The Van Gilder Hotel

308 Adams St., Seward, Alaska, 99664, United States | Hotel
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The greatest Alaskan adventure!!!

A travel blog entry by amandalynn88 on Jun 23, 2014

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... that even at midnight it is still light out. Shortly before 1am we decided to walk home. It was a good hike to break in my new shoes!

Now to the good part. We made reservations to take a HELICOPTER to a GLACIER and go DOG MUSHING!!!!!!! Everything in caps I had never done before! We were incredibly excited. Just before 1pm we headed out to the airport, signed papers, paid and did a short briefing on how to safely get ...

Rain and fog

A travel blog entry by travelswithduke on May 30, 2014

42 photos

... to the top of the ski mountain but it was too windy and was not raining. We took a few pictures of Alyeska Resort (looks like a nice ski resort with all skiing at the top of the tram) and continued down past Portaqe Creek. We finally saw one moose - a young one at that. We went through Turnagain Pass at 1105 feet and on towards Seward. We saw Canyon Creek near the Hope Junction and right past Trail Lake hatchery the beautiful Trail Lake. We saw no moose ...

My first day in Seward!

A travel blog entry by amandalynn88 on May 19, 2014

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After a gorgeous drive from anchorage, I arrived in Seward at 10am this morning!! The views were so spectacular that I barely had words to express it and pictures don't do it enough justice. All I have to say is that I am officially in love with Alaska. :-)  I met 3 people on the bus that were also arriving for orientation today so we dropped off our luggage and made our way around town, stopping to have ...

Seward Run

A travel blog entry by andrewjerome on Sep 13, 2013

1 comment, 76 photos

... it was about 5.40pm, and the next tunnel opening was at 6.00pm. If you miss the 15 minute opening, you have to wait an hour for the next one! We ended up being second in line for cars, although the tour buses got the jump on us first.

I freaked out when I entered the destination for our next address in Seward and it said it would take 2.45 hours to get there. I don't know whether it was poor satellite reception or outdated information, but it took an hour less than that. ...

Dancing in the rain...Seward style!

A travel blog entry by rorox on Aug 06, 2013

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... by the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster relief fund to help rescue and save animals from Alaskan oceans while educating people of the issues facing this environment. It was a terrific centre and one that was helping a huge amount of wildlife in the region. There were a variety of exhibits but our favourite was the seabird exhibit. This contained all smaller local seabirds including many puffins that we could see from less than a metre away. ...

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