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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Traveling to or from Alaska on a cruise ship comes with a very special set of unique experiences, personal perspectives and memories … but just some of those take place while you’re on the water. Venturing into Alaska by land while your cruise ship is docked at one of Southeast Alaska’s personality-packed ports including Ketchikan, Haines, Sitka, Skagway and Juneau... Read More

Many of our Alaska travelers call us with this question and of course, from our perspective, there’s never a bad time to visit Alaska! But if your preferred form of transportation to the Last Frontier is aboard a cruise ship, summer is the season to select for your Alaska cruise. Alaska’s summer months are when the state is humming and... Read More

In Alaska, summer’s end brings bittersweet emotions for most Alaskans, as the warmth and brightness of the Midnight Sun wane and the cooler, darker days and nights of fall take hold. We All Need a Break Most Alaskans – from winter “haters and hibernators” to “wild winter” lovers – truly live for their summers. The season’s ever-present sunlight provides a seemingly magical... Read More

Over the past 30 years, the team at All Alaska Tours, guided by Owner and President, Al Koch, has helped over 350,000 travelers bring their biggest Alaska dreams to life. So, it might not surprise you to learn that the company’s origins are also something of a “once-in-a-lifetime” Alaska story, filled with humble beginnings and big dreams that became a... Read More

Glaciers are both grand and abundant in Alaska, and there’s an extra-special Alaska destination where they aren’t just the main attraction, they’re also a namesake. Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Southeast Alaska is a world-renown travelers' mecca. Glacier Bay's park headquarters are based in Gustavus, Alaska, just west of Juneau and north of Hoonah at the end of... Read More

So, Alaska’s icy glaciers have you intrigued. Maybe you're wondering; What’s so special about glaciers anyway? Where do they come from? And what's the best way to experience them? First of all, Alaska's glaciers are pretty cool! Very cool in fact. "Cool" as in awesome to experience in person, and "cool" as in cold as ice. Alaska’s glaciers are pretty sure... Read More

Like most of the modern world, Alaska is also experiencing rapid change - but in its own unique ways. These changes extend across cultural, demographic and technological spectrums while Alaskan climates, landscapes and seasons also continue to shift. Alaska has always been a place of extremes and transformations, booms and busts, and for the most part these recent revolutions are making... Read More

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 States and Russia which was brokered on March 30, 1867, by... Read More

If you're the type of Alaska traveler who wants to take control your adventure from the driver's seat, hands on the steering wheel, guiding your travel companions to every great Alaska destination and landmark on your bucket lists, you've come to the right place. All independent spirits who prefer driving themselves and their crew around the state's spectacular road system... Read More

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 tribute to great – and infamous – pioneers, politicians and personalities, such... Read More