• Windstar Cruises Alaska Review Hero
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    Windstar Cruises Alaska Review: A Luxury Sail through the Inside Passage

    Every morning, I would rise from bed, and walk to the curtains. I'd open them just a sliver – even at 6am, the sun was already high and the day was bright. And there it was: blue water – and blue skies! Though the forecast had called for rain the entire duration of our Windstar Cruise in Alaska and we packed with that in mind, good fortune smiled upon us. Almost every day of our journey through Alaska's Inside Passage aboard the Star Breeze was clear skies and sunshine... exactly the kind of magic you need to make memories in this incredible place...

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    How to Drive the Klondike-Kluane Loop: Road Trip the Best of the Yukon

    Spanning vast, untouched wilderness and steeped in Gold Rush history, the Klondike-Kluane Loop is one of the Yukon Territory's most iconic drives. Starting and ending in the capital city of Whitehorse, the loop not only offers a glimpse into the Yukon's storied past, where dreams of gold lured many a hopeful prospector, but also showcases the raw beauty and majestic wilderness for which the region is famed and a chance to learn about the First Nations people who steward this region...

  • Where to Stay in the Yukon Hero
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    Where to Stay in the Yukon: 9 Best Hotels, Motels, Cabins and B&Bs

    I'm the first one to admit: I've got an unreasonably soft spot for the Yukon Territory in northwest Canada. It's remote, it's undeveloped, and there's not much to do there – if you believe some travelers anyway. I know better though; my family used to take summer vacations in the Yukon when I was growing up in Alaska, and I've been back since (June 2023) to retrace some of those steps and forge new trails of my own...

  • Things to Do in Whitehorse Hero
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    The 13 Best Things to Do in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

    For some travelers, that place is Disneyland. For others, it's a lakeside cabin where the family always used to converge during the summer holidays. For me – a kid raised in Alaska – the place I think of fondly when remembering summer vacations is Canada's Yukon Territory. Maybe it was from our seminal drive from Maryland – where I was born – to Alaska when we moved there...

  • Things to Do in Dawson City Hero
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    The 13 Best Things to Do in Dawson City, Yukon Territory

    Among the many things that have drawn visitors to the northwestern reaches of North America – Alaska and the Yukon – over the years, the prospect of gold still ranks high on the list. While you're not likely to find a large nugget lying in a creek or vein running through an exposed mountain, the idea that you might – or that someone once did – is enticing. It still draws thousands of visitors to Skagway, Alaska each year. But relatively few people visit Dawson City, Skagway's sister city in the tale of the Klondike Gold Rush...

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    Where to Eat in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory: 11 Delicious Spots to Visit

    If you find yourself in the Yukon Territory, I'm assuming it's not by accident. Canada's northwesternmost territory is remote and relatively undeveloped by modern tourist standards: it's traversed by only a few highways, and is even less visited than some of the most far-flung places I've visited in neighboring Alaska. Your options for where to stay and where to eat are limited – but don't get me wrong: there's no shortage of incredible things to do in the Yukon...

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    The 7 Best Things to Do in Haines Junction, Yukon Territory

    Nestled in the heart of Yukon, you'll find the community of Haines Junction. As the name suggests, this town exists at a junction – between the Alaska-Canadian Highway and the Haines Highway, but that's not all it's known for. Framed by the breathtaking Saint Elias Mountain Range and serving as the gateway to Kluane National Park, Haines Junction is more than just a turn-or-straight intersection – it's a destination brimming with outdoor adventures and cultural experiences...