Rather than flying directly to Alaska's largest city, many visitors from Japan would have to take layovers in Vancouver, Honolulu, Seattle or other West Coast cities.Jeannette Lee Falsey
Travelers pay less and enjoy more flexibility as airlines duke it out for control of local markets.Scott McMurren

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
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
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