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
With a state full of aviation enthusiasts, you can count on great air trips from Ketchikan to Denali.Scott McMurren

Bicyclist De Bruyn Joubert already has nearly 9,000 miles behind him on an epic trans-continental ride -- and he plans to set out from Anchorage on Sunday for 30,000 more. 

Shelby Lum
Animosity between Alaska Airlines and Delta continues to yield rich benefits for Alaska travelers.Scott McMurren
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