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Earning the Alaska Experience

August 26, 2014 at 7:58 PM by Teresa

Forest delightsby Sarah Sinn-White, expedition guide, Wilderness Discoverer

As a guide in Alaska we live outside, rain or shine, on both water and land. We experience the positives and occasional downs of the outdoor lifestyle, but at the end of each week there is always a shining moment of clarity and beauty that you realize, even during the moment, it will stand out in your life as a benchmark day outdoors.
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categories: Alaska, Wilderness Discoverer
Tagshiking, kayaking, Wilderness Discoverer Alaska,



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Tall Tales of Alaska

August 22, 2014 at 3:32 PM by Teresa

Hikersby Crew on the Wilderness Explorer

The tall tales of Alaska simply don't do it justice. On my first shore excursion off of the Wilderness Explorer, my experiences were truly unexpected. Bear tracks, pink salmon, massive old growth forests...it was an amazing expedition.
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Summer Camp for Grown-ups in Alaska

August 21, 2014 at 12:37 PM by Teresa

David soars like an eagleBy Jill Horowitz, guest, Safari Endeavour

Recently on my very first-ever cruise, it occurred to me that my Un-Cruise experience has been like grown-up camp. My husband and I (and another couple with whom we are traveling) have been hiking, kayaking, running and taking in the scenery and wildlife while interacting with knowledgeable guides and an international group of guests with similar interests in nature, environmentalism and natural beauty.
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categories: Alaska, Safari Endeavour
Tagsguest National Park, Alaska, Glacier post Bay



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A Mysterious Castaway Seahorse Explores Alaska

August 18, 2014 at 7:29 PM by Teresa

By Jill K Quaintance, expedition leader, Safari Explorer
 

During our sail into the magnificent glacial bays of Alaska, I did some routine life jacket inventory, and, low and beyold!--I found a blow-up seahorse beach toy shoved behind the life jackets! And it had a very mysterious note attached...Here's a photo-journal of a week in the life of a castaway seahorse. 


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categories: Alaska, Safari Explorer
Tagscrew Hijinx Legacy, Alaska, S.S.



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Bush Hiking in Port Houghton

August 14, 2014 at 6:19 PM by Teresa

Our adventure hiking crewby Connor Adams, expedition guide, Safari Endeavour

After spending time working on the Safari Endeavour for a couple weeks, I decided it was time to take advantage and join in on a wilderness hike. Once we got an explanation on bear safety, we were given the choice: go on a full on bushwhack, or follow game trails. With a little discussion, the group quickly came to the consensus on game trails, and our adventure began!
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categories: Alaska, Safari Endeavour
Tagshiking, Houghton Alaska, Port



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