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Sticky: 5 Things TV Shows Set in Alaska Can Teach You

600 pound crab pots are raised by a hydraulic lift.

These days, reality shows set in Alaska abound. They’re certainly not all realistic (television needs drama, after all!), but these shows do give us insight into some unique challenges of living and working in the Great Land. Here are five facts you can take away from a few of our favorite shows to help you prepare for your own visit to Alaska.
The tastiest catch
The Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” features the dangerous life on commercial fishing vessel in search of the lucrative king crab. Why is it called the “deadliest” catch? Because these fishing workers have a fatality rate about 80 … Read More →

The 2015 National Christmas Tree: Homegrown in Alaska

Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture
It’s a tradition that started in 1964: A large Christmas tree, decorated with ornaments made by ordinary people, is placed on the west lawn of the Capitol for the entire nation to enjoy each year. And in 2015, Alaska is joining the tradition. The U.S. Capitol Christmas tree was selected from one of the state’s national forests – the first time the state has provided “The People’s Tree.”
About the Christmas tree
Each year, the U.S. Forest Service selects a Capitol tree from a different national forest. Alaska had a chance to provide the nation’s Christmas tree … Read More →

Which Princess Lodge Should you Stay at this Summer?


Now that winter has arrived, it’s time to pour yourself a mug of hot tea, settle in by the fire and start planning your next grand summer adventure.

From Their Kitchen to Yours: Princess Chefs Share Favorite Alaska Seafood Recipes


You’ve completed a successful Alaska fishing charter, caught dozens of pounds of fresh halibut and king salmon, which is now vacuum-sealed, ready for your freezer back home. An ocean bounty is the perfect souvenir to enjoy for months. Now all you need is a serving of culinary inspiration to go with it. Thankfully, the chefs at Princess Lodges have shared three of their favorite ways to serve Alaska seafood. These are bound to impress your family and friends and leave you planning your next Alaska trip to restock your freezer.
Asiago Crusted Halibut
This recipe is one you’ll keep coming back to. … Read More →

Alaska National Park Feature: Denali National Park

Grizzly bear in Denali National Park

Denali National Park is the kind of place that sparks the imagination of travelers. Within its borders are the iconic images people associate with a trip to the Great Land: grizzly bears catching salmon from a rushing river, the imposing snow-covered Denali mountain, and six million acres of nearly untouched, pristine wilderness as far as the eye can see. With more than 530,000 visitors in 2014, Denali has become the number one most visited national park in the Last Frontier. As we complete our series on the most popular national parks in Alaska, we’ll tell you why Denali is a … Read More →

Alaska National Park Feature: Kenai Fjords National Park


This coastal parkland was made to showcase Alaska: With spectacular glaciers, marine wildlife, and stunning ice-covered vistas, a visit to Kenai Fjords is like stepping back into the ice age. We’re continuing our countdown of the top five most popular national parks in Alaska, and with just over 270,000 visitors in 2014, Kenai Fjords National Park ranks as the third-most popular. It’s an easy trip from the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, and we’ve put together a list of the best ways to experience Kenai Fjords while you’re in Alaska.
Exit Glacier
Open year-round, Exit Glacier, so named as providing the exit for … Read More →

#OnTrend this Fall


Fall in Alaska is brief, lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months. Still, many would profess it to be the most beautiful time of the year. Bright yellow and orange leaves pop against clear blue skies as the mountains welcome the first dusting of snow. For us, fall highlights always include the trendy treats, iconic activities and cozy fashions of the season.
There is no question that Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte has secured a spot among autumn’s greatest hits. The drink is the coffee chain’s most popular seasonal beverage with more than 200 million sold since its … Read More →

Catch Fall Fever with Alaska’s Stunning Foliage

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Fall in Alaska may be brief, but it brings with it some of the state’s most stunning sights. During the short transition from summer to winter, the autumn leaves flash fiery red, vibrant yellow and rusty orange while a dusting of snow settles atop the mountains. Alaska couldn’t be more picturesque this time of year and visitors can soak it all in on a relaxing rail ride, a road trip or even a hike around any one of the following destinations.
Surrounded by trees, the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge offers incomparable views and is in the perfect location for scenic … Read More →

Princess’ DIY Halloween


Halloween is just a few weeks away, and it’s high time to start planning the spooky, funny or kooky costume you’ll be sporting this year. From do-it-yourself (DIY) classics to on-trend ideas, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite finds on the ‘net to give you more than enough material to work with for your next trick-or-treat outing.
The Morton Salt Girl
We love this idea pulled from a fun DIY list. In Alaska, one of the most important elements to a costume is whether or not it can be easily made weather-appropriate, and this one fits the bill. It’s not every … Read More →

Alaska National Park Feature: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Wrangell St. Elias National Park

With more than 74,000 visitors in 2014, this national park is the fourth-most visited in the state of Alaska. To continue with our countdown of the five most popular national parks in Alaska, let’s find out what else makes this gigantic park stand out!