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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Sitka Prepares to Celebrate All Things Seafood

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Shrimp and scallops beware – in just about a month, hoards of hungry mouths will gather in Sitka to celebrate years of harvesting some of the world’s finest ocean delicacies, all home-grown in Alaska – seafood. The third annual Sitka Seafood Festival will take place Aug. 9-12, and if preparing and eating seafood is your…

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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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