Alaska Travel Tips
No, it isn't just the mountains, sparkling lakes or glaciers that draw travelers to Alaska but the magic in the land, its mystical boreal pull. It's a place that ignites the imaginations of people who live in the city but long to wander in the woods.
The exploitation of natural resources, particularly oil, is a hot topic in Alaska, concentrating the juicy issue of a coveted independence from Washington, DC, the concerns of environmental groups, the desire for economic wealth and the rights of the indigenous population.
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Near the southern tip of the Alaskan panhandle is the city of Ketchikan, hugging the coastline of Revillagigedo Island. It’s a popular cruise ship destination, with a charming historic quarter and ...
Make Skagway your base to follow in the footsteps of the Tlingit people and the gold prospectors who headed off from the port to the Yukon in the roaring days of the 1890s. Tour the 100 century-old ...
Put down the crampons! You don’t need to buy specialist equipment or join an Arctic expedition to the get the best out of Alaska. Day 1: Anchorage Start in the largest city of the largest state. ...
The vast expanse of the largest state in the Union offers sightseeing on a truly impressive scale. Did you know that half of the world’s glaciers are in Alaska? And the good news is you don’t have to ...
The Alaskan capital, Juneau has a tangible sense of history and contemporary charm. Gateway to the region’s otherworldly glacial landscapes, the city has heaps of gold-rush memorabilia as the site of ...
The first port of call on the fabled Alaska Marine Highway, frontier Ketchikan is a fishing and timber town with a rich Native Alaskan heritage. Get the lowdown on totems and wildlife, and learn ...
Hearing about sled-dog races may bring to mind a sprawling white
wilderness with grueling conditions, images of a unique cultural
tradition widely known but experienced firsthand by few, and ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, February 2013
The Alaskan coastline is a prime spot for whale watching—glaciers, a high volume of wildlife of all kinds, and an abundance of outdoor activities make the state one of the most scenic locations on ...
The season in which you visit a wilderness haven like Alaska
can impact not just the weather but the prices, population, and
activities you can physically do. As always, there are pros and cons ...
Written by Natalie Grant, USA, January 2013
The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, is one of those acts of nature that is as humbling as it is beautiful. Alaska
is one of the best places in the world to see them. So if you’re headed
Written by Viator, May 2012
Anchorage, America’s northernmost capital city established in 1914, cannot be easily summed-up into a catch phrase. In many ways the city is defined by its latitude – the winter days are quite short ...
Written by Viator, March 2012
Sitka has the interesting distinction of having been continuously settled for thousands of years, and thus, for being the oldest city in the Northwest. The city itself is a rich cultural blend of ...
The coastal city of Sitka looks westward out into the Gulf of Alaska from Baranof Island (on the part of Alaska
that creeps down Canada’s coast). With a population of fewer than
10,000 people, ...
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