Take a walk: 4 favorite walking tours in Alaska and Yukon

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There’s no better way to learn the history and the culture of a destination than exploring on foot. Visitors to Alaska and the Yukon can look forward to doing just that on the many walking tours throughout the region. Grab your camera, your walking shoes and stretch your legs (instead of your wallet) while enjoying…

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Know before you go: Alaska lingo study sheet

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Regional slang is everywhere, and losing things in translation can result in situations that are everything from confusing to humorous. Alaska, being thousands of miles away from the closest neighboring state, has more than just a few words unique to the area. We’ve rounded up a selection of our favorites for your studying pleasure before…

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5 Alaska activities to complement your New Year’s resolutions

Posted in About Alaska, Featured, Things To Do In Alaska, Things To Do In The Yukon, Westmark Blog

Musher and dogs speed along the trail during the 2014 Open North American Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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If the new year has you considering new goals, a trip to the Last Frontier could be the best way to fulfill New Year’s resolutions. Are you hoping to “unplug” more in 2016 or spend more time with friends and family? Perhaps relaxation tops the list of resolutions. Alaska offers a variety of unique and…

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