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7 travel features tagged “Nature & Outdoors”

The train that takes on Alaska’s Mt McKinley

The 470-mile Denali Star line tracks through a vast landscape so wild, it can be easier to spot caribou than people and one town’s mayor is a cat named Stubbs.
Read more… 17 July 2014


Cruising into Gold Rush country

The 88-passenger SS Legacy, a revamped replica steamer, propels travellers deep into Alaska, pairing the state’s history with its natural splendours.
Read more… 09 January 2014


An Alaskan paradise in peril

The pristine Bristol Bay region sets its pace to the tides of its salmon runs, but a tempting discovery threatens to turn an old way of life on its head.
08 August 2013


Hunting in the Last Frontier

Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler heads to Alaska’s isolated Seward Peninsula to see salmon fight their way upriver and see Eskimo descendants preserve them for the long winter.
15 July 2013


Accessible wilderness in Alaska’s largest city

Anchorage is mostly made up of wilderness, with easy ways to reach nature in the raw and opportunities to test the survival skills of its visitors.
Read more… 22 September 2011


Anchorage’s non-urban adventure

Several natural areas inside the city’s limits walking, cycling and ski trails that range from light strolls to strenuous treks.
22 September 2011


The Great Fairbanks pub paddle

This cherished local tradition takes you from Pioneer Park on down the Chena River to some of the town’s best riverfront pubs.
Read more… 20 September 2011


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