Article

Coastal Classic

Coastal Classic — the aptly named Coastal Classic route is probably the most beautiful stretch of the Alaska Railroad. The most popular way to experience the Coastal Classic is on a day trip from Anchorage. Depart Anchorage early morning for the four-hour scenic trip to Seward. You have about 7 hours to spend in Seward, […]

Article

Ravn Alaska

Ravn Alaska — For many Alaskans, travel by plane is essential for work, getting to medical appointments in the big city, or connecting with family in another part of the state. For visitors, plane travel helps maximize their limited time exploring the state, showcases spectacular views of the land, and gives an authentic peek into […]

Article

CAR

CAR Various car rental agencies (from well-known ones like Avis) to local outfits are available at both Alaska’s airports and seaports. Alaska 4×4 Rentals (Anchorage Airport): (907) 290-0064 Alaska Auto Rental (Anchorage/Fairbanks/Denali): (907) 457-7368 Avis (Sitka): (907) 966-2404 Budget (Anchorage Airport): (907) 243-0150 Hertz (Anchorage Airport): (907) 243-4118 Thirfty Car Rental (Anchorage): (907) 276-2855

Article

Interior Alaska Bus Line

Interior Alaska Bus Line – this bus line is for those who want to travel like the locals. Many Alaskans ride this bus line that motors between Anchorage, Glennallen, Fairbanks, and Tok, making stops along the way in off-the-beaten-path destinations. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, visitors can board a van or a 20-passenger bus to […]

Article

Alaska Park Connection Motorcoach

  Alaska Park Connection Motorcoach – for those who don’t want to rent a car during a visit to Alaska—or would just like to spend more time watching the roadside scenery, rather than the road—this deluxe motorcoach service makes it easy to connect the dots between Alaska’s most popular destinations, including Denali and Kenai Fjords […]

Article

Alaska Marine Highway

Alaska Marine Highway — Alaska is over 650,000 square miles and much of that has no road access. The primary forms of transportation in areas without roads are by air or sea, so the ferries of the Alaska Marine Highway is a big part of the state’s ‘highway system.’ It is such a unique set […]

Article

Talkeetna Historical Society Museum

  Talkeetna Historical Society Museum (one block off of Main Street across from the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, Talkeetna) — Learn about this rural town’s native, gold mining, and aviation history in this museum housed in a little red school house, as well as a number of smaller, old railroad buildings. You’ll find out about […]

Article

Talkeetna

  Talkeetna — this charming pioneer town, with its own-block-long Main Street, is halfway between Anchorage to Denali, and offers tons of adventures as well as great views of Mt. McKinley. Other than the mountain views, Talkeetna is also home to the convergence of three major glacial rivers, which makes for great excursions, whether by […]

Article

Skagway

Skagway — If you were going to visit just one town in Southeast Alaska, Skagway would be a top contender. While other towns in the region make for great jumping-off spots, this tiny community is a destination unto itself. Part of Skagway’s charm lies in its preservation: the Park Service has rescued some 15 buildings […]

Article

Sitka

Sitka – located on the west side of Baranof Island, the Alaskan town of Sitka is flanked on the east by majestic snow-capped mountains, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Sitka is best-known for being the capital of “Russian America” (a town established by Alexander Baranov in 1799 – who became the Governor […]