Five Must-Sees Around the 2014 Iditarod

Posted in Things To Do In Alaska

Iditarod sled dogs lead the way along snow covered trails. The lead dog is white with tongue lolling to one side.

This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by AlaskanDude. “Away up in Alaska The state that stands alone There’s a dog race run from Anchorage into Nome And it’s a grueling race with a lightning pace Where chilly winds do wail. Beneath the northern lights, across snow and ice It’s called the Iditarod Trail.”…

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Santa Claus House, a Fairytale Vacation

Posted in About Alaska

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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6 Easy Ways to Keep in Touch While You’re Away

Posted in Westmark News

Having a family and a job that requires travel is difficult. Your kids are growing fast and your spouse is at home, but you can still make them feel special every day with a little effort and creativity. Here are a few free (or nearly free) ideas to let your family know you’re thinking of…

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Alaska Skiing and Snowboarding on a Budget

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Alpine skiier crosses skis in the air during a jump at a ski mountain, clouds and sky in background.

This photo is used under a Creative Commons license by ab.photo. For skiers and snowboarders of all levels, Alaska is a powder-packed paradise. Unfortunately, unless you are a backcountry skier, the costs associated with buying a lift ticket, renting gear and coordinating lodging can really add up. The Westmark Anchorage is ideally located in the…

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