Alaska News & Events
(Excerpts from Jan 2012 Alaska Magazine) We expect teenagers to do some crazy things such as pierce their noses. But when the teenager is a brown bear and the piercing is a three hooked fishing lure from an unattended tackle box, Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists are going to have to step in. That’s what happened on the bank of the Chilkoot River … Continue reading →
January in Anchorage saw record setting cold weather and snowfall! We had a whopping 123 inches of snow at the PAT headquarters.
Our average temperature for January was 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, which doesn’t sound so bad till you factor in all the below zero days it took to reach this balmy average temperature! Fairbanks average temperature for January was -27 below zero! … Continue reading →
Princess Cruises has made shore excursions available for your 2012 Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours! Now you can book them quickly and easily using the online Cruise Personalizer… Just go to www.princess.com, and click Access Cruise Personalizer to get started! These excursions fill up quickly, so don’t delay!
We were recently made aware that one of our Alaska Alumni, Mr John Cammelleri is a successful author. His first book, Protecting the Cittern, recently won a Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Association. His second book, The Ibex Trophy, has just been nominated for a Florida Book Award. John and his wife Evelyn went to Alaska with us on our 14-Day Custom … Continue reading →
When you go to Alaska you need to bring a camera and binoculars. The scenery is so spectacular, that I have been known to burn out my battery taking picture after picture. This year we asked our 140 fellow travelers on our Custom 14 day Alaska CruiseTour to submit their best photos for our first ever Alaska Photo Contest. Contestants were asked to enter their … Continue reading →
Finished the land and now ready to cruise. The bus was transferring us from Anchorage to Whittier along the Seward Highway, which is a natural, scenic byway. Sometimes you can get a glimpse of Mt. McKinley or see dall sheep, but not today. … Continue reading →
In July, Jeff and I escorted 150 clients on a 14-day Alaska Cruisetour. Our trip consisted of 6 nights on land and 7 nights at sea aboard the Diamond Princess. Here are some of the highlights of the land portion: Fairbanks offers something for everyone. Our visit to the Alaska Pipeline was enjoyed by the men who were all immensely interested in how the pipeline … Continue reading →