People assume that winter in Alaska is dark and foreboding, but really that couldn’t be further from the truth. In the capital, snow-capped peaks flank the glassy lake, giving the entire scene the look of a snow globe brought to life. Fresh powder
Thursday, March 1, 2018 9:00 AM by Marika Mashburn and Dennis William Grimes, Actors/World Travelers
Dennis and I have wanted to come to Alaska for several years. We are both avid travelers, and we have heard such incredible things from friends who have lived and traveled there. Alaska was #50 for me and #46 for Dennis. I saved Alaska for last,
Those of us in the Lower 48 think of glaciers as remote and exotic entities, the sort of destination for which one sleeps in a brightly colored tent in base camp. But residents on the north side of Juneau can look out at the 13-mile-long
Friday, December 1, 2017 6:00 PM by Laurie Craig, Forest Service, Retired
There was only light wind at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center this summer, yet we would often come into work in the morning to find the entry doormats curled into a tube, as if a stiff breeze had rolled them up. But After a few days of
Sunday, September 3, 2017 4:00 PM by Lina Stock, Divergent Travelers
Food is a huge part of travel and a visit to Juneau is no exception. Located on the ocean, seafood is at the heart of the best food your money can buy in Juneau. When you’re done adventuring in the mountains and climbing on glaciers, be sure to fuel
Five days in Juneau was just enough time for me to realize I could spend a lifetime here and never tire of its beauty or adventure options. This is what makes Juneau a great destination for adventure and outdoor lovers. These 5 adventures showcase
Experience Juneau’s Maritime Temperate Rainforest
#didJuneau that not all rainforests are in the tropics? The Tongass National Forest, a temperate maritime rainforest, runs a full 500 miles north to south along Alaska’s coast and is the largest
If visiting the ice caves is on your to-do list for Juneau, here’s a handy “know before you go” guide.
Located just a short drive from downtown Juneau, the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area is perhaps Juneau’s most recognized natural feature. One of
Alaska’s Native culture permeates the Inside Passage. The Juneau area has been the ancestral home to Tlingit tribe for millennia, and they named the fishing village Dzantik’i Heeni, roughly translated as “where the flatfish gather.”
Do you want to hike about 3500 vertical feet and take in the stunning panorama? Walk along a glacier-fed stream, through dense rainforest? Stroll along the beach, watching harbor seals and eagles? How about a rock scramble?
Juneau’s abundant trail