Photo by Kārlis Dambrāns Today’s smartphone cameras are not what they used to be; they’re so much better! The photo quality has improved so greatly that many people are ditching their point-and-shoot cameras altogether, opting for the ease of a multi-purpose smartphone. We are all about finding…
There is no doubt that Alaska is a playground for adventure seekers. In sub-zero temperatures or under the midnight sun, Alaskans are never scared to gear up and head outdoors for some thrills. From paragliding to packrafting, hobbies in the 49th state are as extreme as the weather! Hang ten…
What music would you listen to if you had to bike alone through snowdrifts, headwinds strong enough to knock you over, darkness and insanely cold temperatures for more than 2,000 miles across Alaska’s rugged landscape? What would motivate you to keep going, even with a frostbitten toe and two others…
From Feb. 23 to March 29, Fairbanks, Alaska, will once again become the headquarters of the annual BP World Ice Art Championships. Blocks of ice are harvested from the clear waters of nearby O’Grady Pond to be turned into intricate works of art by modern-day Michelangelos. This extra cool…
Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Janet McKnight. It might be a frosty February up North, but it’s love we’re feeling in the air right now. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we find Alaska’s incredible scenery to be very conducive to romance. We’ll…
Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Cecil Sanders. Perhaps you have tackled marathons or an obstacle course, but how about competing in a race many people might not know exists? Alaska’s terrain has inspired people to come up with all sorts of extreme races that…
Thanks to the multitude of smartphone photo apps, it has never been easier or quicker to make pretty photos. We especially love Instagram and all its fun filters (though when it comes to Alaska, our filter of choice is no filter at all). The social media app is our favorite place to find a constant stream of Alaska-tastic photos. With a simple “follow,” you can fill your feed with gorgeous images of the Last Frontier as you gear up for your next dream vacation in the 49th state.
Though only 55 years old, Alaska as a state has its fair share of icons. In the spirit of the holidays, let us introduce you to some our favorite icons that take center stage this time of year.
With the holidays in full force, it’s crunch time to cross every friend, relative, neighbor and coworker off your shopping list. The task can seem daunting, but worry not! We can help you find the perfect gift for everyone in your life with these two letters: AK. A gift made in Alaska can be unique, and — if a trip to Alaska is on your own wish list — a great conversation starter to start the travel planning process.
Though Alaska might not boast national-level baseball, football or basketball pro teams, the Last Frontier certainly has no shortage of athletes, especially extreme sports competitors. After all, adventure-seekers flock to Alaska for the many mountains to ski, rivers to raft and rock faces to scale. You’re even likely to see…