At Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, we adore each and every one of our guests, even when they’re a bit unexpected. Last spring, our staff was surprised to discover a pair of great horned owls nesting in a flower box on the balcony of one of our Denali Princess suites. They…
Close your eyes and transport yourself to a lush rainforest. You’re surrounded by tall trees, exotic plants and you can smell the fresh greenery all around you. Birds are chirping, insects are buzzing and you can feel the warmth of the sun shining through the cover of trees overhead. You’re…
A glimpse of Alaska wildlife is always highly sought after and can sometimes be elusive. Since animal sightings aren’t guaranteed, we love to check out the live web cams set up around the state, available online to anyone who wants to tune in. Whether you’re having post-Alaska vacation withdrawals or getting…
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.
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…
If your travels bring you near the seaside community of Seward, Alaska, located on the shores of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, the Alaska Sealife Center is one of the top destinations in town. The center is the only facility in the state that combines a…
These days, reality shows set in Alaska abound. They’re certainly not all realistic (television needs drama, after all!), but these shows do give us insight into some unique challenges of living and working in the Great Land. Here are five facts you can take away from a few of…
Summer in Alaska is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that the fishing season is! Late-season fishing in Alaska is alive and biting, and is even considered prime season for a wide variety of both saltwater and freshwater species.
Bear viewing is high on everyone’s must-do list in Alaska this summer. Fortunately, two Princess lodges situated at and nearby Denali National Park and Preserve offer the perfect jumping–off point for a weekend getaway into the wild. Only a five-hour drive from Anchorage and even closer to Fairbanks, the park…
This photo by Lake Clark National Park & Preserveis used under a Creative Commons license Nothing makes us want to hike through the Alaska forests like the words of Richard “Dick” Proenneke in One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey: “I watched an eagle turn slowly and fall away, quick-sliding…