Here is everything random, fun, and interesting you could ever possibly want to know about Alaska. Our beautiful state from A to Z!
If you want to get to Alaska but you're too afraid to fly (for whatever weird reason) then you're stuck driving, which isn't necessarily a bad thing because driving the Alcan is actually a fun time. This highway is the yellow brick road connecting Alaska to the lower 48.
Blue Tarps are the essential in every Alaskans pack. You may even call it the universal flag of Alaska because life up here can get pretty rough without one... or seven.
The Trans-Alaska Crude Oil Pipeline, simply called the pipeline by Alaskans, is one of the largest pipelines in the world.
Formerly known as Mount McKinley, Denali was officially renamed as such this year. It's the highest mountain peak in North America.
Eagles and Endangered Species
Did you know there isn't a single endangered species in Alaska? Also, there are more eagles than you could believe.
Fishing is HUGE here. Enough said.
The Glacier Bay Park and Preserve covers 600,000 acres of federally protected land. Seeing as there are no roads leading to the park, it is mostly reached by plane.
Fun fact, Hobart Bay is the smallest community in Alaska!
The Aurora Ice Museum is the largest year-round ice environment. Wouldn't you want to visit this Stoli Ice Bar?
Juneau is Alaska's capital but surprisingly there are no roads that connect it to the rest of the state.
Here is Holgate Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park, just one of the many breathtaking sights to see.
Long Summer Days
This is the land of the Midnight Sun so the summers consist of gorgeous, long summer days perfect for camping and backyard BBQ's.
Up north we celebrate living in the land of the Midnight Sun!
There is something very special about Alaska and that is the fact that we're often visited by the Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights in Alaska are our special little natural phenomenon.
In Alaska, the word "outside" has two meanings... Outside in the elements and outside meaning anywhere else in the United States that is outside of Alaska.
Alaska has the lowest population density per square mile than any other state.
The Good Friday Earthquake did some serious damage to Alaskan communities in 1964.
Reality TV Shows
Ice Raod Truckers, Bering Sea Gold, all of those reality TV shows don't really depict life in Alaska quite spot on. Sure, they are fun to watch, but people up here aren't too crazy about them.
Sunrises and Sunsets
Alaska has the best of both, hands down!
Tongass National Forest
We have the largest National Forest in the nation at a whopping 17 million acres!
U.S. Purchased Alaska in 1867
The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire for 7.2 million dollars. The town in the image reflects what Sitka looked like around the time of the Alaska Purchase.
Vacation hot spot!
Alaska is a tourist mosh pit. There are always people from around the world vacationing here. And we don't blame them... it's awesome here, but one have one request, don't stay! Always go back home. 🙂
Our wildlife takes the cake! It's big and beautiful... like this shy polar bear.
The boot of Alaska! You'll see these stylish bad boys everywhere.
You can't really see Russia from Sarah Palin's house!
I've heard it's been said, but no, no you cannot see Russia from Palin's house, she lives in Wasilla!
That's right, Alaska has its very own time zone. So when you come visit, make sure to set your clocks to the Alaskan Time Zone!
What did you learn from this list? Any other interesting information you can add?