Off the Grid: Alaska Travel Guide

Off the Grid: Alaska Travel Guide

This July, we took 16 people on the trip of a lifetime to Juneau, Alaska. Despite long days shooting the American Eagle Outfitters Holiday 2013 campaign, our cast and crew had some time to check out Juneau’s iconic sites. Read on to see the coolest places we found.

 

Wear

Channel the wilderness of Alaska with destroyed jeggings and buckled boots. Keep your look trend right by going grunge in a smart flannel layered with a boyfriend cardigan for added warmth.

 

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Stay stylish in Alaska by channeling the grunge trend.

 

For guys, it’s all about keeping it classic to stand out in Juneau. We’re digging all of our pants that match back to our favorite jeans (Skinny, Slim Straight, Original Straight, Relaxed Straight and Original Taper). Try the Original Taper in a light wash and stand out from the crowd in bright stripes. Stay warm in a quilted jacket.

 

american eagle outfitters holiday 2013 juneau alaska travel guide

Stand out in bright stripes.

 

Eat

Tracy’s King Crab Shack: Your trip to Alaska isn’t complete without Alaskan king crab legs. We tried everything on the menu at least once. Go for the Crab Shack Combo to try the crab legs, crab cakes and crab bisque.

Silverbow Bakery: Start your day off right with coffee and a bagel from Silverbow Bakery. Silverbow was the first bakery in Alaska to make New York style bagels. If you want sweet, grab the toasted almond bagel. If you want savory, don’t miss the classic lox bagel.

The Rookery: East meets West at this Juneau establishment. Try the curry crab cake or any of the pizzas and you won’t be disappointed.

 

Do

The main street of Juneau, Franklin Street, offers cool souvenirs and antiques to take home for your friends and family (or yourself!). You can spend a few hours checking out the traditional Alaskan carved totem poles, jewelry and clothes in the shops on Franklin. Our favorite find was the Mt. Juneau Trading Post.

If you’re outdoorsy, Juneau is your playground. You can’t leave without seeing Mendenhall Glacier, a 12-mile long expanse of ice. Mendenhall is also your jumping off point for kayaking in the ice caves by the glacier. Plus, there’s an area nearby where you can stand on a deck and watch bears feed on salmon if you’re lucky.

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Photo of Mendenhall Glacier & Nugget Falls from Director of Styling Preston’s Instagram.

 

The waterfall seen in many of our campaign photos is Nugget Falls, downstream from Mendenhall Glacier. The water falls over 350 feet in two levels—perfect for making your friends at home jealous via your awesome Instagram photos.

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