]

Camping with brown bears in Katmai National Park

This blog is the first of two parts, wherein I share the tale of camping with brown bears in Katmai National Park. The second installment of this blog will see us continuing out the Aleutian Island chain to Dutch Harbor, then to Kodiak. Leaving Haines, I am always curious about leaving one of the best […]

The quality of the tourism experience in Southeast Alaska

The quality of the tourism experience in Southeast Alaska

Cruise Ship Tourism in Alaska This blog will allow me to share my concerns about the quality of the tourism experience in Southeast Alaska. I have worked as a tour guide in Haines Alaska for the past eight years. It is a job that I have embraced and cherished. My interaction with visitors has encouraged […]

Maclaren Glacier Diary | Denali Highway

I do not have a bucket list. I have a list, and I like to get things done before I have to fret about what may or may not be in sight of the bucket. It has been on my list to enlist the Maclaren River Lodge to transport us to their glacier base camp […]