Bear Paw Adventure News http://www.bearpawadventure.com Sat, 28 Mar 2020 09:10:33 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Study Abroad Program & Travel Class Cancelations http://www.bearpawadventure.com <p><span>College and University study program cancelations in 2020 may be a big disappointment for students and the loss of a great educational experience.<span>&nbsp; </span>If your 2020 abroad program has been canceled - no problem.&nbsp; There is still an opportunity for a great educational and fun experience in Alaska.<span>&nbsp; </span></span></p> <p><span>Bear Paw has space for you in a spring program, where students will learn about the flora and fauna of Alaska, experiencing firsthand the wonders of The Last Frontier. Other programs throughout the year are available and can be customize to your needs.<span>&nbsp; </span>Lodging is included.</span></p> <p><span>Homestead property located on the Alaska Kenai Peninsula, right in the middle of fantastic Alaskan scenery and wildlife.</span></p> <p><span>Visit the &ldquo;Groups&rdquo; page on Bear Paw&rsquo;s website for more information or call John at 866 286 0576.</span></p> Get a limited-edition Alaska Statehood Quarter with your Stay at Bear Paw Adventure. http://www.bearpawadventure.com <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>ALASKA HISTORY</strong>: The first Alaskans are believed to have come to Alaska from Asia, traveling across the land bridge that connected the two continents at that time.&nbsp; This may have occurred about 28,000 years ago. Other peoples, the Eskimos and Aleuts. may have come later by boat, hopping from island to island along the Aleutian Chain. They probably arrived at least 8000 years ago.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The native population of Alaska changed slowly over thousands of years until the time of contact with the outside world. The Russians were the 1st to come, arriving after the discovery of Alaska by Vitus Bering in 1741. The Unangan on the Aleutians were violently impacted by the Russians who came to profit from sea otter pelts.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Then after Captain James Cook sailed into Cook Inlet in 1778, word of the findings of sea otters brought the British and Americans to the northwest coast. By 1815, the sea otter was essentially exterminated. The Russians brought smallpox and venereal diseases to the native populations, reducing some area populations by 50 to 80%. &nbsp;In 1867, Russia sold Alaska to the United States for 7.2 million dollars or about 2 cents per acre.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Between 1867 and 1884 Alaska had no civil government and was under military jurisdiction. The Native Americans suffered from the excessive forces used against them by those in control. In the 1880s Yankee whalers brought diseases and they destroyed the bowhead whale and walrus populations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Salmon canning became a major industry in Alaska around 1878. Gold was discovered in Alaska in 1870 and in 1896 that brought an onslaught to the Klondike and other Alaska locations. The white population in Alaska increase to about 95,000 by 1950. After World War 2 there was a move for statehood driven mainly by the white population. The Alaska statehood act was signed by President Dwight Eisenhower in 1958, making Alaska the 49th state.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In 1968 there was a huge oil find in the North Slope. Dispute over land rights led to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act signed into law by President Nixon in December 18, 1971. The act gave 963 million dollars in cash and 44,000,000 acres to Alaska natives.&nbsp; Every living Alaska native received 100 shares of stock in the region and in the village where he lived</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In about 1991, a section of an original homestead property located near Anchor Point was purchased by the Ogle family. Local spruce trees were used to erect log buildings and other improvements were made to the homestead.&nbsp; The business that was started was originally a fishing charter service, but it was expanded to be a full-service lodging and adventure service, now known as<em><strong> Bear Paw Adventure.</strong></em></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 18pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: 14pt;">Get a limited-edition Alaska Statehood quarter with your completed stay at Bear Paw Adventure.</span>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Your choice of colorized (shown) or gold plated. &nbsp;One quarter per party. Offer valid only for reservations made on Bear Paw Adventure&rsquo;s website or by phone (866 286 0576), after February 10, 2020 and for stays anytime in 2020.&nbsp;&nbsp; While supplies last.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Warning: You may get more then you bargain for at Bear Paw Adventure! http://www.bearpawadventure.com <span style="font-size: 18pt;"><span style="font-size: 18pt;"></span></span><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><strong>PLEASE READ OUR <span style="font-size: 18pt;">DISCLAIMER.