The return of the night sky

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The northern lights over a lake in Alaska

Alaskans go for months during the summer without really seeing a true night sky, which means no stargazing or potential to see the northern lights. Now that colder months are here and the night sky is back, here are some of our favorite places to go stargazing.   Southcentral Flattop Mountain — Visitors and locals…

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Your guide to volunteering in Southcentral Alaska

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Hands together in teamwork

Get in the spirit of giving this holiday season! Check out these local Alaska organizations where you can volunteer or give back this year. Bean’s Café exists to fight hunger in all ages, and there are plenty of opportunities for people to give back to the community and volunteer during the holidays. Year-round, Bean’s Café…

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‘I spy’ Alaska wildlife quiz

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Binoculars at a scenic viewpoint

The great state of Alaska is crawling with wildlife. Each clue below describes one of Alaska’s most iconic wildlife species. See how many animals you can guess based on the clues below. Play against your friends to see who gets the most right! Answers are listed at the bottom of the page. 1. I spy…

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Gifts for dad this Father’s Day

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Happy Father's Day

Looking for a Father’s Day gift for dad? Treat him to a getaway in Alaska or the Yukon, or bring him home a locally made keepsake from our Westmark gift stores that will last a lifetime. Vacation deals If you want to treat dad to a vacation he’ll never forget, book him a stay at…

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Your guide to the food truck scene up north

Posted in Featured, Food & Dining

In Alaska and the Yukon, chefs have access to fresh ingredients and unique flavors that inspire all kinds of creativity in food. This is evident in restaurants everywhere, but especially in food trucks that travel around the area. It may be a surprise that food trucks can be so successful so far north, but take…

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