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Though no one was seriously injured when a White Pass & Yukon Route train derailed near the Alaska-Canada border last week, one passenger said the accident "could have been a hell of a lot more serious than it was."Megan Edge
Couple's motto: "Work hard with a purpose, save money, don’t worry too much, save money, sleep outside, ride a bike, don’t buy stuff, don’t worry, ride a bike, save money, work hard and eventually quit your job because your life is more important."Alaska Dispatch News

Couple's motto: "Work hard with a purpose, save money, don’t worry too much, save money, sleep outside, ride a bike, don’t buy stuff, don’t worry, ride a bike, save money, work hard and eventually quit your job because your life is more important."

Alaska Dispatch News
As additional details about the derailment emerge, the executive director of a Skagway clinic says her facility treated nearly two dozen White Pass & Yukon Route passengers for minor injuries.Megan Edge

Over the last nine years, nearly a dozen zip line tours have sprung up in Alaska from Ketchikan to Talkeetna, including a new operation in Seward that opened less than a month ago.

Alli Harvey
I usually make the run to Fairbanks with a cooler full of sandwiches and snacks. But now that I looked at it, I grew curious about restaurants along the way and decided that on my return trip I would eat at some of the places I’ve passed a hundred times but never eaten at.Mike Dunham
In peak travel season, many of the most popular creature comforts cost extra. Get used to it.Scott McMurren
Old-timers in Hope say the town off the Seward Highway, on the banks of Resurrection Creek, has been exploding with outsiders -- but, then, "everyone is making money" off them.Megan Edge
Eleven vessels sail the 3,500-mile series of routes all year, in all sorts of weather, to more than 30 terminals. Passengers rely upon the Alaska Marine Highway for everything from medical care to soccer games and family holidays. But it's a superb way to see parts of Alaska too -- without much fuss. Erin Kirkland

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