Visit four amazing national parks—Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias (America’s largest), Kenai Fjords, and Katmai.
Search for Alaska’s iconic wildlife, including grizzly bears, caribou, Dall sheep, moose, sea otters, wolves, Steller sea lions, and bald eagles.
Take a ride on the Alaska Railroad, drive the full length of the spectacular Denali Highway, fly by small plane over the Wrangell Mountains and take a cruise to view some of Alaska’s iconic coastal scenery.
Photograph coastal brown bears as they forage along tidal flats in Katmai National Park.
Enjoy a variety of hiking options, both on and off trail, and strap on some crampons for an unforgettable walk on a glacier.
The best travel adventures do not happen in a flash of instant gratification. Instead, they are the long, meandering journeys that give us more immersive, interactive experiences to savor. Sure, jumbo jets might get you to your destination faster; but once you arrive, I believe that overland adventures are the key to truly exploring the heart and soul of a place.
I’ve been a nature-lover my whole life, but I began traveling specifically to see animals in the wild back in the early ’90s. Still in my early 20s then, I was fascinated by watching wildlife. My passion grew exponentially as I took up photography and became more adept at spotting hidden animals.
On August 21, the moon will pass in front of the sun and the sky will turn completely dark in the middle of the day. Total solar eclipses like this occur approximately once every 18 months, but they’re usually only visible from less than half a percent of the Earth’s surface. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States since 1979.
From Alaska and northern Canada to Greenland and Scandinavia, exploring the Arctic ranks among the world’s greatest adventures. For us, one of the most rewarding aspects was seeing the incredible array of Arctic animals that manage to survive in these harsh landscapes.
For 19th-century New England sailors, life aboard whaling ships tended to get rather tedious. Voyages could last years, with weeks or months between sightings; living conditions were lamentable, quarters were cramped.
For almost two decades, Ingrid Nixon's work in expedition tourism has propelled her about the planet. From Antarctica to Greenland, Madagascar to Easter Island, she enjoys sharing the wonder of exploration and discovery with like minds.