Follow these Top 9 (Current and Former) Alaskans on Twitter

10/01/2012
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It’s always a good idea to get an idea of the local culture before you arrive at a new destination. Social media makes that easier than ever. Follow these nine Alaskans (and former Alaskans) to get a taste of Alaska before, during, and after your trip:

Tom Bodett

Tom Bodett’s famous Motel 6 voice was discovered while he was building houses in Alaska and contracting for NPR’s All Things Considered. His Twitter feed is full of funny comments about life and politics.

Plan It Alaska

Plan It Alaska boasts the most complete site of things to do in Alaska. A favorite feature is their “Today in Alaska History” tweets.

The Coast Guard

Get the latest on Operation Arctic Shield, proud rescues, and other marine activities straight from the source. Their twitpics are especially cool.

Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alaskan Brewing takes advantage of the full range of interesting internet content by posting videos and pictures, all while bringing you the latest in brew news from Juneau and beyond. Yum!

Alaska Airlines

Whether you’re looking for discounts on airfare or direct conversation with HQ (seriously—people use this account to resolve everything from bad light bulbs to customer service issues), tweet Alaska Airlines. They are right on the ball with answers and help.

Nancy DeWitt

Nancy DeWitt is a bird-loving naturalist who has the inside scoop on everything from when the blueberries are ripe at Denali to the Tanana State Fair.

Bob Cortez

Bob Cortez is “Sharing the best of Alaskans for Alaskans” on Twitter and the web. Besides his news roundup, Bob also shares fun quotes from famous people.

Bev Krupa

Follow Bev Krupa for an inside look at how the sportiest of Alaskans live. She tweets from Fairbanks about a wide variety of subjects including her dog, the northern lights, and the Fairbanks Fair.

Mike Criss

Mike Criss is an Alaskan photographer who is generous with his lovely images and with his technical tips. You’ll love his Pioneer Peak time lapse.

If any of these tweeps want to know where you heard about them, tell them Princess Lodges says hi.

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