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At Alaska by Design Vacations, our itineraries are inspired by our own adventures, be it riding Alaska Railroad into Denali National Park, watching grizzly bears forage for food in Katmai National Park or cruising past impressive glaciers at Kenai Fjords. Our team has traveled all over Alaska by train, boat and small bush plane to ensure every detail of our trips are up to our standards, and to pick up expert tips and recommendations to pass on to you, our travelers. So go ahead, settle in and dive into one of our stories. It might just spark an idea or inspire you to plan your next trip.

What it's Like to Visit Sheldon Chalet, Alaska

In August of 2022, our team visited the ultra-luxurious Sheldon Chalet in Denali National Park, Alaska. Located less than 10 miles from the summit of North America's tallest peak, it was as surreal as one would expect.

A Grizzly bear carrying a fish on a road in Alaska

Alaska Road Trips: The Ultimate Guide to Driving in Alaska

With over 660,000 square miles of wilderness, wide open roads and next-to-no traffic, it's no wonder that Alaska road trips are popular. If you're just starting to plan, here's our ultimate guide to driving in Alaska.

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All Your Questions about Alaska Railroad, Answered

Traveling through the heart of America’s largest state, it's possible to explore many of Alaska’s must-sees using only the comfort of the train. Here are all of your questions about the Alaska Railroad, answered.

Bears walking along the shore in Alaska

The Best Alaska Vacations for 2021

For much of the world, Covid-19 has found travelers searching for a vacation that offers an ongoing sense of space. Luckily, that is just one of many things Alaska has in abundance.

6 Unforgettable Alaska Train Tours to Take with Alaska Railroad

America has had a lot going on in 2020, and naturally, we're dreaming of travel. Removed from the rest of the states, Alaska offers an ever-tempting escape, best explored by car or on an unforgettable train tour with Alaska Railroad.