Did you miss out all the dogsled fun this winter? Well just because the snow is gone doesn’t mean the sport has gone cold. Head to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and go on a half-day tour to the Husky Homestead, run by Jeff King, four-time champion of…
The fourth annual Hockey Weekend Across America — a nationwide celebration of hockey — is less than a week away. Here in Fairbanks, we may not have a National Hockey League team, but there is no shortage of fans in the Golden Heart City. In fact, we love hockey so…
Talkeetna was selected by Budget Travel as one of the 20 coolest small towns in America. It’s no surprise to residents, who affectionately refer to Talkeetna as the town visitors must envision Alaska to be like: a turn-of-the-century gold-mining town with clapboard storefronts, colorful locals and bush pilots strolling the…
Visiting Alaska’s awe-inspiring scenery can be one of the most memorable experiences you’ll ever have. With such a vast array of natural beauty across the state, it is essential to explore as much of it as possible. If your Alaska vacation includes a trip to the Fairbanks Princess Riverside…
Dog sledding is the sport Alaska is famous for, and it hasn’t changed much over the last 4,000 years. Alaska Natives first used dog sledding as their main mode of transportation, but it wasn’t until the late 1890’s that it became a sport. The story many of us know already…
Even if you don’t blink between Mileposts 101 and 106 of the Richardson Highway, you could pass by Copper Center and not even see it. That’s because — quite simply — the road was moved. In 1988, the Richardson Highway was straightened, bypassing the loop of the now Old Richardson…
Com-bat fish-ing ˈkäm-bat ˈfi-shiŋ : Alaskan phrase: to stand elbow to-elbow with fellow anglers in the hunt for the state’s most sought-after fish. While this kind of heart-pumping adrenaline rush is one way to fill the freezer — and have a blast in the process — combat fishing isn’t the…
Denali, Mount McKinley, The Great One. There’s no shortage of terms Alaskans use to refer to the tallest mountain in North America and its surrounding six million acres. But if you want to talk location, when you visit Denali National Park and Preserve, you’re not staying in Denali…
I’m at the Denali train depot, headed south to Talkeetna and the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. I hope the mountain is out! Alaska Railroad pulls Princess Rail's glass-domed cars south from Denali to Talkeetna.
“Weekend at Base Camp” is a blog series that shares how you can plan a weekend escape full of adventures to enjoy our Alaska-sized backyard.