Travel

The Allure of Travel on the Dalton Highway

Though we can attest to our love for driving all of Alaska’s highways, one of the ruggedest routes has been tugging at our heartstrings after a hiatus of more than 30 years. My wife,...

37 Places to Indulge Your Alaska Travel Dreams

People travel to Alaska for a variety of reasons, and we’re here to give you a few more. While most visitor’s guides highlight the glaciers, marine life, and mega-fauna prevalent in our state, we...

Cruising Alaska in the Time of COVID

I stood at a railing of the Majestic Princess on a still July morning. Clouds wreathed familiar peaks; gulls wheeled, seals and salmon swirled, and the land glowed green with the southeast Alaskan summer....

Neal Fried: A Tour Guide for Alaska’s Economy

Neal Fried has been an economist for the State of Alaska since 1978. “Most of the people I work with weren’t even born yet,” he says. The duties of his position haven’t changed much,...

Recycling in Denali Allows For Sustainable Travel

Alaska is the 14th state my husband and I have lived in, and one of the things that sticks with us the most is how each state—let alone municipality—handles recycling. We’ve seen a gamut—from...

An Ode to Tents Past and Present

Snapped out of an exhausted sleep, I rolled over in my frost-coated sleeping bag. What the hell was that? A deep-bellied rumble echoed down the canyon. My friends Lynn and Carol stirred awake as...

Bears, Ballots, and BBQs: A Haines Vignette

Editor’s note: This excerpt from Heather Lende’s Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics is used with permission from Algonquin Books. When I wrote an obituary for an old gold miner,...

Carbide Drawings in Hatcher Pass Mines

On the rock wall of a mine in the Hatcher Pass area in southcentral Alaska is a five-foot by two-foot scrawl of the word “Seattle.” It appears as if it was almost...

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