Get ready for the 2015 BP World Ice Art Championships!

02/23/2015 An ice sculpture

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…

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#NoFilter Needed: 5 Alaska Instagram Accounts to Follow in 2015

01/20/2015

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.

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Best Alaska Travel Experiences

01/06/2015 Backpackers in Alaska

  photo via Paxson Woelber The best things in life aren’t things. They’re experiences. If you’re on the hunt for happiness, forget the jewelry and big-screen TV, and choose a memorable experience instead.Not convinced? Don’t take our word for it. Research from Cornell University has proven…

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Heli-Skiing is Hella Rad

12/04/2014 Heliskiing

Photo via karina y Looking for the ski experience of a lifetime? Grab your fat skis and head to the 49th state, where helicopters whisk you to the insane terrain of untouched powder, towering ranges, steep vertical drops and ultra-long descents. This is the land where legend comes to…

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The Best Ice Fishing in Alaska

11/03/2014 Ice fishing

The snow is already flying here, and that can only mean one thing: Ice fishing season is just around the corner! With more than 180 stocked lakes in south central Alaska, the odds of catching a “hard water” fish — whether you are first or 101st — are outstanding.

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147 Years of Celebrating Alaska Day

10/17/2014 A river runs through a valley

Alaska Day commemorates the official purchase of the territory of Alaska from Russia and, more specifically, the transfer ceremony that took place in Sitka on Oct. 18, 1867. Considering the $7.2 million-dollar price tag (about $119 million dollars in today’s currency), you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t think the U.S. got the better end of the deal!

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