ALASKA MARINE HIGHWAY

START PLANNING YOUR ALASKA VACATION NOW!
Now is the best time to start planning your 2011 vacation to Alaska, and one of the most affordable ways to see the 49th state is on the Alaska Marine Highway. The state ferry system is a perfect way to travel – relaxing, hassle-free and full of opportunities to view and photograph scenery and wildlife. In fact, the entire route is so unique, it’s been named a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road.
GET A FREE STATE TRAVEL PLANNER!
Alaska has the right tools to get your vacation rolling – and best of all, they’re free! Click here to request a free official State of Alaska vacation planner. You’ll find page after page of helpful travel tips, plus sample itineraries. Can’t wait for the mail? Then visit the official trip planning website at www.travelalaska.com.
WATCH HOW EASY IT IS TO BRING YOUR VEHICLE!
Whether you plan to explore Alaska with your motorcycle, car or RV, save on mileage and let us do the driving. Just click on the video below to see how easy it is to drive onboard and start your vacation.
So if you’re planning to travel with a vehicle, don’t hesitate. Call to reserve your space today! Put your vacation plans in motion. For more information, visit our website @ FERRYALASKA.COM or call 1-800-642-0066

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Sarah Palin Explores Gold Mining and Oil

TLC Channel will air the final installment of Sarah Palin’s Alaska Special on Sunday January 9 at 9/8C. After searching in the Nome area for gold for Mom’s anniversary, Palin explores the tranquil beauty of the Alaskan coast by kayak. Visit Travel Guide’s website at  http://www.travelguidebook.com for detailed information on Nome, the history of gold mining in Alaska, information on coastal sights and towns, and every other detail of a great vacation to Alaska and other northern points.

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Bear Viewing with Andrew Airways on Kodiak Island Alaska

In this past week’s TLC Channel Alaska Special episode dealing with logging, Sarah Palin later visited Fraser Lake Fish Pass Bear Viewing area about 70 miles southwest of the city of Kodiak, recognized as one of the island’s best destinations for watching the antics of these fishing behemoths. Our Travel Guide publisher has flown to the same spot with Andrew Airways, and our http://www.travelguidebook.com website has many great photographs of the Fraser brown bears, as well as an article under Featured Stories titled “Kodiak Island and Its Bears.”  Be sure to watch our Youtube video of bear viewing with Andrew Airways at www.youtube.com/travelguidebook then book a visit with them yourself!

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Catch this Great Video of Three Big Horn Sheep Butting Heads!

After some formatting issues…our newly revised video featuring 3 big horn rams simultaneously butting their heads together is up! The video also reveals more unusual behavior with one ram rubbing his horns and head on another’s back and pawing at his back legs. Additionally, we have new videos on Tonka Seafoods and Nordic House in Petersburg Alaska, as well as the Wrangell Museum, Alaska Sourdough Lodge, and Alaskan Charters and Adventures, all located in Wrangell, Alaska. Ketchikan, Alaska is showcased in another video of this beautiful Southeast Alaska Inside Passage town. We have many other exciting travel related videos that have been up for a bit, so be sure to check them out, then visit out travel site extraordinaire, http://www.travelguidebook.com where you will uncover a tremendous wealth of information on the Northwest USA, Western Canada and Alaska.

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New Videos Are Here!!

