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Glacier Bay Podcasts: Humpback Whales

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Humpback Whales

While the Humpback Whale is an endangered species, in Glacier Bay it is doing well. And while on occasion visitors may catch a stray Minke or Killer Whale (orca), it’s the Humpback that gets a lot of attention. Ranger Janet Neilson spends a lot of time studying the humpback in Glacier Bay. Neilson says that…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Early Exploration

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Early Exploration

Most people are captivated by the beauty and drama of Glacier Bay. Ranger Kevin Richards looks out and he sees the history of it. And for Richards, that history comes alive, as he walks in the steps of everyone from George Vancouver who discovered the Bay, or the Tlingit natives who have made the Bay…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Mountains

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Mountains

For Ranger Patrick Hair, the effects of climate change in Glacier Bay are a fascinating study. While most glaciers in Alaska are retreating a few in Glacier Bay are actually advancing. The reasons are complex but he points out that contributing to this effect is Mt. Fairweather and the range of mountains that rise from…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: The Wilderness

Glacier Bay Podcasts: The Wilderness

For Marylou Blakeslee, a ranger and naturalist in Glacier Bay the beauty and majesty of the wilderness was such a powerful draw that she has remained in the park for around 17 years. She says that we all need wilderness experiences and her quiet knowledge of the Park and the expertise she shows as we…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Welcome Aboard!

Glacier Bay Podcasts: Welcome Aboard!

In an unprecedented effort to document the unique splendors and beauty of Alaska, Holland America has teamed up with the National Park Service to produce exclusive interviews with Glacier Bay’s foremost experts on a wide range of fascinating topics. Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman, travel writers, broadcasters and regular contributors to the Holland America blog,…   read more of “Glacier Bay…”

Kudos for Amsterdam and Holland America Line

Kudos for Amsterdam and Holland America Line

Okay, it is time to say “Mille Grazie” — a thousand thank you’s. These are two pictures we took the morning of pea soup and Glacier Bay on the last Amsterdam Alaskan cruise of the season. Nobody — not even Campbell’s Progresso and grandma — does soup like the kitchens on the Holland American ships!…   read more of “Kudos for Amsterdam…”