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I ♥ Alaska

From abundant wildlife to aurora borealis, there’s a lot to love in Alaska. Read first-hand encounters on what it’s like to live in the Last Frontier and fall in love. You may not want to leave!

8 Exciting Things About the Aurora Borealis

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Aurora Borealis in Fairbanks
Maybe it’s because scientists still don’t fully understand it. Maybe it’s because the aurora only appear in fairly remote places, or simply because they are breathtakingly beautiful. Whatever the reason, the aurora borealis, or Northern lights, captivate people today just as much as they have for centuries. People come to...  Read More

Top 10 Facts about Fairbanks for Visitors

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska, is a pretty special place. Not only is it one of the state’s largest cities and just down the road from Denali National Park and Preserve, it’s a bouncing-off point for trips into Alaska’s remote villages, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Gates of the Arctic National Park....  Read More

Top 10 Facts About Juneau That Will Make You Sound Like A Local

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Aerial Alaska View
Alaska’s capital city, Juneau has a rich history and magnificent landscape—so it’s no wonder it attracts boatloads of visitors each year. Nestled in the Alaska panhandle, between the Gulf of Alaska and British Columbia, the Juneau area is almost as large as the states of Rhode Island and Delaware put...  Read More

5 of the Best Places to Work in Alaska for Outdoor Adventure

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Outdoor Alaska
Photo by Paxson Woelber If you love outdoor adventures, living and working in Alaska might be the best of both worlds—especially if it’s in one of these five places. Instead of working hard to save up for a vacation someplace near mountains, ocean, wildlife, and all sorts of outdoor sports...  Read More

9 Alaska Photos That Will Make You Melt

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Halibut_Cove
Alaska’s landscapes aren’t just extreme; they’re also diverse enough to make just about anyone sigh. Massive, glacier-covered mountains? Check. Rugged, wildlife-covered coastline? Check. Meadows filled with rainbows of wildflowers? Check. This place is beautiful and pristine beyond belief. But you don’t have to take our word for it—these photos speak...  Read More

Minecraft Alaska

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Building an Alaska Village from Discovery Works
Building an Alaska Village from Discovery Works   If you dream in pixels, or if you’ve actually tried mining for coal in your backyard, then odds are you know a little bit (or too much) about Minecraft. Either way, the challenge is now on.   For your next Minecraft mission,...  Read More

Top 10 Snowshoeing Destinations in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock
Snowshoeing
If you can walk, odds are you can also snowshoe. It’s a relatively easy sport that provides a great source of exercise. When you snowshoe in Alaska, it not only gets the blood pumping, but it provides a unique and memorable way to capture the state’s beauty and wonder. Need...  Read More

Why Thanksgiving in Alaska is Epic

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
Thanksgiving
What came first…the chicken or the egg?  Who really cares when we’re approaching Thanksgiving Day!  This is the time of the year when the chicken takes a backseat to the turkey, right?  Wait a second, we’re dealing with Alaska.  Alaskans do eat turkey, correct? Of course they do.  But, consider...  Read More

Our 10 Favorite Fishing Rivers in Alaska

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
This photo by Caitlin Marr is used under Creative Commons License
It’s no secret that Alaska offers some of the finest fishing in the United States, if not the world. But the state itself is huge and over 12,000 rivers call Alaska their home. So how do you even begin to discover your favorite fishing hole? Don’t stress. Just get your...  Read More

The Best Photo Keepsakes You’ll Actually Use

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
This photo by Cecil Sanders is used under Creative Commons License
Spending time in Alaska virtually guarantees you’re going to be coming home with pictures you want to show off. Whether you spent the summer as a barista in Denali, a server in Fairbanks, or you took the trip of a lifetime this summer to explore the wilds of Alaska as...  Read More