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Tony Knowles Coastal Trail/Nilina Mason-Campbell

500 miles miles to the north of the contiguous 48 states, Alaska’s remoteness can add a pretty penny to your vacation’s price tag. But that doesn’t mean that an affordable trip isn’t possible. Our suggestion? Base yourself in Anchorage, the Last Frontier’s largest and most accessible city, which hugs... Read More

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Ketchikan, Alaska/iStock

Everyone really does need to visit Alaska at least once in a lifetime. And unless you’re made of very strong stuff, like “Running Wild” star Bear Grylls or “Expedition Wild” naturalist Casey Anderson, touring Alaska on a cruise ship is an easy way to go, at least for your first... Read More

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An Alaska cruise is a bucket-list trip for travelers who love the great outdoors. Cruise ships typically sail weeklong northbound and southbound trips, often between Seattle or Vancouver and Anchorage. Expect to find unbelievable scenery along the way, at points such as Tracy Arm Fjord and Glacier Bay, not to... Read More

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Roughly one million people visit Alaska’s ports as a part of the cruising season each year. That’s a lot of people between May and September. Thankfully, there are a few ways you can avoid getting lost in the mass influx. Here’s how: ... Read More

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Believe it or not, there are many ways to see Alaska without taking a cruise, lovely and hassle-free though they may be. Whether you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to cruising, want to see the land up-close, or simply want more control during your trip, here are three excellent... Read More

Iditarod Race Dogs

The Iditarod is known as the “Last Great Race,” an incredible feat of endurance that covers 1,000 miles of rough terrain through blizzards and whiteouts – and features the most adorable athletes of any sport. Seeing this incredible race in person can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. If you’re... Read More

Alaska Flight Deals

Virgin America now flies to Anchorage, Alaska? In honor of  the airline’s new route, a special Alaska sale offers some of the lowest one-way fares ever. These flights from popular cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C., among others start as low as $149 and are available... Read More

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iStock InternationalFew can resist the lure of road trips once summer rolls around

By: Becca Bergman With summer around the corner, the open road beckons. In that spirit, we present our favorite American road trips from coast to coast. Some are well-known destinations and others are off the beaten path. Several are steeped in history, while a few pursue remote, wild beauty. Best... Read More

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JetBlue’s Over the 405 sale – with tickets from Long Beach to Burbank priced at just $4 and $5 – sold out yesterday within hours of its announcement. But if you missed it, fear not – the airline has concocted another way to flee L.A.’s impending Carmageddon. Book flights from... Read More

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iStock InternationalA close-to-home safari reveals some pretty amazing wildlife

Craving an exhilarating expedition that’ll get you face-to-face with wondrous wildlife right on their own turf? There’s no need to trek to the wilds of Africa or the Amazon (and empty out the lion’s share of your savings in the process) – these vast and great United States offer... Read More

By: Elissa Richard Native arts. Calving glaciers. Arctic wildlife. Frontier quirk. Alaska teems with indelible highlights: Misty fjords, colossal glaciers, temperate rain forests, and sprawling tundra among them. And the 49th state is by no means a year-round wall of snow. While there’s certainly a lot of that (a quarter... Read More