Skagway, very much like Dawson City, is a throwback to the days of yore. With its boardwalk-lined streets and colorful buildings, it welcomes visitors with a sense of whimsy and adventure. Likewise, the Westmark Skagway welcomes its visitors with a sense of history. Its lobby and restaurant are filled with images from the gold rush… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Category: Alaska & Yukon
We’re back in the Yukon capital of Whitehorse. The familiarity of the city is welcoming and we savored the idea of visiting our favorite establishment — the Klondike Rib and Salmon BBQ for their amazing food. The Westmark Whitehorse is the largest hotel in town and it features a good amount of meeting space. In… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Ketchikan provided an opportunity to take the afternoon excursion on the Aleutian Ballad from the Bering Sea. We had a gorgeous day today, really a gorgeous week in Alaska, and off we sailed from our dock. The boat is owned by Dave with Steve and Kiwi giving him a hand in the workings of the… read more of “The Deadliest Catch…”
As we come around the final bend on our decent from the mountains, Dawson City comes into view. At its heart we can see the vibrant colors of the Westmark Dawson City. Tracing its roots back to the Gold Rush, Dawson exudes the charm of the “49ers.” We cross the Yukon River on the government-run… read more of “Anthony’s…”
As previously mentioned, some of the hotels we’ve visited are beginning to open. When we arrived at Tok we noticed a Holland America Tours Explorer Motorcoach in the lot. This morning we chatted with the driver and he let me get a few shots of the interior. These coaches are relatively new to Alaska. They… read more of “Anthony’s…”
Ryndam’s crew had a great time experiencing a different “sea life” on the Bering Sea Crab Tour in Ketchikan, Alaska. Ioana is the crew purser aboard Ryndam.
Having left the country charm of Beaver Creek behind we find ourselves in Fairbanks, Alaska. Fairbanks is a moderately large city and has all the trappings of modern life. That being said, it’s a nice break from the countryside as it offers us a chance to stop for supplies and things we need for the… read more of “Anthony’s…”
During the crew tour “Bering Sea Crab” in Ketchikan I had the chance take some amazing photos of the famous bald eagles.