The Guts, The Glory, The 2013 Iditarod

Posted in About Alaska

There’s a buzz all around Alaska this time of year. Bags of dog food and other necessary supplies are finding their way onto small planes, Huskies and Malamutes are running their last practice routes, trail breakers are preparing their snow machines, and volunteers and competitors are beginning to pack their bags for the trip north…

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11 Inspiring Winter Photos from the Great North

Posted in About Alaska, Traveling to the Yukon

Winter in Alaska offers a unique perspective on beauty – the icy landscapes, blanketed with snow are nothing short of stunning. Bold sunrises and sunsets and the appearance of the aurora borealis dancing across the sky provide inspirational winterscapes and plenty of opportunity for snow-filled adventure. We compiled a collection of winter photos from professional…

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How Hollywood Got Alaska ALL Wrong

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How Hollywood Got Alaska All Wrong

Some movies, like The Frozen Ground (Nicholas Cage and John Cusack) and Big Miracle (Drew Barrymore), actually film in Alaska. But more often, production locations decisions are made for financial reasons—producers think audiences don’t know the difference. But if you’ve ever been to Alaska, you know there is no substitute. Here’s a look at where…

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Northern Lights 101 – A Guide to Seeing the Northern Lights & the Best Hotels for Viewing the Aurora

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The Northern Lights

You don’t have to be a scientist to appreciate the mesmerizing beauty of solar particles crashing into the earth’s magnetic field. On a recent night in Alaska, Facebook posts from across the state were filled with updates about the “active” forecast for northern lights. If beautiful fall foliage, snow and cool weather weren’t enough of…

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Flying Alaska: 4 Remote Destinations to Explore

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Floatplane Sunset

The state of Alaska is enormous, remote, and wild: the perfect combination for adventuresome flying. In fact, some villages can only be accessed by plane or dogsled. Get the most out of your trip to Alaska by logging some inflight hours as part of your itinerary. Here are four possible destinations to chart. Adak Island…

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