Take Alaska Home with You

Posted in Westmark News

Photo courtesy Alaska SeaLife Center – Puffin Paintings Finding the perfect souvenir is at the top of every traveler’s to-do list and Alaska is a great place to do just that. While visiting the Last Frontier, you will find unique souvenirs that celebrate the unforgettable landscapes, incredible wildlife and rich, enduring cultures of the state. While…

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The Best Alaska Social Media Accounts to Follow

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Alaska Social Media

Besides watching Westmark’s social media accounts (of course!), get to know Alaska before your visit with these must-follow social media accounts. See photos, stay up-to-date on the latest Alaska activities, daydream about an Alaska vacation or simply catch up on the news from your favorite vacation state. @AKbirder The Twitter account of a birder, naturalist…

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Let Freedom Ring and Celebrate Fourth of July Alaska Style

Posted in About Alaska, Things To Do In Alaska, Things To Do In The Yukon, Traveling to the Yukon, Westmark Blog

Nothing says summer like the Fourth of July, and this year Alaska is having one heck of a summer. With seriously warm temperatures, round-the-clock sunlight and endless activities there might not be a better place on earth to celebrate Independence Day. In Alaska’s biggest city, you’d have trouble finding a way to not celebrate the…

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Alaska for Kids: The Best Hands-On Nature Experiences for the Whole Family

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Alaska Moose Family

Alaska has a lot to offer travelers of all types, from the rugged mountain man to the animal obsessed youngster. Stunning landscapes, adrenaline-pumping adventures, abundant wildlife, and fascinating cultural experiences await its visitors. But with so many unique activities to choose from, it can be hard to find balanced activities that everyone will enjoy. We’ve…

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From Ocean to Table: The Season’s First Copper River Salmon has been Served!

Posted in About Alaska, Food & Dining, Things To Do In Alaska, Westmark Blog, Westmark News

Thursday, May 14, was a special day for many Alaskans. It marked this year’s opening of the Copper River king salmon fishing season – a time that visitors and locals alike wait with bated breath. Once the fishermen haul in the opening day’s catch, the race is on to serve the fish as fresh as…

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12 Hours in Fairbanks, Alaska

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You’re lucky enough to visit Alaska’s second-largest city – situated at the gateway to Alaska’s interior – but maybe you don’t have time to wander the backcountry. Even if you’ve only got a day to spend in this historic, culturally vibrant town, here are a few of the can’t miss activities you’ll want to plan…

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