Kayaking in Alaska

8 Days of Discovery in Alaska with Un-Cruise Adventures

If you’ve ever explored off-the-beaten-path destinations on vacation you know the excitement of experiencing something new that not every other tourist has seen. Each day on the Alaska Discoverers’ Glacier Country cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures is an opportunity to discover spectacular scenery and animals in their natural habitat. Well-organized, daily expeditions lead explorers of all ages into the wilderness of Alaska’s Inside Passage.

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Photo Friday: Polar Bear Plunge in Glacier Bay, Alaska

Earlier this summer my family took a week-long Alaska cruise vacation with Un-Cruise Adventures, an upscale small ship cruise line, throughout the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska. We kayaked, hiked, paddle boarded and took small boat excursions to view wildlife, glaciers and waterfalls. While the level of difficulty varies for each excursion there is one activity that many…

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Off-The-Grid Luxury Cruising in Alaska with Kids

When you think of an Alaska cruise, a large ship with a couple thousand passengers, endless food buffets, a kids’ club and nightly entertainment comes to mind. Good news, there are other options for families.

This summer as part of my family’s two week Southeast Alaska vacation we spent one week cruising the Inside Passage with Un-Cruise Adventures on a luxury, family themed cruise with 65 passengers. As a family, this was a vacation first; our kids, 7 and 10, enjoyed a level of independence that allowed them to experience Alaska …

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Two Weeks in Alaska with Kids by Air, Land and Sea

An Alaska family vacation has become synonymous with an Alaska cruise vacation. In 2012, one million visitors, almost two-thirds of all summer visitors, arrived in Alaska on a cruise ship.

Like the majority of Alaska cruise ship passengers, I disembarked the ship completely smitten with Alaska — that was ten years ago. This summer I returned to Alaska — this time with kids — and spent two weeks exploring Southeast Alaska by ferry, small plane and small ship cruise; I’m smitten all over again.