The Guts, The Glory, The 2013 Iditarod

Posted in About Alaska

There’s a buzz all around Alaska this time of year. Bags of dog food and other necessary supplies are finding their way onto small planes, Huskies and Malamutes are running their last practice routes, trail breakers are preparing their snow machines, and volunteers and competitors are beginning to pack their bags for the trip north…

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5 Most Unexpectedly Walkable Cities

Posted in Westmark News

Walkable City

When you arrive at your vacation destination, it can be nice to park the car and explore on foot. Walking is a great way to really get to know the place you are visiting. That’s why it’s important to investigate the walkability of the city you are traveling to. Walkability is a combination of how…

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6 Best Travel Photography Blogs

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One Night in Bangkok Thailand

Does anything make an exotic travel destination look more appealing than a beautifully-captured photograph? There’s something about a well-framed snapshot of a gorgeous destination that inspires even the most home-bodied individual to considering planning a getaway in the near future. Ready to stir up those deep levels of wanderlust? Here are some photographers’ travel blogs…

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Whitehorse Community Boasts Thriving Nightlife

Posted in Things To Do In The Yukon

For a community with a population of just under 25,000, the Yukon’s capital city of Whitehorse has a surprisingly vibrant nightlife. Its thriving music scene, abundance of restaurants and bars, and several theater venues make it a small eclectic town with a big city feel. There is a diverse assortment of dining opportunities in Whitehorse.…

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Celebrating Winter in the Far North

Posted in Westmark News

Image courtesy of Graur Codrin / FreeDigitalPhotos.net We want to let you in on a little secret: We love winter! Aside from it being the season to pull out our favorite warm coats and uncover our skis and snowshoes, it’s also time for a slew of events as fun and flashy as the northern lights.…

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11 Inspiring Winter Photos from the Great North

Posted in About Alaska, Traveling to the Yukon

Winter in Alaska offers a unique perspective on beauty – the icy landscapes, blanketed with snow are nothing short of stunning. Bold sunrises and sunsets and the appearance of the aurora borealis dancing across the sky provide inspirational winterscapes and plenty of opportunity for snow-filled adventure. We compiled a collection of winter photos from professional…

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How Hollywood Got Alaska ALL Wrong

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How Hollywood Got Alaska All Wrong

Some movies, like The Frozen Ground (Nicholas Cage and John Cusack) and Big Miracle (Drew Barrymore), actually film in Alaska. But more often, production locations decisions are made for financial reasons—producers think audiences don’t know the difference. But if you’ve ever been to Alaska, you know there is no substitute. Here’s a look at where…

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