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Alaska Tourism Scrambles to Adjust to Summer Season Without Big Ships - Travel Weekly


It's summertime, and Midgi Moore should be shepherding visitors through downtown Juneau, acquainting them with the city's culinary scene, from classic seafood shacks to innovative eateries helmed by Michelin-starred chefs.

As the owner of Juneau Food Tours, on any given day perhaps she would be leading a five-hour-plus Bites and Booze tour that includes a visit to the Mendenhall Glacier; maybe an all-ages, 90-minute iteration, sans the glacier visit and minus the craft cocktails. Maybe both, as when tourist season kicks into high gear and four to five groups a day, with eight to 14 guests each, sign up for the all-but-obligatory pilgrimage to Tracy's King Crab Shack and other culinary experiences.

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