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Alaska has some of the most remote national parks in the country, including Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, which reported only 19 visitors last year.  But another park spent a whopping $1,368 per visitor. Craig Medred
Ready, set, go: Act fast or miss a sweet airfare deal from Alaska Airlines that's good for travel through March 5, 2014 but requires ticket purchase within 48 hours.Scott McMurren
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials rejected plans by Air North for a daily flight to Fairbanks next summer from Dawson City, suggesting that the flight by the Yukon airline should land in Anchorage instead.Dermot Cole
The crew operating the state ferry Tustumena expects to be able to fix an electrical problem that forced the 50-year-old ship to cancel a Thursday sailing.Pat Forgey
For someone accustomed to traveling by foot and raft, at a pace of 200 miles per month, even taking the ferry in Southeast Alaska can feel blisteringly fast. But there's certainly time enough to contemplate the surroundings. Erin McKittrick
Back in the 1980s, when George Michael ruled the radio dial and Anchorage had warring newspapers, a "friendship flight" from Nome to Chukotka, Russia, helped thaw U.S.-Soviet relations.Yereth Rosen
The summertime carriers have gone from Alaska, but that doesn't mean there aren't some great wintertime airfare bargains to be had for savvy travelers. And it's never too early to start planning for next summer's adventures, especially while fares are low.Scott McMurren
In the Tustumena ferry's absence, everything from getting cars in and out of town to keeping medical appointments has been difficult and expensive on Kodiak and at some Kenai Peninsula ports.Pat Forgey
A Yakutia Airlines 737 remains grounded at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in a fight over $2.6 million in unpaid bills. The repo effort took shape in secret out of fears that the airline would cancel the last flight of the season to Alaska from the Russian Far East.Dermot Cole
After lengthy repair-related delays, the Alaska Marine Highway System is booking passengers on the ferry Tustumena's scheduled runs between Kenai Peninsula and several Kodiak Island communities for service beginning Oct. 20.Pat Forgey