When visiting a state as full of wilderness and natural beauty as Alaska, you might find yourself in a few situations and locations you’ve never experienced before. We’re here to give you some tips on your surroundings to ensure your trip is relaxing, fun and, most importantly, safe.
Posted on 04 May, 2016
Posted on 27 April, 2016
Chances are, when Alaska wildlife comes to mind, you’re thinking of bears, moose or eagles. But there are so many other exciting Alaska animals to keep an eye out for during your Alaska adventure. From the fascinating porcupine to the graceful sandhill crane, the state offers a menagerie of animals that visitors and locals frequently encounter while exploring the outdoors.
Posted on 13 April, 2016
It’s time to say goodbye to the winter blues and welcome the arrival of the year’s most promising season: springtime! From birds to planes, there’s a lot to celebrate about an Alaska spring, and this selection of diverse festivities will have you energized for the season in no time.
Posted on 30 March, 2016
It’s been claimed that Alaska consumes more ice cream per capita than any other state in the country. This is surprising information to many people, considering it’s the northernmost state and famous for snow and winter.
Posted on 10 March, 2016
Today, science provides an explanation to this intriguing light display but long before that, there were Alaska Native legends, lore and myths about the northern lights and Alaska’s night sky.
Posted on 08 March, 2016
Snow. What would winter be without it? Sledding hills, snowmen, frosted trees and billions of tiny ice crystals fluttering from the sky, covering the world as far as the eye can see.
Posted on 20 January, 2016
Creatures native to Alaska – from the tiny wood frog to the lumbering muskox – have clever survival tools for getting through the long cold season. As we hunker down for the winter and break out the snowshoes, we’ve decided to share some ways our Alaska animals cope with the cold.
Posted on 30 December, 2015
Every year at Christmastime, one tree is selected from a national forest in the United States to be the official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, or “The People’s Tree,” in Washington D.C. This year marks the 51st anniversary of the tradition and the selected tree was harvested from the Chugach National Forest in Southcentral Alaska.
Posted on 24 November, 2015
Many professional photographers spend their entire careers perfecting their techniques for shooting the aurora, but after implementing these tips, you’ll be well on your way to taking award-winning photos of Alaska’s most breathtaking natural phenomenon.
Posted on 10 November, 2015
Did you know there’s a town almost entirely contained in one building just down the road from Anchorage? While Whittier residents do spend time outside, living and working together in one residential and commercial structure is a far cry from other typical Alaska housing. Here’s a look at Whittier residents’ favorite parts of living in their town.