Alaska Tips

Inside Passage or Southeast

kayaking in Resurrection Bay
There's no difference. You can use these terms interchangeably. Southeast Alaska is also referred to as "The Panhandle" and the "Inland Passage."...

Winter Activities

A polar bear wanders the frozen Arctic landscape
– Mush dogs along the Iditarod Trail outside of Nome
– Watch fireworks explode over the Chuckchi Sea on New Year's Eve in Barrow
– See traditional Native Alaska games...

Weather and Clothing

dog sledding in Chatanika State Recreation Area

Interior Alaska ranges from the 70s (F) in June and July down to sub-zero lows December through February. Dress for warm sunny days in summer. Winds are light, but be...


a day's catch of halibut caught Homer

Homer fishermen call them "barn door" halibut because of their huge size. Of course, not every angler who visits Alaska will catch the big one, but respectable halibut are definitely...