Ready, set, go! Yukon Quest 2015 Event Roundup

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Thirty-two years have passed since four dog mushers sat around a table at the Bull’s Eye Saloon in Fairbanks and pondered the idea of a new type of sled dog race. This year, on Feb. 7, the much-anticipated Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race will once again take off from Whitehorse, Yukon, and…

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Science Nerds Unite: Facts About The Aurora Borealis

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Photo by Malcom Manners Want to wow your friends and family on your next visit to Alaska? We’ve made it easy with a roundup of little-known facts about the aurora borealis, or northern lights, that will make you look like a naturalist of the northern latitudes. Legends of the lights As these awe-inspiring curtains of…

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Twelve Hours in Anchorage

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Photo by Jorge Molina In Anchorage for a quick business trip? Break out of the board room and hit the highlights of the state’s largest city—in just one day! The First Six Hours: Morning Breakfast and Activities Start with an Alaska breakfast of reindeer sausage and eggs at our downtown location. Then head to one…

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Your Guide to the 2015 Anchorage Folk Festival

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Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Teeejayy. Summer isn’t the only time for a great Alaska vacation. Sure, the hustle and bustle of the peak season is exciting, but there are some incredible events in the colder months that might not be on your radar. Music enthusiasts will love the Anchorage Folk Festival; spanning…

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Happy 100th Birthday, Anchorage!

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Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from paxsonwoelber. Happy 100th Birthday, Anchorage! If you were to visit Anchorage, Alaska, 100 years ago, you might not recognize it. In its infancy, Anchorage was a railroad construction town that could be accurately described as a tent city. Flash forward to today, Anchorage boasts a population of roughly…

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Spend your Weekend in Anchorage and Save!

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The snow has hit the ground in Anchorage, just in time for our special winter rates at the Westmark Anchorage Hotel & Conference Center. With rates starting at $85.95 per night for select weekend dates and the hotel’s prime location close to a multitude of superb winter activities, finding an excuse to schedule a fun…

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Art, History and Culture: Highlighting New Museum Exhibits Around Alaska and Yukon

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Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Maureen. Frosted windows hinder views of snow-covered mountains, Alaskans warm up vehicles in preparation for the mad dash from the cold and the moisture from our breath forms a cloud of fog around every word. Winter has arrived in Alaska. And what better time than winter to step…

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Aurora News & Views

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The aurora borealis has been popping up all over the web lately, and we don’t mean the obligatory time-lapse photos and videos that emerge from the northern stretches of the universe. It just so happens that we are in the midst of the best northern lights viewing the world has seen in decades, and will…

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