The Pribilof Islands

The Pribilof Islands Premier birding and more [by Kevin McCarthy] ALASKA IS A WILD AND REMOTE PLACE, and it occurs to me while flying far out over the Bering Sea that few places, even in Alaska, are as wild and remote as my destination: the Pribilof Islands.

The Things You’ll See

Pedaling to Girdwood on the Bird to Gird Trail [by Janice Tower] Biking on the Girdwood to Indian Trail is a uniquely Alaska experience, with stunning scenery, the possibility of wildlife encounters and fickle weather.

Moose on the Loose

A new arrival in Glacier Bay [by Emily Mount] STEALTH IS NOT AN OPTION WHEN YOU’RE TRAMPING THROUGH WILLOWS. Schlock, schkoomp! My boots sink into ankle-deep muck, threatening to pull off as I wrestle my way across an open wetland.

Valdez

[by Michelle Theall] Despite an economy driven by oil and commercial fishing, Valdez earns the moniker “Little Switzerland” honestly. The city of around 4,000 people rests in a deep fjord beneath the 5,000-foot peaks of the Chugach Mountains, with waterfalls cascading down lush green hillsides...

Dinosaur Country

What researchers found in Alaska may surprise you. [By Barb Cooper]

Marks of the Ancestors

The traditional art of tattooing [by Michael Englehard] DESPITE TATTOO PARLORS IN ALMOST EVERY CITY and celebrities flashing chic subcutaneous designs, facial tattoos still carry a stigma—try landing a bank job, even suited up fancily, when you look like Ray Bradbury’s Illustrated Man. In the...

2018 Photo Contest

Alaska Magazine’s 2018 Annual Photo Contest begins April 4, 2018 and ends August 15, 2018.

Hit the Water

7 tips for sea kayaking like a pro [by Deborah Kearns] I ’VE NEVER CONSIDERED MYSELF TO BE MUCH OF AN ADVENTURE JUNKIE. I’m also not terribly athletic so when I travel, I tend to play it safe on excursions. But our first trip to Alaska last September was a time for self-discovery—and for...