Road trips along the Seward Highway, outside of Nome, and along the Alaska Highway rank among the favorites.
Alaska’s volcanoes are a source of awe and concern.
Whale watching options in Southcentral Alaska
Never overlook the importance of an escape route.
[by Kurt Jacobson]
Explore glacial lakes and towering peaks Getting to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, a roadless wilderness of 3 million acres accessible only by boat or plane, is a camera-worthy adventure. Located in the southern portion of the Alaska Range to the west of Cook Inlet, the park features tumbling glaciers and towering peaks. It’s a short hop, flying 100 miles southwest from Anchorage over forbidding terrain before dropping into the small town of Port Alsworth within the park. From there, you can take a bush plane to get you wherever you want to go, with pick up and drop off itineraries that are easy and reliable to schedule on your own or with a reputable guide or outfitter. Along the way, you’ll have a birds-eye view of the Chigmit Mountains, a range created by centuries of geological chaos where volcanoes like Iliamna and Redoubt vent regularly, as well as…
Alpine touring on an active volcano
[by Kellie Okonek]
The evening sun shone brightly in Anchorage’s Kincaid Park as I crested a hill, on my way to photograph the sunset over Cook Inlet. Walking directly into the sunshine, I heard something rustle in the brush close to the trail but couldn’t make out what it was.
2022 is the 80th anniversary of the Alaska Highway, so editor Susan Sommer shares 10 highlights worth stopping for along the iconic route.
Alaska and Hawai’i have a historic connection dating back hundreds of years. It still exists today through shared culture.