24 hours in Whittier

24 hours in Whittier

By Kirsten Swann One of the best things about Whittier is getting there in the first ricelace. Visitors arrive either by land, through a two-and-a-half mile tunnel beneath Maynard Mountain, or by sea, through striking Prince William Sound. Once there, your options...

Let Them Eat Naan

Every year during the first weekend of August, the small Kenai Peninsula town of Ninilchik experiences a strange phenomenon. Its fairgrounds and campsites are taken over as thousands of joyous festival-goers descend to strum banjos and chug kombucha. There is an...
24 hours in Homer

24 hours in Homer

Homer’s many names describe it well: The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World. The End of the Road. The Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea. Wrapped up in Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains at the terminus of the Sterling Highway, it’s a place where otters bob between boats in...
Chasing fall across the Last Frontier

Chasing fall across the Last Frontier

“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 the most beautiful,...
24 hours in Yakutat

24 hours in Yakutat

The largest city in the country is home to some 600 people: Welcome to Yakutat, a study in contrasts. Tucked into a vast Southeast Alaska wilderness at the northern edge of Tongass National Forest, the community is strikingly remote. Served by daily flights and summer...