We’ve uploaded several new videos at www.youtube.com/travelguidebook that you won’t want to miss. Check out frolicking seals and a berry-eating bear from Misty Bay Lodge in Hoonah, Alaska and rescued brother brown bears playing in the water at the Fortress of the Bear rehabilitation facility in Sitka, Alaska. Fish Creek Bridge Wildlife Observation Site has become a world-class destination for viewing black and brown bears feeding on salmon runs just north of Hyder, Alaska. Operating through the Tongass National Forest, Breakaway Adventures of Wrangell, Alaska offers boat tours of LeConte Glacier, the Stikine River and AnAn Bear Observatory. Be sure to watch the video highlighting the magnificent Copper River in Alaska and its salmon, which have the highest oil-content in the world from their long journey upriver to spawn. You can also enjoy our videos of Alaska’s vast temperate rainforest, and a virtual ballet of early-morning fishing boat departures weaving through the placid waters of Homer, Alaska, halibut fishing capitol of the world. We have beautiful footage of Cordova, Alaska, the Alaska Marine Highway and finally, readings by Skagway, Alaska’s Buckwheat Donahue, who has been entertaining folks with his unique interpretations of Robert Service verse and tales of the north for 25 years; CDs of his performances are available through our website at http://www.travelguidebook.com where you will uncover a tremendous wealth of information on the Northwest USA, Western Canada and Alaska.

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Sarah Palin’s Alaska Special Next 2 Episode Explore “Rafting” and “Logging”

In this Sunday’s episode,the Palins pile into their RV for an overnight trip of white-water rafting and ATV touring. Later, Sarah and Piper dogsled on a glacier. Airs on TLC Sunday, Dec 19.

In the following week’s episode Sarah, Todd and Willow head to a remote logging camp on Afognak Island for a look at the Alaskan logging industry. Airs on TLC Sunday, Dec 26.

If you’re interested in seeing and reading about the sights, activities and locations that the series covers, be sure to visit http://www.travelguidebook.com for the scoop on everything imaginable! You can order a copy of our Travel Guide book on the website and begin planning your next, and BEST vacation, to the great state of Alaska and other northern locales.

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This Sunday Sarah Palin Serves Up Some Alaskan Hospitality

On the upcoming Sarah Palin’s Alaska Special, Palin welcomes reality show star and Dancing with the Stars participant Kate Gosselin and her 8 children to Alaska. To prepare for a camping trip with the kids, Sarah takes Kate to a bear safety class for rifle practice. Then Kate and the kids experience the wilderness challenges of camping in Alaska. “I have never camped for real,” Gosselin says in a promo for the episode,  having made no secret of her dislike of outdoor adventures on Jon & Kate Plus 8.

The episode airs Sunday at 9/8c on TLC.

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Sarah Palin’s Alaska Special: “She’s a Great Shot” Up Next

Last week’s Alaska episode seems well-received even by folks who aren’t particularly enamored with Palin or her politics, generating comments about the lack of political references or soapboxing in Episode 3, and the genuinely sweet demeanor of her family. We’re looking forward to this Sunday’s presentation which documents Sarah’s caribou-hunting expedition above the Arctic Circle with her father Chuck and a family friend, in the stark beauty of Alaska’s Far North. Airs on TLC at 9 and 11 Eastern. To further investigate the Far North and all of Alaska’s regions, be sure to explore http://www.travelguidebook.com for complete travel information.

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Episode 3 of Alaska Special: Salmon Run

In Episode 3 of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” special, she and her husband observe their July 4th tradition of salmon fishing in Bristol Bay, pristine home of the world’s largest wild salmon run. The show is sure to highlight more of the beauty of Alaska. Airs on TLC at 9/8 C on Sunday, November 28th. If you’re interested in seeing and reading about the sights, activities and locations that the series covers, be sure to visit http://www.travelguidebook.com for the scoop on everything imaginable! You can order a copy of our Travel Guide book on the website and begin planning your next, and BEST vacation, to the great state of Alaska and other northern locales.

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More Videos on our Youtube Channel

We’ve uploaded a few new videos at www.youtube.com/travelguidebook you’ll enjoy seeing. The “Klondike Gold Fields” is a complex in Skagway, Alaska that offers a host of different family-oriented Gold Rush era adventures, including gold panning in warm water troughs with guaranteed gold in every pan, touring an authentic 350-ton gold dredge and their handcrafted root beer and beer brewery. Alaskan Harbor Seals are shown lounging about on marine equipment in another. Be sure to check out the time lapse video of a very spectacular Northern Lights Aurora display!

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