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Wade – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in Goin' Cruisin'
My Experience I love my job! I was born and raised in Fairbanks Alaska and love showing my home to visitors. Our passengers are always happy and fun to talk to. My fellow employees, whether Driver/Guides, outfitters or supervisors, are very professional and always willing to help. I try to give...  Read More

Reagan – Logistics Coordinator

by ATJ Posted in The Alaska Experience Blog
Alaska was my first real job. I was hired when I sixteen to make welcome envelopes for guests. My mom already worked as a coach driver for them and she recommended I apply. My second season I wanted a chance to get out of the office, so I applied to...  Read More

Jill – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
I have begun my 5th year working for in Alaska. When I started, I had taken a leave of absence from my previous job so I would have a safety net in case I didn’t like being a driver/guide. After 3 weeks I called and said I was not going back!...  Read More

Heidi – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska
I have lived in Alaska for 3 years and I leave soon. Working for princess has introduced me to so many new things to do in our area. Pre-season we were fully educated about Alaska and it’s history and now I actually wish I had more time to spend here!...  Read More

Gary – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Hi there. My name is Gary Braden. I’m from Greenbrier County, West Virginia. My summer started April 23rd when I landed in Fairbanks, AK at 10:30am. My friend picked me up at the airport and we went to his house, ate lunch and proceeded to cut up a moose calf...  Read More

Christina – Administrative Assistant

by ATJ Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, Goin' Cruisin', I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Working in Alaska since 2002 has been a pleasure! I started as an Outfitter in 2002 as a summer job back in my high school years. It proved to be fun, fast paced, and exciting to work in tourism and being my first real job, I had a real sense...  Read More

Elizabeth – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Tales from the Rail
It’s 2:30 in the morning, and I’m cresting the hill on Ballaine, headed south. The peaks of the Alaska Range rise up out of the pavement, monstrous purple and frosted pink. This is why it is good to be awake at this hour. This is why I can get up...  Read More

Christine – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in Off the Clock
When I went looking for a summer job it was because I needed money; I never expected to have so much fun! I can’t decide if meeting my fellow countrymen and being a part of helping them enjoy their vacation, or the companionship of fellow drivers is what makes this...  Read More

Ashley – Driver Guide

by ATJ Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska, Tales from the Rail
My husband and I met someone last summer who used to work for Princess on the train. She told me how much she loved it and that I should look into it. We went online and saw the Driver/Guide Position and knew that is what we would want to do....  Read More

Chambray – Outfitter

by ATJ Posted in Only in Alaska
Out of all the jobs I’ve had, I can truly say that working for this company has truly been the best experience. The managers are all very nice, the supervisors almost always are fun, and it makes the atmosphere a lot better when times could otherwise be stressful. This year however, I...  Read More