There's plenty of competition among banks and frequent-flier plans. That's good for travelers.Scott McMurren

Travelers seeking discount lodging off the beaten path can find it at its most rugged in Alaska, thanks to an increasing number of hosts offering everything from backcountry yurts to cabins, even a tent in Northwest Alaska.

Alex DeMarban
It's rare for an airline to offer discounted first-class seats in the peak summer season. But this is war.Scott McMurren
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
Digging deep for airfare savings yields the lowest prices from Alaska to Lower 48 we've seen in a long time. Scott McMurren
JetBlue and Alaska announce new flights, and Delta boosts frequent-flier benefits.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
Alaska Airlines is beginning nonstop flights from its Seattle hub to three cities in the Southern U.S. beginning in November.Associated Press

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