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4380 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK 99603, USA
If you find yourself in Homer Alaska, a visit to The Salty Dawg Saloon is in order. What I remember of Homer Alaska is fishing boats, cool air off the water, and friendly people. What I liked about the Salty Dawg Saloon was its charming rustic...
14865 Sterling Hwy, Cooper Landing, AK 99572, USA
Alaska is a beautiful state. It seemed no matter where we drove there were gorgeous views of mountains, forest, or waterways, and often wild anaimals. On our way from Anchorage to Homer we stopped at Gwin's Lodge for lunch. I love good sea food...
There are no guarantees the northern lights will start dancing on the night you look skyward, but it's so worth taking the chance. One of the great rewards for hanging out in Alaska once the dark and cold settle over the state, the northern...
325 F St, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
F Street Station is a great watering hole in downtown Anchorage. Order your food direct from the cooks for great sandwiches, soups, chili, and other pub fare. Your drinks are ordered from the wait staff though and a full bar is available. Dessert...
9440, 60203 Bear Creek Dr, Homer, AK 99603, USA
Family-owned and operated, Bear Creek is a a great place to pop into while in Homer to try some locally-crafted berry wines. Some of their wines are blends of whites and reads with their own local berry twist added, while others are purely made...
4380 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK 99603, USA
When in Homer, you have to drive out onto 'The Spit' and drop into the classic, renown Salty Dawg. It's a vintage Alaskan bar, with low-ceilings and dollar bills stapled to the ceiling. While there is no signature Salty Dawg cocktail, people often...
1411 Lake Shore Dr, Homer, AK 99603, USA
Homer Brewing Company is no Johnny-Come-Lately to the craft beer craze, as they've been crafting brew since 1996. Pop into their tasting room for a flight of beer samples and then decide which you want to take home in a growler. Plenty of...
2999 Jackson Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
While most visitors to Juneau choose to hike around Mendenhall Lake, there is a wealth of options in the area for all levels of hikers. Douglas Island has some quiet trails that provide a respite for anyone who loves nature without the crowds. The...
6000 Glacier Spur Rd, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Alaska holds a special place in my heart and mind. I had the opportunity to live there for 4 glorious months. This picture was my backyard. I'd recommend the East Glacier hike, TEMSCO Helicopter tour to the top, and white water rafting on the...
490 S Franklin St, Juneau, AK 99801, USA
Easily accessible for all ages, this aerial tramway delivers you into the Sitka spruce forests of Mount Roberts, climbing to 550 meters in just a few minutes. From the top, you can take a leisurely trek through the subalpine fields and spy trees...
1500 Byron Glacier Trail, Girdwood, AK 99587, USA
From mid-May through mid-September, you can take a cruise on Portage Lake, about 45 minutes south of Anchorage, and see the massive Portage Glacier on the Turnagain Arm of the Kenai Peninsula in the Chugach National Forest. Spend an hour touring...
Denali, AK, USA
Head outside and ride into the wild backcountry of Alaska on an ATV. After watching a safety video and donning a helmet, safety glasses and gloves, you’ll hit the trails. Drive (or ride, if you are the passenger in a side-by-side ATV) through...
Nenana St, Nenana, AK 99760, USA
For adventure-seeking types who want something more on their trip to Alaska, whitewater rafting down the Nenana River through Healy Canyon is a good option. This river flows out of the Nenana Glacier and offers Class III and IV rapids in a stretch...
23601 Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA
"The mountain is out today!", my dad and I kept hearing from cheery Alaskans on board the Alaska Railroad, as we made our way from Anchorage up to Talkeetna on a crisp May day. Prior to my visit to Alaska, I didn't know that locals referred to...
209 Lake St, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
Fewer places in the world are more remarkable in their beauty, than Sitka, Alaska. The launching point for my Alaskan Dream Cruise, I flew in on a bluebird day, with snow-capped mountains in the distance and canary-colored wildflowers dancing in...
Baranof Island, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
Baranof Island is a land of enchantment. Home of the Tlingit Native people, it is the smallest of the ABC Islands in Alaska, just over 1,600 square miles in size. According to locals, there is a grizzly bear on Baranof Island for every one of...
Looking for an active vacation not too far? Look no further! We took a 7 days Kayaking trip in Glacier Bay in Alaska. It was one of the best experiences of our lives. We took then another 5 days Kayaking trip to watch the whales in Point Adolphus....
Skagway, AK 99840, USA
In addition to a fun setting in an old teal-colored building full of esoteric knickknacks, the Stowaway offers the biggest culinary surprises in a port town bursting with souvenir shops and restaurants. The eclectic menu includes wasabi salmon,...
1104 Peninsula St, Wrangell, AK 99929, USA
We walked on boardwalks through dense woods to a platform surrounded by a low fence. The instructions were: Do not get off the walk!! Along the way a female grizzly was asleep in our path. The ranger threw stones that landed with a racket on the...
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