"You're on your own. Try not to die," reads one Airbnb listing near the off-the-beaten path Alaska community of McCarthy. When it comes to listings on the space-sharing site in the Last Frontier, you can go traditional -- or you can really get out there.
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.
The DOT said that repair work on the washed-out portions of the road to Alaska's North Slope could begin, after a DOT spokesperson said earlier that Sunday was a “turning point.”Michelle Theriault Boots
The second phase of a three-part facelift for Anchorage’s Lanie Fleischer Chester Creek Trail will start Tuesday, shutting down roughly 1 mile of the popular trail between the Seward Highway and Lake Otis Parkway.Tegan Hanlon
The unfortunate thing about the Baja car is its name. Baja has nothing to do with it. UAA’s student engineers won’t be racing their off-road buggy up and down the sand dunes and beaches of coastal Mexico.Kathleen McCoy
A rapid and aggressive response to the start of Alaska wildfire season has keep burned acreage to a minimum despite persistent hot and dry weather that has keep underbrush from turning green in much of the state.Dan Joling