20 Gorgeous Alaska Pinterest Boards

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Alaska sunrise

This photo by Dawn Ellner is used under Creative Commons License The best part about getting ready for a trip to Alaska this summer is daydreaming about the huge mountains, the breathtaking glaciers, and the breaching whales. When you cannot wait to get up to the Land of the Midnight Sun, try diving into Pinterest…

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Unique Spring Festivals in the Last Frontier

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People in an assortment of costumes stand on snow waiting for their chance to partake in the annual Slush Cup

Slush Cup Contestants This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by Frank Kovalchek. If you’re planning a trip north and are looking for an experience slightly off the beaten path, Alaska’s spring festivals are a great way to experience the area and its people in a fun and unique way. Rain, shine or…

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The 2014 Arctic Winter Games Returns to Fairbanks!

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Arctic Winter Games 2014 Logo, black, pink, green and blue.

Join us at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel this March 15-22 in Alaska’s Golden Heart City to celebrate the 2014 Arctic Winter Games! The weeklong sporting event is the world’s largest northern multi-sport and cultural event, hosted every two years by northern communities such as Alaska, Greenland and Canada. The Arctic Winter Games brings together more…

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Santa Claus House, a Fairytale Vacation

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This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by Zanastardust. He is the subject of many stories; we give gifts in his name and we have all seen countless movies featuring everyone’s favorite red-cheeked do-gooder and his herd of flying reindeer. We even make our children promise to behave or else he will skip…

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Iditarod 2014: History of the Last Great Race

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Iditarod National Historic Trail

Whether you are a lifelong Alaskan or have yet to visit the Great Land, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is probably one of the first things that come to mind when you think “winter in Alaska.” The Iditarod began in 1973 to test the endurance of mushers and to commemorate the 1925 run from…

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An Encyclopedia of Alaska Whales

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With more coastline than any other U.S. state, Alaska is full of opportunities to see marine creatures in their native habitats. Once you’ve witnessed the gigantic fluke of a whale cresting the surf, you’ll be fascinated by the many species it is possible to view off of the stunningly rugged coast. Where to start? Let…

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