Do you have what it takes to follow in the footsteps of the people on Great American Country’s Living Alaska? If you’re thinking of making the move to a colder climate, here are a few things you might not know about what it’s really like to live on the last frontier.
Situated at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is one of Alaska's oldest and most scenic communities. Due to warm ocean currents funneling into its 1,000-foot deep water port, Seward's harbor is ice-free and bustling year round. Every year, more than two million tons of cargo and over 130,000 people travel into Seward via water. This port city is the physical link between the outside world and the untamed Alaskan land - a critical lifeline for the entire state. Summer is Seward's busiest season, as its population of 2,500 explodes to well over 25,000 people. The snowcapped mountains, sapphire-tinted bay and wildlife provide visitors with a picturesque Alaskan backdrop for their vacation. Whether they ride with Iditarod-trained sled dogs on the top of Godwin Glacier in 70-degree weather or catch 300-pound world-class halibut, travelers experience a truly authentic Alaskan adventure - all within Seward's city limits. It lives up to its motto "Alaska Starts Here."