Where to eat in Alaska and the Yukon to keep your wallet – and your stomach – full

Posted in Featured, Food & Dining, Things To Do In Alaska, Things To Do In The Yukon, Traveling to the Yukon

When you’re looking for a quick and easy meal on the go, there are many must-visit stops in towns across the Yukon and Alaska. Sometimes that hole-in-the-wall eatery or off-the-beaten-path food truck is the best way to get a taste of the local flavor while traveling. We’ve hand picked a selection of stops that should…

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A guide to Alaska’s summer festivals

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If you’re in the process of planning out your Alaska summer vacation, it’s well worth your time to look into some of the state’s top summer festivals. From celebrating summer solstice to all things bluegrass music to a good, old-fashioned state fair, there are an assortment of festivals and summer happenings that are sure to…

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5 Alaska activities to complement your New Year’s resolutions

Posted in About Alaska, Featured, Things To Do In Alaska, Things To Do In The Yukon, Westmark Blog

If the new year has you considering new goals, a trip to the Last Frontier could be the best way to fulfill New Year’s resolutions. Are you hoping to “unplug” more in 2016 or spend more time with friends and family? Perhaps relaxation tops the list of resolutions. Alaska offers a variety of unique and…

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Alaska’s Favorite Sport: A History of Dog Mushing

Posted in About Alaska, Things To Do In Alaska, Things To Do In The Yukon

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The Iditarod is the best-known race of Alaska’s official state sport, but there are dozens of dog races that take place during Alaska winters. Once a basic form of transportation, this popular activity has evolved into a recreational and competitive activity for both residents and tourists. Here’s more about how dog mushing became Alaska’s favorite…

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