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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A Truly Unique Destination: North Pole in Alaska

Christmas in Alaska might only arrive in late December, but the holiday season and spirit are celebrated year-round in the quaint and quirky town of North Pole. No, this isn’t the North Pole set deep in the icy Arctic at the top of the world. This North Pole is a welcoming commuter community about a 15-minute sleigh ride …(or even... Read More

Alaska: A Winter Wonderland of Amazing Adventures

While most travelers plan Alaska visits for the peak season of summer sun and fun, those who wander north for Alaska's winter are welcoming by a surprisingly warm vibe, as well as many unique winter outdoor opportunities and special surprises. Winter travelers can break out their warm winter jackets, a fleece hat and some toe-roasting snow boots and by taking... Read More

The Aurora Cycle: When and Where to Witness the Northern Lights

While there’s a certain mystical quality behind Alaska’s awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights form great bands of incredible illumination that actually have much more to do with magnetism than with magic. And believe it or not, their activity is even (perhaps surprisingly) fairly predictable. First, you need to understand the science behind lights themselves. The Northern Lights phenomenon is created... Read More

Ten Fun and Fascinating Facts about Alaska’s Awesome Aurora Borealis

The first time you see the Northern Lights (officially known as "aurora borealis"), they will simply take your breath away.  An evolving natural light show with changing shapes and colors with mesmerizing effects. Here are 10 fascinating facts and trivia about the Northern Lights and Aurora Borealis: #1: "Northern Lights" is a pretty-much perfect name for Alaska’s thrilling, sky-filling sensations. But where... Read More

Classic Alaska Cooking Tips, Tricks and (Not-So-Secret) Ingredients

You’ve savored Alaska's cuisine and basked in every bite of your Alaskan dining experiences. You’ve enjoyed dishes you’ve anticipated and even dreamed about, seen locally farmed produce taken to Denali-level culinary heights, and savored unique meals in a special and unforgettable place. But now you’re headed home, far from these culinary delights. What to do? You can get a head start... Read More

Alaska Culinary Trends: What’s Hot on Alaska’s Palates & Plates?

Alaska cuisine is legendary on culinary wish lists and is the muse for unforgettable meals and dining daydreams for foodies everywhere. Today, with multimedia sending word-of-mouth raves and recipe reviews further and faster than ever, Alaskan food trends have become hashtag and track-down worthy pastimes among those looking for the latest "new news" in culinary circles. Once known for hearty comfort... Read More

Alaska’s Favorite Fish Dish: The Wish List

When it comes to Alaska dining, fresh fish is a best bet and the state’s delicious duo of salmon and halibut always rank among the most memorable menu items. Halibut dining at its finest awaiting guests at Winter Lake Lodge These two fantastic fish are kitchen superstars, though complete opposites in appearance (salmon’s red and orange meat, halibut’s white meat) and... Read More

Alaska’s National Parks: Diverse, Spectacular & Iconic

Alaska is enormous, and it’s practically bursting with out-of-this-world natural beauty and wonder. It has so many special settings and so much spectacular wildlife that it is home to eight Alaska National Parks covering 54 million acres — not to mention 50 National Historic Landmarks, 16 National Natural Landmarks, 24 official National Park Service units, and nearly 100 state park... Read More