Alaska – Top 10 Things to do in the Fall – Sept 2018


Anchorage’s fall season has arrived and it brings some of the prettiest views of the year. Autumn in Alaska means shimmering gold birch leaves, gorgeous sunsets, crisp air and shoulder season pricing. Your budget-conscious clients can explore while enjoying the best Anchorage has to offer.

Northern Lights Viewing
By the time September rolls around, true night skies have returned to Anchorage and that means the northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, can be viewed again. You don’t have to go far to increase your chances to see the aurora and its vibrant displays.

Whale Watching & Wildlife Viewing
Score a front row seat with great views of glaciers, whales, sea otters and maybe even a bear. Through the end of September and into the first weeks of October, one of the most popular Alaska activities is a glacier and wildlife cruise of Kenai Fjords National Park or Prince William Sound.

Ride the Rails
The Alaska Railroad offers year-round service. Hop a train to Fairbanks for fantastic views of the changing fall colors and maybe even a clear shot of Denali. Or take a day trip up to scenic Hurricane on one of the last whistle stop trains in America.


Oregon Trip Ideas – Sept 2018


Indulge in the simple life on Oregon’s farms, ranches, wineries, food trails and more.

Autumn is prime time for country escapes. As you travel back roads, you’ll pass colorful leaves turning mountain slopes golden and scarlet hues. You can taste crisp cider from heritage barns and pick buckets of apples for baking pies. Up pop the pumpkin patches and corn mazes, as well as the aroma of ripening pears. In wine country, the grape clusters hang heavy from the vines — plump and deeply purple — and the bustle of harvest fills the air and sparks the imagination. Far from the city lights, you can experience the wonder of brisk, star-studded nights. The days might be getting shorter, but there’s so much to captivate your senses. Below is a mere handful of cool places to stay for a bountiful getaway


North Dakota Tourism E-newsletter

Just Joshin’: Behind the Scenes

As the season starts to change, travelers are scrambling to get their last summer adventures in and our marketing team also is working hard to capture stories and inspire more visits.

You may have caught wind that our favorite ambassador was back in North Dakota. Last week and into the Labor Day weekend, Josh Duhamel was here to get some great new photos and video in Bismarck-Mandan and Fargo. The pieces we captured at the Heritage Center and State Museum, On-a-Slant Village at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, Hawktree Golf Club and along the Missouri River will be weaved into new elements to enhance our existing campaign. Saturday morning, we were at tailgate central and the Fargodome for the kickoff of a new Bison football season. Josh was a hit among tailgaters and was on the field for warm-ups and the coin toss prior to the Cal Poly game.


Oregon Trip Ideas – Sept 2018


Seize the day on your next mountain getaway. Autumn is that Goldilocks time of year in Oregon, especially on Mt. Hood — just after the chaos of summer fades away and before the snow starts to fall at the lower elevations. So if you’re looking to seize those lovely, crisp days before they, too, are gone too fast, here’s what to do on your next mountain getaway — in between arranging logs in the fireplace with favorite beverage in hand.


VIP Experiences in South Dakota


Give your travel clients a custom VIP South Dakota experience they will never forget!

Wild West Expedition

Mike Kuchera’s Wild West Expeditions | MITCHELL

Re-live the adventures of the wild west, experience an exhilarating canoe trip like Lewis and Clark or get up close and personal with a roaming buffalo herd. Ride with the cowboys and wranglers on a working cattle drive, join the Native Americans in an Indian powwow, or bounce along the prairie and through the mountains on authentic covered wagon rides or ride horses through beautiful back country. A full-service, specialized tour operator providing visitors with unique travel experiences to South Dakota.

Sioux Falls Food Tours | SIOUX FALLS

An ITMI (International Tour Management Institute ) Certified Tour Director Jenna Aukerman creates customized culinary tours within the Sioux Falls area. Groups of 2-20+ are welcome to experience Taste of Downtown, Brewer’s Row, or Insider’s Guide Downtown Walking Tour plus at least one Aperitivo and more.



North Dakota Tourism E-newsletter

Otte Coleman top Tourism Director in Nation

North Dakota Tourism Director Sara Otte Coleman has been named national State Tourism Director of the Year for 2018. The State Tourism Director of the Year award is given to the professional whose leadership has led to the measurable improvement of his or her state’s travel and tourism profile.

Coleman was presented the honor before her peers at the U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference, held this year in Phoenix.


North Dakota – It’s About Time with Friends and Family

It’s About Time with Friends and Family

Everyone wants the birds in the back of the truck, but at the end of the day, it’s really about the time spent with old friends, young kids, and a bunch of dogs. This is what the trip is meant to be, getting together, telling stories, and having fun. Let us help you plan your trip out to Dickinson, we can help with lodging, maps, and restaurant suggestions. Dickinson has plenty of room for you.