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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Flying to Alaska: How to Get the Best Deal on Airfares

With more commercial airlines adding service to Alaska and more frequent flights to Alaska, America’s “Last Frontier” is more accessible than ever. In fact, in 2019, a record-setting 5.7 million travelers passed through Anchorage’s Ted Stevens International Airport, Alaska’s busiest air transportation hub. Alaska Airlines, United, American, JetBlue, Delta all service Alaska via Anchorage as well as a host of... Read More

Alaska Packing Tips: Weather Confessions and a Lesson in Layers

In Alaska, the hottest fashion trend is warmth. Saying that Alaska’s weather is wild is the most accurate meteorological forecast ever. In fact, Alaska is a land of extreme weather that can change fast and swing unpredictably. T-shirts and sunburn in March? It’s a thing! Ask any happy Alaskan skier. Facing a real-life "snow globe" moment while hiking Flattop near Anchorage... Read More

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 are many opportunities train passengers can take advantage of with stops in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest... Read More

Not A Typical Train Trip: Experience Alaska Railroad Special Events

For nearly 100 years, the Alaska Railroad has taken passengers to classic Alaska destinations and adventures aboard an iconic form of American transportation - travel by rail. One bonus to traveling by rail is that the Alaska Railroad treats its passengers to some rather unique "good times" with an array of annual special events that you can only experience by... Read More

Alaska Wildlife at Home in Denali National Park

Traveling in Denali National Park, it’s easy to find yourself constantly gazing skyward for a glimpse of The Great One – Denali. A sighting of the majestic mountain and precarious peak, as well as its summits and spurs, will take your breath away. The experience also provides instant perspective on how massive the mountain really is (20,310 feet tall) and... Read More

When Visiting Alaska: What’s Worth the Splurge?

If you’re finally making your long-awaited, once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska, or even if you’re just trying to check more items off your Last Frontier bucket list, you might like some “insider tips” about how to best indulge yourself when traveling around America’s 49th state. Included in our recommendations are some upgrades to Alaska adventures that are definitely worth splurging for! Alaska... Read More

The Best Shore Excursions For Alaska Cruises

As exciting, comfortable and special as it is to be aboard an Alaska cruise traveling along Alaska’s amazing coastlines, a cruise is often just the beginning of an unforgettable Alaska adventure. It’s true, Alaska’s scenery – with its glaciers, mountains and wildlife -- will keep you constantly breathless as you gaze shore-side. But every Alaska port town you visit also... Read More

The Majestic Mountains of Alaska – Denali to St Elias to Redoubt

Alaska, the Land of the Midnight Sun is also the Land of the Majestic Mountains. When people think of Alaska mountains, their minds instantly go to Denali, formerly Mt. McKinley. And for good reason: Denali is North America’s tallest peak and easily Alaska’s most popular. The mountain is magnetic to climbers, sightseers and Alaskans, who visit its namesake park by the... Read More