Photo via karina y Looking for the ski experience of a lifetime? Grab your fat skis and head to the 49th state, where helicopters whisk you to the insane terrain of untouched powder, towering ranges, steep vertical drops and ultra-long descents. This is the land where legend comes to…
Alaska is the perfect place to ride. Long stretches of winding road and secret little hideaways cover the state. Biking across endless miles of gorgeous scenery, you’ll encounter forests, coasts, mountains, and lots of wildlife. Whether you plan to bring your bike up from the Lower 48 or rent…
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.
We all know that Hobbits live in Middle Earth and not Alaska or New Zealand, but whether you dreamed of Guillermo del Toro or Peter Jackson as director, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit had to be filmed somewhere. Here are 12 reasons Alaska is a better choice…
Packing for Alaska is not like packing for Hawaii. Depending on when you go, it can be chilly or warm, wet or dry. So what should you take? Well, that depends on your plans. Here is a comprehensive list that will cover you should you decide to explore Denali National…
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…
Souvenirs are the perfect way to carry home reminders of your Alaskan adventure. But you don’t want to discover later that your memento was made in China. Instead, choose one of these five locally-made keepsakes for an authentic Alaskan memory. 1) Ulu knives Originally made from slate, these traditional,…
The staff at Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge has decked the halls for the holidays! The highlight of the decor is this 13′ tree in the center of the lobby. Fairbanks Princess Christmas Tree If you’re in Fairbanks, stop by to warm yourself up and enjoy some of our holiday spirit.
Congratulations to our 2010 Photo contest winner – Katie Fallin of Anchorage! Katie’s photo of a whale near Whittier, taken in June, 2010, won her a $100 Princess Lodges certificate! Thank you to everyone who submitted their 2010 Alaska photos and to those who voted for their favorite entry!…
Visiting Alaska’s awe-inspiring scenery can be one of the most memorable experiences you’ll ever have. With such a vast array of natural beauty across the state, it is essential to explore as much of it as possible. If your Alaska vacation includes a trip to the Fairbanks Princess Riverside…