Travel Tidings Alaska is a free travel guide covering everything you need to know about Alaska tourism and Alaska vacations - from Alaskan cruises to national parks, Alaska destsinations and things to do there - this is your first stop for Alaska travel information.


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From the quaint town of Sitka in the heart of the Alaska tourism and cruise mecca of the Inside Passage, considered the Southeast's most beautiful seaside town, to the modern city of Anchorage surrounded by six breathtaking mountain ranges and a wealth of outdoor opportunities, it is true to say that almost every destination in Alaska offers historical and cultural attractions as well as outdoor adventures in both summer and winter.

Every Alaska destination is unique. Barrow is the northernmost community in North America, Homer is the Halibut Fishing Capital of the World, and Alaska's capital, Juneau, is the only USA capital accessible only by air or sea. Ketichikan at the southern tip of Alaska’s Panhandle is famous for an anual rainfall of 13 feet and Fairbanks, in the heart of the interior is another popular Alaska tourism destination offering unparalleled scenery and wildlife adventure.

Afognak Anchorage Barrow Chena
Dutch Harbor Eklutna Fairbanks Girdwood
Haines Homer Juneau Kenai
Ketichikan Kodiak Kotzebue Nenana
Ninilchik Nome Palmer Petersburg
Pribilof Seward Sitka Skagway
Soldotna Talkeetna Unalaska Valdez
Wasilla Whittier Wrangell  


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From glaciers to copper mines, eagles tohumpback whales, living historical cultures to modern day sporting events, the vast parks of Alaska offer an unprecedented wealth of cultural and natural opportunities.

The most popular park is the Klondike Gold Rush in Skagway, which sees more than 843,000 visitors each year. Also in the top five most-visited parks are Denali National Park and Preserve, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Sitka National Historical Park, and Kenai Fjords National Park.

Denali Gates of the Arctic Glacier Bay
Katmai Kenai Fjords Klondike Gold Rush
Lake Clark Sitka Western Arctic
Wrangell-St. Elias Yukon-Charley Rivers

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Alaska offers a wealth of things to do in all seasons. , from riding the rails or the Alaska Marine Highway, exploring the national parks, to skiing across glaciers, or watching bears and other wildlife.

Summer Alaska activities include fishing, camping, driving the state highways and scenic byways and exploring the national and state parks, taking the Alaska Marine Highway System ferry from port to port, and watching the wildlife - everything from eagles, moose, whales, and bears, to Dall sheep, caribou, lynx, musk oxen and mountain goats.

Activities in winter include cross country skiing, ice skating on frozen lakes and ponds in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau, snow mobiling, ice fishing, dog mushing and riding a sled or watching the professionals in the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race

Bagging the Parks Birding Cycling
Digging Dog Mushing Driving
Fishing Flightseeing Four Wheeling
Golfing Heli-Skiing Hiking
Museuming Northern Lights Photo Safarying
Rail Riding Skiing Snow Biking
Snowmachining Wildlife Watching  


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One-fifth the size of the continental USA and over twice the size of Texas, The Last Frontier state has 17 of the nation’s 20 highest peaks, more than 100,000 glaciers, which cover almost five percent of the state, the largest known concentration of bald eagles, 3 million lakes, over 3,000 rivers and more coastline (47,300 miles) than the entire continental United States. There are also has 15 National Parks, Preserves and Monuments, and 3.2 million acres of State Park lands.



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southeast Alaska
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Alaska is generally defined by five very different regions.

The region known as Southeast Alaska, or The Inside Passage, with its cultural and historical attractions, wildlife and glacier parks, is the most popular cruising region of the state.

Southcentral Alaska is the most populated region of the state, home to the state’s largest city, Anchorage, and favorite destination for fishing, outdoor adventure and wildlife watching.

With an unrivaled wilderness landscape, Southwest Alaska is the ultimate outdoor adventure destination laced with a wealth of historical and cultural attractions.

At the heart of the Land of the Midnight Sun, the Interior Alaska region is home to Fairbanks, the perfect place to watch the aurora borealis, and a wealth of natural and cultural treasures, from the six million acres of Denali National Park to the museums celebrating the gold rush history of the area.

Crossing the Arctic Circle to the Far North Alaska region is a journey to a diverse land of traditional subsistence lifestyles, historical, cultural attractions and natural wonders from the Arctic coast to the Brooks Range mountains.


"Hot Bouillon"
"Last Frontier"
"Cruise to Lose"
Marine Highway

Welcoming over 700,000 visitors a year, Alaska's Inside Passage in the Southeast region is one of the most popular cruiseship destinations in the world.

Read the eviews of a few Alaska cruise experiences and explore the options of cruising, including a very different "cruise" with the Alaska Marine Highway.

For more cruises visit Prow's Edge for everything you need to know about cruising


The weather of the Land of the Midnight Sun is as varied as its many regions, from the wet summers of the Southeast region to the extremes of the interior. To be best prepared for Alaska travel, Alaska Weather details summer and winter temperatures, daylight hours and annual precipitation in each region.


Explore Travel Tidings Alaska's page of events and festivals, and find an event or festival to suit your Alaska vacation, from sports events to music festivals, from a cultural event to a festival celebrating wildlife ... there is something for everyone in Alaska.

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Alaska is everything you could want. Nowhere are you closer to the wild and living on the edge, but at the same time, you are in the midst of civilization. Because Alaska is truly an unspoiled and pristine land, ensure you'll always have a place to stay - buy timeshares in either Homer or Whittier. Both are ideally situated on the water. But because the state isn't overrun with development, finding an Alaska timeshare for sale may prove difficult. Be prepared to make a quick decision when one does become available.