Alaska

Alaska Travel Guide

Lindblad is a top adventure company, with an impressive affiliation with the National Geographic Society. Research scientists come on board, and passengers can observe NG field sites and equipment, including undersea cameras and hydrophones and video-microscopes.

A 7 1/2-hour ride from Anchorage to Denali National Park.

American Safari Cruise guests always a chance snap pics of grizzlies foraging on the beach in Juneau, Alaska or humpbacks breaching the water in Mexico's Sea of Cortès.

Disney is the best cruise line for families. What may surprise you is that the 1,760-passenger Disney Magic and Disney Wonder are gorgeous ships, even without Disney touches like character appearances and first-run movies.

Services Camp Denali and other lodges.

At 13.2 million acres of Alaskan wilderness, this, the largest U.S. park, is six times the size of Yellowstone and larger than nine U.S. states—yet it has only two roads, together barely totaling 105 miles.

Fishing trips to Alaska, the Amazon, Argentina, and beyond, with stays in comfortable jungle lodges, cabin barges, and tented camps. T+L Trip pick Bolivian Adventure. The company’s first venture in Bolivia goes to the remote Caño Negro River, home to the exotic peacock bass.

Years as agent: 39. Other specialties: Alaska, European river cruises. Consulting fee: From $100.

Fly over Mount McKinley, travel on Alaska Railroad’s GoldStar service, and meet a champion dogsledding team.