In Alaska, autumn is (somewhat unfairly) referred to as a shoulder season. Things really start to slow down after Sept. 15 and there’s a noticeable calm that sets in. But there’s nothing second-rate about Alaska in the fall. Ask almost any local and they’ll tell you it’s their favorite time of year.
Posted on 14 October, 2014
Posted on 02 October, 2014
The scent of summer has barely evaporated, winter is not quite around the corner and we’re already getting excited for the next summer season. Crazy? Perhaps. But we can’t help it.
Posted on 30 September, 2014
Winter excursions offer different experiences than the spring or summer. Even the colors you'll experience are different. Winter months offer the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights displaying various shades of purple, pink, green and blue. All of these things make Alaska winter trips more dramatic, more intense and so worth it!
Posted on 19 September, 2014
There are many unique races in Alaska, from the Mayor’s Midnight Sun Marathon footrace in the summer to the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in winter. But come fall there’s one particularly unique race on our minds called the Klondike Road Relay.
Posted on 28 August, 2014
Dozens of shows over the past 10 years testify to how much reality TV loves Alaska (34 current shows at last count). If you’ve ever dreamed of mining for gold, becoming a sea captain, or exploring a remote wilderness, Alaska television appeals to everyone who possesses a spirit of adventure.
Posted on 27 August, 2014
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.
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.
Posted on 14 August, 2014
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!)
Posted on 06 August, 2014
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.
Posted on 31 July, 2014
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!