Spring is here which means the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising. Julie Saupe, president and CEO of Visit Anchorage joined Daybreak to list some of her best bets for April to celebrate spring.
Travel Tuesday: 2018 Alaska Summer Showcase
The Alaska Summer Showcase is returning, bringing travel companies from across Alaska and beyond under one roof, with exclusive travel deals and thousands of dollars in travel prizes.
Travel Tuesday: Beer and Bore Tides
As the spring equinox approaches, we have a unique way for you to beat the cabin fever on this Travel Tuesday: beer and bore tides.
Travel Tuesday: Adventurers of the Year
Paul Nickles and Christina Mittermeier have been named 'Adventurers of the Year' by National Geographic-- and with good reason.
Travel Tuesday: Scenic kayak tours with Liquid Adventures
On this Travel Tuesday, we want to show you how you can take a tour of one of the most scenic and remote areas of Alaska.
Travel Tuesday: Guide or go it alone
The next time you go on an adventure, should you get a guide, or go it alone?
Travel Tuesday: Arctic Bath Hotel
On this Travel Tuesday, we take you inside the Arctic Bath Hotel.
Travel Tuesday: Service Animals
On this Travel Tuesday, we are taking a look at Delta Airlines' recent crackdown on bringing service animals onto a flight.
Travel Tuesday: Constituent fare to Juneau
The first legislative session of 2018 has begun in Juneau, and on this Travel Tuesday, we want to tell you about a special fare that can get you there affordably to have your voice heard.
Travel Tuesday: Winter Adventures
Julie Saupe, president and CEO of Visit Anchorage, joined Daybreak with four ways to get out and explore this winter.
Travel Tuesday: New security technology in airports
On this Travel Tuesday, we introduce you to some of the new paper-less technology being implemented in airports across the nation.
Travel Tuesday: Visiting North Korea
On this travel Tuesday we take a look at the struggling tourism industry in North Korea.
Travel Tuesday: 3 gadgets to bring when you fly
Three gagets that are recomended to make traveling for the holidays less stressful.
Travel Tuesday: Giving the gift of travel
If you are still looking for the perfect gift to give for the holidays, maybe it isn't a material thing you should buy, but a trip for a loved one.
Travel Tuesday: The Alaska Railroad extending departures for the holidays
The Alaska Railroad in extending its departures north for the season.
Travel Tuesday: After Cyber Monday comes Travel Deal Tuesday
The day after Cyber Monday is known as Travel Deal Tuesday -- one of the best days of the year for travel deals.
Travel Tuesday: Skip Gen Trips
On this Travel Tuesday, we take a look at a new trend called 'skip gen' trips, where grandparents and grand kids go on a vacation, and leave the parents at home.
Travel Tuesday: The Secret to Upgrades
Learn the secret to getting the most out your trip through deals and upgrades at the airline. Travel guru Scott McMurren discusses some of those secrets.
Travel Tuesday: Freight for Less
On this Travel Tuesday we have a breaking announcement from Alaska Airlines. Scott Habberstad with Alaska Airlines joined us to reveal the news.
Travel Tuesday: Alaska Federation of Natives convention
The Alaska Federation of Natives convention kicks off next week, this year with the theme 'strength in unity'.
Travel Tuesday: The Alaska Railroad's Halloween Train
Families looking for a fun fall experience may find just what they're looking for with The Alaska Railroad's Halloween Train.
Travel Tuesday: Stories around Alaska
On this Travel Tuesday, a number of stories around Alaska, including great deals for your PFD, a series of planes being retired by Alaska Airlines, and a travel Milestone hit in Ketchikan.
Travel Tuesday: PFD Travel Fair
This Saturday the PFD Travel Fair will be taking place at the Bill Sheffield Railroad Depot inside of Ted Stevens International Airport.
Travel Tuesday: Wildlife Watching in Anchorage
On this Travel Tuesday, we take a look at locations featuring various wildlife that you can see without even having to leave the Anchorage bowl.
Travel Tuesday: Waiting to Book your Holiday Trip
On this Travel Tuesday, why it may be best to hold off until a bit later to book your holiday vacation.
