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Alaska Celebrates 150 Years!

Breathtaking glaciers, beautiful rugged vistas, amazing wildlife—Alaska is hotter (or shall we say cooler?) than ever with a record-breaking number of people visiting each year. And if you happen to be a history buff, this is an extra special time to visit. That’s because this year marks the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Cession, which allowed the United States to purchase Alaska from Russia … Continue reading →

Dream Trip to Alaska!

Breathtaking glaciers, majestic mountains, amazing wildlife—you’re finally ready for that bucket-list trip to Alaska. But with so many different things to see (there are eight national parks, more than 600 named glaciers and dozens of wildlife species) and do (hiking, whale watching, dog sledding, helicopter touring, just to name a few) choosing the right trip can feel a little overwhelming. That’s where the Alaska experts … Continue reading →

Book Your 2017 Trip to Alaska Now!

Sure, you’re still in the swing of summer, with sun-filled days of backyard barbecues, ballgames and drinks by the pool. Those long, lazy days seem like they’ll last forever. But before you know it, you’ll be breaking out the warm sweaters, trading your iced coffees for pumpkin-spiced lattes and turning up the heat. Fall will be here, then the holiday season and soon enough you’ll … Continue reading →

Alaska is a Popular Vacation

Alaska Is More Popular Than Ever! Vacation hot spots come and go. What’s hip and happening today doesn’t stay in vogue for long, often quickly replaced by yet another must-see locale. But one destination has earned a permanent spot on people’s bucket lists, and that’s Alaska. The Last Frontier has been seeing record number of tourists in recent years with close to two million people … Continue reading →

The Iditarod: the World’s Coolest Race

There’s so much to do for the adventure-seeker in Alaska, but there’s nothing quite as challenging as the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race. The “Last Great Race on Earth” sends more than 60 dog sled teams 1,100-miles northwest through some of Alaska’s toughest terrain. Teams of one musher and 16 dogs cross mountain ranges, frozen rivers and tundra, often facing blizzards and whiteout conditions, sub-zero … Continue reading →

Go Wild at Denali National Park and Preserve

A trip to Alaska is not complete without a visit to Denali National Park and Preserve. Home to stunning vistas of tundra, forest and glaciers — not to mention Mt. McKinley, the largest peak on the North American continent at 20,000 feet — the park encompasses an astounding six million acres. That’s larger than the state of New Hampshire! Incredibly diverse wildlife is one of … Continue reading →

Why See Alaska Now?

You’re finally thinking about that once-in-a-lifetime dream cruise to Alaska! There’s so much to see and do — stunning national parks, incredibly diverse wildlife, heart-pounding adventure tours. But chances are, Alaska’s glaciers are on the top on your bucket list. Ours too! There’s something so breathtaking about these beautiful majestic ice masses, made up of fallen snow that became compressed over hundreds of years. Gravity … Continue reading →

Alaska: Baked, Grilled & Fried

Every cruise line is looking for ways to diversify its culinary offerings. In the case of Princess, the brand is localizing the menus in several destinations, serving food that has the kind of home-grown feel that more and more passengers are demanding these days. The most visible is the “North to Alaska” program which promises to bring more of the Alaska experience onboard the ship. … Continue reading →


Anchorage got its start in 1915 with a small gathering of wall tents set up near a muddy creek to support the building of the Alaska Railroad. Today, Alaska’s largest city is a diverse and sprawling municipality of more than 300,000 residents. Anchorage was initially mostly a company town that served the railroad; Ship Creek is still headquarters for the Alaska Railroad. Things changed in … Continue reading →