The pioneering spirit of the Last Frontier brought homesteaders and gold miners to a place up North, far from the comforts of home and family, to discover new riches and adventures. That spirit continues to exist today and some of our favorite places to embrace it still feel largely untouched…
When you love traveling, it can be hard to find another person willing and able to drop everything at the same time as you and come along on your next adventure. For this reason, and others including great potential for self-discovery, flexibility and added adventure, solo travel has soared in…
In Alaska, winter can mean up to seven months of colder temperatures, shorter days and longer nights. It’s a beautiful season, but requires a different lifestyle than the sun-laden days of summer. Enjoying summer is a no-brainer, but enjoying winter can require strategy. Here are some essentials that residents of…
Snapchat is one of the newest social media platforms to take the world by storm. As more than 60 percent of Americans between ages 13 and 38 are on Snapchat, chances are someone in your travel group may be documenting the vacation on this smartphone app.
Summer in Alaska is busy. Between visits from friends and family and cramming in all of the can’t-miss outdoor activities under the midnight sun, we often arrive at the end of August feeling a bit exhausted. When you need a vacation from your vacation, traveling in your own backyard is…
Whether you’re on a casual day hike or a backcountry camping trip, Alaska affords plenty of opportunities for seeing wildlife—especially its famous bears. To help you prepare for your trip to Alaska’s wilderness, we’ve put together these important tips for speaking a bear’s language in the wild. Hint:…
It wouldn’t be a true Alaska summer without what some locals joking call its state bird—the mosquito. And as pesky as these tiny insects are, they’re an extremely important part of the state’s ecosystem. In the tundra, mosquitoes are particularly critical. Scientists say that without mosquitoes to feed on, populations…
Alaska’s mountains are known to impress. They span a wide range of terrain and offer spectacular features like active volcanoes and picturesque glaciers—more than enough visually breathtaking options to satisfy even the most well-traveled and experienced landscape photographer. Don’t forget about Denali, the highest peak in North America. But in…
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.
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.