Dana Stabenow was born in Alaska before Statehood, grew up on and around fishing boats, and worked for an air taxi service, a cannery, and later, on the oilfields of the North Slope. Today, she's an Edgar Award-winning mystery writer with over 25 Alaska-based novels to her credit. Stabenow knows Alaska.
Writing for Alaska Magazine, she revisits old haunts and explores new ones to capture the vital pioneering spirit of her home state. From cruising the Inner Passage to hiking the Chilkoot Trail, from bidding on bachelors at Talkeetna's Winterfest to a behind-the-scenes look at the Iditarod sled dog race, Alaska Traveler collects over 50 of Stabenow's columns about life on America's last frontier. It's Alaska in all seasons – not just the summer months – and in all its quirky, iconoclastic glory. Travellers planning a trip to Alaska will find much to inspire them, as will those just interested to read more about the state that residents call The Great Land.