Save this date! March 29! Jumpstart Summer.

g glacierMarch 29 is the date of the first Alaska Summer Showcase.  Above, a nice shot of the Grewingk Glacier across from Homer. This is your chance to jumpstart your summer! Visit with the best travel operators in Alaska. Win some GREAT prizes. Hear some AWESOME presenters. Donate to a GREAT cause at charity:water .

Confirmed presenters:road

Pam Mandel, Nerd’s Eye View, talking about why travel (and the stories we tell as a result) really matters! Pam is one of our FAVORITE travel writers. She’s taking time off from her band, the Castaways, to join us in Anchorage. BIG HAND for Pam!

Erin Kirkland, AKontheGo.com, talking about traveling with your kids. DISCLAIMER: I’m partial to Erin. She’s my co-host each week on KOAN 95.5FM. She just came out with her NEW BOOK on traveling around Alaska with kids.

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Confirmed travel providers (and prize donors):

Ninilchik Charters, offering deep-sea fishing from Homer, Seward and Ninilchik…and river fishing on the Kenai River!
Stan Stephens Cruises and Tours, providing breathtaking glacier cruises from Valdez.
Kennicott Glacier Lodge, deep in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Alaska Wildland Adventures, offering top-crafted adventures on the Kenai Peninsula and in Denali National Park.
Across the Bay Adventure Company, with waterfront accommodations on Kasitsna Bay across from Homer.
Land’s End Resort, Alaska’s premier beachfront getaway at “The End of the Road” in Homer.
Alaska Waters, offering wilderness adventures on the Stikine River, to LeConte Glacier and to Anan Bear Observatory.
Era Helicopters, with stunning excursions in Denali Park and on the Juneau Ice Cap!
Alaska TourSaver, the 2-for-1 travel book for adventures throughout Alaska.
Travel Juneau, the official site for adventures in Alaska’s Capital City!
Talkeetna Roadhouse, our favorite hostelry/bakery/restaurant/social phenomenon in Talkeetna, Alaska!
Visit Anchorage, your go-to source for everything that’s happening in and around Anchorage. Plus, they publish an AWESOME travel planner.

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Stay tuned for more details!