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My Favorite Places in Alaska – Denali National Park

Denali National Park and Preserve is more than six million acres of pristine, untouched wilderness. Its landscape is mix of forest, tundra, rock, and glacier, centered around the mountain formerly known as Mt. McKinley, now referred to simply as Denali. At 20,320 feet, Denali effectively creates its own weather patterns, generating storms, fog, and high-pressure systems, so views of the mountain can be rare. … Continue reading →

Iditarod Sled Dog Race: The Last Great Race on Earth

If there is one event that defines Alaska it is the 1100-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race from Anchorage to Nome. It pits men and women and their dog teams against the wilderness, subzero temperatures, blizzard force winds, whiteout conditions, wind-chills of -100 degrees and all the other nasty surprises that Mother Nature can cook up in the dead of the Alaskan winter. … Continue reading →

My Favorite Places in Alaska – Glacier Bay National Park

We already know there’s a lot to see in Alaska – breathtaking landscapes, mountains of immense proportions, wildlife of all kinds – but no Alaska vacation is complete without a visit to Glacier Bay National Park. Occupying a vast area of southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage, Glacier Bay is simultaneously a national park, a designated wilderness, a biosphere reserve, a world heritage site, and much, much more … Continue reading →

My Favorite Places in Alaska – Alaska Native Heritage Center

The Alaska Native Heritage Center offers an opportunity not just to learn about the culture of the indigenous people of Alaska, but also to experience part of their life. This is accomplished through modeled villages representing Alaska’s 11 major cultural groups. Alaska’s indigenous people make up about 17% of the Alaskan population and are rich with history and tradition … Continue reading →

Big Years Ahead for Alaska Cruising!

More and more people are adding Alaska to their bucket list, making it one of the hottest travel destinations in the world.  You’ve heard it from us, and no doubt you’ve seen plenty of breathtaking photos of glaciers, wildlife and icy mountain ranges popping up on your Facebook newsfeed courtesy of friends and family. In fact, in 2017, Alaska welcomed its one millionth cruise ship … Continue reading →

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 →