Synopses & Reviews
""Alaska: The Cruise-Lover's Guide"" brims with updated facts and tips to help travelers to Alaska's Southeast get the most out of their cruise through the Inside Passage and beyond. In a single, handy illustrated guide, readers will find a brief history of the 49th state; information on the best places to observe glaciers, whales, dolphins, caribou, wolves, and more; and descriptions of the arts, crafts, and culture of Alaska's Native communities.
The heart of the book is an updated guide to ports of call and to the newest, most intriguing shore excursions. You can explore the dramatic wilderness of Denali National Park and Preserve or the Kenai Peninsula; enjoy the urban delights of Anchorage, Juneau, Vancouver, and Victoria; and experience the historical charms of Ketchikan, Skagway, and Kotzebue, 26 miles above the Arctic Circle, Information on the many sporting adventures available in Alaska, advice on souvenir shopping, and a cruise diary are added features.
About the Author
Paul Grescoe has been chronicling Western Canadian entrepreneurs for decades--from the legendary Vancouver billionaire Jim Pattison ("Jimmy") to the Winnipeg couple who founded the Harlequin romance empire ("The Merchants of Venus"). With his wife, Audrey, he is also a compiler of three recent volumes of private correspondence that illuminate Canadian history. The Grescoes live on Bowen Island, a world away from the rest of British Columbia.Audrey Grescoe has been a freelance journalist and a newspaper and magazine editor; more recently she has written books on travel and nature.
Paul Grescoe has contributed to most of the major Canadian magazines and has also written books, including detective novels and "The Merchants of Venus, about the Harlequin publishing empire. They live on Bowen Island, near Vancouver, B.C.