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New Volunteer Opportunities Mean Cruising Isn't Just for the Lazy

June 15, 2011 at 1:16 PM | by | Comments (0)

If you're torn between taking a relaxing trip this summer or spending that precious vacation time giving back, Crystal Cruises has a solution. The luxury cruise line is offering a new program, "You Give, We Give", on upcoming cruises to Alaska and Ireland which include voluntourism excursions.

Between May 14 and August 18, Alaska cruisers can spend time in Sitka assisting with the marine-life exhibits at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Crystal's Alaska Cruises depart from San Francisco for 14 day excursions through the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay.

On July 29, one of Crystal's European cruises will make a stop in Dublin where passengers will visit troubled youth at St. Joseph’s Youth Club and help with upkeep and activity planning at the facility.

For more information and pricing details, you can contact Crystal Cruises at CrystalCruiseLine.com.

[Photo: TimeSpentAtSea]

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No More 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' for Sarah Palin or Alaska

January 10, 2011 at 12:03 PM | by | Comments (0)

There's more bad news for Sarah Palin, who had to shut down her online map featuring gun crosshairs over Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' Arizona district this weekend. Now her reality show has been canceled after only one season.

The show followed Palin and her family as they traveled to some of the most beautiful locations in the state. In this week's final episode, she rode a four-wheeler through Nome to an isolated stretch of beach where gold is often found.

But, despite the beautiful scenery, Palin also found herself under fire for hunting caribou with her dad and shooting guns with her kids, y'know, because nothing says family fun like a little bloodshed.

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'Sarah Palin's Alaska' May Be Worth Watching Just for the Scenery

November 22, 2010 at 1:45 PM | by | Comments (2)

Whether you love her or hate her, you can't deny the impact Sarah Palin has had on Alaska, and its image. Now the state is hoping that influence will continue with her new reality series, Sarah Palin's Alaska.

The series features plenty of Palinisms, like in last night's episode when Sarah brags that her first baby shower was held at the shooting range and exclaims, "I love to share that story 'cause it gets the liberals all wee-wee-ed up." Aside from this, the show also highlights amazing treks through scenic Alaska.

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Potential Presidents Travel: Sarah, Michael Palin Have More in Common than a Surname

September 14, 2008 at 1:00 PM | by | Comments (3)

Much has been made of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's remark that she has special foreign policy insight into Russia because "you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska," but it was one of the few demonstrably true statements in her bumbling recent interview with ABC newsman Charlie Gibson. No, not the foreign policy insight part, that's silly, but there is a small island off the coast of Alaska where only four kilometers, the Bering Strait, and the International Date Line separate it from a similarly remote Russian island (pictured).

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