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Dog Mushing: A Unique Sport Among Athletes

Dog Sledding in Alaska: From a Cultural Pastime to a Thriving Sport Dog mushing and dog sled racing have held a strong magnetism for the affections of Alaskans, Alaska visitors, and doggie day dreamers for centuries. Many eras ago, loyal and hard-working dogs pulling sturdy hand-built...

Fun Facts About Alaska’s Iditarod Dog Sledding Race

Part of the enduring popularity and lasting lore of the annual dogsledding competition of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is the curiosity and familiarity it holds for casual and serious international fans, intrigued Alaska visitors, and longtime Alaskans. Most can tell you that the 1,049-mile...

What Can I Do In Four Days in Alaska?

What do you do if, as an Alaska visitor, you only have four precious days to vacation in Alaska? Well you might be surprised! Even a four-day getaway in Alaska can be extremely exciting. The difficult (but equally thrilling part) is making sure you squeeze...

All About Talkeetna: Gateway to Denali National Park

Talkeetna is a historic Alaskan town located 2.5 hours from Anchorage and is a great highlight and stopping point between Denali National Park and Anchorage. This small and unique town is nestled at the base of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) and has a heritage from...

Alaska Visitor “Hot Spots” in Denali National Park

When it comes to Alaska “must do” adventures, Denali National Park stands tall above the rest. Located 238 miles north of Anchorage and 120 miles south of Fairbanks, Denali Park is literally larger than the state of Massachusetts and lies beneath the towering summit of...

Celebrating the Winter Holidays: Alaska-Style

All Alaskans love an excuse to celebrate. Whether in small crowds or large, whatever the season, from festivals to family gatherings, these moments of community, joy and togetherness are especially prevalent during the holiday winter season each year. Alaska is a true winter wonderland and it...

What You Can Do in Anchorage in the Winter

Anchorage, Alaska’s largest and most diverse city, is a bustling summer hub for travelers and the starting point for many of the state’s most popular summer activities and adventures. Yet winter in Anchorage creates a similarly strong draw for the curious traveler venturing north, as...

Where IS Alaska??

Alaska is well-known and well-traveled, and part of that popularity lies in the mystique of its locale in the Far North. But does everyone exactly WHERE Alaska thrives in the northern hemisphere? While some have a decent idea of Alaska’s location (northwest of Canada, east of...

How to Travel Sustainably in Alaska

With millions of trees and endless acres of tundra, grass, flora, fauna and plant-life blanketing the state, Alaska might be considered the original “green travel” destination. Today, many of Alaska’s tourism-focused businesses and professionals have added a new definition to what green travel in Alaska...

As an Alaska Visitor, What Can I Do in 10 days in Alaska?

So, you’ve just decided on a 10-day trip to Alaska – lucky you! Now, how do you maximize every minute of your Alaska vacation? With 10 days, you could spend your entire trip immersed in a popular and intriguing region (the Inside Passage in Southeast Alaska,...