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Baranof Island, Alaska
August 15, 2018
Do you feel that cruising is not for you – mainstream, restrictive, unadventurous? I confess I felt the same, until recently when I tried my hand at expeditionary cruising and it has blown my expectations way out of the salty water. Here is why: Heading to the small coastal town of Petersburg in south-east Alaska […]
By: Roxy Dukes
Destination: Alaska, North America

March 6, 2018
The float plane roars and Keller eases back on the throttle. The immensity of the scenery below unfolds. Primordial nature. Wilderness. Muted hues. We are flying over Kodiak Island, Alaska’s emerald isle. The name conjures up images of mystery, grandeur and power. At the heart of that mystique is the mighty Kodiak Bear, that I […]
By: Justin Wateridge
Destination: Alaska

February 12, 2015
“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon for each day to have a new and different sun” – Christopher McCandless, 1992. Into the […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Alaska, North America

December 10, 2014
The pilot tapped me on the shoulder and pointed to a huge glacier stretching as far as the eye could see, one of many huge natural wonders in this wilderness area of Alaska. Flying over the Alaska Range of Denali, I felt like a tiny insect being engulfed by the land. A vast landscape of […]
By: Roxy Dukes
Destination: Alaska, North America

August 18, 2014
“Hey bear, hey bear” went the thankfully unanswered call of our guide as we picked our way through the thick forest. I was “bush-whacking” on an uninhabited island in south-east Alaska, one of a choice of active excursions available during my time on the Safari Endeavour boat. Bush-whacking involves being dropped off by skiff onto […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Alaska, North America

January 17, 2012
To all those Paul Gauguin fans out there, a new exhibition of his work is opening in Seattle from the 9th of February to the 29th of April 2012. The exhibition showcases a large number of his works alongside a collection of Polynesian Artefacts which were such an influence on his work. The end of […]
By: Sue Grimwood
Destination: Alaska, Canada, North America

June 1, 2011
Gazing across the limpid, fathomless waters of Frederick Sound, one of the world’s richest feeding grounds for Humpback whales, these great behemoths had already announced themselves by the oily jets of their ‘blows’ still dancing in the moist air. Needing no second invitation, my fellow travellers and I aboard the very comfortably appointed 36 passenger […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Alaska, North America