What to expect when moving to Anchorage

By admin On July 10th, 2013

Moving to Anchorage, Alaska, will open your eyes to a new and vibrant culture in America’s largest state. Anchorage is located in the southern part of the state and is the city that lies farthest north in the U.S. Nearly 300,000 people live here, which is about 40 percent of Alaska’s population.

The city lies northwest of Kodiak Island and south of Mount McKinley. That gives you an excellent opportunity to go mountain climbing Read the rest of this entry »

Anchorage, AK: Crime Rates and Public Safety

By admin On July 8th, 2013

While the Alaskan wilderness offers breathtaking views of pristine scenery, unfortunately as you near the cities, you’ll note disturbances caused by humans – specifically crime. For a population of around only 300,000 people, Anchorage experiences a crime rate that’s actually higher than Alaska’s and the Unites States’ as a whole. The violent crime rate is higher than the property crime rate and most violent offenses include sexual assaults.

While the Anchorage Police Department is the largest force in Alaska with nearly 400 officers, the number of people across the size of the area they have to cover (159 square miles) sometimes proves to be a difficult task. Some public safety tips for residents (particularly females) include being aware of your surroundings and avoid walking or traveling alone at all costs, especially at night. Never be afraid or ashamed to report a crime – even if it’s not involving you – so that law enforcement can effectively and efficiently respond to crime and hopefully work toward lowering the Anchorage crime rate.

In addition to public safety tips, home security and safety tips like the ones on this website can help you stay protected at home and defend yourself even if the police can’t arrive quickly. If Anchorage’s crime rates aren’t going to see a decrease any time soon, it’s important that residents can at least guard against crimes prevalent in the area, especially in a city with an annual rate of forcible rapes that’s three times higher when compared to the United States rate.

Tips on Catching Fish in Anchorage

By admin On May 20th, 2013

Fishing in Alaska is sometimes a little bit different from fishing in the rest of the United States, due to the varied temperatures, but many of the same great fishing guidelines you’ve heard elsewhere apply here as well. Here are a few tips on how to make your Anchorage fishing trip a great one!

1. Watch out for salmon poisoning. There is a certain bacteria that grows on the skin of Alaska’s Pacific salmon, and it can spread to humans if the fish bites them. It Read the rest of this entry »

How to Arrange a Salmon Charter Fishing Expedition

By admin On March 28th, 2013

If you are going to be visiting Anchorage, Alaska, any time during the late spring or summer, you will probably want to go salmon fishing. Alaskan salmon is the finest fish in the world, and because it is abundant in Alaska’s pristine waters, your chances of catching at least one salmon are very high. However, you should schedule a trip with a professional charter boat company to get the most out of the experience.

Finding a charter boat company is fairly easy; Read the rest of this entry »

Best Restaurants to Eat at in Anchorage

By admin On December 2nd, 2012

People don’t normally think of Anchorage, Alaska, as a mecca for world class cuisine. Although it’s true that larger and less isolated cities have a wider variety of eating establishments, Anchorage is surprisingly sophisticated for a city of its size. Because the state of Alaska has some of the best seafood on the planet, Anchorage restaurants are often excellent places to sample world-class salmon, halibut, crab, black cod and shrimp dinners.

Visitors to Anchorage who wish to have the best possible culinary experience should avoid restaurants Read the rest of this entry »

How to Set Up a Camping Trip with the Family

By admin On October 16th, 2011

Are you looking to set up a camping trip with the family before the weather gets to chilly? If so, it’s not something you can just set up by yourself, but instead something that needs to be planned as a family.

In order to plan a successful camping trip with your family, consider these tips.

Plan a date: Get everyone together and pull out a calendar. Let everyone choose a date that would work best for everyone and Read the rest of this entry »

Information about Anchorage Arts and Crafts Festivals

By admin On October 14th, 2011

Anchorage, Alaska is a vibrant and alive city for arts and crafts, with a long history of artisans painting, working in ivory, antler, and bone, scrimshaw, pottery, glass, photography, woodworking, baskets and more. Much of the present day work can be seen in the arts and crafts festivals which take place here.

The Anchorage Market & Festival is open every Saturday and Sunday from May to September. Taking place at the Arts & Crafts Emporium, local artist vendors show their arts and crafts and speak Read the rest of this entry »

Tips on How to Spot Animals in the Wild

By admin On October 12th, 2011

When outside looking for animals it is best to have in mind what types of animals there are, in the area you are looking.
When looking for animals in the wild parts of Alaska, it is best to be very quite while walking in the woods. Animals can see, hear and smell things way better than we humans can. When looking for animals, start by looking for Brown Bears, they are spot while looking up on hillside areas, on Read the rest of this entry »

Three Historical Places to See in Alaska

By admin On October 8th, 2011

Alaska is the biggest state in the union. It has many historical sites to delight visitors. The Eagle Historic District located in Eagle, Alaska boasts over 100 buildings from the Gold Rush years on the Yukon River. Fort Egbert was built here in 1889 to serve in a governmental role for the area. The federal courthouse also still stands today. The courthouse was funded by fines imposed on the rowdy gold rushers. Roald Amundsen arrived here in 1905 and announced his successful trip through the Northwest Passage. Read the rest of this entry »