Every tourist destination has its attractions. However, because every tourist is different, these attractions have greater or lesser value. In this series Gary gives his reasons for traveling to a particular place. Hopefully some of his thoughts will entice you to consider adding this particular place to your itinerary. The entire series is being categorized under the heading, “Spotlights.” You may find more information about these locations in the archives of this website, under headings such as, “Great Places,” “Things to Do in,” “Best of,” “Top 10” and “Places of a Lifetime.” In addition, there may be “Walking Tours” of these places available for purchase on the website for the low price of $1.49 each.
Most Alaska cruises stop in Juneau Alaska, the state’s capital. Life is interesting here since there are no roads into or out of the city. Arrivals and departures are, therefore, only by boat or plane. Include Juneau Alaska on your cruise itinerary for at least the following reasons:
1. There are significant Russian influences in Juneau Alaska since the Russians were the first (other than Native Americans) to settle here.
2. Wildlife is a big part of life here.
3. Totem Poles commemorating the Native American presence can be throughout the city.