5 Myths about Grizzlies That Simply Aren’t True
One of Alaska’s largest and fascinating land animals is the grizzly bear. Without a doubt they are also one of the state’s most-popular must-see attractions. When a creature this big, burly and beastly thrives in a place as harsh and unforgiving as Alaska’s toughest wilderness landscapes, they are bound... Read more
Fun Facts About Alaska’s Iditarod Dog Sledding Race
Part of the enduring popularity and lasting lore of the annual dogsledding competition of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is the curiosity and familiarity it holds for casual and serious international fans, intrigued Alaska visitors, and longtime Alaskans. Most can tell you that the 1,049-mile marathon that gruelingly... Read more
Our Top 25 Fun Facts About Alaska
There are literally hundreds of fun facts about Alaska, America’s 49th state, but we’ve whittled down that list of Alaska trivia to our top 25: #1: On October 18, 1867 Alaska officially became a territory of the United States. Many Americans called the purchase of the land from Russia... Read more
Where IS Alaska??
Alaska is well-known and well-traveled, and part of that popularity lies in the mystique of its locale in the Far North. But does everyone exactly WHERE Alaska thrives in the northern hemisphere? While some have a decent idea of Alaska’s location (northwest of Canada, east of Russia, somewhere near... Read more
Alaska’s History with Russia and the Influence of Russian Traditions
Twice a year, Alaskans celebrate two holidays, Seward’s Day and Alaska Day, that mark the state’s unique entry into American history, while simultaneously recognizing Alaska’s departure from Russia’s hold. Seward’s Day lands on the last Monday of March and commemorates the purchase agreement signing for Alaska between the United... Read more
Popular Nicknames for Alaska Towns: Did You Know?
What’s in a name (or in this case), a nickname? When it comes to cities, towns and villages across Alaska, the names for Alaskan towns often honor Alaska Native heritage and languages – Nenana, Kenai, Skwentna, to list just some of three of hundreds! Other Alaska town names pay... Read more
An Insider’s List of Alaska Highlights
When visiting Alaska, some of this state’s many highlights stand out loud and clear, for example Alaska’s many national parks and abundant and diverse wildlife. However, there is so much more to see and do when planning a vacation in Alaska! We’ve assembled an insider’s list of some of... Read more
Alaska’s Northern Lights: Myths, Legends, and Science
Winter in Alaska is an exceptionally noteworthy experience. As temperatures drop and daylight dwindles to just a few hours a day, out of the quiet and peaceful atmosphere, a green glow begins to blanket evening-to-morning landscapes. Large ribbons of light materialize in the sky, stretching across the horizon and... Read more