15 Apr

You’ve got to check out this movie!

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Want to see Katmai National Park for yourself? We include an awesome day of watching bears on our 19 Day National Parks tour!

11 Mar

Winter Tours!


Here in Alaska, spring has jumped into high gear. Not so much regarding weather, but our love of all things outdoors.

Things started off with the Yukon Quest where our good friend Brent Sass (Wild and Free Kennel) was a strong contender to win, only to suffer an on trail accident, suffering a personal injury which forced him to withdraw for the safety of his team.

The Iron Dog followed quickly with our “motor mushers” leaving Big Lake headed to Nome and then on to Fairbanks for the finish! Average speed in the open tundra and rivers was over 80 MPH!

And now we follow the Last Great Race, Iditarod! Saturday, March 1st, the teams pulled out of downtown Anchorage for the ceremonial start, with the official start the next morning in Willow. Trail conditions in the early part of the race have caused numerous top ranked mushers to withdraw due to the roughest trail many have seen in decades- a lack of snow causing many injuries and equipment failures.

Tour Manager John Gailey has been in Fairbanks “scouting” a new tour for John Hall’s Alaska!

Many of our guests have longed to see Alaska’s Aurora Borealis. John G. has spent eight days seeking out our best opportunities. Braving sub-zero temperatures, John has trudged  through the sub-arctic that is Fairbanks, and relayed his findings via the dog sled mail run!

John G and John Jr. have now chiseled out an itinerary even the old Sourdough’s would approve of.

Hang on to your Blue Jackets for an upcoming announcement for Winter 2014/2015!

John G. is returning to his home in Eagle River, Alaska, and reports great views of Denali! He is looking forward to a reunion with his partner, and spouse Sheri who has baked a yummy surprise for his return.

We hope everyone is getting excited for the upcoming summer travel season in Alaska. It seems only moments away.

10 Jan

New Alumni Adventure: Hawaii Spring 2015

Pineapple growing in the wild

More details out soon….we will send information directly to all John Hall’s Alaska Alumni and those guests signed up to travel to Alaska with us in 2014. Yay!

10 Jan

Group Travel : Next Top Ten

How exciting to have Elizabeth, Joseph and John Hall recognized by Group Today as their “top ten people of the next generation who are making a difference in the group travel industry with their innovative and progressive ideas.”

During the months of January and February, Group Travel will be highlight each nominee in more detail.

View the TOP TEN here- http://groupstoday.com/profiles/96-say-hello-to-the-top-ten-next-gens

7 Jan

Greetings to all in the New Year,

As we close the doors to 2013, John Hall’s Alaska would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2013 Alaska season. While the organization experienced its share of firsts, a successful season would not have been made possible without several individuals.

Thank you to our wonderful Alaska partners for unique experiences and creating once in a lifetime trips for our guests. Without outstanding working relationships in Alaska, our tour packages could not operate at such a successful level. Individuals such as Trail Breaker Kennels, Alaska RailRoad, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Stan Stephens, 229 Parks and Denali BackCountry Lodge all earned prestigious guest-voted awards from John Hall’s Alaska for awesome experiences and memories created.

Thank you to the wonderful John Hall’s Alaska teams in Alaska and Lake City for all of your hard work leading up to and during the 2013 season. Without your attention to detail and compassion for John Hall’s guests, we would not be able to provide such wonderful experiences to our guests.

Finally, thank you to all those who traveled with us during the 2013 season. We appreciate your continued patronage and belief in our organization’s business principles. You touched our hearts and made forever impacts on our lives, reminding us why we love to host guests in Alaska.

After over 30 years in the travel industry, 2013 will be looked back upon as a year of new experiences and growth that will ultimately lead to a better product for years to come.

From the entire John Hall’s Alaska family and tour operation, thank you for a wonderful 2013! We look forward to watching the new itineraries flourish, creating of lifetime friendships with our guests and watching as the smiles develop ….as they always do when it comes to Alaska.

Cheers to the New Year ahead!

6 Jan

weird weather

Its 11 degrees warmer in Anchorage than it is in Austin, Tx today.


What is the world coming to?

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