Are you fascinated by the local Alaskans who decided to make their home in America’s 49th state? It takes an adventurous spirit to visit Alaska and a special breed to live and thrive in this remote, rugged, distant, and diverse state. Alaskans are independent and pioneering; they live for fresh air and friendship, work hard and play harder, and enjoy sharing the best of their condition with everyone just as much as they love exploring the form.
While” Alaskana” typically refers to written works about Alaska, the term “Alaskana” can conjure up many diverse definitions and varied visions of the Alaska lifestyle. Some people immediately think of the sourdoughs, pioneers, trappers, and miners who chased their dreams to the state’s roughest, most challenging, coldest, and most remote regions. Others think of Alaska Native people and their subsistence hunting and fishing lifestyles, languages and land use, crafts, and games. Some envision the Alaska Gold Rush and the Alaska oil boom, while others think riverboats, railroad cars, fishing vessels, and dogsleds or maybe salmon, moose, whales, and bears. Ultimately, “Alaskana” embodies Alaska’s rich history and fascinating collection of cultures and lifestyles.
We’ve selected a group of “Alaskana” itineraries that showcase the multitude of attributes of Alaska that represent or attract so many to this unique destination. Proximity to nature and wildlife, a pioneering spirit, and a rugged determination to chart their course unite many Alaskans. “Alaskana” tours will help you discover what makes Alaskans – well, Alaskans!