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The magic of mezcal: 7 cocktails to try in Mexico City

Ah, mezcal – tequila’s smoky sister. Mezcal is derived from various types of agave and is known for its smoky flavor. It’s just something you must drink when you visit Mexico City. You’ll find extensive mezcal collections and incredible mezcal cocktails throughout the bars here, and I enjoyed drinking my way through as many of…

This is a photo of the Whitechapel Bar. It features wooden floors, a bar on the left with tiling and red sofas on the right. The ceiling is dome-shaped.

Must-visit cocktail bars in San Francisco

Noelle Chun is a San Francisco-based journalist and photographer specializing in food and cocktails. Her work has been featured in Newsweek, The Guardian and the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Here, she shares her favorite cocktail bars in San Francisco. In the early 2000s, San Francisco became one of the cradles of the modern cocktail movement, shaking up…

This is a photo of the new Alaska Lounge with green and navy seats, flatscreen TVs and a glass wall.

Around the world in lounges

With Alaska Mileage Plan and Alaska Global Partners, you can earn miles to more than 900 destinations worldwide. But we wouldn’t just send our loyal guests globetrotting without a place to kick back and relax along the way, and an Alaska Lounge membership can provide exactly that. Together with our partners, Alaska Lounge members have…

How to view and photograph the Northern Lights

When the cruise ships and tour buses leave, and the weather starts to cool, the night sky in Alaska comes alive with bands of green, and sometimes red, lights. This phenomenon is known as the aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights. While the Northern Lights are often visible from various parts of the state, Fairbanks…

Welcome to the Arctic Circle Club, President Obama

When President Barack Obama announced plans to visit the state of Alaska, the entire state was buzzing with rumors and suspicions as to where he would go. Many suspected Dutch Harbor, some had heard that it would be Barrow. Others suspected Kotzebue. But when Kotzebue Station Manager Dawn Carl received a phone call from the…