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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In a state defined by extremes and revered for remoteness, there is one region of Alaska where those most fascinating and hardcore Alaskan lifestyles are taken to the max – the Arctic. This region is full of juxtapositions; a place of cold conditions but warm hearts; an unrelenting Midnight Sun and overwhelming winter darkness; the fierce independent spirit nurtured by subsistence... Read More

Alaska is well-known and well-traveled, and part of that popularity lies in the mystique of its locale in the Far North. But does everyone exactly WHERE Alaska thrives in the northern hemisphere? While some have a decent idea of Alaska’s location (northwest of Canada, east of Russia, somewhere near the Arctic Circle), that description might make a journey to Alaska seem... Read More

With millions of trees and endless acres of tundra, grass, flora, fauna and plant-life blanketing the state, Alaska might be considered the original “green travel” destination. Today, many of Alaska’s tourism-focused businesses and professionals have added a new definition to what green travel in Alaska means: travel practices that encourage economic, environmental, social and cultural sustainability or “Sustainable Tourism”. Adventure Green... Read More

So, you’ve just decided on a 10-day trip to Alaska – lucky you! Now, how do you maximize every minute of your Alaska vacation? With 10 days, you could spend your entire trip immersed in a popular and intriguing region (the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska, Denali National Park, the Kenai Peninsula) all while pursuing a favorite personal passion or two... Read More

Few experiences compare to watching Alaska's Northern Lights dance across the night sky. Like a ballet of light, whirling bands of light radiate the sky with color and movement. No night show is ever the same. Northern Lights viewing from Fairbanks, Alaska The Northern Lights, or "Aurora Borealis", occur near the magnetic poles of the Earth. Solar flares from the sun send... Read More

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