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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Alaska Reality TV – Working in Alaska

Working 907: Reality shows about sometimes relatable, sometimes crazy, Alaska jobs Many people work hard so they can take their dream trip to Alaska. Alaskans totally understand – they also work hard to finance their Last Frontier fun. Job descriptions in Alaska are the same as anywhere else really, but the workplaces are often unlike any others. Even a corporate suit or... Read More

Alaska Reality TV – Gold!

Ratings gold: Reality shows about Alaska mining It’s a classic Alaska storyline and far north fantasy – the Gold Rush and visions of gleaming nuggets. In the 1800s and early 1900s, tens of thousands of prospectors, opportunists and dreamers traveled north to Alaska. For most, it proved a dead-end road for dreams that went bust. But those rare few who struck... Read More

Alaska Reality TV

Lights! Camera! Alaska! Reality TV thrives in the Last Frontier Alaska: Where life is as real as it gets. Real fascinating and real unique, real cool and real cold, real mysterious and real extreme, real welcoming and even real dangerous. No wonder literally dozens of reality TV programs are, or have been, based in Alaska and around its often more-interesting-than-fiction residents... Read More

Ingenious “Only In Alaska” Inventions: Kayaks, Ulus, Gut-Skin Clothing

For early Alaskans, survival relied on being strong and smart, resilient and resourceful. There was little room for error and no space for waste – everything available in Alaska served multiple purposes and was used to its fullest potential. The unique Alaskan lifestyle is embodied in the inspired inventions, tools and clothing created and used every day. Here are three... Read More

3 Unforgettable Southcentral Alaska Hiking Tours for All Levels

As amazing as Alaska is to experience from the air, water and road, there’s something very special about exploring the state on foot on an Alaska hiking tour. There are hundreds of hiking options in Alaska encompassing varying distances, difficulty levels, and landscapes. You can hit a trail for an hour, a day, or a week, and see parts of... Read More

Exploring Kodiak Island and Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge

Kodiak Island juts out of the Gulf of Alaska with a rugged beauty all its own. Snow-capped mountains, dense old growth forests, rocky cliffs, wildflower-laced meadows, and sandy beaches are the foundation for this stunning landscape. The southwestern areas on Kodiak Island together with Uganik Island, the Red Peaks part of Afognak Island and Ban Island are part of the... Read More

Alaska Cuisine “Must Eats” : On the Menu For Your Tasting Pleasure

Boost Your "Appetite for Alaska": Discover the "Great State's" Must-Eat Taste Sensations Every journey around "the Last Frontier" is filled with Alaska flavor – figuratively and literally! When in Alaska, the special sights, sounds and smells will overwhelm your senses in a dramatic way. And then there are the savory tastes you’ll only find only up north. You aren’t likely to... Read More

Anchorage’s Coastal Trail: A Walk (Jog, Bike Ride, or Ski) to Remember

When people dream of visiting Alaska, thoughts often drift to the unique and untamed wilds of the state. Eagles, moose, salmon and even a rare bear or beluga whale sighting. The grandeur of massive, snowcapped peaks. Denali towering on the distant horizon. Lush green forests. Tranquil blue waterways. For Alaska travelers, imagination becomes reality as those amazing aspects of Alaska’s environment... Read More