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One Amazing Alaska Vacation: Eight Incredible National Parks

Together, Alaska’s eight national parks offer visitors more than 50 million acres of wide-open wonder and “wow”. While all share the mystique of rugged Alaska wilderness, massive mountains, glistening glaciers, wild waterways, colorful ecosystems and plentiful wildlife, the discerning Alaska traveler will discover that each...

Getting Around Alaska: How to Maximize Every Minute

Alaska is America’s largest state, offering any traveler a very, very long lineup of “must-see” and “must-do” experiences. So when it comes to seeing and doing the most “only-in-Alaska” adventures that rank at the top of your list, it helps to have a little help. That’s...

The Surprising Season of Spring in Alaska

“When it’s springtime in Alaska …” Well, most Alaska aficionados can likely sing the rest of this catchy and iconic little Johnny Horton lyric. But despite Horton's words, you’d have to search far and wide across this very far and very wide state to find a...

Alaska’s Salmon Species: The “Fin-tastic Five”

For visitors and residents alike, a special part of Alaska’s lure are the fantastic fish which thrive in the state’s waters. Diners and anglers are always delighted when they savor the taste of fresh Alaska salmon, Dolly Varden, halibut or Arctic grayling, “pole-to-plate,” artfully presented,...

Alaska Railroad Train Trips: An Affordable Addition to Any Alaska Trip

One of the more traditional, romantic and unique ways to travel in America’s “Last Frontier” is aboard the Alaska Railroad. This iconic rail line spans 470 miles from the scenic Kenai Peninsula’s port of Seward to the Interior’s Golden Heart City, Fairbanks. Along the way...

Fishing in Alaska: Why It’s So Easy to Get “Hooked”

For avid anglers and first-time fishermen, Alaska is where most fishing fantasies come true. Fishermen travel to Alaska from around the world with dreams of hooking a spectrum of salmon, heavy and hearty halibut, beautiful biting trout, and graceful grayling. If there’s a will for fishing,...

Dog Mushing: A Unique Sport Among Athletes

Dog Sledding in Alaska: From a Cultural Pastime to a Thriving Sport Dog mushing and dog sled racing have held a strong magnetism for the affections of Alaskans, Alaska visitors, and doggie day dreamers for centuries. Many eras ago, loyal and hard-working dogs pulling sturdy hand-built...

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...

What Can I Do In Four Days in Alaska?

What do you do if, as an Alaska visitor, you only have four precious days to vacation in Alaska? Well you might be surprised! Even a four-day getaway in Alaska can be extremely exciting. The difficult (but equally thrilling part) is making sure you squeeze...

All About Talkeetna: Gateway to Denali National Park

Talkeetna is a historic Alaskan town located 2.5 hours from Anchorage and is a great highlight and stopping point between Denali National Park and Anchorage. This small and unique town is nestled at the base of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) and has a heritage from...