Alaska Travel

While Alaska doesn’t have a specific model for outdoor education beyond the realm of field trips during the school year, a statewide collection of nature centers and outdoor-themed facilities strive to reach both resident and visiting families.Erin Kirkland
Outdoors digest:  big halibut, Russian River red, tanner crab, wilderness lodges honored Alaska Dispatch News

Kotzebue held its annual Qatnut cultural celebration and marked Independence Day from July 1 through 5, 2015.

Erik Hill

Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.

Bob Hallinen
Small planes are big business for the cruise industry, including some of the largest tour companies in the world, such as Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.Pat Forgey
Some diners judge an eatery by the quality of the view. By that standard, the GoldStar Dining Room, aka the dining car on the Alaska Railroad, must be one of the finest restaurants on the planet, at least for those who are willing to forgo an extended menu for the sake of the scenery.Mike Dunham

Filmmaker Charles Baird shot this time lapse of Homer on May 24, 2015, from the home of a friend at the end of East End Road.

Alaska Dispatch News
It must be summer in Alaska; the 135-mile Denali Highway is open to the public for the season. Megan Edge
If you’re up for an adventure this summer, there are plenty of places around the state that offer a great experience -- whether you travel by boat, by car or by air.Scott McMurren
When the first gray whale breached, it caught many of us off guard. My 10-year-old pointed toward the stern, mouth hanging open, as again and again the gray whale presented us with an impressive display of marine mammal athleticism. The atmosphere was electric after that. Erin Kirkland
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