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Hitting the Bull’s Eye – Archery in Alaska

Posted on 27 August, 2014

Denali Sunset - Samantha Johnson

Shortly after “The Hunger Games” blockbuster films recently hit the silver screen, the sport of archery saw a sudden rise in popularity all across the country — Alaska included.

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The Ultimate Packing List for Traveling to Alaska in the Fall

Posted on 27 August, 2014

Contact solution? Check. Wallet? Check. Sure, those things are important, but the ultimate Alaskan packing list goes way beyond your carry-on -- we're talking about the real essentials; the items you can't live without while whale watching in the heavy mist or hiking among moose and caribou.

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SUMMER WILDLIFE SERIES: MOOSE

Posted on 14 August, 2014

Alaska moose and calf
As Alaskans, we hold a special place in our hearts for moose. No matter how many times we’ve seen one, we still slow the car down and hang out the window to snap a picture, still peer out the door when one is munching on a sapling in the front yard. After all, you develop a special bond when you ride one to work every day. (Just kidding!) 

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Farm Fresh and Alaska Grown

Posted on 06 August, 2014

Fireweed from Kaitlyn Czerwinski

Summer means a lot of things in Alaska, especially longer days. Approximately 20 hours of daylight is responsible for a booming agriculture industry in summer months, when the endless light gives produce an extra boost.

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SUMMER WILDLIFE SERIES: BEARS

Posted on 31 July, 2014

Alaska bears from Kaitlyn Czerwinski

Bear encounters are a very real part of life in Alaska. From spotting a brown bear fishing for salmon while on a wildlife-viewing tour to having a black bear tumble through your skylight in pursuit of some birthday cupcakes (yes, this happened), We’ve rounded up all you need to know about bears in the Last Frontier, including where and when to see them!

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Summer Festivals That Show the True Colors of Anchorage

Posted on 14 July, 2014

Two women dressed up in funny outfits, one holding a rainbow colored umbrella and the other with a tiny tophat.

Anchorage in the summer is pretty epic: the wildflowers are blooming, the sun is out 18 hours a day, and mountain views are incredible. And if that’s not enough, Anchorage is overflowing with festivals, many of which last the whole summer. Whether you’re swinging through town for one day or need some evening plans to spice up your vacation, be sure to bookmark us for your complete guide to festival happenings in Anchorage this year.

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I SPY: Alaska by Car

Posted on 09 July, 2014

Seward Highway outside of Anchorage, Alaska

If you’ve ever been on a road trip (or traveled with children), you’re probably familiar with the popular lookout game “I Spy.” For travelers planning an Alaska road trip this summer, Gray Line of Alaska offers a number of self-drive tour packages ranging in location and duration. To make the most of these automobile adventures, we’ve compiled a list of insider tips on where and when to stop on some of the most famous routes in the Last Frontier. Read on for when to keep your eyes peeled along this 8-day Alaska by Car self-drive tour to Fairbanks, Denali, Talkeetna, Cooper Landing, Seward and Anchorage.

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Alaska by the Numbers

Posted on 30 June, 2014

Mt. McKinley in the Spring, Gray Line of Alaska.

It’s no secret Alaska is a pretty impressive state — after all, it’s the largest in our country with 586,412 square miles of land. That’s more than twice the size of Texas! But sheer land mass isn’t the only thing Alaska has going for it. Check out this roundup of amazing Alaska stats to keep in mind on your next trek north!

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SUMMER WILDLIFE SERIES: WHALES

Posted on 23 June, 2014

Humpback Whale breaching in the Kenai Fjords near Seward, Ak. Gray Line of Alaska

Alaska may be well known for its bears, moose and other mighty land mammals, but with the largest amount of coastline of any other state, you can bet the aquatic life is equally impressive. Whether you’re planning a cruise or simply driving down the scenic Seward Highway, a trip to Alaska isn’t quite complete without the iconic sighting of a breaching whale. We’ve collected some helpful info and viewing tips on some of Alaska’s most popular whale species – and since summer months are the peak viewing time for most of them, we’re confident you’ll be able to check a few off your list in no time! 

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20 Photos of Summer in Alaska That Will Take Your Breath Away

Posted on 16 June, 2014

Within Alaska’s hundreds of thousands of square miles lie dramatic mountain peaks, lush wildflower meadows, serene seaside vistas, and of course, a multitude of woolly wildlife. When surrounded by so much natural beauty, it’s almost impossible not to take thousands of pictures. We’ve rummaged through the best Alaska photos we’ve ever seen, and selected our 20 favorites just to share with you.

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