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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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Top Travel Apps for your Alaska Vacation

Posted on 03 June, 2014

Iphone with apps in foreground with green headphones in background, both sitting on wood dresser.

Vacation is a great opportunity to temporarily purge all use of electronic devices, but don't stow away your phone just yet! We've compiled a list of the top most useful Alaska travel apps.

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Summer Museum Exhibits in Alaska and Yukon

Posted on 13 May, 2014

Everywhere in Alaska, the shift to summer has begun. Alaska’s museums are also gearing up for summer with a slew of new and exciting exhibits to check out as you plan activities and stops along the way during your upcoming Gray Line of Alaska tour. 

 

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Who Named Denali?

Posted on 07 May, 2014

To visit Denali National Park is to observe nature at its awe-inspiring best. Mt. McKinley dominates the sky at 20,320 above sea level, dwarfing the surrounding peaks and stunned onlookers. Of course, McKinley can be a bit elusive and it’s not always possible to catch a glimpse of its summit as the overhanging clouds often block the view. But if you’re lucky enough to get there on a clear day, you’ll never forget the incredible view that unfolds before you.

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Alaska & Yukon Highlights: Extended Adventure in Fairbanks and Whitehorse

Posted on 22 April, 2014

Gray Line of Alaska offers a variety of multi-day excursions that allow travelers to experience some of the most exciting destinations in Alaska and Canada through the convenience of a packaged tour.

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Our Favorite Alaska Art

Posted on 17 April, 2014

Artists have found inspiration in the gorgeous snow-capped mountains, dense forests, and in the cultures of people who have lived and worked in the often-inhospitable areas of Alaska for centuries. These artists create pieces that express admiration for the Alaska wilderness and way of life. For the rest of us, these works motivate us to travel north to the land that inspires so many artists.

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