Alaska

Tutka Bay redfines your ida of a "lodge."

By Everett Potter Kayaks, glaciers, sea otters and remote cabins: let’s call it love at first sight. From the moment I spied Tutka Bay from the floatplane – those dark waters, pine clad islands, a backdrop of mountains and a glacier in the distance – it had me. The topography

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Story & photos by Julie Snyder As if on cue, the glacier emitted a deep rumble and then calved an enormous slab of blue ice into the waters of Tracy Arm. We’d slowly dodged icebergs, bergy bits (small icebergs) and growlers (even smaller) for several hours before coming face to

  Story & photos By Melissa Coleman “Alaska, take back your winter,” has been a common complaint in the lower 48 this winter and last. “Gladly,” the snow-starved Alaskans reply. Winter, after all, is what Alaska is known for, and when much of the fun happens. Especially March. March is

The incredible team that puts together Everett Potter’s Travel Report every week is a well-traveled bunch. So asking our contributors about their favorite travel moment in 2013 produced joy, angst and lengthy answers, as well as the inevitable,  “Just one?” Herewith are some highlights from our travels in 2013. BRAZIL

Explore Canada and Alaska by rial

Vacations by Rail, the Chicago-based travel company, has just announced a phenomenal 16-day vacation that combines train travel on arguably the best train in North America, Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer, with an Alaskan cruise on Holland America, ending with an Alaskan railroad jaunt from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Coined the Rocky

  What’s the Deal: An early season fishing offer from Angling Unlimited, the premier charter fishing company in Sitka, Alaska. This is prime time for king salmon and halibuts. Details:  Travel to Sitka and fish with Angling Unlimited between May 23 and May 31, 2013, and get 20% off. Or

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  By Steve Jermanok Adventure cruising might sound like an oxymoron, but more and more cruise lines are jumping on the active lifestyle bandwagon as the demand grows. A younger clientele and athletic baby boomers have helped transform an industry best known for its all-you-can-eat buffets and cozy chaise lounge

  Smart Deals: Angling Unlimited, the premier charter fishing company in Sitka, Alaska, offers “Bonding Across the Generations” to bring grandparents and their grandkids together. On the water, Angling Unlimited’s experts will teach kids important foundational skills for fishing including leader and knot tying, and using electronics and GPS. The

Interviewed by Everett Potter Tom Ohaus likes to fish. I’ve know this since we were in college together, and used to surf cast along the beaches of Cape Cod as dawn broke. We were in pursuit of bluefish and stripers and sometimes, I’d catch one. But for every one that