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Moon Handbooks Canadian Rockies, Second Edition: Including Banff and Jasper National Parks

by Andrew Hempstead
  No other guide covers the Canadian Rockies as thoroughly as this insightful and up-to-date Handbook. Andrew Hempstead combines practical travel tips with a keen insider's perspective to capture the drama of this awe-inspiring region of North America. Extensive restaurant and lodging options, detailed trail descriptions, suggestions for maximizing your visits to the five national parks, and easy-to-use maps make this the perfect book for anyone exploring the area.
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Frommer's Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call 2008

Frommer's Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call 2008

by Fran Wenograd Golden and Jerry Brown
  Thoroughly updated every year (unlike the rest of the competition), Frommer's Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call is a compact guide that's on top of all the latest developments and offerings in the rapidly changing cruise industry. Our authors, both leading cruise journalists with years of experience, have compiled candid, first-hand reviews of each cruise line and each ship. The easy-to-use ratings, detailed drawings of each ship, and honest evaluations make it easy for you to find the cruise that suits your budget and your personal style, whether you want a luxury liner with fine dining or a small-ship cruise led by serious naturalists.
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Expanded Cruisetour Options in Alaska and Canadian Rockies

In the summer of 2008, cruise guests have the choice of 55 Royal Caribbean voyages to explore Alaska's untamed wilderness and awe-inspiring glaciers.

  • Radiance will undertake seven-night North- and Southbound itineraries between Vancouver and Seward, Alaska.
  • Rhapsody of the Seas returns to Seattle for seven-night roundtrip Alaska Fjords & Glacier voyages; and
  • Serenade of the Seas sails a seven-night roundtrip itinerary from Vancouver including a visit to the world's largest and most active glacier, the Alaska Hubbard Glacier
  • Radiance and Serenade also offer a 14-night Ultimate Alaska voyage for an extensive adventure in Alaska.

Alaska cruises start at $749 per person, double occupancy.

Packages are available for more immersive Alaskan experiences. Royal Caribbean cruisetours offer 20 pre- or post-cruise packages, taking guests into Alaska's magnificent interior to fully explore the sights, history and culture of the last American frontier. Guests are escorted by knowledgeable "Adventure Specialists" to explore destinations such as:

  • the historic gold rush town of Fairbanks
  • the coastal town of Seward, and
  • Denali National Park, home of Mt. McKinley.

Most Alaska cruisetour packages also include segments on Royal Caribbean's Wilderness Express; a luxurious, glass-domed railcar offering unobstructed views of wildlife and untamed terrain. Cruisetour packages to Whistler in Canada and the Canadian Rockies and also are available.

For more information about Royal Caribbean International cruisetours or Celebrity Cruises cruisetours to some of the world's most spectacular places, please visit www.RoyalCaribbean.com/cruisetours or CelebrityCruises.com/cruisetours, respectively.


Denali National Park Guide to Hiking, Photography & Camping

by Ike Waits
  A complete guide to dayhiking, backpacking, camping and photography in Denali National Park plus 3 hikes in Denali State Park. Dayhikes and backpacks for all abilities are described, including walks to picnic or enjoy wildflowers. You will find:
* 46 dayhikes ranging from a half-hour to 8 hours in length, 23 rated as easy;
* 7 dayhikes to do from Wonder Lake or Teklanika campgrounds;
* 12 backpacking trips plus 30 of the dayhikes can be extended to backpacks;
* 6 hikes near the park entrance;
* 3 popular backpacking trips in Denali State Park;
* Highlights and detailed descriptions for each hike;
* Ideas for variations on many of the hikes;
* Hike maps based on topographic maps
More information and prices from:
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