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
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
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!
Posted on 14 July, 2014
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.
Posted on 09 July, 2014
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.
Posted on 30 June, 2014
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!
Posted on 23 June, 2014
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!
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.