Santa Claus House, a Fairytale Vacation

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This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by Zanastardust. He is the subject of many stories; we give gifts in his name and we have all seen countless movies featuring everyone’s favorite red-cheeked do-gooder and his herd of flying reindeer. We even make our children promise to behave or else he will skip…

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Iditarod 2014: History of the Last Great Race

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Iditarod National Historic Trail

Whether you are a lifelong Alaskan or have yet to visit the Great Land, the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is probably one of the first things that come to mind when you think “winter in Alaska.” The Iditarod began in 1973 to test the endurance of mushers and to commemorate the 1925 run from…

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An Encyclopedia of Alaska Whales

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With more coastline than any other U.S. state, Alaska is full of opportunities to see marine creatures in their native habitats. Once you’ve witnessed the gigantic fluke of a whale cresting the surf, you’ll be fascinated by the many species it is possible to view off of the stunningly rugged coast. Where to start? Let…

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A Taste of Hollywood in Alaska with Westmark Hotels

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View of Anchorage, AK from across the water with snow-capped mountains in background and skyscrapers in foreground. Westmark Hotels

Although Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, it isn’t everyday that there are Hollywood A-listers roaming the city streets. Last fall, though, many area restaurants, bars and businesses transformed into movie sets and added famous patrons to their client lists as Hollywood came to town to film crime thriller The Frozen Ground, starring Vanessa…

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