Category: Journalism

Inside Passage Book Review – By Amy Tan

  “Michael Modzelewski is the John Muir of our times. Like Muir, he provides quiet and reverential observance of nature and our own humanity, while interjecting riveting narratives of unanticipated death-defying adventures. His writing is visceral and poetic, alternately humorous and heart-rending, able to sweep the reader seamlessly into his world. I have spent happy hours with his writing.” —… Read more →

Inside Passage Book Review – By The Nature Book Club

Adventures in Wilderness The Nature Book Club   Two hundred miles north of Vancouver “and about a hundred years back” lies Swanson Island, a remote rock along the icy, rugged coastline between Alaska and Seattle – the setting of this riveting adventure. INSIDE PASSAGE describes Michael Modzelewski’s experiences – both wonderful and harrowing – in this unspoiled place. His is… Read more →

Inside Passage Book Review – By The Seattle Morning News Tribune

A Natural Passage Inside To The Soul Book Review by Author and historian Murray Morgan who contributes free-lance book reviews to The Seattle Morning News Tribune The Inside Passage, the waterway between Puget Sound and Alaska that lies between the continental shore and the screening offshore island, has intrigued and endangered boatmen since European explorers reported its existence two centuries… Read more →

Inside Passage Book Review – By San Francisco Examiner

San Francisco Examiner THERE WERE BEASTS in both places, but nothing much else was the same about Michael Modzelewski’s two memorable “homes” – a football locker room at the University of Maryland and remote Swanson Island, 200 miles north of Vancouver in British Columbia’s Inside Passage. Football came first, and it came naturally. Modzelewski’s father, Ed, and uncle, Dick, were… Read more →

She Found Serenity, Spirituality Amid The Rigors of Alaskan Life – The Philadelphia Inquirer.

By Anne Vitabile, for The Philadelphia Inquirer In Vienna, I waltzed to the music of Strauss. In Paris, I floated down the Seine in a barge. I trod the Appian Way in the footsteps of my ancestors. I stood in wonder a the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, but nothing moved me like the icy splendor of Alaska and her… Read more →

The Magic of Alaska – The Select Traveler

A Princess Alaska Cruisetour offers a front row view of the natural wonders of our wildest, woolliest state. When most people think of Alaska, they don’t envision flowers and rainbows. But according to naturalist Michael Modzelewski, summer in The Great Land is saturated with brilliant color. “Alaska intoxicates all the senses,” says Michael, an adventure guide and journalist who has… Read more →

Share and Grow Rich: The Dottie Walters Effect – by Michael Macfarlane with Warren Jamison (contribution by Michael Modzelewski).

Like many speakers, when I was starting out and struggling to learn the business, one name I kept hearing as someone I must talk to was Dottie Walters. I called her office and she was kind enough to come to the phone. For the next hour, she patiently explained the first steps to successfully launch a speaking career. Her knowledge,… Read more →