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Alaska: The Last U.S. Frontier

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There has been a lot of "buzz" around Alaska, lately: in articles, on T.V. shows... everyone wants to get a glimpse into America's final frontier, and arguably, one of the more remote places left on the planet. Teeming with wildlife, and with a land space covering more than double the land mass of the state of Texas, there is much to see, explore and experience. I recently had an adventure with my father to Alaska for his 70th birthday, aboard the Alaska Railroad and an Alaskan Dream Cruise.
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1201 E Whitney Rd, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
My father and I boarded the Alaska Railroad in Anchorage, donning our GoldStar cabin pins , to begin our journey in the interior of Alaska. The GoldStar cabin, the premier cabin of the Alaska Railroad, offers exceptional views and service. With...
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737 W 5th Ave #110, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA
With a whopping average size of twenty to twenty-five pounds (and fifty pounds being considered trophy size), King Salmon are one of Alaska's crown jewels. The season opens up every year in May, and in Anchorage as well as all over America's 49th...
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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...
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22228 Talkeetna Spur Rd, Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA
On every fisherman's bucket list, lies Alaska. Known for its whopping king salmon and varieties of trout, my father and I wanted to have this Alaskan experience first-hand. We boarded a charter with Phantom Tri-River Charters, put on our wader...
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14212 E 2nd St, Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA
The adjectives "indescribable," "immeasurable," or "unbelievable" would be hard-pressed to adequately describe or give justice to my flight and glacier landing in Denali National Park, with Talkeetna Air Taxi. Known in Alaska as the "glacier...
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13550 E Main St, Talkeetna, AK 99676, USA
A friend saw on social media that my father and I were headed up to Alaska, to board the Alaska Railroad from Anchorage up to Denali National Park, making a stop in Talkeetna: a small, rustic mountain town that serves as a base camp for climbers...
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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...
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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99743, USA
Located 7 miles from the entrance of Denali National Park and Preserve, lies Denali Park Village. Complete with both The Lodge and The Cabins, both offer comfortable accommodations on the bank of a rippling river, with stellar mountain views. The...
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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...
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1512 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835, USA
I have cruised on ships of all sizes, ranging from a small chartered yacht, to a ship holding over 4,000 passengers. For my first trip to Alaska, I wanted a smaller ship to experience the Inside Passage and Glacier Bay for the first time,...
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Tarr Inlet, Alaska 99826, USA
Around 1.6 kilometers wide, this hanging glacier has a dramatic 76-meter-high face. Big and beautiful, the river of frozen water flows 1.8 to 2.4 meters daily and very actively sheds icebergs. Those fragments contain compacted snow that fell 75 to...
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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...