Northern Lights 101 – A Guide to Seeing the Northern Lights & the Best Hotels for Viewing the Aurora

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The Northern Lights

You don’t have to be a scientist to appreciate the mesmerizing beauty of solar particles crashing into the earth’s magnetic field. On a recent night in Alaska, Facebook posts from across the state were filled with updates about the “active” forecast for northern lights. If beautiful fall foliage, snow and cool weather weren’t enough of…

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Flying Alaska: 4 Remote Destinations to Explore

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Floatplane Sunset

The state of Alaska is enormous, remote, and wild: the perfect combination for adventuresome flying. In fact, some villages can only be accessed by plane or dogsled. Get the most out of your trip to Alaska by logging some inflight hours as part of your itinerary. Here are four possible destinations to chart. Adak Island…

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10 Breathtaking Pictures of Alaska

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Denali Denali is the highest peak in North America, 20,320 feet above sea level. The mountain is surrounded by beautiful Denali National Park, and in this picture from the north you see Wonder Lake in the foreground. Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis The natural phenomenon in the skies above the arctic region is called the…

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Celebrate Independence Across Alaska

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If you are traveling through Alaska to celebrate Independence Day, look for a Westmark nearby. Endless hours of daylight and warmer temperatures bring out the cheer in everyone, not to mention all the festivities and events July brings with it. And July Fourth features some of the biggest celebrations of all. Just because the sun…

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Beautiful Photos of Alaska’s Largest Cities

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Anchorage Population: 272,687 Anchorage is by far the biggest city in Alaska in terms of population, with more than eight times as many people as the next biggest town, Fairbanks. Fairbanks Population: 31,324 Fairbanks, located in central Alaska, is just 198 miles south of the Arctic Circle and a great city from which to view…

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