What do you think of when you imagine Alaska? Ice? Glaciers? Igloos? Did you know that Alaska has its own sand dunes, and that there are areas of the state that get so warm in the summer you could jump and swim in a lake? Here are some answers to seven common questions about the Last Frontier.
Posted on 20 April, 2015
Posted on 08 April, 2015
April and May are the best months in Alaska to catch sight of these amazing mammals as they travel north along the coast to their feeding grounds in the northern and western Bering Sea and the Chukchi Sea.
Posted on 02 April, 2015
In Alaska we like to talk about our world-renowned seafood industry as being sustainable. But what does sustainable seafood really mean?
Posted on 30 March, 2015
Trains run from Anchorage to Fairbanks, a trip of about 12 hours. The question is, how do you extend your trip from one part of the state to another to experience the best of Alaska in that time? We’ve picked out some of the highlights for seeing Alaska by train when you have just over three days.
Posted on 23 March, 2015
Study up on your Alaska vocabulary and you might just be able to convince the sourdoughs that you’re not a cheechako after all!
Posted on 02 March, 2015
Each spring, dozens of teams of dogs embark on one of the toughest races on Earth. Facing a 1,100-mile race across frozen tundra, Iditarod sled dogs team must possess rugged qualities such as speed, endurance – as well as a special kind of spirit – to finish The Last Great Race.
Posted on 20 February, 2015
Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably noticed new television shows about Alaska seem to keep sprouting up like wild fireweed, with no end in sight.
Posted on 09 February, 2015
Few sites on the planet can rival the wonder of glacier-fed ice caves, and there are plenty to be found in Alaska’s wide open spaces. Visits to popular glaciers can sometimes include tours of these beautiful ice caves. And while you’re planning your excursions, browse through these Alaska tours to make your adventure complete.
Posted on 20 January, 2015
We’ve put together this handy list of one activity idea per each letter of the alphabet. Of course, there are more than 26 incredible things to do in the North, but this checklist should get you moving in the right direction!
Posted on 08 January, 2015
Just because you’re in Anchorage doesn’t mean you’re anchored down. The stunning scenery of Alaska beckons you to take a day trip – by car or by train—to a nearby dream destination. Here are our top picks for soaking up the only-in-Alaska sights, all within a day’s drive or ride from Anchorage.