Alaska is known for many things—epic outdoors, fresh seafood, wildlife encounters—but it has also staked its claim as a state that appreciates a good cup of coffee. The Lower 48 may be ahead of the game in many respects, but Alaskans have been pioneers of all things coffee for decades.
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an act to establish the National Park Service, granting the Department of the Interior authority over what was then just 14 national parks. This August, the National Park Service turns 100, commemorating a century of stewardship to parks across the country. While…
March is a month full of activity in Alaska. Besides the excitement surrounding the Iditarod and the wave of travelers the race brings to the state, March is also a time when locals, anxious to welcome spring, begin to remember that winter is nearly over. And St. Patrick’s Day happens…
While spring may be just around the corner, the temperatures in Alaska will remain chilly for quite some time, leaving a wintry feeling long after the winter season is officially over. There is a lot to embrace about wintertime in Alaska—from the fresh, powdery snow to the northern lights in the…
The thrill of racing down a steep alpine incline on a pair of skis may sound exhilarating to some, but rest assured there are plenty of options for those less in love with velocity. Cross-country skiing, invented thousands of years ago in Scandinavia as a way to cross terrain covered…
Wood Bison reintroduced into Alaska in 216. The animal is shown here in Alberta. It was a banner year for Alaska in 2015, filled with history-making moments and plenty to celebrate. Before we get too far into the new year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on some…
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. If a trip to the Last Frontier is in your future, it’s not too soon to start deciding which Princess Alaska Lodge…
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…
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.
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…