Alaska offers opportunities for adventure unlike any other state. But even for the most avid adventurers, sometimes there’s nothing better than curling up by the fireplace with a good book in hand. After a snowy winter walk or cross-country ski adventure, we recommend cozying up by the fire at the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge with one of these five books, written by Alaska authors or set in the Last Frontier:
1) “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey – Alaska born and bred, author Eowyn Ivey’s first novel, “The Snow Child,” garnered a Pulitzer Prize nomination as one of the top novels of … Read More →
Each year Princess employees are invited to capture the spectacular scenery, awe-inspiring wildlife and fun activities found in Alaska and the Yukon. Every year, we are amazed at the incredible photos that are submitted, and 2013 was no exception.
Our military’s sacrifice and dedication is part of what makes America great. To honor those who served our country, we compiled a list military discounts to use on your next trip to Alaska. If it’s an outdoor adventure, such as sightseeing, fishing or hunting that interests you, there are some fantastic options to get into the great Alaska wilderness.
If you’re in the market for a scenic trip through some gorgeous landscapes, look into Alaska Rail Tours. Military personnel receive a 10% discount off rail packages to Denali National Park, home of Mt. McKinley, America’s tallest mountain peak.
Located in Ninilchik, A … Read More →
Here are six interesting facts you may not know about dogsledding that may intrigue you enough for you to go to try it out for yourself on your next visit to one of our Alaska Princess Lodges.
This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by Alaskan Dude.
Alaska produces an unusually great number of crowd-rocking and groove-inducing musicians and bands for a state that only has a population of less than 800,000. What you also may not know is that Alaskans love their music as much as they love fishing, skiing, hiking and a good local brew. The following is a round up of the top seven places to see and hear local tunes and national acts in the Last Frontier.
1. Alaska State Fair – Late August through Labor Day weekend, the Alaska State Fair is a … Read More →
Drawn by the prospect of gold and environmental riches, Alaska has welcomed many ambitious souls to its misty coastlines and deep wilderness. Some souls chose to stay… forever.
With settlements built on top of sacred Native sites, the shadow of bloody 20th century conflicts, and the hard fates of those seeking to mine Alaska’s treasures, the state is rich with spooks and tall tales. Sit down, draw close to the fire, and let us regale you with some tales of haunted Alaska. That Arctic breath at your neck may not just be the autumn chill.
Scary Mary at the Golden North Hotel
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Photo Credit: alaskananooks.com
The University of Alaska Fairbanks men’s ice hockey team kicks off its regular season against Western Michigan University at the Carlson Center on Friday, Oct. 18. A proud sponsor of the 2013-2014 UAF athletic season, it’s apparent that, at Princess Alaska Lodges, we love our Nanooks.
What is a Nanook, you might ask? The word is a derivation of the Inupiaq Eskimo word for polar bear. UAF hockey is undoubtedly a favorite Fairbanks activity, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg for things to do in Fairbanks in fall. Going beyond the ice rink, here are five more … Read More →
Do you get paid just for living in your state of residence? Alaskans do. In addition to having no state income tax, qualifying Alaska residents receive an added bonus in the form of the Alaska Permanent Fund. The amount of the 2013 Alaska Permanent Fund was announced on Wednesday, Sept. 18, and represents Alaskan’s share of the state’s oil revenue. The amount of the permanent fund varies each year depending upon the performance of Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation’s investments. After the excitement subsides following the initial announcement of the amount, the next decision that Alaskans have to make is how … Read More →
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A lot can be said about the Alaska dress code. In fact, one media source went as far as listing Anchorage, the state’s largest city, among the top worst dressed U.S. cities. Well, we are here to set the record straight about Alaska fashion.
Yes, Alaska fashion does actually exist! And, no, it isn’t limited to Xtratuff boots and Carhartt pants, though those items are definitely easy to spot in the 49th state. Moreover, Alaska is now home to a growing number of local brands that combine beauty, quality and practicality.
Sure, there was a time when … Read More →
With landscapes that have remained largely undisturbed from their original states, Alaska is chock full of rare wildlife. There are the legendary grizzly bears, seas teeming with fish, and some of the most distinctive ungulates (that would be hoofed mammals) in the world. But beneath the surface of these world-famous species lie quirky facts and behaviors that add even more wealth to Alaska’s natural treasures.
1. Secret Salmon
This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by Jessyka Dart-Mclean
For foodies, fishermen, and those who get a little bit awestruck by enormous fish muscling their way upstream, the wild king salmon is … Read More →