Travel Tuesday: New Icy Strait Point pier could boost cruise ship tourism

Travel Tuesday: New Icy Strait Point pier could boost cruise ship tourism

Cruise ship traffic in Southeast Alaska is increasing so much that some communities, like Hoonah, are outgrowing their infrastructure. The city is getting a new pier at Icy Strait Point, which will allow more cruise ships in and out.

Travel Tuesday: Cyber Week flight deals for Alaska

Travel Tuesday: Cyber Week flight deals for Alaska

Scott McMurren of Alaska Travelgram talks Cyber Week airfare deals on Travel Tuesday.

Travel Tuesday: Holiday travel tips from Alaska Airlines

Travel Tuesday: Holiday travel tips from Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines' Scott Habberstad discusses emotional support and service animals, the new hangar at ANC and holiday travel.

Travel Tuesday: Winter tourism in Anchorage

Travel Tuesday: Winter tourism in Anchorage

Visit Anchorage discusses winter tourism on Travel Tuesday.

Travel Tuesday: Alaska Air and Delta getting upgrades

Travel Tuesday: Alaska Air and Delta getting upgrades

Alaska Airlines is set to open a new hangar at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport and Delta will soon see new planes in the sky.

Travel Tuesday: APD's tips for home safety when leaving town

Travel Tuesday: APD's tips for home safety when leaving town

APD suggests ways to keep your home and valuables safe while you're on vacation.

Travel Tuesday: TSA adds 50 more K-9 agents

Travel Tuesday: TSA adds 50 more K-9 agents

The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its K9 program, adding 50 new dog and handler teams across the U.S.

Travel Tuesday: Slow travel

Travel Tuesday: Slow travel

Industry experts say it's a new name for an old notion. "It's about making a very conscious decision to slow down and really immerse yourself into a destination," said Julie Saupe, president of Visit Anchorage.

Travel Tuesday: Expect less airplane noise in city as runway reopens

Travel Tuesday: Expect less airplane noise in city as runway reopens

A busy runway at the Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage will reopen for smaller aircraft Tuesday, a move expected to lessen the amount of traffic and noise people have been hearing over the city over the past several weeks.

Travel Tuesday: Alaska Airlines giveaway

Travel Tuesday: Alaska Airlines giveaway

Alaska Airlines is giving away thousands of miles over the next few weeks on its Club 49 Facebook page.

Travel Tuesday: Exploring Alaska State Parks

Travel Tuesday: Exploring Alaska State Parks

We're helping you plan your summer adventure on this Travel Tuesday, by encouraging you to explore Alaska's State Parks.

Travel Tuesday: Frontline Trade Show

Travel Tuesday: Frontline Trade Show

The Frontline Trade Show is an event dedicated to local food and lodging, giving you all you need to know when you're planning an Alaskan adventure

Travel Tuesday: Virgin America disappearing from US airports

Travel Tuesday: Virgin America disappearing from US airports

Virgin America airport kiosks and airplanes are all being transformed under the Alaska Airlines brand.

Travel Tuesday: April adventures

Travel Tuesday: April adventures

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travel Tuesday: Arctic Bath Hotel

On this Travel Tuesday, we take you inside the Arctic Bath Hotel.

Travel Tuesday: Service Animals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Travel Tuesday: 2017 Visit Anchorage Frontline Tradeshow

Travel Tuesday: 2017 Visit Anchorage Frontline Tradeshow

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Travel Tuesday: Viewing Alaska’s wildlife

Get inspired to make the most of your August by getting out this weekend.

Travel Tuesday: August events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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