Travel Tuesday | Anchorage, AK

For this week’s Travel Tuesday, we’re heading to Anchorage, Alaska.

Bordered by Canada and the icy waters of the North Pacific and Arctic oceans is the US state of Alaska. The city of Anchorage lies in the mountainous south and is home to around 40% of all Alaskans.
Alaska, the great land, the last frontier, app names for one of the most extreme places on the planet. This is a land of endless beauty, immense riches, and epic horizons. purchased from Russia in 1867 for around two cents per acre. Alaska is the largest state in the USA, and one of history’s greatest bargains.

A gateway to the surrounding wilderness, anchorage is a warm and inviting base where you can rest and resupply between outdoor adventures. And you don’t have to go far. The city is nestled snugly against the immense Chugach State Park.

Follow your compass south to the Crow Creek mine. Operational since 1896. The mine is a working relic of the Alaskan Gold Rush. Locals whisper that hefty nuggets still remain at crow Creek. So why not roll up your sleeves and pan for gold in the rushing snowmelt.

Share in the riches of Alaska is first people at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Learn traditional dances and games and admire expert craftsmanship of their unique art buildings, tools and clothing. Stock up on stories and folklore from the last frontier at the anchorage Museum at Rasmussen center, just like the outfitter stores of old.

Finally, Climb aboard a sea plane or helicopter and soar from Seward out to the Godwin glacier. This colossal river of ice was formed from thousands of years of compacted mountain snow.
Ever since the early days of fur clad trappers and miners, Alaska has loomed large in the American imagination, and anchorage has been the gateway to this land of the midnight sun. Those who make the journey here often discover more than rugged beauty and captivating cultures. They often find that wild spirit which resides within us all.

That’s it for now, I’m Katelyn O’Shaughnessy, join me next week for another Travel Tuesday.