</span></strong> </strong></span> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Beware of:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> <strong>Fresh, clean air</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Fun Beyond Belief</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> <strong>Excellent Restaurants</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> <strong>Pristine Scenery and Wildlife Viewing</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> <strong>Unique &amp; Comfortable Alaskan Log Vacation Homes</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> <strong>Exciting Adventures</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> <strong>Friendly Alaskans</strong></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 14pt;"> <strong>Relaxation &amp; Rejuvenation</strong></span></li> </ul> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Disclaimer: Bear Paw Adventure is not responsible for lossses incurred by guests who like their stay so much that they never want to go back home. Be Careful. This can happen to you!</strong></span> Packing for your Trip - Travel Light - Paw Tip http://www.bearpawadventure.com <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong></strong>Laundry<strong> &amp; Packing</strong>:</span><br /><br />Y<span style="font-size: 12pt;">ou won&rsquo;t need to pay extra baggage charges on your flights if you pack light and plan to launder your clothing while in Alaska. Choose lodging that offers free and convenient use of a washer and dryer. &nbsp;</span><br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">All of Bear Paw&rsquo;s buildings except the Moose Cabin have in-building, large capacity washers and dryers.&nbsp; Use is free with your reservation. Don&rsquo;t load yourself up with extra luggage or waste your valuable Alaska time and money in a laundromat</span><br /><br /> Booking - Make your reservation directly with the owner - Paw Tip http://www.bearpawadventure.com <span style="font-size: medium;" size="3"><span><strong>Book your lodging with the owner</strong>:</span></span> <br /><br /><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The online travel agencies might help you find accommodations, but you may pay extra fees when you book on their sites.&nbsp; Save hundreds of dollars by booking directly with the property owner.<br /><br />Pay no added fees when you book directly on Bear Paw&rsquo;s website at <a href=""></a> or by phone at 866 286 0576. You can also send us a text to that same number.&nbsp; Just text &ldquo;Help me plan my trip&rdquo;, and Bear Paw will reply.&nbsp; <br /></span> Meals - Get the most for your money on your Alaska Vacation - PAW TIP http://www.bearpawadventure.com <strong>Save on</strong><strong> Meals</strong><br /><br />The Kenai Peninsula has excellent restaurants and we recommend you enjoy dining out while visiting. But eating out can be expensive. If you want to economize, choose lodging that includes a kitchen and a BBQ deck.<br /><br />All of Bear Paw Adventure&rsquo;s buildings have kitchens that are stocked with cooking supplies and all the cooking equipment you will want. Prepare your favorite breakfast and lunch and use your private BBQ grill to prepare steaks, hamburgers, or fresh halibut or salmon. Then enjoy watching for eagles, moose and other critters while you feast on your BBQ deck.<br /><br />Two people, can easily reduce their food costs by $100 or more a day. Extended Stay - Get the most for your money on your Alaska Vacation - PAW TIP http://www.bearpawadventure.com <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Choose an Extended Stay</strong></span></p> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Planning to visit the Kenai Peninsula for a week or more?&nbsp; First select a great location that offers lots of Alaska scenery and that is convenient to exciting adventures.&nbsp; Then select home-base lodging in that area. That way, you will take advantage of an extended-stay discount. And you will avoid the hassle and wasted time of packing and relocating every day.<br /><br /></span></span> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Bear Paw Adventure is located on the west side of the Kenai Peninsula at historic Anchor Point. Enjoy fantastic views of 4 volcanos, Kachemak Bay, wildlife, and snow-capped mountains.&nbsp; All the exciting scenery and adventures of the Kenai Peninsula are right here or in easy reach by day trips.&nbsp; Bear Paw offers unique lodging at an Extended Stay Rate. Just book 7 or more nights and you will automatically get that low rate. It will save you money!</span></p> North to Alaska http://www.bearpawadventure.com NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN (AND GOOD WOMEN) TO MAKE PLANS FOR FUN IN ALASKA!<br /><br />Choose one of Bear Paw Adventure's fine <a href="" target="_blank">Packages</a> or ask Bear Paw to design a custom package just for you.<br /><br />