Travel Tuesday: European Cities Discouraging Tourism
On this Travel Tuesday we take a look at how certain European cities that are popular to tourists have started becoming vocal about how they would rather those tourists not visit.
Travel Tuesday: Being a tourist in your own backyard
After a few busy summer months, there are only a few final weeks of summer, before the kids head back to school.
Travel Tuesday: The hidden gems of Anchorage
Looking for some unique places in Anchorage to show off to visiting friends and relatives?
Travel Tuesday: Work martyrs
Employees thinking they are helping their employer by not using all their vacation time could in fact not be helping them at all.
Travel Tuesday: Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry
For the last 50 years, the Museum of Alaska Transportation & Industry in Wasilla has kept our state’s transportation history alive.
Travel Tuesday: Alaska Airlines Club 49 giving away 250,000 miles
The Alaska Airlines’ Club 49 will be giving away 250,000 airline miles throughout the month of June during its Summer Sweepstakes.
During National Travel and Tourism Week, Visit Anchorage will be hosting its Frontline Tradeshow on Thursday, May 11.
Travel Tuesday: Keeping mom in mind for the month of May
May is a good month for Alaskans to start breaking out the camping gear and enjoying the summer. It’s also the month for mothers.
Travel Tuesday: New travel trends
Traveling Alaskans will notice some new travel trends, inspired by technology or catering to healthy lifestyles.
Travel Tuesday: Planning summer road trips with RVs
Alaskans gearing up for that summer road trip may want to consider a recreational vehicle (RV), or motorhome.
Travel Tuesday: Save some cash at the Alaska Summer Showcase
Alaskans who want to get a jump start on the summer travel season can expect some great deals and prizes at the fourth Alaska Summer Showcase.
Save on summer travel for you and your out-of-town guests
The official start to the spring season is about one week away, but the time to save on summer travel is now, says Julie Saupe, president and CEO of Visit Anchorage.
Alaska family travel expert releases new book
“Alaska On the Go: Exploring the Alaska Marine Highway System with Children” will soon be available for pre-order.
Travel Tuesday: Bleisure, blending business with leisure
Going on a “bleisure” trip is becoming more and more common. Bleisure is a new term in the travel industry, and blends business with leisure time.
Travel Tuesday: All aboard the Alaska Railroad with AKontheGO
Looking to keep the kids engaged and get out of town this winter? Erin Kirkland with AKontheGO recommends the Alaska Rail Road’s winter trains.
Travel Tuesday: Family fun on board the Valentine train
Think outside the box and show the family some love with the Alaska Railroad’s Kid’s Valentine’s Day train.
Travel Tuesday: National Plan Your Vacation Day
Planning a vacation at the last minute can be daunting, as can figuring out how to use all those vacation days.
Getting a jump on 2017 fun with AKontheGo
It may be in the single digits right now, but it’s never too late to book your getaways for the rest of 2017.
Travel Tuesday: December events offer a taste of the world’s cultures
You can get a slice of some of the world’s cultures this month, all without leaving Anchorage.
Travel Tuesday: Top 5 picks for December family fun
Looking for a handful of family fun activities for December?
Travel Tuesday: Advantages to traveling during off-season
If the last two weeks have been any indication, it can prove to bring some pretty nice weather to southcentral.
Travel Tuesday: Outdoor October activities for the kiddos
October is a time for the ghosts, goblins and Pokemon to start running around Alaska in search of tricks and treats.
Travel Tuesday: PFD travel fair
According to the State of Alaska’s website, Alaska Permanent Fund dividend checks will be sent out Oct. 6.
Travel Tuesday: Top 5 spots to get the kids outside in September
School’s in session, schedules are being shuffled … It can be hard to get the kids outside this month, but Erin Kirkland with AK on the Go has five spots to visit in September that are fun for the whole family.
Travel Tuesday: Save your vacation days and travel within Alaska
According to the U.S. Travel Association (USTA) 55 percent of Americans will leave two full vacation days unused.
