Take a walk: 4 favorite walking tours in Alaska and Yukon

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There’s no better way to learn the history and the culture of a destination than exploring on foot. Visitors to Alaska and the Yukon can look forward to doing just that on the many walking tours throughout the region. Grab your camera, your walking shoes and stretch your legs (instead of your wallet) while enjoying…

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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

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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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5 Alaska activities to complement your New Year’s resolutions

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Musher and dogs speed along the trail during the 2014 Open North American Sled Dog Race in Fairbanks, Alaska.
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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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