Posts from May 2013

Denali looms large

May 30, 2013
Mount McKinley shows off on Tuesday, May 28. Photo taken from the observation pullout in Talkeetna. Standing at 20,320 feet, you'd expect Mount McKinley to be visible every time you drive up the Parks Highway. But you'd be wrong - and that's why the mountain's beauty amazes even the locals who get to...
Recently, the Mat-Su CVB put together a new 30-second high-definition television commercial promoting our area, just north of Anchorage all the way to Denali National Park. That sounds easy to do, right? Well, boiling down 23,000 square miles worth of incredible sights and scenes into 30 seconds...
One of the fun things about working in tourism marketing is the chance to meet and talk with people who are so excited about visiting Alaska. Sometimes, however, their knowledge of Alaska isn't quite on par with their excitement level. I often get asked crazy questions about Alaska, and some make me...

Mother's Day Magic

May 3, 2013
For the "Ooooh" and "Aaaaah" factor, no place beats the Palmer Musk Ox Farm, and this spring is no exception. Farm director Mark Austin said they have already welcomed six new calves to the farm, and are awaiting the birth of five more, just in time for the traditional Mother's Day opening. These...