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...
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 Ketchikan

24 hours in Ketchikan

Photos and story by Bailey Berg Anchored to the banks of the Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan has lured visitors in as regularly as the spawning salmon that swim up Ketchikan Creek each summer.    With cultural authenticity, historic charm and unspoiled wilderness just...
Conquering the Denali Park Road

Conquering the Denali Park Road

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 their first ticket in the Denali...