12 Hours in Denali Alaska

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Photo by Christoph Strässler If you’re in Denali, Alaska, you probably already know by now that Denali is the highest mountain peak in the United States, with a summit elevation of over 20,000 feet. What you may not know is that there are tons of activities to keep you busy in Denali, even if you’re not…

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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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Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention: Alaska’s Extraordinary Cultural Gathering

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Two very exciting things happen in Alaska every October: the annual Permanent Fund dividend is released and the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention, the country’s largest representative gathering of Native peoples. Starting today, Anchorage will host the AFN convention, showcasing the rich cultures of Alaska’s first people: their art, music, dance and traditions.…

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