Spring Migration Patterns

Like all places, spring is a transition time and Alaska is no different. Many know Alaska to be the 'land of the midnight sun', however summer is not the only time of year The Last Frontier shines! As the short, cold winter days fade away Alaska starts to come alive in the spring. Believe it or not, by early March most of the state has close to 11 hours of [...]

Alaskan Rail Systems

The Alaska Railroad Trains had been around for almost a century by the time Alaska got its first railroad in 1903. The Alaskan wilderness has never been easy to navigate, so the founding of the Alaska Railroad helped to connect various parts of Alaska and has grown into a great recreational and commercial transportation option. The history of the Alaska Railroad was full of interesting obstacles. History The [...]

The Solstice in Alaska: Two Extremes

In each year, there must be a longest day and a shortest day. This is called a Solstice. There is a Summer Solstice in June and a Winter Solstice in December. What is a Solstice? Scientifically speaking, the solstice is the day in which the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in the sky marking the start of summer and winter respectively. The Summer solstice is the day with the [...]

The Magnetism of Whales and the Northern Lights

Once August comes around in Alaska folks start to notice that the nights become increasing longer and welcome back the sights and awe of the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights shine during all the seasons, and due to the long summertime hours and midnight sun, you can best observe them from August till April in Alaska. These lights put on magnificent displays of greens, pinks, violets, and whites that dance [...]

The Alaska State Fair: A History

History of Alaska State Fair The Alaska State Fair is one of the most popular celebrations in Alaska. This event encompasses a week and a half long festivity known for it's amazing panoramic views of the Chugach Mountains and unique displays. Hundreds of vendors come in from all over the country and many farmers and ranchers centralize for a variety of competitions. The fair is famous for their giant vegetable judging, [...]

Exploring the Seward Highway

Alaska is made up of millions of acres set for public use. And there is no shortage of ethereal and connective experiences out here. However, many locations can be very remote and require an extensive plan for transportation just to reach them. There are some road stretches in Alaska that can offer this amazing experience, without the logistical hassle. All from traveling down a well established highway. One of our [...]

Top Winter Activities in Alaska

Alaska Winter Activities Willing to bear the cold and short daylight hours for a bit of that Alaskan grandeur? If so, you are in for some exclusive exploration. Since Alaska only has a fraction of the visitors in the winter as in the summer you are sure to enjoy a more private experience. We've traversed the cold for you and have gathered a list of the top winter activities [...]

Snowmobiling the Alaskan Wilderness

Snowmobiling in Alaska is a one of a kind experience. The wide open spaces of untouched snow for you to throttle across, reaching from mountains to glaciers in just minutes. This snow sport can help you connect thousands of miles of trails all while taking in some epic Alaskan winter scenery. Alaska has millions of acres of public land to explore and lots to see by snowmobile specifically. Whenever you head [...]

The Iditarod

A History of the Iditarod The Genesis The Iditarod is often known as the last great race on earth, and for good reason. Historically, dog sleds were used to deliver mail, groceries, gold, furs and medicine. It wasn't until the winter of 1925, when there was a diphtheria outbreak in Nome AK, that the long distance relay was popular. During the diphtheria outbreak the closest antitoxin serum needed was 1,000 miles [...]

Vehicle Camping on the Glenn Highway

Roadside Camping: The Glenn Highway For some, home is where you park it. Having a vehicle that can support an adventurous lifestyle is what many look for when traveling around. Your vehicle can be your form of transportation, home, garage, kitchen, or just a place to relax. Working and living out of a van is hard enough. However, when you throw the Alaskan wilderness into the picture, it suddenly becomes more [...]

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