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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Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park

Gold! Gold! Gold! In 1896, the Klondike Gold Rush drew around 100,000 prospectors, laborers and entrepreneurs to the Yukon Territories and Dawson City, Southeast Alaska and Skagway, the Yukon River and beyond, with all routes leading to potential fortunes. Some struck gold and had their lives instantly changed. But most grand dreams of gold were met with the reality of... Read More


When I was 23, I went to Alaska by myself into the glaciers of the coast range and climbed a mountain by myself. It was incredibly reckless, incredibly stupid. But I was lucky. And I survived, and I came back to tell my story.

— Jon Krakauer

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 region is the Brooks Range. The Brooks Range is best known for the hundreds of thousands of caribou that pass through this area of the Alaska Range in massive migratory herds. These Alaska mountains are home to a handful of spectacular peaks that range from 8,000-9,000-feet tall as well as... Read More


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 located in Alaska's Far North region and is home to big polar bears and whales, even bigger oilfields and business,... 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. Here Are Alaska’s 5 Most Bizarre Claims To Fame: CLAIM #1: Free money for everyone! For at least one day every fall, Alaskans feel flush with cash. That’s because since 1982,... 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