Posts Tagged ‘Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula’


In my eight years of professional travel I’ve been compiling a list of places that every American should visit. The list is full of big-name destinations: The Grand Canyon, Washington D.C. and New York City come to mind. Today, I added another must-see spot: Kenai Fjords National Park. We arrived this morning in Seward, a…

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Rafting on the Kenai River

Posted by Brian Jewell in Alaska on July 13, 2011


Glaciers have made quite a mark on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, carving out many of the mountain passes and rocky formations that make this area so scenic. But these behemoths of ice aren’t just a thing of the past; dozens of glaciers linger in the mountinas around here, and their melting run-off trickles down into the…

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A hike to remember

Posted by Brian Jewell in Alaska on July 12, 2011


Sometimes I do my best thinking while hiking down a mountain. It’s a cloudy day atop Mt. Alyeska, a ski area about an hour’s drive south of Anchorage. Now in mid-summer, there is no skiing, as the temperatures hover around 60 degrees. Instead, Alyeska turns into a nature lovers paradise, with many miles of hiking…