A weekend at the Alaska State Fair is all sorts of fun, from the carb-heavy fair food to the farm animal fun to the rides, it’s an unbeatable way to send off the summer season. The Alaska State Fair is also one of the state’s biggest music…
Photo by U.S. Department of Agriculture It’s a tradition that started in 1964: A large Christmas tree, decorated with ornaments made by ordinary people, is placed on the west lawn of the Capitol for the entire nation to enjoy each year. And in 2015, Alaska is joining the…
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 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…
Alaska's local music scene is flourishing, and if you know what to look for, you could find yourself smack-dab in the midst of some serious musical fun. Aside from the national acts that make their way north, keep an eye out for some of these incredible local artists on your next visit to Alaska.
America’s Independence Day often stirs up images of picnics, parades, fireworks and hot summer days. While a few of these aren’t exactly synonymous with Alaska (the midnight sun can sometimes make viewing fireworks logistically tricky), Alaskans have a special flair for unique Fourth of July celebrations.
This year, Fairbanks will celebrate the 22nd annual BP World Ice Art Championships (Feb. 24 - March 30). Founded in 1990, the ice-carving competition is operated by more than 90 different committees, nine board of directors and hundreds of volunteers all across the globe. The competition brings in thousands of people from around the world to view these unique artistic pieces created out of large blocks of crystal-clear ice.
When people think of Alaska in winter, one of the first things they think of is the Iditarod, “The Last Great Race on Earth.”
As the growing number of burgeoning microbreweries around the country attests, beer is the new wine. The long, slender bottles of aged, fermented grape juice still earn their fair share of respect. However, if you’re planning to add a wine cellar to your house, you may want to consider allocating some of that space for craft beers, as they are definitely the new worldwide trend.
Many visitors come to Alaska during the winter months to experience the northern lights, but the holiday lights can be just as inspiring.