RSS

The Alaska Experience Blog

“Like” us on Facebook and join us at MyCoolworks to learn more and to connect with past & present employees!

Gideon- Director of Southcentral Motorcoach Operations

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Stunning vistas are just par for the course in the Last Frontier
Alaska. The Frontier with a capital “F”. My images of the Great Land were shaped by Jack London’s “To Build A Fire” and the television show “Northern Exposure”.  A land of extremes inspires extreme stories! My first visit to Alaska was in January, 1992, in the middle of dark winter...  Read More

Bernadette- Rail Services

by rosen Posted in Goin' Cruisin', I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska, Tales from the Rail
The Exit Glacier is an Alaskan natural landmark
I grew up in Alaska, having moved here at age five.  My dad was a pilot for a small air-taxi service out in bush Alaska, and he flew everything from mail, groceries, and dog-teams  to med-evac flights up and down the villages in the Yukon-Kuskoquim River Delta.  The most well-known...  Read More

Charlotte and Robert- Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

by rosen Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
The Kenai River is one of the best rivers for fishing in America
My husband and I went to Alaska for the first time in 1995 when we took 5 weeks off from work and drove up from Seattle.  Ever since that trip, we had wanted to return so when the opportunity to work for Princess came along, we grabbed at it! 2009...  Read More

Shey- Front Desk

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Beautiful view of the Kenai River
Nestled into the mountains, valleys and rivers of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula lays the town of Cooper Landing. To some, the community is but a minor speed reduction on their whirlwind tour of southwestern Alaska; the tiny grocery store and the hole-in-the-wall coffee shop appearing only briefly as they gaze from...  Read More

Jase- Line Cook

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Kenai Princess Lodge
When I applied to be a line cook at the Kenai Princess Lodge, I had no idea what to expect or what I was getting myself into. I have had nothing but pleasant surprises, positive interactions and good times since I’ve gotten here. Every single one of my co-workers are...  Read More

Sarah- HR Assistant

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska
denali princess
My name is Sarah, I’m from San Diego, California and I am the Human Resources Assistant at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. I found this job after my sister-in-law told me about an amazing summer she spent in Alaska after completing her Bachelors degree. I found the posting for Princess...  Read More

Kimberly- Payroll

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock
Hello! My name is Kimberly, and I work in the Payroll Department for Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. This is my first summer season with Princess and I could not be happier. I have been able to go on many wonderful tours that have been offered by our vendors. So far...  Read More

Jon- Cook

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Only in Alaska
The expectations for working in Alaska for a summer were pretty high for me. I knew of the beauty and adventure that goes with this state. Being a novice outdoorsman and a little older than the average seasonal worker, I still embraced the opportunity to cook for Princess Lodges.  I...  Read More

Rob- Tour Desk Representative

by rosen Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
I came to work in Alaska because I wanted to get to experience the state, and didn’t want to wait until I could afford to visit on my own. Accepting the position as a Tour Desk representative has truly been one of the best decisions of my life. Before I...  Read More

Bobby- Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
  Why I love Alaska I’m currently a performer at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. This is my 7th season with Princess. Alaska has given me many things! It’s given me an opportunity to do what I love in the most beautiful place...  Read More