Travel Tuesday: Family friendly day trips for August
Daybreak anchors James Gaddis and Megan Mazurek stopped by the Alaska Botanical Garden and talked with AK on the Go’s Erin Kirkland, and Robin Dublin, executive director of the Botanical Garden about family day trips for August.
Travel Tuesday: Post-millennials want ‘experiences over souvenirs’ when traveling
Anita Nelson with Visit Anchorage stopped by Daybreak for Travel Tuesday.
Travel Tuesday: Reading on the fly and family rafting adventures
From rafting to reading, Daybreak’s family fun expert, Erin Kirkland, talked about her family’s recent rafting experience and her Read on the Fly reading program she launched just two weeks ago at Ted Stevens International Airport.
Travel Tuesday: Flightseeing tour offers quick aerial view of Anchorage
A new flightseeing tour is now making it easier than ever to take a tour of Alaska’s largest city from a floatplane.
Travel Tuesday: Driving the Alaska Highway
A little-known travel package offers Alaska families a chance to see the Lower 48 and drive the Alaska Highway.
Travel Tuesday: Visit Anchorage Frontline Trade Show
The first cruise ship of the season is set to dock at the Port of Anchorage on Memorial day.
Travel Tuesday: Campgrounds open for season
Spring came early for Southcentral, thanks to the mild winter, allowing Alaska State Parks Department to open up many campgrounds ahead of schedule.
What to expect at the Alaska Summer Showcase
It’s a one-stop-shop to jump start your summer vacation plans. The annual Alaska Summer Showcase is happening Saturday at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
Travel Tuesday: Easter Train
The Alaska Railroad is hosting its annual family-friendly Easter Train, complete with the Easter Bunny and a magician.
Travel Tuesday: Go West Summit
With the state grappling with a massive deficit, low oil prices and the loss of jobs in the oil industry, tourism has never been more important.
Travel Tuesday: Family travel first-aid kits
Health and safety is all the talk for family travel as Alaskans are planning trips for spring break. That often means heading south to warmer weather.
Travel Tuesday: Alaska Railroad expands service
Alaskans have a few more months to take in the snow and scenery, not to mention some of the state’s biggest events.
Travel Tuesday: Enjoying ‘Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month’ in Alaska
January is “learn to ski and snowboard month.” What better place to give it a go, than right here in Alaska!
Alaska Airlines: 5 gifts that just won’t fly this holiday season
This time of year, the Ted Stevens International Airport is buzzing with holiday travelers and their luggage in abundance.
Travel Tuesday: ‘Project Time Off’ calls for Americans to take more vacation days
On average, the U.S. Travel Association says Americans now take just 16 days off from work every year. That’s the lowest number in the last 40 years.
Travel Tuesday: Gifting experiences during the holidays
Erin Kirkland, Daybreak’s family-fun expert, stopped by the show Tuesday to propose a twist on traditional gift giving.
Travel Tuesday: All aboard the holiday train
Santa is traveling back to the railbelt next month and he’s bringing the Christmas spirit with him.
Travel Tuesday: Big Wild Life Trivia Contest
Celebrating 25 years of trivia — the annual Big Wild Life Trivia Contest is challenging students to learn more about their state through some friendly competition — Jeopardy style.
Travel Tuesday: Bonding with pie making
November can be dark and dreary, but your spirits might lift this month with a special opportunity for tweens and teens to bond with their parents.
Travel Tuesday: Winter fun for everyone
Kathy Dunn with Tourism Alaska stopped by Daybreak this morning to talk about winter fun. From sled dog tours to aurora-viewing getaways, the state is packed with things to do when there’s snow on the ground.
Travel Tuesday: October activities close to Anchorage
Many parts of Alaska had an early blast of winter last week, but the calendar still says fall. October is a great time to grab a hoodie and the kids for some fun before winter officially arrives.
Travel Tuesday: PFD edition
In just a few days, many Alaskans will be $2,072 richer. For those who don’t need to pay off bills, the money will likely go toward a nice vacation outside the state.
Travel Tuesday: Fall festivites
The chill of fall is in the air, which means Alaska’s busiest travel season is coming to a close. Now it’s time for locals to take in all the fall festivities across the state to celebrate the last few weeks of snow-free fun.
