10 Thrilling Outdoor Adventures In The U.S.

Thrill-seekers abound, but what constitutes adventure varies person to person. While some seek the biggest rush — activities such as skydiving, bungee jumping, or white-water rafting — others may feel that any activity that allows them to step outside their comfort zone (think flying, traveling solo, or mountain climbing) is a great adventure. It’s all…

8 Reasons To Book A Women’s Sport Fishing Trip

I didn’t understand the allure of fishing until recently. Now I get it. There’s the thrill that overtakes you when the fish are biting as quickly as you can put your line into the water. The serenity of turning off the engines and floating for a bit to listen to the waves lapping against the…

Booze And Brothels: 9 Things You Didn’t Know About Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan, Alaska, located at the southernmost entrance to the famed Inside Passage, is the beginning of the final frontier. Situated on Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is the gateway to the Inside Passage, a system of waterways for ships and boats that weave through the islands and their stunning wilderness views. Read Jill’s story at Travel Awaits.

7 Best Places To Savor Seafood In Ketchikan

Ketchikan, Alaska’s “First City,” is an island reached by plane or boat. A popular cruise port, tourists flood into the city daily to view the artwork along the waterfront of the Inside Passage, the Native American totem poles, and to savor the variety of fresh seafood in a city that is known as the Seafood…

Alaskan Adventure: My First Trip Since Coronavirus

I was going to Alaska, my first trip in months. Early in the pandemic, back when we were getting news that California had just a handful of cases of COVID-19 — and before the pandemic felt real — I spent two weeks traveling several cities in California. I returned home just as the urgency flipped and the…

Traveling During A Pandemic + Alaska Itinerary

Who knows how long it will take for travel to recover post COVID-19? For now, many are planning summer road trips to smaller destinations, seeking less-traveled paths to allow for physical distancing and outdoor settings. Some things to consider before planning a trip: Check the current status of the outbreak in the city you plan…

Why I’m Keeping My Summer Travel Plans

In the midst of so much change, one thing I still retain is the ability to dream, to envision future plans. My future plans include a women’s fishing expedition to the Steamboat Bay Fishing Club in the remote area of Ketchikan, Alaska. Located on Noyes Island, our group will take a short float plane ride…