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Trails, salmon viewing top free Anchorage events

July 10 at 5:54 p.m.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to cruises, Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska’s biggest city, also home to the state’s largest airport, there are plenty of free things to do. Here are a few.

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Foreign river cruises are a big travel hit, but are they right for you?

July 16 at 9:40 p.m.

River cruises are the big success of the current travel season. As amazing as it may seem, no fewer than 53 new river cruise ships will be joining an already-large number this year and in early 2015. One company – Viking – will be adding about 24 spectacular and luxurious longboats to its fleet. And so heavy are advance bookings for these 130-passenger vessels that you rarely will find discounts to their prices, in sharp contrast to the frantic bargaining in the ocean cruise-ship business.

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Should United Airlines pay for its mistake – or should I?

July 16 at 9:37 p.m.

Q: I am writing to you for advice and help regarding a most frustrating experience with booking award travel and the resulting confusion and lack of help from United Airlines.

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Understanding French culture

July 19 at 11:26 p.m.

I love France – it is one of Europe’s most diverse, tasty and exciting countries. It brims with the good life and a special appreciation for culture, music, art, food and wine.

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