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Fairbanksans behave a bit differently in the winter weather. In fact, they’ve started inviting guests from around the world to see the sights of Alaska’s far north: the ice, the snow and the northern lights.

Scott McMurren
A ferry deal with Vigor Alaska is part of a broader Alaska effort to grow industries through subsidies -- including rockets in Kodiak and a film industry in Anchorage and elsewhere. But many of those efforts began before the state fell into deficit spending, and Alaska is now dipping into savings to continue those subsidies.Pat Forgey
Explore abandoned military infrastructure and secluded natural features on this Aleutian island 1,200 miles from Anchorage.Nathaniel Herz
According to state airport managers, the federal tax code is preventing them from installing "micro hotels" on Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport's C concourse as planned.Sean Doogan
Dozens of classic Volvos -- most of them museum pieces -- pulled into Fairbanks Sunday after spending more than five weeks on the road starting in Panama.Dermot Cole
Deep in the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park, one lodge treads lightly to give travelers an unrivaled view of the majestic glaciers, mountains and wildlife.Scott McMurren
Closed since 2012, the Susitna Valley lodge is expected to reopen next month with new owners, a new well and a year-round business model focused on attracting snowmachiners.Sean Doogan
The Valley of 10,000 Smokes in Katmai National Park has several selling points for the outdoors travel without a fat wallet. It's reasonably cheap, especially if you have some airline mileage. It's much different than anything you'll see in Southcentral Alaska and the hike doesn't require technical skills.Nathaniel Herz
The first hurricane in 22 years is set to make landfall on Hawaii. Is the Aloha State experiencing more severe weather than in the past?Max Schindler
Promising an “epic journey” across the Arctic, cruise line Crystal Cruises says its Crystal Serenity will be the largest luxury cruise ship that has ever embarked on the passage. The voyage, which comes with a five-figure price tag, highlights the allure -- and the risks -- of travel at the top of the world.Laurel Andrews

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