Alaska Travelgram - Scott McMurren, Alasak's Travel Authority
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Will this be the year you explore Africa? 

Above: Checking out a baobab tree in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park. Scroll down to learn more about your own "Out of Africa" adventure.

Airfare 9-1-1 text-to-phone service: never miss a hot airfare again!

What is Airfare 9-1-1? It's a text-to-phone service to alert you when there's a hot airfare.
How much is it? $9.95 per month or $99.95 per year
Why do I need this service? Because hot airfares come and go quickly. With "Airfare 911" you'll never miss a hot airfare again.
What makes this service special? Ours is a home-grown service, made by and for Alaskans. Most of the featured rates are to/from Anchorage.
What's the next step: Click through to the website. Find the plan that works best for you --and sign up! 

DISCLAIMER: The nice AI lady (above)  is smiling at the $119 fare to Seattle. That fare came...and now it's gone. The real people behind AIRFARE 9-1-1 (Scott + Lorena) are pictured, below:

Save-a-bundle all over Alaska with Top-10-Deals from Alaska TourSaver

One Top-10 list to rule them all! Smart travelers get the Alaska TourSaver app and make their money back with just one coupon! CLICK THROUGH for the whole list!
- Alaska Air 20 percent off (up to four people)
- Alaska Railroad 2-for-1
- K2 flightseeing $65 off (up to four people)
- Major Marine $40 off (up to four people)
....many more. Actually....there are 100 offers around the state! CLICK THROUGH for the details! 

Condor's candy-stripe airplane delivers nonstop service to Europe + Alaska Air miles + fast wi-fi + more

Nonstop flights started May 18, and the savings start now: fly roundtrip economy from $670, or fly Premium Economy from $1,019 roundtrip through June(fares are subject to change without notice)! More room, more luggage, more miles, better menu....the works! CLICK THROUGH for the whole story.

HINT: Lie-flat Business Class also is available. All flights are on Condor's new planes: A330-900neo! 

Pictured, below: up-close on the Premium Economy seats, complete with 13.3-inch 4K seatback display. PLUS high-speed wi-fi for the whole flight. Note there's NO MIDDLE SEAT near the window (2 x 4 x 2 configuration).

Enjoy 2-for-1 savings on Princess Lodges/Rail Tours plus new hotel deals around the state

Take advantage of 2-for-1 savings at Princess Alaska Lodges. Special packages in Talkeetna and Denali Park include rail transportation from Anchorage, plus two nights hotel at either resort. Choose two nights in Talkeetna, including rail and hotel, from $324 per person. Or, ride the rails to Denali and spend two nights at the park. Price: $499.50 per person. CLICK THROUGH for more options and details. 

PLUS: Hotel-only sale throughout Alaska/Yukon. Book two nights at Princess Lodges (800-426-0500) and select Westmark Hotels (800-544-0970) and get 2nd night at 50 percent off!  

Copper River Princess
Denali Princess
Fairbanks Princess
Mt. McKinley Princess
Kenai Princess

Westmark Fairbanks
Westmark Dawson City, Yukon
McKinley Chalet Resort
Westmark Skagway

ALL A-b-o-a-r-d the Mighty Alaska Railroad! Bring the kids--they're free (on select routes)

The Mighty Alaska Railroad is 100 years old and going strong. Check out the specials for the Spring (a fly/rail package to Fairbanks) or for the summer (kids ride free). Check out the special package which includes an optional stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center....HEY I MADE A MOVIE!!

Whether you're headed to Denali, Talkeetna, Spencer Glacier or Seward...make your plans NOW with the Alaska Railroad!

ALL A-b-o-a-r-d-!-!-! 

Out of Africa: Will this be the year you explore Tanzania?

Above: No telephoto required. A bull elephant strolls by the window in Ngorogoro Crater!

Are you ready to discover your inner Karen Blixen? Will this be the year you discover the best of Tanzania? The Ngorogoro Crater? The massive herds of wildebeest on their "Great Migration"? Learn more at

You don't have to have "a farm in the Ngong Hills" to explore the best of East Africa. Lendimi African Safaris has a collection of packages to show you the best of the incredible wildlife of the Serengeti, the mysteries of Ngorogoro Crater and a glimpse of the Dawn of Man in the Great Rift Valley.

Above: A momma lion marches across the "front lawn" of Serengeti National Park.

SIX-DAY SAFARI PACKAGE includes visits to three national parks. Your driver/guide will share the wonders of Tanzania with you as you head out on "game drives" in specially-outfitted Toyota Land Cruisers. Includes accommodations, most meals, entrance fees, airport/hotel pick up / drop off. Starts at $350 per person, per day (airfare not included) 
GREAT MIGRATION: See the incredible migration of wildebeests as they cross the Mara River. Along the way, you'll see all the rest of the incredible wildlife in the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorogoro Crater. The Great Migration has been called "The 8th Wonder of the World". 11 days/10 nights, from $4850 per person (does not include airfare).

Hakuna Matata!
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