Stories from Alaska

An insider's journey through Alaska's best kept secrets

There’s nothing quite as powerful as a good story. If you’re planning a vacation to Alaska, this is a great place to get inspiration and ideas. From travel tips to insider perspectives, from wildlife facts to photos and videos, you’ll begin to see why Alaska will be one of your favorite destinations to visit – for years to come.

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Alaska is what happens when Willy Wonka and the witch from Hansel and Gretel elope, buy a place together upstate, renounce their sweet teeth, and turn into health fanatics.

— Sloane Crosley
The Brooks Range in Alaska

Standing tall and spanning west to east across Alaska’s rugged Arctic is the Brooks Range. This mountain range is best known for the hundreds of thousands of caribou that pass through the area in massive migratory herds. The Brooks Range is home to a handful of spectacular peaks that range from 8,000-9,000-feet tall as well as long stretches of surrounding... Read More

I'm not someone who can lie on a beach and do nothing. I am not sure what you are supposed to do, so I get bored. I prefer to have a purpose, such as going to Alaska to see orca whales.

— Miranda Richardson
Alaska’s North Slope

Few regions in Alaska embody as many radically extreme lifestyles and conditions as Alaska's North Slope. Located between two unforgiving settings – the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Brooks Range mountains to the south – Alaska's North Slope is home to big polar bears and whales, even bigger oilfields and business, thousands of miles of barren tundra atop permafrost... Read More

5 Insider Tips To Experiencing Alaska’s Top Attractions Without The Crowds

Luckily, when you visit Alaska, crowds are usually not a problem but if you want to experience Alaska's wilderness a little more to yourself and a little less with everyone else, here are some great travel tips to help make that happen: TIP #1: Don’t shrug those Alaska's shoulders – arrive early or stay late - in the shoulder season! Take a... Read More

What Are Alaska’s 5 Most Bizarre Claims To Fame?

We know, you're dying to know! These are the ultimate cocktail party teasers and are sure to get the party rolling once your friends find out you're on your way to ALASKA. CLAIM #1: Free money for everyone! For at least one day every fall, Alaskans feel flush with cash. That’s because since 1982, each qualifying Alaska resident receives an annual divided... Read More

What To Pack for an Alaska Vacation

An Alaska vacation is unlike any other for many reasons. Alaska treats all visitors to unique landscapes and communities, cultures and cuisines, people, history, wildlife and, well, wacky weather! In Alaska, it can hit the sweltering ‘90s and then snow in the same summer month. It can dump a foot of snow and blanket of rain in the same winter... Read More

10 Alaska Traveler “Tips And Tricks” To Get The Most Out of Your Alaska Vacation

Some of the best Alaska travel trips come from those Alaska travelers who are actually doing the travel! Here’s a collection of tips and tricks shared by our recent travelers, as well as some additional insider feedback from our staff at Alaska Tours. Welcome to the Land of the Midnight Sun! It’s true that Alaska’s summer sunlight is pretty intense and... Read More