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Chasing fall across the Last Frontier

Photos and story by Haley Johnston “Isn’t this beautiful weather we’re having?” I asked my neighbor as we bent and pulled dried and dying potato vines out of our respective gardens. “Enjoy it while it lasts,” he replied. I couldn’t help but smile. Anchorage is enjoying one of...

Last call in Ketchikan

Story by Bailey Berg In the bustling Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, a woman scrawled on a whiteboard with the smooth red ink of a felt-tip marker: “Ship departs at 2 p.m.” Behind her was a frenzied dance of newcomers, fresh off the MS Volendam, the last cruise ship to...

Conquering the Denali Park Road

Photos and story by Victoria Petersen One moment we were enjoying the ride through Polychrome Pass. The next, we were nearly teetering on the edge of a cliff with the wind rocking the car and a sandstorm brewing right outside our windows. In September 2012, my parents won...