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Alaska, perhaps the most diversified state in the Union. And a destination many world travelers long to visit some day. Whether its the fishing, the scenery, the wildlife or the history, Alaska has something for everyone.

When it comes to the outdoors, just about every recreational activity you can imagine is enjoyed up here. You can climb North America's tallest peak or dive the seas where some of the richest marine ecosystems in the world flourish. Sail or kayak on protected waters along thousands of miles of coastline. Anglers can vie for a new world record for a dozen fish species or set out on a wilderness trail for photographing the wonders of our natural world.

This is the first year for our Travelog section. Over time it will contain information on many locations or adventures that may not be very well known to the northern traveler. And although the internet is a marvelous research tool for planning a vacation, the shear volume of information available can overwhelm the most dedicated planner.

In this section we will give you some of our suggestions for things you might want to put on your itinerary. Places which all too often are overlooked or passed by from not knowing they exist. Other locations will be familiar places more well-known but with "insider" information on special highlights for the area that will enhance your visit.


EXIT Glacier, Kenai Peninsula  In my mind, visiting Exit Glacier is one of the most unique opportunities you can experience. Unlike most other Alaska glaciers you must view from afar, this one lets you walk right up to it within a stone's throw from its face. Access is by road, and the trail is only a pleasant half mile walk from the parking lot. This is a MUST SEE if you are visiting the Kenai Peninsula.

Hope, Alaska Take a side trip while on the Kenai Peninsula and visit the location of the First gold rush in the territory. Many of the original buildings are still standing and you can even try your hand at panning some color from Resurrection Creek where fortunes were made.


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