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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5 Easy Exercises for Pragmatic Travelers

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Bed Pushup

It’s easy to let yourself go when traveling. The disruption of your ordinary routine, the demands of business and tourist agendas, and the necessity and joy of dining out can do some serious damage to your lithe figure. Fortunately, most quality hotels offer visitors the tools you need to stay fit, and you don’t even…

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Autumn in Alaska: A Different Type of Season

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There is no question that autumn is here. As the air turns crisp and Alaskans watch the leaves start to fall, preparations for the first snow of the year and the winter season begin. And, you know what winter means – holiday shopping! Book your stay now at the Westmark Anchorage Hotel, conveniently located within…

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Juneau Hosts Annual Capital Brewfest

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Each September, local organizations team up to bring a one-of-a-kind event to Alaska’s capital city. Juneau’s Capital Brewfest takes place at the Juneau Arts and Cultural Center, just a five-minute walk from the Westmark Baranof Hotel. The event has grown year to year, and in 2015, Capital Brewfest planned its fourth annual event, establishing itself…

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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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