Alaskan Wilderness: Tracy Arm, Fords Terror, and Vicinity

Located 50 miles southeast of Juneau, the 653,000-acre Tracy Arm–Fords Terror Wilderness contains country that rivals Glacier Bay National Park but costs half as much to reach. With massive glaciers and lots of wildlife, including harbor seals, killer whales, mountain goats, and black bears, there’s a lot to experience in this wild part of Alaska.

Alaska, Seattle, and New York City from a Kid’s Perspective

Laura Martone reviews Cooper’s Pack travel books for children, featuring top sights in Alaska, Seattle, New York City. Each book typically features the travel experiences of Cooper, a friendly, backpack-wielding stuffed dog, and a local guide (another amiable stuffed animal) in a given destination.

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.

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.

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 […]

Moon Spotlight Southeast Alaska

Moon Spotlight Southeast Alaska is a 144-page compact guide covering Southeast Alaska’s highlights, including Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, and Skagway. Author Don Pitcher offers his firsthand advice on what sights are must-sees, and sightseeing highlights maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on […]