20 Things Everyone In Alaska Should Avoid At All Costs

Throughout the last frontier, those of us living in Alaska have a deep sense of pride for all things wildly caught, locally grown and sustainably sourced. We are proud of our small businesses, and it is our responsibility to be educated on what products we can buy to keep our money with local, hardworking people throughout the great 49th state. We also enjoy being one with nature and camping on the beach in Alaska, exploring in the back-country and outfitting ourselves with the warmest and most durable Alaska Native clothing attire in the entire world. With that being said, you gotta check out these 20 things that everyone in Alaska should avoid at all costs.

Can you think of anything else that everyone should avoid in Alaska? What advice would you give to someone who’s considering living in Alaska? Let us know in the comments! Did you know that you can find some amazing Alaskan trips that only take a day? A day trip is perfect for exploring if you’re visiting Alaska or especially when living in Alaska.

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Living In Alaska

May 11, 2022

What are some things I should know about living in Alaska?

If you plan on visiting Alaska, you may just fall in love. Now if you decide that living in Alaska is for you, you’ll have to be prepared. Some things, for example, are a whole lot more expensive in Alaska. (You’ll likely discover, however, that all of that natural beauty is well-worth the extra cost.) Get ready to pay a lot more for everyday items – from milk and ice cream to frozen pizza and olive oil. Alaska is mighty expensive if you want to live there, and you’ll also pay high prices for rent, going to concerts, and shipping. Ever notice that a lot of companies offer free shipping to everywhere except Alaska and Hawaii? If you move to Alaska, you’re saying goodbye to free shipping. On the upside, did you know that Alaska is one of the happiest states in America? Yep – and for good reason. We’re able to get outdoors and explore Alaska’s many hiking trails, which helps us stay healthy. We have delightfully fresh air, and the scenery? The absolutely gorgeous landscape? How could we not be happy in a place that’s so much like paradise?

Is Alaska safe?

As with any state, you’ll find good places and not-so-good places in Alaska. However, if you’re seriously considering relocating, you might want to think about heading to one of the safest places to live in Alaska. With a population of under 10,000, Sitka ranks as the safest place to live in Alaska, followed by Palmer and Seward. If you’re looking at a well-known Alaskan city that’s safe, head to Juneau. The gorgeous state capitol is home to just under 33,000 and had only 134 violent crimes in 2013. One of the most peaceful places to live in Alaska is also one of the safest – Ketchikan.