Travel Tuesday: Outdoor fall activities
The leaves are turning in many places across Southcentral. Even some parts of the state are reporting snowfall.
Travel Tuesday: Labor Day weekend getaways
The unofficial end to summer is right around the corner. Still, Alaskans won’t hesitate to take advantage of the upcoming Labor Day weekend.
Travel Tuesday: Viewing Alaska’s wildlife
Get inspired to make the most of your August by getting out this weekend.
Travel Tuesday: August events
With the nights starting to get a little cooler and darker and school beginning next week, the summer season is unfortunately starting to run out.
Travel Tuesday: Public Lands Information Center
From tent camping to hotel stays, it’s a travel resource even the most knowledgeable Alaskans might want to tap into.
Travel Tuesday: Brew tours
There is something big about breweries and it seems like Alaska can’t get enough of them.
Travel Tuesday: Renting an RV for summer family fun
If you plan to take a road trip with the kids this summer, Daybreak family fun expert Erin Kirkland of AKontheGo.com says you may want to consider trading in the car and hotel rooms for a rental RV.
Travel Tuesday: Fishing derbies
It’s sport fishing at its finest. Fishing derbies lure anglers throughout Southcentral to test their fishing skills.
Travel Tuesday: Racing around Alaska
It has been a warm spring and Alaskans are beginning to soak up the midnight sun.
Travel Tuesday: The Alaska Railroad
The Alaska Railroad’s summer schedule is now in full effect with some new stops included.
Travel Tuesday: Family fun for Mother’s Day and beyond
The weather has been nothing short of spectacular the last few days. With Mother’s Day this weekend, it’s the perfect time to do some outdoor activities with the family.
Travel Tuesday: Spring weekend trip ideas
Local tourism businesses are opening up and many have great early deals Alaskans can take advantage of.
Travel Tuesday: Spring hikes with the kiddos
Daybreak’s family fun expert has some recommendations for spring hikes around Anchorage this month.
Travel Tuesday: This is the year to visit Europe
A trip across the pond could cost you about 30 percent less in 2015, according to Daybreak Travel Guru Scott McMurren.
Travel Tuesday: Aviation Museums for AvGeeks
If you’re an aviation geek like Daybreak Travel Guru Scott McMurren, there are some museums in Alaska and the Lower 48 you may want to visit.
Travel Tuesday takes to New Orleans
If you can’t wait any longer for those warmer temperatures, a flight to New Orleans for spring break might be in order.
Travel Tuesday: Tips for healthy travels
Do you know who sat in your seat last? The next time you board a plane you may want to bring some small-scale cleaning supplies.
Travel Tuesday: Finding hotel rooms and rental cars on Priceline
Daybreak Travel Guru Scott McMurren offered some valuable tips when bidding on hotel rooms and rental cars on travel bidding sites, like Priceline.
Travel Tuesday: 10 mid-winter airfare deals
Travel Tuesday is the day to get the best deals and steals on airfare: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago.
Travel Tuesday: Planning for international travel
Winter is whipping by, which means travel season will be here before you know it.
Travel Tuesday: Valentine’s Day in-state getaways
If you haven’t thought of Valentine’s Day ideas just yet, travel guru Scott McMurren has a go-to list of in-state getaways.
Travel Tuesday: Preparing for the summer visitors
Are you expecting an influx of visitors from the Lower 48 this summer?
Travel Tuesday: Debunking travel myths
Daybreak’s travel guru wants to dispel some travel myths before residents book their next flight.
Travel Tuesday: New Year’s resolutions
Daybreak travel guru Scott McMurren offered some resolution recommendations for frequent flyers in 2015.
Travel Tuesday: Airline service will get worse
Several airline carriers are planning to worsen their service next year, according to Daybreak’s travel guru Scott McMurren.
Travel Tuesday: Airline fees really add up
Unless you travel light, chances are you check your bags when flying.
Travel Tuesday: Seattle Christmas Cruise
Looking for a holiday getaway, but haven’t planned a trip just yet? Daybreak’s travel guru, Scott McMurren says set your sights on Seattle.