In Alaska, dog sledding was once a necessity for survival, essential for transportation of supplies and mail to rural communities in the 1960s. Today, dog mushing and sled dog races have evolved into Alaska’s premier winter sport and a fantastic adventure for anyone eager to give it a go.
Posted on 20 November, 2014
Posted on 07 November, 2014
The northern lights, nature’s ultimate light show, are caused by the collision of charged electrons and protons from the sun with particles in our atmosphere. And yet, even knowing there is a very logical explanation for the gleaming lights prancing across the heavens, when you see them in person it’s just pure magic.
Posted on 29 October, 2014
From point-and-shoot photographers to serious amateurs, a snowy scene brings out the Ansel Adams-wannabe in all of us. And nowhere more so than in Alaska that inspires with breathtaking landscapes and unexpected moments. Read on to find out some hints and tips about snapping snowy photos.
Posted on 20 October, 2014
One must be truly dedicated to trick or treat in Alaska. This is one holiday where Alaskan kids have it a little harder than tots in warmer climates!
Posted on 14 October, 2014
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 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.