People ask the most interesting questions about Alaska. We thought we’d satisfy some of your curiosity about the Last Frontier by answering a few favorites.
1. Is Alaska a State?
As former governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin would say, “You betcha!” Alaska’s a state. Alaska became the nation’s 49th state on January 3, 1959, eking out that numerical slot in a photo finish with Hawaii, which became a state on August 21 of the same year. The two latecomers to the statehood party share one thing in common: they do not border any other states. But hey, proximity does not necessarily … Read More →
As summer is nearing closer, it’s time to focus on your well-deserved time off. Have you ever experienced an Alaska vacation aboard our glass-domed rail cars? Princess Alaska rail tours effortlessly combine luxury accommodations with unparalleled views of back-country Alaska. Choose from a variety of two- to four-day itineraries, and book the perfect train tour now! Let our experienced guides and friendly staff make your Alaska vacation the highlight of this summer as you experience rail travel in Alaska.
Why should you spend your vacation time exploring Alaska by rail? Here are a few key features that distinguish Princess Alaska rail travel from … Read More →
Alaska Forget Me Nots
This May, think of the Alaska state flower, the forget-me-not, and make sure not to forget Mother’s Day. While a trip to the day spa and flowers are nice, give mom what she really wants this year: quality time with her family during a once in a lifetime trip to Alaska! From some of the world’s most spectacular views to delicious Alaska cuisine, a trip to Alaska’s stunning Kenai Peninsula will give mom a Mother’s Day gift she will never forget.
Surrounded by Chugach National Forest and alongside the majestic Kenai River, the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge is … Read More →
Alaska is home to endless natural splendors, from its majestic mountains to countless species of wildlife. When ranking the 49th state’s resources by tastiness, few things can compete with wild-caught salmon for the top spot; and few fisheries can match the caliber of the Copper River. Quality, sustainability and passion are just some of the reasons Copper River Seafoods is considered the ultimate when it comes to harvesting the bounty of Alaska’s waters.
Princess is fortunate to partner with Copper River Seafoods in bringing wild-caught salmon from the chilly waters near Cordova, Alaska, to your plate within 24 hours. And it … Read More →
Remember trying to manually load film—getting the sprockets lined up and the film advanced, all in low light so you didn’t expose the film and ruin yet another roll? Between DSLRs, point and shoot cameras, and your smartphone, taking pictures gets easier and easier all the time. Now let’s talk about how you can make your vacation photos unforgettable.
Get to Know Your Camera (or Smartphone)
Sometimes all the technology in your highly-sophisticated camera (or phone) can get in the way. The software is written to automatically adjust for things like focus, light balance, and shutter speed to give you picture-perfect results. … Read More →
Traveling to Alaska is often a life-changing experience; don’t miss an exciting excursion or skimp on the must-sees because of a tight budget. Let Princess Lodges make some room in your travel budget with summer specials on lodging and rail travel. Book your trip now to experience the finest in luxury accommodations that Alaska has to offer without breaking the bank.
Traveling Alaska by rail is one of the greatest ways to see the state; and to make a trip on the train more affordable, we’re now offering a 25 percent discount. From the beautiful Alaska coast along the Kenai Peninsula … Read More →
Visitors journey to Alaska for a variety of reasons – some want to take in the awe-inspiring scenery, and others are anxious to get an up-close view of the aurora borealis. Then there are some who come to see exotic wildlife in its natural habitat in the unspoiled Alaska wilderness. From the more populated areas around Anchorage to the largely uninhabited Arctic Circle and everywhere in between, Alaska is chock-full of rare species that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else. Allow us to introduce you to some of the elusive wildlife you may spot in The Last Frontier.
While … Read More →
Alaska is synonymous with adventure and when you get down to it, what’s more adventurous than climbing mountains? We thought we’d investigate some of the best climbing blogs out there to get you prepped for your trip to Alaska.
It turns out, mountain climbing blogs are popping up all over the Internet lately. Some blogs focus mainly on the technical aspects of climbing, offering in-depth product reviews and step-by-step advice for troubleshooting. Other blogs act as adventure memoirs, chronicling the emotional peaks and valleys of mountaineering from a first person perspective.
Though differing widely in style and content, these 5 sites include … Read More →
Is a trip to the Arctic Circle on your bucket list? Would you like to experience the true “Land of the Midnight Sun?” Aspiring to venture into the northernmost national park in the U.S.? Let us be your guide for a day trip north from Fairbanks and into the untouched wilderness and beauty of the Far North.
Geographically, the Arctic Circle is one of Earth’s five major circles of latitude. Beyond basic geography, traveling past the Arctic Circle places you in a group of elite travelers who have ventured so close to the North Pole, which is only 1,640 miles from … Read More →
Photo Credit: Anchorage Daily News
For many, the thought of Alaska in winter brings to mind cold temperatures, snow and ice. Predominantly because of the world-renowned Iditarod, a race with a tradition of more than 40 years along a trail that has been in existence for more than a century, Alaska winters also spark thoughts of mushers and sled dogs.
The Iditarod takes these incredible athletes – of the human and canine variety – from Southcentral Alaska to Nome, located just 100 miles south of the Arctic Circle on the state’s west coast along the Bering Sea. There are many great spots … Read More →