5 Alaska activities to complement your New Year’s resolutions

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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

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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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Get to Know the Annual Anchorage Fur Rondy Festival

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Image used under Flickr Creative Commons license from Mike Jurvud. Maybe you thought visiting Anchorage in the off-season was only for the hardcore dog-mushing types? Well, guess again. If you like festivals – especially those that offer a plethora of fun activities for every taste – then the annual Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Festival is just…

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