more about: Alaska

See the northern lights tonight—without going all the way to Alaska

  Get ready to check a biggie off your bucket list: This week, the northern lights are coming south.

A crazy boat race to Alaska, the prettiest treehouses in Oregon, a jazz fest hits Hollywood—and more!

Is it just me, or was this week a long one? Now that Friday’s (finally) here, my sights are set on packing my bags and exploring the West. For inspiration: Here are our 5 favorite travel finds of the week.

The Best and Most Improbable Documentary Ever

My favorite documentary is shot on grainy 16mm film, has a monotone narration, and includes little action—a 52-year-old man builds a tiny cabin in the Alaska wilderness in the late 1960s. And yet, as millions have discovered, the 57-minute film Alone in the Wilderness is completely mesmerizing.

Solstice in Alaska: the 20 hour, 49 minute-day

The longest day of the year happens today. Where to revel in this monster of a day? Denali National Park in Alaska, less than 150 miles south of the Arctic Circle. 20 hours, 49 minutes of daylight. Sunset’s beginner’s guide to Alaska.