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The Best Alaska Self-Driving Tours by Season

For every unique Alaska season, there are countless reasons to get behind the wheel of a rental vehicle and take off on an Alaska self-drive tour. And yes, that even includes during the winter season! Self-driving tours provide a flexibility and independence that many travelers crave,...

Getting Around Alaska: Should I Fly or Drive?

Once you’ve arrived in Alaska, the fun phase of your travels is just beginning. There are many ways to get to Alaska’s special places and unique adventures, but two of the most popular are driving and flying. But which to choose? And when? There is no...

Five Favorite Alaska Adventure Tours “Off the Beaten Path”

Every Alaska visitor has a checklist of "must-do", "must-see" Alaska bucket list experiences. Some of those lists are packed with quirky activity curveballs and off-the-radar locations. These are often the picks of adventure travelers who are happiest when wandering off the beaten path, avoiding the...

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...