Alaska’s Best Handmade, Local Jewelry

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Handmade jewelry is one of our favorite ways to bring home local art after visiting a new location. It’s a great way to commemorate an unforgettable trip, and fits in a carry-on bag without too much trouble (or even on your person, if you’re a stylish traveler). When you’re looking for a gift to take…

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8 Facts About Alaska’s Totem Poles

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If you grew up outside of Alaska, you may have some memories as a child in art class when your teacher taught you how to make a totem pole out of an oatmeal canister, brown craft paper, paint and glue. It was fun, sure, but how much do you really remember about the totem pole…

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Summer Hiking Trails in the Yukon

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Famous for being the home of the Klondike Gold Rush, the Yukon Territory is full of picturesque trails perfect for hiking in summer months. Guests staying at Westmark Hotels in Skagway, Alaska or Dawson City in the Yukon have many options when it comes to finding the right path to explore nature. The most historic trail…

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3 Haunted Places In Alaska

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Some visit Alaska in hopes of finding glaciers, mountains and wildlife. Others are looking for something a little more off the beaten path, and some might even be seeking out the supernatural. Whether you’re planning a ghost tour of the 49th state or are just a little curious, here are a few notorious ghost stories…

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Weekend at Westmark: Dawson City

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Even locals will admit the journey to the Yukon’s Dawson City is not for the faint of heart. But is it worth it? Our answer is absolutely yes! There is every reason to get excited about a trip to Dawson City, whether it’s to attend the upcoming Dawson City International Gold Show taking place the…

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