Glacier Discovery and Beginning Kayaking in Alaska

Alaska Cruise in the morning
It's always the start of a good day when you wake up to clear skies. Rain is common in Southeast Alaska and though it rarely cancels activities, its absence makes the world seem that much brighter. Baird Glacier was on the docket for today. Baird was once a tidewater glacier but it's retreated to become a hanging glacier and the guides on the Wilde...
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Review from a 3rd Grader Part 3: Five Reasons an Alaska Family Trip is Awesome

Child on an Alaska Cruise
1. It's awesome! They never leave you on shore to just find something to do, they always plan activities and the activities are always fun. You can go kayaking, hiking, skiff touring, or bushwhacking, which is going on land and walking through the forest with a guide who tells you about the different kinds of trees, and plants, and animals, an...
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Tlingit Culture in Wrangell, Alaska

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One of the most interesting moments from my family trip to Alaska was a Tlingit culture presentation at the Chief Shakes Tribal House in Wrangell. We were welcomed by a group of volunteer dancers anxious to share their native songs and dances with us.    For me, the presentation was a reminder of what has happened to native cult...
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Review from a 3rd Grader Part 2: My day in Wrangell

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In the afternoon we went to a town called Wrangell to see a dance presentation by the Tlingit natives, pronounced Klinkit . But before that we went to a museum called the Nolan Center. At the Nolan Center they had a bunch of history about their town. It was originally a native village and then prospectors came in and they founded the town of Wrange...
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Review from a 3rd Grader Part 1: My First Day on an Alaska Cruise - KAZAAM!

Alaska Family Cruises
By Cassie Garrett, 3rd Grade On my first day on the boat we went on a skiff tour. It was my first time on a skiff. A skiff tour is when you just drive around on a small motor boat, you don't get out. It was pretty cold though. I had to wear five layers on the top, four layers on the bottom. I also wore wool socks and rubber rain boots. We drov...
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