Two men on a four-wheeled velocipede roll down a railway with the mountains visible in the distance.

Gold and Oil Fever: The History of Fairbanks Alaska

Fairbanks today is a vastly different place from the pipeline era, with an economy that prospers on the university and military payroll, on the summer tourist season, as a supply center for the bush, on construction, and on the nearby Fort Knox gold mine.

Quirky hand-painted wooden sign reads Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna and has flowers and american flags at the base.

Top Ten Alaska Towns to Visit

Wild places are the heart and soul of Alaska, but a number of small towns merit a visit, especially if you’re looking to see how real folks live. Here are a few of Don Pitcher’s favorite places.

A large snow sculpture of two violins.

Best Places to Build a Snowman

Whether inundated with snow eight months of the year or having never thrown a snowball, kids young and old will experience snow like never before at these amazing snow sculpting competitions.

Map of Anchorage and Vicinity, Alaska

Visiting the town of Wasilla, Alaska

In 2008 the town of Wasilla vaulted into the big time as the home of Alaska’s then-governor (and vice presidential candidate), Sarah Palin. Here’s everything you need to know to plan a trip to Wasilla including sights and accommodations.

View of front of the Anchorage Museum with a large structure of interlocking cubes on the sidewalk.

Sights in Downtown Anchorage

Plan a visit with this helpful travel map and guide to notable sights, museums, public parks, and other worthwhile attractions in downtown Anchorage.

Moon Alaska

Travel writer and nature photographer Don Pitcher covers the best of Alaska, from fine dining in Anchorage to backpacking in Denali National Park. Pitcher also includes various travel strategies such as The Best of Alaska and Along the AlCan. Complete with details on where to view wildlife at the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge and […]