Big talent from the biggest state

02/07/2018 A microphone in front of the Alaska state flag

While Alaska is pretty far-removed from the rest of the country geographically, its culture, art and music scene is definitely up to par with the “Lower 48,” as locals call it. Alaska boasts some major talent that you might be familiar with—keep tabs on these Alaskans as they make their…

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Alaska volcanoes 101

01/23/2018 Mt Redoubt in Alaska.

If you’re researching Alaska for your upcoming vacation and come across the fact that there are a number of active volcanoes here, we understand if that could give you pause. What does it mean if a volcano is active? How close are volcanoes to where I’m traveling? What happens if…

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Then and now: our favorite Alaska winter activities

01/09/2018 Cross-country skiers

Today’s winter activities aren’t what they used to be. In Alaska, many of our favorite ways to have fun were born out of necessity and even survival. Here are some of our favorite things to do, and a little history of how they came to be. Cross-country skiing Then: Cross-country…

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Stranger Things of Alaska

12/04/2017 Northern Lights in Alaska

By now, most fans of Stranger Things have devoured the entire second season and caught another glimpse of the goings-on in Hawkins and the Upside Down. We still haven’t quite got to the bottom of these mysterious happenings, but we know enough to start speculating what we…

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Alaska’s Wonder Women

10/24/2017 Libby Riddles

Pictured: Iditarod champion Libby Riddles In honor of the recent DVD release of the blockbuster hit “Wonder Woman,” we’re highlighting a few of Alaska’s most impressive “wonder women”—individuals whose strength, determination and fighting spirit prove to be just as inspirational than the on-screen character. Alaska women have…

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Best “appy” hours in Alaska

10/02/2017 Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Vacation is the perfect excuse to indulge guilt-free in food and drinks. From specialty cocktails to discounted appetizers, here are a few top picks when you’re traveling on a budget, or just want something lighter than a full meal. You can treat yourself without breaking the bank with these sweet…

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What Alaska career are you meant to have?

08/22/2017 Park Ranger at Copper River Princess Lodge

Did this summer’s Alaska vacation have you considering a move to the 49th state? Or maybe you’re just trying to figure out your direction as a born-and-bred Alaskan. Take this quiz to find out which classic Alaska career would allow you to thrive. You don’t have to pack a bag,…

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The one song every Alaskan knows

08/10/2017 Sun shining behind the Alaska state flag

If you’re visiting the Last Frontier, there’s a good chance you might hear at least one reference to “eight stars of gold” during your stay. There’s an even better chance that you’ll see those eight stars of gold on the Alaska state flag at a gift shop or on display…

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